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*quick*caliper grinding question. like to have it done tonight,

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ducttape114, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. ducttape114

    ducttape114 1/2 ton status

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    how much clearence is needed between the caliper and the rim? right now i have about 1/32" all around. i seem to have a low spot in one rim cuz it still just barely touches. anyways, i DID do a serch and quickly scaned Russ's tech artical. so if i missed somthing please dont yell at me. thanks in advance
     
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    I brought it down to about 1/16" and haven't had any contact from rim flex yet. Dana60 with 3.5" backspaced 15x10.
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    I just ground mine till it didn't scuff anywhere on the primered surface. It's pretty much impossible to figure exactly how much clearance there is up under the rim... Good luck...
     
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    Oh, and make sure that is with the lugs on and torqued...
     
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    thanks for the quick replys guys!!!!!!
     
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    agreed... if the thing clears fine with the rim torqued down ur a-ok. Always keep in mind that if you ever have to put new rotors/pads on ur rig, you may have to grind more. The caliper thingy pulls in as the pad wears so it gets easier to clear the more worn your stuff is. any1 who really knows stuff about brakes could prolly explain this better than me... lol! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    I took a piece of 120 grit sand paper that was folded in quarters, held it to the rim and span the rim around. Wherever the primer I put on the caliper was sanded was a high spot that I knocked down. I did most of my "Grinding" with a file
     
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    The "use new brake pads" thing is in the artical too... /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     

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