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Old 01-08-2010, 01:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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dana 60's with a 15 inch wheel

im looking to put 60's under my xj, the problem im having is i want to keep a 15 inch wheel. iv got it figured out for the rear axle but im having a hard time on the front end. i know the disk/roters are way to big from the factory, is there a bolt on mount i can use like there is for the rear axle?

any help would be appreciated

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Old 01-08-2010, 02:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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my question is after spending all the money and time in going to full width why stick to 15's? when you go to a 60 you could just go get some junk yard rims. your bolt pattern will be diffrent unless you spend all the money to convert them to your orig bolt pattern.

i read a post some where there the guy kept his stock 60 calipers and roters but grinded down the caliper a little to fit in the rim. IIRC it was only a 1/4 of a inch or so.
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have 15" wheels with 3.5" BS on my front D60 and had to grind the piss out of the calipers. It can be done but just take your time because it's not going to go real quick. Here's a good read and how to from ColoardoK5: http://coloradok5.com/d60calipergrind.shtml
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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On steves build were doing the chevy 3/4ton brakes at all corners
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http://www.blackbirdscustomtrucks.com/index25.html#d60f

I wish i did those brakes. If you plan to drive sand dunes and get paddle tires youll want a 15in wheel for that. That is why I would do it.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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my biggest reason for sticking to a 15 inch wheel is i just had custom bead locks made so i would like to be able to reuse the outter ring and just have to get a new inner ring to weld on
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I had to grind my calipers and then put a 1/4'' spacer on it and had no rubbing issues at all.
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I had to grind my calipers and then put a 1/4'' spacer on it and had no rubbing issues at all.


what back spacing are your wheels?
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I just ground my calipers have not had any issues.
I kept 15 inch rims because that was the size of tire that I already had and I already had bead locks
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what back spacing are your wheels?
What backspacing are your wheels?

I have a friend running a front 60 and 15s but they are about 2" BS.

See here:
http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthrea...=830903&page=5

Basically, it sounds like his rims are spaced out so far that the caliper is barely inside the rim any more... he did say that he still had to grind the caliper a little but it was minimal. Good luck!
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I have a 4.25 BS on my wheels (15x10) and I had to grind the caliper about a 1/4". Only issue is when rocks get caught in between the caliper and the wheels.

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In your case I would say your prolly ok to grind down the caliper however I am NOT recomending that. I would do the 3/4 stuff as it should be offer plently of stopping power and will be safer.

Grinding calipers just doesnt seem logical to me. To each his own, but it seems to me that sacraficing what stops your rig to save some coin elsewhere is a bad comprimise.

As of right now I still need rubber. I have a set of bald ass 39's Im toying with, but there not worth a shit. In the shed however, I still have my 80% treaded 38" TSL's. There a 15 wheel though from when I ran a 44. In the back of my mind Im always telling myself, "Fuck it, grind the calipers"...but even further behind that thought is thinking about snapping a caliper in half under extreme braking. And I acctually just read a forum in "General Dis" where a guy said that happened to him. Thankfully he was ok, but could you imagine what that would be like? Especially doing like 60???.... .
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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spacers. the further you get the wheels away from the calipers the less you have to grind. the other option is to machine your knuckles to get your calipers closer to your rotors generally theres about a 1/4" gap that can be reduced. personnaly I would sell the beadlocks and buy your self some 16s.
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spacers. the further you get the wheels away from the calipers the less you have to grind. the other option is to machine your knuckles to get your calipers closer to your rotors generally theres about a 1/4" gap that can be reduced. personnaly I would sell the beadlocks and buy your self some 16s.
I agree, I bought H2 wheels. 17's clear real niiice.
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