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Brake UpGrade - Caliper Grinding #617201 06/21/05 02:50 PM
Joined: Nov 2003
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JEFF84 Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
I'm planning the V6 Brake UpGrade on a 84 Pup and have a couple of questions concerning the calipers and how much they interfere with the wheel rims. I know spacers are avalible but do not want to go that route. Presently I have about a 1/4" of clearance from the caliper to the wheel rim.

1. How much wider are the calipers in the diminsion that would interfere with the wheel rim than the stock calipers ?
2. For those that grinded off caliper material, how much materal did you have to grind to clear the rims?


Jeff
1984 EXT CAB PUP, Weber 32/36, LC Headers, DOA C270, Detroit (Rear), All-Pro Front.
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Re: Brake UpGrade - Caliper Grinding [Re: JEFF84] #617202 06/21/05 03:11 PM
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fourwd1 Offline
Body Damage is Cool
It varies due to differences between caliper brands, rim differences, type of rim (steel vs aluminum), etc.
Typically just grinding down the offending fin(s) will be fine.


- seen in FOUR WHEELER mag July 2006 & OFF-ROAD mag Feb 2007 -
'84 4Runner ARBed 5.29s F&R,4.7 & 2.28 t-cases,hy-steer,BudBuilt skid,30spl Longs,36" TSLs,Chevys

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Re: Brake UpGrade - Caliper Grinding [Re: JEFF84] #617203 06/21/05 08:10 PM
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Pappy Offline
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I've been through this several times. On my AR alloy rims I have no problem with the calipers. With every steel rim I've used they rub, sometimes real bad. On the Land Cruiser I just went with 1/4" spacers, and still had to grind a little. Put the wheels straight on and the fins need to come off. Had to do this to my 85 xcab with Rockcrawler brand rims, on the LC with lord know what rims, and on the 4Runner with custom US Wheel rims.


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