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This is a discussion on weld rims install within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; need help installing pro star weld rims they are hitting the caliper any suggestions...

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    weld rims install

    need help installing pro star weld rims they are hitting the caliper any suggestions

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    Front and rear I assume.

    The fronts require a 5/8" spacer.
    The rears require a LOT of caliper grinding. Even more if it is a 15x10" wheel.

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    Say adios to a chunk of your rear calipers.
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    would a spacer work in the rear? or would you need like a 2inch spacer lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by stangslayer98 View Post
    would a spacer work in the rear? or would you need like a 2inch spacer lol
    Grind the calipers.
    Or sell the wheels.

    No spacer is safe enough to run without grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Grind the calipers.
    Or sell the wheels.

    No spacer is safe enough to run without grinding.
    Go drums in the rear.

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    also if i use 5/8 spacer would the regular mag nut work or would i need "special" lug nuts the lug nuts i have now have about a 1.5 inch shaft
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    Quote Originally Posted by stangslayer98 View Post
    would a spacer work in the rear? or would you need like a 2inch spacer lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Grind the calipers.
    Or sell the wheels.

    No spacer is safe enough to run without grinding.
    Quote Originally Posted by stangslayer98 View Post
    also if i use 5/8 spacer would the regular mag nut work or would i need "special" lug nuts the lug nuts i have now have about a 1.5 inch shaft

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    I'm doing mine also.15x10 in back,I'm useing a 7/32 spacer but you are going to have to grind your calipers front and back unfortunately. I would not go any bigger than that.There is a thread on one of these forums that tells all about it.Be ready to grind down your calipers. If you go to big in the front it will look wierd like it was a front wheel drive car,(tire sticking out farther than your rear).LOL

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