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caliper grinding

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Aug 3, 2001.

    Ok, so what part of the calipers do I grind on for the 15" wheels to clear for the 3/4 setup? And how does this not severly weeken the structural integrity of the caliper?
    Thanks

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  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    You grind more of the backing plates that you do the calipers. But the calipers do require some good grinding. Best thing I could say is get one of your rims w/o the tire and try and put it on there, look from behind and you'll see where you need to grind. Keep doing that til you can tighten up the lugs w/o the rim hitting anything. Have fun :)

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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Get some cheap paint...lightly spray the caliper and backing plate and try and fit the rim. You'll see right away where its hitting or rubbing. Spray a litle Pam on the inside of the rim if you don't want the paint to permantly stay on yer new rims...

    Rene

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  3. Alrighty. Sounds good.

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  4. RockBurb

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    Another thing that helps is to take some marking compound and rub it on the rim. Then spin it around and it will mark where the rim is still hitting. Good luck, and I hope you have lots of patience!

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