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Wheel question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by HammaK5, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. HammaK5

    HammaK5 Registered Member

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    Ok new question. i want to use 15"x10" wheels on my new dana 60. Ok here is the question 4wheel parts has some with 2.75" backspacing I know this will move the track width way out but it will cut out a lot of grinding what is you guys opinion?
     
  2. goldwing2000

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    I'm running 2.5" backspacing on mine and it's fine.
    You just have to hack the fenders a little more. :hack:

    If you're already buying new wheels and tires, you might as well go up to 16 or 16.5, though. I only used 15x10 cuz I already had decent tires. When these wear out, I'm going to get some 16.5 wheels and some military Hummer tires.
     
  3. 6.2Blazer

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    The "standard" backspacing is around 4-4.25", so going to a wheel with 2.75" means the tires will only stick out a max of 1.5" more on each side. On a vehicle that is already 80+" wide would you really notice an extra 3"?

    Another option is to get an 8" wide wheel with the 2.75" backspacing........it will clear the calipers but not stick out any further than a normal 10" wide wheel.

    Of course the final option is to grind the calipers down so the 15" wheel with normal backspacing will fit. People have been doing this and discussing this on off-road boards for years, so I will not get into detals.

    Regarding 16.5" rims, if you ever plan to go off-road and/or air down the tires they suck.
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i did 3.5 b/s 15x10 on a 60 one time. 1.25 hrs on each side to get the clearence correct with a grinder.

    get the 2.75 rims. but fyi lots of times thay are on backorder so check first.
     
  5. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    question, was running 15x10s with 4"bs, with 33x14.5 mickeys, but will soon be running 16x10s with 2.5" bs with 35x12.5 bfg muds, am i going to have ANY issues at all?

    btw, will be running a 10b front for a while with a 14bff out back
     
  6. bigblazer87

    bigblazer87 1/2 ton status

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    Not that I can foretell... 16's will fit on a D60 easy, and on a 10b, you can run a 15" wheel with no problem, unless you have stick-on weights, because those'll get torn off by your calipers.
     
  7. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    not even issue with the bearings??
     
  8. bigblazer87

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    Ah, I'm not sure about the bearings. I run 15x10's on my 10 bolt, but they've got 3.75" BS, and haven't had any bearing issues thus far, and that's with 39.5/15/15's mounted on 'em. Knock on wood...
     

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