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    dana 60 and 15" rims

    I am going to be buying some new rims and was wondering what back spacing people are running with 15" rims and their dana 60. Also how much grinding did you have to do on your calipers to get hem to fit?
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    If you have to buy wheels, the best advice would be to sell your tires and start fresh with a proper 16" + wheel. With 15" wheels on a GM D60, back spacing dictates how much caliper grinding you have to do. Regular 4-5" back spacing = lots o' grinding. If I recall correctly, you have to go down to 2" OR LESS to completely clear the calipers. If you are staying full width, this will make for one wide mofo. Mucho caliper grinding is hack. I would highly recommend choosing the correct wheels for the axle.
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    What Cheyne said....

    Go 16" or 17" (skip the retarded and outdated 16.5")

    There is too much sidewall on a 15" tire and less and less tire options. The tire makers are realizing it and not even offering the good tires in 15" anymore.
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    If you really want to stay 15 you can change your brake size. TMR makes a braket for it.
    But going 17 was my choice ....
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    17's are the new 15's so they say
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    I got me five 17" H2s for $250.... Great rims that are easy to find cheap.

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    I already have 16.5x10 rims but was looking at a really good deal on 42x15 tires, thats the main reason I was asking. Guess I will keep looking for another good tire deal, no rush this time of year.

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    I ground my chev calipers. Took quite a bit, but not to the hackish point imo. Would I preffer 17's, ya but you find me 44" tires with 90% tread our better for 1000. If you don't have tires yet go for 17's
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    If you end up needing to change your rim size, and need a new set of rubber... Check out Treadwright.com They make re-tread mud tires. I plan on running them on the Sami because I'm cheap! they have a great deal on 37's for a 16.5" rim!
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    I didn't think retreads on light vehicles were legal in canada? Damn those prices are good, but how do you get them from south dakota without paying a fortune?

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    They quoted me $130 for shipping 4 33" tires to Ogdensberg. 3 times that to ship to Deep.

    I'm thinking the Sami will look great with a 16" rim wraped in a 305-70-16

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