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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by HELLBENT DESIGNS, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. HELLBENT DESIGNS

    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    about dana 60 caliper grinding to fit 15 inch rims is when you are done yuk :mad: yes i am done :D :D :D :waytogo: thanks baddog the tech article helped!
     
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    How long did it take? How many calipers?
     
  3. HELLBENT DESIGNS

    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    i wasn't timing it but about 2 hours per side. the only spare 15" 8 lug i had has a 35x12.5 on it so mounting/dismounting 15 times added some time. just 2 calipers, the rear discs clear 15" with no grinding :D
     
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    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    or if ya wanta spend a liitle cash you could get a pair of these caliper brackets that just ordered

    http://www.screaminseeman.com/home.php

    they allow you to run 3/4 calipers and rotors on yer 60 with no grinding
     
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    rcurrier44 1/2 ton status

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    Should have given me a hollar. I have a couple different 15" 8 lug wheels that arn't mounted you could have borrowed...
     
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    seattle73k5 1/2 ton status

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    How much do they run? and has anyone ran these and had any probems?
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    If you put 3/4 ton stuff up there do you go back to the typical chevy that won't stop problems?
     
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    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    $90+$10 for shipping.

    i don't know anybody who has run them but i needed new calipers and rotors for my 60 so i went ahead and got these. that price is a really good deal, i have seen just the brackets from another vendor on pirate sell for $250 :eek1: and wagoner machine sells a kit that include brackets, rotors and caliper for $500 :eek1:
     
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    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    Do you mean calipers/rotors and brackets?? On my 73 3/4 ton I couldnt fit 15 inch steel wheels without grinding on brackets and caliper. Spent 2 evenings after work to do both with my craftsman grinder and 5" disc. My hands didnt like doing that at all!! All that vibration was no good!! But hey its all apart of what we do to do what we do!! :wink1:
     
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    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    Cool deal man! I've heard that it takes a long time to get those ground down right. Last I heard it was 4 solid hours of grinding. That takes some ambition if you ask me.

    -Mike
     
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    4 hours sounds about right... Well after buying wheels and tires, then the shop mounted and balanced them before telling me the dont fit I had to find a way to make them fit. I know I should have checked before. I checked the rears which fit ok, but didnt think to check front. I was stupid in thinking that since the 3/4 ton and 1 tones use 8 lug wheels they would fit. I just went down and bought a couple fresh grinding disks and went to town.
    :grind: :grind:
     
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    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    thanks rob :D i guess i need to ask before saying to hell with it :doah:
     
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    sounds like a good deal if they brake correctly. 3/4 ton calipers are 1/2 of what the d60's are as well as the pads($50 for 60's) as far as $500 for a kit F##k that the labor i spend on my truck is free ( whatever!) so 4 hours here or there is the same as watching tv :mad: but i don't have to pay someone to do it :waytogo:
     

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