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Shave caliper to fit Wheels?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by KingMoo, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Oct 6, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    KingMoo

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    so at the end of the day I was convinced that the Micket Thompson Calssic ii wheels would fit on my 2011 sport DCSB Tacoma (RE: thread)

    they did not. Is it actually safe to shave the calipers to make them fit or should I start looking for a wheel?
     
  2. Oct 6, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    Pugga

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    You can shave them and be alright.... however, why would you weaking the part of the vehicle responsible for stopping you? There is a lot of stress on the cast aluminum caliper, I wouldn't shave it down.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  4. Oct 6, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    i had to shave mine when i put on my lift and wheels
     
  5. Oct 6, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    Pugga

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    yeah... that's what I said :rolleyes:
     
  6. Oct 6, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    NO!!!NOT SAFE... Jim
     
  7. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    jmg256

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    Not safe to shave caliper...perhaps a 1/4" spacer and extended lugs/nuts?
     
  8. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    KingMoo

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    I posted link to the thread that I started before purchasing these. Consensus was that they woulf fit no problem and that 4-7/16 backspacing was the way to go. Now it sounds like 3-5/8 backspacing is the way to go but I'm not so confident in the general consensus anymore
     
  9. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    Shemicals

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    go big or go home. i shaved mine - check my build page 3 i believe
     
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