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Disc brake & 15" wheel problems?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big pappa b, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Disc brake & 15\" wheel problems?

    Is there any problems I need to know about when upgrading to rear disc brakes and using 15" steel wheels like US Wheels, the cheap black ones? Any clearance issues?

    thanks

    Bryan
     
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    Re: Disc brake & 15\" wheel problems?

    you will probably have to clearance the brake caliper. Do a little grinding. Quite common with disced 14 bolt and 15" wheels.

    http://www.coloradok5.com/d60calipergrind.shtml

    hope this helps.

    Kert
     
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    Re: Disc brake & 15\" wheel problems?

    For the 14bff?????
    I just knocked-off the slag on the outside of the caliper...
    It took about 5 minutes...
    to fit my 15"/4" backspacing Bart wheels.
     
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    Re: Disc brake & 15\" wheel problems?

    You shouldnt have any problems with 15" wheels on a 14 bolt with disc brakes
     
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    Re: Disc brake & 15\" wheel problems?

    I'm running Cragar 15-inch steel wheels with 4.25-inch backspacing on a 14 bolt FF with Caddy calipers. No rubbing, and I didn't have to do anything to clearance the rear. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif (Though the Dana 44 up front took a lot of work!) /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Re: Disc brake & 15\" wheel problems?

    You shouldn't have any clearance issues, the 14 FF disc's sit farther inboard than the front disc's do.

    Rene
     
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    Re: Disc brake & 15\" wheel problems?

    I ran Caddy calipers on my 14b disk setup and 3.5" backspaced 15x10 steel rims and didnt need any clearancing of the caliper at all.
     
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    Re: Disc brake & 15\" wheel problems?

    I got 4.125" backspacing with my 15's and they clear the calipers without any issues.
     

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