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Unread 07-02-2013, 12:47 AM   #1
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1ton brakes question

Anyone Know What Rotors/Calipers Would Allow Me To Run 15" Rims

Axles Are D60 Front From A 89 F350
Gm 14 Bolt Rear-Will Do DBC

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Unread 07-03-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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No idea but i recommend checking out pirate 4X4 they would know if anyone would. Sorry i cant help any more than that.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 04:52 AM   #3
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With enough grinding on the calipers and wheels with very low back spacing they will.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 05:10 AM   #4
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Is there a reason you want to run 15s? You can fit them but it requires an *** load of grinding a very low backspacing. The low backspacing will make the one tons as wide as a football field and steering will suck. Your best bet is to run 16,16.5, or 17s. On my disc brake 14 bolt with 16s there maybe a 1/4" of clearance, I am running the bigger calipers though.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 05:16 AM   #5
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There is a kit for the front to swap a Dana 60 over to 3/4 ton(Dana 44) stuff which will fit 15s. As for the rear the only way I know of is find the smallest gm caliper you can.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 06:32 AM   #6
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The Dana 60 Bible has some info on grinding the calipers to fit the 15's. I am guessing you already have the meats and the wheels and don't want to sell them and/or buy new!
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Unread 07-04-2013, 08:13 AM   #7
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Don't cut corners now with your build, sell your tires and get into a set of 17's or at least 16's. Now you wont have to spend extra time and money making something work.

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grinding.....lots of grinding and they will work.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 11:13 AM   #9
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Thanks Everyone. Yes, i Already Have Wheels And Tires and Was trynna Avoid Selling Them To Buy Another Set.
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Might be able to trade them. Could trade for some tires for 16.5s and pick up H1s fairly cheap or trade for tires for 17s and run H2s.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 08:38 PM   #11
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Depends on the D60. Chevy calipers take a little grinding to fit, not a problem there's a lot of meat on those calipers. I ran 15x10" on my Jimmy with one tons. I don't believe the Ford D60 can be ground enough to fit 15s.
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Depends on the D60. Chevy calipers take a little grinding to fit, not a problem there's a lot of meat on those calipers. I ran 15x10" on my Jimmy with one tons. I don't believe the Ford D60 can be ground enough to fit 15s.
i am running 15 x 10's on my 79 ford D60 in my k5.

it takes alot of grinding, but you can grind enough.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #13
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I just finished grinding my ford 60 to fit 15 rims. Take your time and use paint as a witness marker. Grind and test....
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Unread 07-10-2013, 08:03 PM   #14
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I just finished grinding my ford 60 to fit 15 rims. Take your time and use paint as a witness marker. Grind and test....
There you go. Even the big Ford calipers can be made to fit 15" rims. For those who ask why? All you have to do is check prices. 15" tires are still a bunch cheaper than 16" or 17" tires. 16.5" tires have poor bead retention (without bead locks).
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Unread 07-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #15
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Just grind the calipers....I've done it on a couple of my trucks...works just fine and doesnt take as long as people say...
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