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changing to 1-ton ford axles and was wondering what is the max you can run for back spacing on the wheel. Ive read about 5" but was wondering what the max was. I really want to run full length axles but need it to be street legal.
 

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changing to 1-ton ford axles and was wondering what is the max you can run for back spacing on the wheel. Ive read about 5" but was wondering what the max was. I really want to run full length axles but need it to be street legal.
tape measures are wonders
 

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Also depends on rim diameter. If you're thinking about a 15" rim, be prepaired for a lot of caliper clearancing!
 

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Well i plan on running 16" wheels. Also if i had an idiea how to measure it i would have not asked. I was just asking since there are alot of guys running 1-tons now. I have herd people running 5" is this the normal people run with the 1-tons?
 

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are you trying to keep the tires in the wheel wells...?
 

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Yes and no, I want to try and keep it reasonable. I know running full length axle will be sticking out, I just dont want them alot, I plan on running 12.50 tires probally between 35-38", I plan on useing some type of flare on the fender, so basically i want to try and keep the width down. I read about going to wagoneer length also, I have no problems doing this but mainly want to keep the axles full length. Thats why i asked about wheel back spacing.
 

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Thanks for the pic it helps out alot, I have a 1gen too. I think im going to need two sets of tires one for street use and some to put on when i go wheeling. Another question if i choose to cut down one of my d60 fronts and go with wagoneer length and run the stock toy leaf spacing isnt there a chance of the tire hitting the spring?
 

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Thanks for the pic it helps out alot, I have a 1gen too. I think im going to need two sets of tires one for street use and some to put on when i go wheeling. Another question if i choose to cut down one of my d60 fronts and go with wagoneer length and run the stock toy leaf spacing isnt there a chance of the tire hitting the spring?

Don't do it! Leave them full width. You'll regret it later. Just make some removeable mudflaps/ fender flares for street use; probably easier to put on and take off than a set of wheels and tires IMHO.
 

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i am running 42tsl's on 15's with 2.5" backspacing and some removeable semi mud flaps and never been hassled as long as you dont drive like an ass. also height makes a big difference, most the trucks i know of that get hassled are fullsizes with 42-44" and they are jacked way up and look alot bigger.

here is the best pics i have of the front:
 

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Another question if i choose to cut down one of my d60 fronts and go with wagoneer length and run the stock toy leaf spacing isnt there a chance of the tire hitting the spring?
"Wagoneer" length doesn't make much sense on a D60 since waggys never came with a 60... :confused:

Anyway, if you cut the long side down just enough to make the spring perch width the same as Toy (2.5" I believe?), then the tire to spring clearance won't change at all. :smokin: Its a good option.
 

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From what i read about you can cut the long side of the d60, and ude the inner axle from a wagoneer so there would be no custom axle. Thats what i ment or refered to when i said wagoneer length. Am i wrong for saying this? Is there a better term to use so everybody would know what im talking about? ryantowry_81 Your yota is looking good.
 

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not sure if they bolt up to a ford 8 lug but hummer beadlocks have 7" offset in a 16.5. ya there heavy but its a double beadlock. iv got a set im gonna run on my yota, but im recentering for toy axles and 3" offset. they look badass with rockrings too
 

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From what i read about you can cut the long side of the d60, and ude the inner axle from a wagoneer so there would be no custom axle. Thats what i ment or refered to when i said wagoneer length. Am i wrong for saying this? Is there a better term to use so everybody would know what im talking about? ryantowry_81 Your yota is looking good.
thanks, i hope to get it wheeling alot this summer.

as for the wagoneer axle, i highly doubt it cause the wagoneer axle was a 44 not a 60....last i checked they were not the same.

not sure if they bolt up to a ford 8 lug but hummer beadlocks have 7" offset in a 16.5. ya there heavy but its a double beadlock. iv got a set im gonna run on my yota, but im recentering for toy axles and 3" offset. they look badass with rockrings too
they will fit a ford if they are pre superduty axles with the 8x6.5 lug pattern.

alot of weight can be taken out if you take out the run flat and mke a center or buy a spacer to make the bead lock work. also be concious that when using hummer rims on a 60 if you have king pin hysteer then you have to watch the clearance there, i have seen them tough and special arms were made, and are now offered by many companies.
 

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changing to 1-ton ford axles and was wondering what is the max you can run for back spacing on the wheel. Ive read about 5" but was wondering what the max was. I really want to run full length axles but need it to be street legal.
Did I miss something? I had no idea Ford dana 60's had a passenger side diff, or is your 1st Gen driver drop.....?
 

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alot of weight can be taken out if you take out the run flat and mke a center or buy a spacer to make the bead lock work. also be concious that when using hummer rims on a 60 if you have king pin hysteer then you have to watch the clearance there, i have seen them tough and special arms were made, and are now offered by many companies.
I have 3" backspaced Hummer rims and I have 4 1/4" clearance from the inside of the rim to the outside edge of my Ballistic hi-steer arms. So the hi-steer is not a problem; your area of concer would be the stock tie rod mounts on the knuckle as they sit further outboard than the hi-steer arms do by a little more than an inch.
 

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YotaLay I had a neighbor who passed away and was left with a bunch of ford parts, he used to run a 4 wheel side job to earn money when he was younger and had two tractor trailer full of ford parts egines, trannies, tcases, full axles, a couple of chevy motors, and a few cummins motors and a bunch of other mics parts. My bother and I are using alot of parts to build my toyota up so that why they are ford axles, Also got a 78-79 for pick up which will be turned into a diesel hauler for what ever we need. I AM NOT SELLING ANYTHING SO PLEASE DONT ASK, I dont think it would be fair to sell anything do to the fact that he thought about me when he wrote his will plus he has taught me to be a pack rat.
 

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YotaLay I had a neighbor who passed away and was left with a bunch of ford parts, he used to run a 4 wheel side job to earn money when he was younger and had two tractor trailer full of ford parts egines, trannies, tcases, full axles, a couple of chevy motors, and a few cummins motors and a bunch of other mics parts. My bother and I are using alot of parts to build my toyota up so that why they are ford axles, Also got a 78-79 for pick up which will be turned into a diesel hauler for what ever we need. I AM NOT SELLING ANYTHING SO PLEASE DONT ASK, I dont think it would be fair to sell anything do to the fact that he thought about me when he wrote his will plus he has taught me to be a pack rat.
That's very nice... But you still can't use a driver drop on a 1st Gen.
 

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ya leave it long cutting it down will leave you regretting big time, i'm running gm full width on 39.5 12.5 16.5 hummer bead locks with leafs the only issue i had was the tire rubbed just a hair on the spring behind the front tire i adjusted my steering stop [little bolt on the knuckle] now i have no issues at all
...remember SIMPLE IS BEST!
 
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