Results 1 to 10 of 10

baer brake grinding

This is a discussion on baer brake grinding within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Well here it goes what do you guys think about grinding down the back of my new calipers to fit ...

  1. #1
    Member joker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Age
    43
    Posts
    177

    black
    2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

    baer brake grinding

    Well here it goes what do you guys think about grinding down the back of my new calipers to fit my new rims on. My Baer brakes have ridges on them between them and the inside of my rim. This is causing them to rub and not go on. I believe if I take a grinder to the caliper and grind down those ridges it will give me the clearance I need. I don't think it will affect the integrity of the caliper itself. I am open to any suggestions though. I can't send the rims back so it is time to go McGyver.

  2. #2
    TJEA Retirement Home Dr.Crash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    U. S And A Greatest country in all of world
    Posts
    3,383

    Stock
    2002 Camaro

    I wouldnt because then you loose your warenty. but thats up to you. also they might be for cooling?

  3. #3
    Member joker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Age
    43
    Posts
    177

    black
    2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

    I believe they are probably for cooling, I am going t check it out tomorrow to see how it looks

  4. #4
    Member joker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Age
    43
    Posts
    177

    black
    2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

    Unhappy

    did a little grinding rim will not fit over the larger brakes . Oh well live and learn. Sell the rims order some new ones. Anyone looking for some rims . Black 17 x 9 stainless lip driftz 505 b made for stock brake setup 02 trans am.http://customwheel.com/custom_wheels...oducts_id/3354

  5. #5
    Member side2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    md
    Posts
    861

    red
    2000 camaro ss

    man i dont know if i could drive myself to grind at my multi thousand dollar baer's. sorry things didnt work out.
    Last edited by side2000; 02-07-2009 at 04:10 PM.

  6. #6
    Member screaminbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Aurora, Illinois
    Age
    28
    Posts
    314

    White/Gold
    99 T/A sold/67 Firebird

    how much? possibly interested

  7. #7
    Member joker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Age
    43
    Posts
    177

    black
    2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

    they cost 736 total.I would take 675 depending on shipping arrangements and costs.

  8. #8
    Member joker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Age
    43
    Posts
    177

    black
    2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

    well boys and girls I have great news. Due to the incompetence of the tire installers at a certain tire place I now have some dinged aluminum lip rims and some have grooves. Here is the cool part though ,they gave me my 654 dollars back which was the cost of my new tires and I still have the rims which now I can sell for bit cheaper and make money on them. They dinged them up when they removed the new tires ti put them on my old rims and mount them on my car. I now have new tires , some rims that have never been on a car and I can make 450 to 500 dollars , it was a good day.

  9. #9
    Member side2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    md
    Posts
    861

    red
    2000 camaro ss

    that;s the best shit i've heard in a while. it's nice to hear when idiots do something wrong and it actually helps . pm me new price.

  10. #10
    Chief of his tribe! LSCyaL8R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    1,460

    Navy Blue Metallic
    2000 T/A Firehawk M6

    hmmm sounds like someone found himself a stimulus package of his own!!! congrats dude! If the rims are in any way out of round have no fear potential buyers for sometimes they can be repaired and in some cases a forced load balancer can find the flat spots and properly mount and balance the tires to compensate. works like a charm!!! look for a tire shop that has a hunter GSP9700 for that kinda balancing magic!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: BAER or High Performance Brake Calipers For T/A
    By fbodyNATION in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-06-2012, 03:02 PM
  2. FS BAER CLAW GT PLUS Brake Kit (NEW)
    By fast droptop in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-14-2009, 10:22 PM
  3. Baer Brake Blow -Out Deals
    By Stealthperf.com in forum Sales and Group Purchases from our Great Sponsors!
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-22-2006, 10:52 AM
  4. Baer Brake Kit and Wheel clearence
    By LS1 Eddie in forum General Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-09-2005, 07:41 AM
  5. Baer brake rotors for 98-02 f-bodies
    By 98-LS1 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-07-2005, 06:48 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •