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REAR DISK 14bolt FF 15in wheel?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Apr 22, 2003.

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    Since a-trons kit uses 3/4ton calipers can you use 15in wheels with there kit with out or with grinding?
     
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    That will depend on your whhels backspacing. If you have 3.5" or less you should not have to do any grinding to make it fit a 15" wheel.
     
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    and if u dont have that kind of wheel backspacing they will fit with grinding?
     
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    Correct......3.5" or less backspacing should not require grinding /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    but you are 100% sure they will clear with grinding if you have more then 3.5 right?
     
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    Of all the people that has asked this question and recieved the same response, no one has come back and said that information was incorrect. Our Blazer has wheels with 3.5" of backspacing and we did not grind our calipers. I'm always hesitant to say I am 100% sure of anything, because the one time I do Murphy's Law strikes. But from all my expieriences with this question I would say you are pretty safe.

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    but you are 100% sure they will clear with grinding if you have more then 3.5 right?

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    3.5" or LESS
     
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    I have answered this question a bunch of times...


    If you are running 15" wheels and 8-lug I would assume you are running the same combo in the front.

    THE FRONT WILL ALWAYS REGUIRE MORE GRINDING THAN THE REAR.
    This is because of the thickness of the 14FF hub. The caliper/rotor sit more inboard than the front.

    If you are OK with grinding the front calipers the rear is a "non-issue"
     

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