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calipers dont fit my 8 lug inner hubs??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    the calipers i have on my blazer wont work on the 3/4 ton inner hubs im tryin to put on. they have a little nipple that doesnt let them seat right. can i just grind the nipple off to make them seat right??
     
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    What little nipple are you talking about....pics would be good in this situation.
     
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    Are you using the correct caliper mounting brackets? When you go from 6 to 8 lug rotors, you also have to step up to the 3/4-ton brackets. The 1/2-ton brackets are a bit too small. :(
     
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    :D :D
     
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    Yep there are 2 different calapers and backing plates for some reason. The parts store even has them under the same part # when you order them so watch out. However they are basicly the same and after you do a little grinding they bolt right up.
     
  7. down4thakrown

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    sure are, fit perfect after some grinding :D
     

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