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How do you grind the calipers?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Slick8810, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Apr 28, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    Slick8810

    Slick8810 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This may be a stupid question but how would you go about grinding the calipers down to clear the wheel without messing them up. What kind of tools do you use a how much do you grind off. Im only about a 1/8 of an inch off on my wheels. thanks
     
  2. Apr 28, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    Use a wheel spacer before you grind the caliper
     
  3. Apr 28, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    What size rim you putting on thier...size and width...back spacing?
     
  4. Apr 28, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    its the wheels i have on there now, there 15x12 and i dont know the backspacing they were already on there when i bought the truck. i bought it from my brother in law.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    Yeah thats your problem 15's are a no go but you say you have only 1/8 inch to go? Dont know much about grinding on calipers but I'm pretty sure you shouldnt. Someone will give you some advice for sure just be patient. with a title like this thread has it is bound to grab some attention:) I definitly want to know how that works out. I just gave up once told they wouldnt clear the calipers and ordered 16's. good luck. if you decide to grind let us know how it works out.
     
  6. Apr 28, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    1rst gens clear 15's, go to the auto parts store and buy a set of 1/4 inch wheel spacers and run those, it should clear after that
     
  7. Apr 28, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    well when the wheels were put on a washer was put on every lug to push it out about 1/8 of an inch and i posted a thread about it to help everyone out and everybody acted like i was a dumb *** for doing it. they said it was dangerous. it has had the same wheels on it for probably about 50,000 miles now with no problems. he only had to change out one wheel stud that broke. thats pretty good for that amount of miles on a 12 wide wheel
     
  8. Apr 28, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    Yeah Ive seen that trick used before, its just better to use a full spacer to have full contact of the wheel to the hub
     
  9. Apr 28, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    grinding the calipers is easy..Just take a small grinder and take a hair off.
     
  10. Apr 29, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    My bad on the 1st gen, didnt notice that.
     
  11. Apr 29, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    uh yea, you dont grind the calipers. This is not a chevy....
     
  12. Apr 29, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    ^^^^ Grinding and calipers should not be used together.
     
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