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stock caliper grinding

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by terrier72, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. terrier72

    terrier72 1/2 ton status

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    I did a search, but all i came up with mostly was d60 caliper grinding. This is my problem, i have a stock truck with a d44 up front. I recently purchased a set of 15x10 aluminum wheels and they wont fit on the front. Will it be safe and possible for me to grind down these calipers and make my rims fit. has anyone else ground their 1/2ton calipers down? My truck will not be a off road truck, it will be a daily driver for now as i cant afford to fix anything if i break it. thanks for the help.
     
  2. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    you must have a 3/4 ton that came stock with 16's! Yes you can grind down your calipers and you will be fine if its just a street ride.
     
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    gone huntin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Been there, done that.
     
  4. fire dawg

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    Would the calipers be fine if he did off road it?
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    they probly would fine if they were new, but I wouldnt take it off road.

    Brakes , Stearing , Tires keep you alive ..........is it worth the risk
     
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    I dont think much of the caliper needs grinding, its more the backing plate. It doesn't take alot to make it spin! But its the same technique, and takes awhile grind... put wheel on see if it spins..grind..repeat.
     
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    I was told that i would need to grind off like 3/8 of an inch to make them fit. The aluminum rims are much thicker than steel wheels.
     
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    The backspacing on the rims will determine how much grinding you need to do. I put on some 15x10 steel wheels with 3.75 backspacing and like jekquistk5 said had to grind the backingplate more than the caliper.
    If your alum. wheels have less backspacing you might not need to grind too much.
     

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