2.75 Backspacing on Dodge Dana 60 calipers - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Brand Specific Tech > International Harvester
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2006, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
1974d2004x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Member # 42071
Location: In the mountains of California
Posts: 284
2.75 Backspacing on Dodge Dana 60 calipers

Does the 15" rim with 2.75 backspacing fit on the 1992 Dodge Cummins Dana 60. This is the axle I put on my IH and I have a line on some tires.
__________________
Women look better without clothes
1974d2004x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2006, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member # 35721
Location: Paradise, CA
Posts: 1,028
well i dont know if the dodge calipers are the same as chevy... but if you go through the pirate dana 60 bible thingy... they say you can use 2in without any grinding of the calipers, but anything more than that (2.75) you would need to grind the caliper to clear the rims. i think im gonna go with 15 with
2in or 2.5(which will require little grinding)
__________________
73 Scout II,350tbi,700r4,twin sticked np205,4:1klune,60f,14b,4link fr/rr,coilovers fr,42"pitbulls
ih4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-06-2006, 07:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
Dana 44 Polisher
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Member # 13731
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 3,421
Why 15" rims? Just make things easier and get a bigger rim...

Unless you have cash already tied up in 15" tires....
uglyscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2006, 07:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member # 35721
Location: Paradise, CA
Posts: 1,028
just look at the price difference between 15, 16, and 17 inch rims... then tell him why to go to bigger rims
__________________
73 Scout II,350tbi,700r4,twin sticked np205,4:1klune,60f,14b,4link fr/rr,coilovers fr,42"pitbulls
ih4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2006, 11:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
1974d2004x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Member # 42071
Location: In the mountains of California
Posts: 284
I would love to go with bigger rims as was my plans...however, I have a line on some tires and of course they have to be 15inch. Just wondering what rim I'll need to go with...any thoughts?
__________________
Women look better without clothes
1974d2004x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 08:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Member # 25360
Location: Moody, AL
Posts: 353
Beg, Borrow or Buy the biggest grinder you can find and suck it up. I used a friends 9" grinder and had all four done in 2hrs. and I had to grind for 4" backspaced 15" wheels
__________________
1989 Wrangler -- Working on it

- 6.0 LQ9
- TH400
- AtlasII 3.0
- Ford D60's w/ 5.38's (chromo 35spline throughout with rear ARB)
- 39" Red Labels
BamaScout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 10:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
IH/Rover Moderator
 
Old Scout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 17
Location: Aptos,Ca
Posts: 9,118
Send a message via ICQ to Old Scout
Quote:
Originally Posted by ih4ever
just look at the price difference between 15, 16, and 17 inch rims... then tell him why to go to bigger rims
Summit has 17x9 steels for ~48.00
__________________
I like beer. On occasion, I will even drink beer to celebrate a major event such as the fall of communism or the fact that the refrigerator is still working."

BUY MY BOAT
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/misc-...e-history.html
Old Scout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 12:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
1974d2004x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Member # 42071
Location: In the mountains of California
Posts: 284
Well, bigger rims are out because I picked up some cherry 40" Boggers for $800. I don't mind the work of grinding as I have been doing plenty of work on my truck, I am just worried about altering the caliper...they are that thick for a reason. If I only have to grind the outside corner then that shouldn't affect it too much.
__________________
Women look better without clothes
1974d2004x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 01:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Member # 25360
Location: Moody, AL
Posts: 353
My scout is a trailer queen so I'm not too worried about a caliper breaking.
__________________
1989 Wrangler -- Working on it

- 6.0 LQ9
- TH400
- AtlasII 3.0
- Ford D60's w/ 5.38's (chromo 35spline throughout with rear ARB)
- 39" Red Labels
BamaScout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 01:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
REDDMANIAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Member # 5733
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 2,191
I may be wrong, but my understanding is that with 4in bs 15in rims you also have to do some modification to wheel well to make sure tires fit, with 38's and 2.75in bs 15in rims I dont see a problem on mine.
REDDMANIAC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 02:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member # 35721
Location: Paradise, CA
Posts: 1,028
well on pirate, a guy did a report of this, and found with 2 in bs, you dont have to grind the calipers any less bs, you will need to grind... just grind enough to clear and dont do too much, little at a time

you go ahead and try to run low tire pressure tires with 9 in wide rims, with 18in wide tires...
__________________
73 Scout II,350tbi,700r4,twin sticked np205,4:1klune,60f,14b,4link fr/rr,coilovers fr,42"pitbulls

Last edited by ih4ever; 04-13-2006 at 02:27 PM.
ih4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 03:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
Dana 44 Polisher
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Member # 13731
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 3,421
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Scout
Summit has 17x9 steels for ~48.00
Yep --- My 16x8's where right in that range and I'll never have to grind a caliper
uglyscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2006, 06:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
1974d2004x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Member # 42071
Location: In the mountains of California
Posts: 284
I haven't heard of anyone talk of a 2" backspace...only 2.5" and 2.75." I guess I'll have to call US Wheel and see if they'll make a 2" backspaced wheel.
__________________
Women look better without clothes
1974d2004x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.