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Old 08-04-2003, 12:26 PM
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Anyone know were the best place to get 15 x 10 steel rims with 3.5 inches of back spacing is?
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Old 08-04-2003, 12:28 PM
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My 15" rims are from Eaton and came with Allied Beadlocks. I purchased them 2nd hand, but they appear to be of high quality. I've never dealt with Eaton or Allied directly however. I'm still going to have to grind the calipers on my front 60 though.

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Old 08-04-2003, 12:32 PM
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I would love some Allied Beadlocks but I want the rig up and running and don't have the bling this year to get the beadlocks so I'm going for the regular steels.
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Old 08-04-2003, 12:38 PM
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Yeah, I know what you mean. I'd love to get mine running, though I think I'll be quite a bit closer here if I can sell off some of my extra parts. I lucked out with the deal I got. All 4 15x12 beadlock rims for $400. Couldn't pass that up.

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Old 08-04-2003, 12:45 PM
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A 15" wheel with 3.5" of backspacing is going to require you to grind dangerous amount of steel off the calipers on the front D60. I highly advise against this, one thing not to screw around with is your brakes!
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I agree with stuka do not mess with your brakes except to up grade
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Old 08-04-2003, 02:16 PM
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A 15" wheel with 3.5" of backspacing is going to require you to grind dangerous amount of steel off the calipers on the front D60. I highly advise against this, one thing not to screw around with is your brakes!
Sorry fellas I have seen the grinding required and have no second thought about doing it.
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Old 08-04-2003, 02:18 PM
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</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Stuka:
A 15" wheel with 3.5" of backspacing is going to require you to grind dangerous amount of steel off the calipers on the front D60. I highly advise against this, one thing not to screw around with is your brakes!
Sorry fellas I have seen the grinding required and have no second thought about doing it.</font>[/quote]Well its you decision, but I sure wouldent risk other people riding with me knowing my brake calipers are prone to cracking. They may hold up ok with stock size tires, but with 38's, you have 70% more force being put against them. But your decision.
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Old 08-04-2003, 02:28 PM
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The guy I seen with his done is running 40in swampers. You only take the bare min to get them to clear and it works great. If you read on POR you will see many running that way with no prob.
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Paul, it's definitely do-able. you might want to try 4wheel parts. that's where i got my steelies at. i had 15x10 with 2 3/4" BS. they ran around $200 and change for the set.
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Paul, 4Wheelparts for sure. I've had great luck with their black rockcrawler steelies and I'm pretty certain their 15x10 8lug stuff if 3.5" stock. But, they make custom backspacing for like $10 bucks extra a wheel which is pretty sweet. Thats how I had mine done. Don't listen to the guys on the grinding, it's totally doable. There is a lot of meat there. Thats like saying it'd dangerous to drive on the road with soft springs, SOA, and no sway bar. Well yea, but so what? [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 08-05-2003, 12:29 AM
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I got mine from Summit $50 + some change with free shipping. Oh yah they ar Bart's tooo. I ground my calipers no worries!!!!!!!
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Old 08-05-2003, 12:58 AM
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i got mine at 4 wheel parts wholesalers. the white powder were for some reason cheaper than black,so thats what i got. $40 apiece and i had my friend pick em up in colombus for me [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 08-05-2003, 02:41 AM
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Thanks guys. I'm not worried what so ever about grinding the calipers... Stay tuned fella the swap is under way.
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Old 08-05-2003, 04:07 AM
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I am currently looking for 8 lug wheels as well.. but when i went to 4wheelparts.com they only had 16" wheels listed in the 8 lug catagory.. anyone have a link?

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Anyone ever order from national tire and wheel www.natltire.com ? They have eaton wheels and steelies and they will do custom backspacing and beadlocks. The only thing is that they don't list lug patterns?

How are eaton wheels? any experince guys?

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Old 08-05-2003, 05:07 AM
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it makes me wonder how many people that advise against grinding calipers have ever even seen a Dana 60, or a Dana 60 caliper.

anyway, Paul, how close are you?... I haven't touched my Jeep in weeks...
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Old 08-05-2003, 05:25 AM
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Tuck, I'm starting with the 14 bolt this week. I got to move the perches and get it under the rig then convert it to discs. I'm hoping to have the axles underneath in the next month or two. I will probably be this winter before the gears and lockers. The darn money tree seems to be a little low this year.
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Old 08-05-2003, 08:52 AM
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just a little food for thought guys on the grinding idea... I know lots of people do it but here is a post from pirate that has someone who has experince brake failure from cracking the caliper... http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=46205&highlight=D60+15+ caliper
(he is almost at the bottom of the page)

I am not saying that no one should do this but if you do, its probably best to keep it off the street.. I know your rig doesn't hit the streets paul just for everyone else reading...
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SLO: thast what I mean. Sure ofroad do what you want, you are always just crawling along, if you break one, it wont cause you to kill people in another vehicle. But try going 60mph with 38's then slamming the brakes in a panic stop, the forces put on the caliper are huge. And like that guy on pirate, thats when they broke. So for people who do drive on the street, I would think twice before doing it. For a trail only rig, do what ever. (although I personally still wouldent, but thats just me)
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He also ran a rim with 4" of back spacing = more grinding
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