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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-19-2002, 12:11 AM
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Rim and Tire combos

An additional question: Are there any foreseable problems with trying to get 15" rims and tires on an 8 lug 3/4T with the 14 SF axle??? I really don't want to dump $500 on rims alone and the 15" tires are much less expensive. Can these work??
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Re: Rim and Tire combos

definately go with the 15" rims. Tires are cheaper and more avaliable. You can get a 15" steel wheel in 8 lugs. ON a D60 front you'll have to grind the calapers but that isn't a beg deal and much worth it.
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Re: Rim and Tire combos

<font color="blue"> Here read this Caliper grinding article It will help you a lot. You will also need to grind the calipers on a 3/4 ton D44 or 10bolt front. (You will not have problems with the 14 bolt.) This is a good article on how to do it. </font color>
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Re: Rim and Tire combos

thats basically how we did it. Used some old chevy orange paint we had sitting around and painted caliper, spun tire, grind, repeat, repeat, repeat........... Took about a dozen times till we got it good. If you suck the tire up with a couple lugs before spinning it'll give you a more acurate plot too otherwise the rim falls on the studs and rubs more than normal.
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