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Old April 9th, 2006, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default WTB 15" 8 lug rims

I've got the Ford dual piston calipers on my D60s and want to borrow a single 15" 8 lug rim and/or a 16" rim to see exactly how much trimming on the caliper would be necessary to fit the rims.

Anyone in South East Mi. have one I can borrow for a couple weeks?

Not sure if this is a pub topic, so move as necessary.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 08:38 PM   #2
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I have a 16.5 8 lug rim......they fit with my dual piston calipers, but my h1 rim wont fit due to the bleeder and a portion of my outer knuckle.......you are welcome to borrow the rim I do have that is a factory ford rim
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Thanks, but I used to have 16.5" and know they fit. I'm trying to see if I can get down to a 15" or 16" rim with little work. It seems 15" tires are much more readily available and cheaper.
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a factory 16" should be no problem . 15 " will take a lot of grinding on the caliper . You all so need to think of off set here , you borrow a wheel then buy somthing with a different off set you could have more issues .
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You all so need to think of off set here , you borrow a wheel then buy somthing with a different off set you could have more issues .
Understood. I should still be able to get a sense of HOW much grinding will be necessary. I don't want to ruin the integrety of the caliper just to go to 15" rims.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #6
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There are alot more tires becoming readily available for the bigger wheels....

Just think you have to spend cash on new wheels... might as well just put that in tires... save yourself some work.
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Depends on the offset Jeff. I used to run 15's on a 3/4ton ford, but they had like 2.5" backspacing. From what I've been told you cant grind enough off the ford calipers to make 15's fit in tight, you can on chevys but not fords. Thats why some guys convert their ford d60 to chevy brakes.
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Depends on the offset Jeff. I used to run 15's on a 3/4ton ford, but they had like 2.5" backspacing. From what I've been told you cant grind enough off the ford calipers to make 15's fit in tight, you can on chevys but not fords. Thats why some guys convert their ford d60 to chevy brakes.
Interesting. 16" fit OK though? I'll run a search on a brake conversion, but I bet it runs me a couple hundred $$.
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Interesting. 16" fit OK though? I'll run a search on a brake conversion, but I bet it runs me a couple hundred $$.

Jeff, they will. When I bought my Ford it had 16" wheels with like 4-4.5" backspacing on them, fit with no problem.
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Jeff, they will. When I bought my Ford it had 16" wheels with like 4-4.5" backspacing on them, fit with no problem.
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My Ram's 16" OEM rims are currently off the vehicle with no tires.
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Ford 60 brake plates can be bought for around $100 then you can use cheap chevy calipers and save weight and fit 15's. You should buy a set and let me copy them on my cnc and I'll split the cost or something because I will need a set too. Or I'll buy them and copy them and you can buy them from me when I'm done for a discount. There are pics of people (on pirate) who have ground enough to get 15's to fit fords but it looks like A LOT of grinding and not too safe by the looks of it to me.
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Tab, Brad has a set on his Ford D60. Not sure if he is willing to tear apart his axle so you can copy them. But its not like his truck is going anywhere

He had some guy in Bay City cut them out on a cnc machine for him.
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Find out and let me know. I would pay some money for his efforts.
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Sounds good Tab. I'd have to find the plates somewhere though. Any source ideas? We certainly can split the cost and you can use as a template. Then maybe I could go with 15" beadlocks.
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