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Apathy
12-05-2011, 02:17 PM
Im debating on whether to run 44 bogs or 46 claws (claws are actually cheaper).

Question is this.

I can get boggers in 15" wheel. What brakes will i have to run (if anything special) to get them to fit on a stock 78 Ford brake setup?

claws are only available for 16" wheel and larger. These should be no issue with the stock brake setup..

Whats your guys take on this?

crimsen
12-05-2011, 03:25 PM
The front axle will require you to grind down the brake caliper (d60) to fit a 15" rim. Also i think i ran 3" BS on mine. The further the rim is offset away from the center of the vehicle, the less grinding required, but more wear on axle parts due to the added leverage.


I am unsure about the rear axle. I ran a 14b full floater axle and did the disk brake swap with 3/4 ton calipers. This avoided needing to do anything on the rear brakes other than playing with the adjustable propotioning valve. If you run drum brakes as they are stock, you will have to check clearances ahead of time.

Apathy
12-05-2011, 04:06 PM
The front axle will require you to grind down the brake caliper (d60) to fit a 15" rim. Also i think i ran 3" BS on mine. The further the rim is offset away from the center of the vehicle, the less grinding required, but more wear on axle parts due to the added leverage.


I am unsure about the rear axle. I ran a 14b full floater axle and did the disk brake swap with 3/4 ton calipers. This avoided needing to do anything on the rear brakes other than playing with the adjustable propotioning valve. If you run drum brakes as they are stock, you will have to check clearances ahead of time.

the 14bolt will get 3/4 ton chevy D44 disks

Thinking i should go with the 16" wheels....

anybody chime in on this?

Happypants
12-05-2011, 04:57 PM
I would be careful with grinding the calipers as I've seen a few break open and spew fluid everywhere,

Other than that I have no other comments on this,

BuckNaked
12-05-2011, 05:36 PM
16s all the way

MUD CHILD
12-05-2011, 08:07 PM
This is what you want if you are planing on running in the snow. Almost all the guys in the Kelowna area run the claws now. You can't get 15" claws anymore so with the 16's you can just bolt them on.

149309

I also make a 14 bolt disk brake conversion. $90 for any FIBC member. Here's a link to the kit: http://www.srcustoms.ca/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=25&category_id=12&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=56

And beadlock kits for your rims: http://www.srcustoms.ca/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=33&category_id=11&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=56

85chevy
12-05-2011, 08:38 PM
CLAWS!!!![cheers]

Hellboy
12-05-2011, 09:21 PM
This is what you want if you are planing on running in the snow. Almost all the guys in the Kelowna area run the claws now. You can't get 15" claws anymore so with the 16's you can just bolt them on.

149309

I also make a 14 bolt disk brake conversion. $90 for any FIBC member. Here's a link to the kit: http://www.srcustoms.ca/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=25&category_id=12&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=56

And beadlock kits for your rims: http://www.srcustoms.ca/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=33&category_id=11&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=56


That's such a dope truck....

I'd say claws are a better tire according to reviews and all the 4x4 mags, but I have no idea as to any of the 1 ton stuff

4skin
12-05-2011, 09:55 PM
go with the 16 inch less hastle to make them fit
and your ratsun would look bitchn on 46 claws[36] [36] [36] [36] dooeet

youngun
12-06-2011, 12:11 AM
Go claws if its a snow truck only, cheaper then boggers, lighter then boggers i believe and no grinding to make them fit

Apathy
12-06-2011, 08:07 AM
well, claws it is!!!!
they are 200 bucks cheaper than the boggers.

that will almost pay for 1 bead lock.. lol

4skin
12-06-2011, 11:16 PM
that will pay for almost a whole set of bead locks from mudchild:D
but youd need to find someone that can weld to install them for you[f]
:Djust picked mine on the weekend there going to be bitchin on the willys[36]

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
12-06-2011, 11:22 PM
16s fo sho

Apathy
12-07-2011, 08:14 AM
that will pay for almost a whole set of bead locks from mudchild:D
but youd need to find someone that can weld to install them for you[f]
:Djust picked mine on the weekend there going to be bitchin on the willys[36]

I"ll be buying my beadlocks from bobby long.
Also, i can weld silly.........

andrewmacc
12-07-2011, 11:23 AM
When I had drums on the 14b while mocking shit up, I had 17" aluminum wheels on and noticed I'd be damned if I could put anything much smaller on there. Those are huge ass drums.

Discs make all the difference. But to run a 15" you'll definitely have to grind the front calipers at least. And I think the Ford dual pistons are even bigger.. I don't even know if those fit a 15"? I know my Dodge ones took a fair amount of grinding.

C-Dog
12-07-2011, 11:40 PM
Do the claws man just cause grinding the calipers is old news bolt on forests headache