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guthrie
05-17-2005, 07:00 PM
so i bought a set of 38x12.5x15 tires that i have on my truck right now....just recently i have decided to put bigger axles in the truck. so i bought a dana 80 14 bolt rear end and a dana 44 HD for the front.....my pickle isss that im wondering on the dificulty of fitting a 15 inch, 8 bolt rim over the drums/callipers of my new axles.....how easily is this do-able???

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Tsunami
05-17-2005, 08:13 PM
I know you have to shave the front calipers down on a dana 60 but i'm not sure on the 44 i haven't heard anything on the rear diffs though.Give Tom the tire guy a call or california tire and rim and they would be willing to say for sure .[cheers]

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B
05-17-2005, 08:19 PM
you will be fine in the rear, but have to grind 1/8th min off the front calipers, no problem thou, for a 60 u need to grind almost half an inch off the calipers i know ive got 15 inch rims [36][36]

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78bronco
05-17-2005, 08:58 PM
15" rim with 2.5" back spacing should work

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1_ton_k5
05-18-2005, 04:41 AM
Most of the grinding on the 8 lug D44 is on the mount ahead of and behind the caliper. The caliper itself needs a light dusting. I used a spray bomb of fast drying grey primer and a rim for trial fitting. Unfortunately my rims had tires on them so it got to be quite the workout after a while.

Give the caliper and mount a light spray of primer, try and mount the wheel, then remove and grind the areas the paint is rubbed off. Repeat about a hundred times...:)

Double check that all your rims have the same backspace. I found out the hard way that I have 3 that are 3.75" B.S. and one that is 4.25" B.S....and that cost me a brand new 39.5" TSL.

Rene

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ottoman
06-24-2005, 05:51 PM
it's mostly just excess casting down the centre of the caliper but it also depends alot on the backspacing of your rims

shockless
06-27-2005, 08:50 PM
yah you will have to grind up to 3/8s off in some places here let me dig up a link on caliper grindind

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87 F250 300/4.9l/ stock running gear/3:54s
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shockless
06-27-2005, 08:52 PM
same idea

http://www.coloradok5.com/d60calipergrind.shtml

__________________________________________________ ______________________
87 F250 300/4.9l/ stock running gear/3:54s
mods: k&n filter,3 inch trailmaster body lift,31's,roll bar, warn manual hubs,
coming soon:
in the middle of a sas
"I lifted my truck cause fat chicks cant climb"