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WILL 15" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MJB774X, Sep 26, 2002.

  1. MJB774X

    MJB774X 1/2 ton status

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    WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    I KEEP BREAKING 12BOLT RING AND PINIONS. I WANT SWAP TO A14 BOLT, I KNOW MY 15" WHEELS WILL NOT FIT ONTO A FULL FLOATER BUT I WAS THINKING MAYBE A SEMI FLOATER. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF 15" WHEELS WILL FIT OVER 14B S-F DRUMS? DO THEY MAKE 6LUG AXLES/DRUMS FOR A 14B S-F? I WOULD LIKE TO AVOID CONVERTING MY FRON TO 8LUG. I JUST BOUGHT NEW TIRES AND I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO BUY 16.5'S.ANY SUGGESTIONS? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif <font color="red"> </font color> <font color="red"> </font color>
     
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    Re: WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    15 inch rims will fit over the rear drums on a 14 bff just not clear the front calipers when switched to 8 lug because of the larger backing plate and rotor.if you can find a semi float that is 6 lug it will work.i think they came on some suburbans in the 80's
     
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    Re: WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    I'VE BEEN TOLD 15" WHEELS WILL NOT FIT OVER FULL FLOATER DRUMS ANYBODY ELSE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?
     
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    Re: WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    I'VE BEEN TOLD 15" WHEELS WILL NOT FIT OVER FULL FLOATER DRUMS ANYBODY ELSE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?


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    YEH SOMEBODY TOLD YOU WRONG /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    Re: WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    15" wheels will fit on either the SF or the FF axle. Just dont go hog wild with something like 6" back spacing. The 14SF was available in 3/4 ton 'burbs and trucks beginning in 82 or 83 (or somewhere near there) and were 8 lug. They were not available in 6 lug until 88-89 when used on "heavy" 1/2 ton or on light duty 3/4 tons. If you get a factory 6 lug SF axle you will need to move the spring perches. I used an axle from an 85 3/4 ton 'burb and swapped the 6 lug shafts into it and converted to rear disc.

    hope this helps....
     
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    Re: WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    <font color="green"> IT WILL WORK JUST FINE.


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    Re: WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    DISC WOULD BE GREAT, IF I WENT THAT ROUTE DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THESE DISC ARE A BONEYARD ITEM OR ARE THEY AFTERMARKET CONVERSION KIT?
     
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    Re: WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    I used the bracket from TSM and sourced the rest of the stuff from my local O'Reilly Auto Parts. Personally, I would only use junkyard brake parts (i.e. calipers) as cores. To me, brakes are too important to a half-assed, cobbled together job on.
     
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    Re: WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    Yes, 15's will fit on a 14bsf. Installed one on my 91'. Need to relocate spring perches. I found one under a 95 3/4ton with six lugs. Good Luck
     
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    Re: WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    Does anyone know if all newer 14bsf 6lug axles will go into older 14bsf housings (closer spring perches)? are drums the same diameter? are backing plates the same?
     
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    Re: WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    To clarify...will 15"aluminum wheels fit on the 14 bolt SF, or only steel? Thanks.
     
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    Re: WILL 15\" WHEELS FIT OVER 14B SEMI-FLOATER DRUMS?

    Not sure if the axles are the same between older and newer 14bsf, and I see no reason why GM would change. I'm running 15x10 alum. rims on my newer 14bsf.

    Joe in Phoenix
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