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Smaller calipers for 15" wheels?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Good351, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Dec 1, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    Good351

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    Has anybody ever tried to find a smaller caliper for the front brakes so that we can fit 15" wheels to our trucks? Maybe a caliper from a gen 1 truck? Or maybe a aftermarket low profile caliper?
     
  2. Dec 2, 2009 at 4:46 AM
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    Why? You'd be reducing braking effectiveness.
     
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    I'm not talking 1/2 sized calipers...I'm talking like maybe a couple cm smaller caliper body for more clearance for the 15" wheel.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    You're still loosing braking effectiveness.... and people complain enough about the 2nd gen brakes as it is.

    Why do you NEED to run a 15" wheel?
     
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    Bad idea imo.

    They only list for Tundra, but maybe you could get an entire set up:
    http://www.baer.com/buy/index.php

    No Toyotas listed, maybe they can build you a custom set up:
    http://www.ssbrakes.com/#

    This will be either a major expense, or result in marginal braking performance. You could actually achieve both results if you do it right.
     
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    Yeah, anything is possible. Just how much does it cost to make it happen? And - will it suite your needs in all situations that the truck will be in.

    Those artic trucks NEED the larger sidewall & balloon'd tires.
     
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