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Aftermarket wheels wont clear front calipers

This is a discussion on Aftermarket wheels wont clear front calipers within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Hi everyone I recently purchased a set of 16x8 wheels and they fit but the fins on my caliper slightly ...

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    Aftermarket wheels wont clear front calipers

    Hi everyone I recently purchased a set of 16x8 wheels and they fit but the fins on my caliper slightly rub on the inside ,would it be safe to grind down the fins on the caliper some for clearance issues ,thanks and all help is appreciated ,car is a 99' trans am ,rims are Asa 16x8 currently I have 2011-2013 Vette wheels 18s and 19s with spacers and I'm trying to do away with them

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    yes you can grind them a bit and be just fine some guys cut alot off them and dont have any issues

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    Like Josh stated yes you can but do a little at a time. Too much and they will crack on you. This is an old trick in order to get PROSTAR Drag wheels to fit.

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