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    Caliper-wheel clearance?

    How close can the wheel be to the caliper to be safe? I'm looking for the minimum clearance but wanna be safe and not f*#^ anything up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed_kills_WS6 View Post
    How close can the wheel be to the caliper to be safe? I'm looking for the minimum clearance but wanna be safe and not f*#^ anything up...
    Are you talking about 15" welds or similar?

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    i mean the cailpers dont need much room to operate as they dont move much ..the real issue comes with ventilation and cooling

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    You have to have room so if you ever put brand new pads on the car the calipers still clear. You will have less room with new pads than worn down ones.

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    My wheels won't fit in the front because of the caliper. The spokes actually touch it. The rear is fine. I went with 18x9.5 all the way around like my last set-up, however a different wheel, same company. The last style was fine. This style is slightly different. But I wanted a wide lip. They're ruff racing 281's.

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    My wheels won't fit in the front because of the caliper. The spokes actually touch it. The rear is fine. I went with 18x9.5 all the way around like my last set-up, however a different wheel, same company. The last style was fine. This style is slightly different. But I wanted a wide lip. They're ruff racing 281's. I also have to get some longer studs.

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    Anyone know the exact knurl length?

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    Posted a similar question today in another thread. I have approximately 1/8" - 3/16" between the inside of my rim and the fins on the rear calipers. It's not much space at all. Should I add some clearance by grinding the fins down a bit?



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    How worn down are the pads? If they're pretty new, I'd leave them be. I have approximately a 1/4 inch. It has done fine for me.

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    Clearance as related to brake pad thickness is not an issue. It is the front facing part of the caliper that is tight to the rim.

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