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Unread 05-25-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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15" rims on Dana 60's

Im buying 40's for the tons i have going in. They are coming with 8 lug steelies. My question is I have heard of people running 15's by trimmign the caliper brackets and stuff. Butt this also depends on the backspacing of the rims, which is 3 & 5/8 back spacing. Do you thin ill need spacers too?

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Unread 05-25-2012, 05:55 AM   #2
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I have 16" rims they clear but barely, its werd my reersteer 60 has 1/2 ton calipers and I had grind them a smig to clear.
Thats because I made the 1/2 ton braket myself and It all depends on rim offset and caliper hight.
Its tuff to say if your rims will clear or not, pop them on and try, even if there close then there fine.

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Unread 05-25-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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At that low of BS, you will probably clear your steering arms, but you may have to grind a little on the calipers or run spacers. I like small wheels too. more sidewall to absorb stuff..
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I pretty much decided to just grind the calipers. The axles are already 69"wms so i dont want to go any wider with spacers.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 03:27 AM   #5
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I took a grinder to my 79 Ford 60. Didn't take long and didn't take much work. I was suprised at how little I actually had to grind off.
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I took a grinder to my 79 Ford 60. Didn't take long and didn't take much work. I was suprised at how little I actually had to grind off.
What was the backspacing on the rims?
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Unread 07-15-2012, 11:14 PM   #7
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Not sure but honestly if the rim has to clear the caliper it doesn't matter if it's 3.5" or 5". I'll try to remember to get a measurement for you tomorrow night.

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Not sure if it matters now, but I ground down the calipers at all four corners for clearance. The backspace on my wheels are 4.25" no problem w/ clearances, I run chevy 3/4 ton calipers w/ 8-lug outers
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I've got an HPD60 sitting in my garage waiting to be built and installed, and this is one of my concerns since I've got 8 37" tires that use 15" rims. One of the local fabricators near me said that if I convert to Chevy outers I can grind the calipers to fit 15" rims, but just reading this thread it sounded like maybe a couple folks made it work with the ford brakes that come with the 60. For those of you running 15" rims on a 60, how many of you are using ford calipers and rotors?
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #10
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I'm running Terraflex Dana 60's front and rear with 15" wheels no prob.. I had them installed in a shop several years ago and I believe they were Cadillac calipers?? Don't hold me to it but I will research it if anyone is interested..
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I've got an HPD60 sitting in my garage waiting to be built and installed, and this is one of my concerns since I've got 8 37" tires that use 15" rims. One of the local fabricators near me said that if I convert to Chevy outers I can grind the calipers to fit 15" rims, but just reading this thread it sounded like maybe a couple folks made it work with the ford brakes that come with the 60. For those of you running 15" rims on a 60, how many of you are using ford calipers and rotors?
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so i can run 15's on ford brakes? always heard ford brakes were bigger and could not run 15's. great news, as i just put a 79 HP 60 in my rig and thought i would have to go to larger wheels.
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so i can run 15's on ford brakes? always heard ford brakes were bigger and could not run 15's. great news, as i just put a 79 HP 60 in my rig and thought i would have to go to larger wheels.
Let me know how it turns out
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Let me know how it turns out
I'll know for sure, in a week or two
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Unread 01-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #15
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you shouldn't have to grind much at all to make it work. You need very little clearance between the rim and caliper.
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