I am currently running 15x8 on my stock axles and I'm now doing the leg work on a one ton swap. I'm wondering if I can just get new wheels so I can still run my tires once I do the swap. The axle combination that I'm looking at now is a ford hp dana60 kingpin front and a factory disc 14bolt rear. I don't think I'll have a problem in the front but the back has me concerned. Anybody have any experience or knowledge on this??? Thanks in advance
I'm running H1s with 3.5 BS and it just clears the sterling 10.5/60 axles. I would check on pirate4x4, seems like I've seen a chart somewhere saying what size wheels would fit different axles. You can also check out BillaVista's articles under the tech section over there. His got some really good write ups on just about everything offroad, I know there's an article on those axles.
They would probably work, but you will need to have a low backspace and do a lot of grinding on the calibers. It would also depend on the wheels you choose. I just measured my 17's and there is 13/16" space between the caliber and 17" Racelines. So you would need to grind at least 1/4" to 5/16"...
Sumner Machine Works http://www.sumnermachine.com/ has a disk break bracket to run the 3/4 ton breaks on the front 60. They clear the 15" wheel just fine and use Dana 44 rotors and callipers (Cheap parts).
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You can run 15's with the 1 ton brakes, however, it requires a good bit of grinding.
You can also swap over to half ton calipers with brackets and rotors pretty easy and they work fine with the 15's.
If your going over a 35, your tire selection will be limited with a 15 however.
There are a couple companies making 37x15 tires but I wouldn't call them ideal DD candidates by any stretch.
Thanks for the info. I was planing on running 38.5 and I would like to run re-centered H1s but I wanted to see if I could run the tires I have now till I can get the new ones. Thanks again for the info.