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wheels dont fit over calipers. can i shave the wheel?

Old 11-10-12, 10:24 PM
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spacers, dont shave your wheels.
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Old 11-10-12, 10:39 PM
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You'll regret shaving your wheels..
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Old 11-10-12, 11:12 PM
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shaving the wheels?
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Old 11-10-12, 11:19 PM
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I just think the issue is not clicking..
If the wheels r not clearing the calipers then shaving them would bring the wheels even closer to the calipers.. You need to add instead of shave

If you're talking about shaving the barrels then you might better off selling the wheels and buy a new set for your own safety.
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Old 11-10-12, 11:50 PM
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whats is the offset of the wheels...just wondering hehe
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Old 11-11-12, 01:14 AM
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SPACER, as said if you shave the wheel it will make the clearance even worse...Pretty simple to understand really without sounding rude about it
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Old 11-11-12, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by MyIS350G View Post
I just think the issue is not clicking..
If the wheels r not clearing the calipers then shaving them would bring the wheels even closer to the calipers.. You need to add instead of shave

If you're talking about shaving the barrels then you might better off selling the wheels and buy a new set for your own safety.
He's not talking about shaving the hub, he's talking about clearancing the inside of the spokes to clear the wide caliper.

EDIT: Allow mspaint to bring some clarity:



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Old 11-11-12, 11:46 AM
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Shave caliper or install 5mm spacer. Done!
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Old 11-23-12, 04:07 PM
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ok so i will shave the calips instead, same question though, what tool should i use
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Old 11-23-12, 05:21 PM
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tool you should use is a 5mm spacer lol...
Wouldnt be shaving anything tbh!
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Old 11-24-12, 01:32 PM
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my wheels are already way to agressive for my style.
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Old 11-24-12, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Low Life View Post
my wheels are already way to agressive for my style.
Sell the wheels, don't put others in danger by modifying safety related equipment on the car. While you may think there is enough material on the caliper, but numerous engineers that care about weight, cost and placement volume have looked at the design before it ended up in the car.
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Old 11-24-12, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by My0gr81 View Post
Sell the wheels, don't put others in danger by modifying safety related equipment on the car. While you may think there is enough material on the caliper, but numerous engineers that care about weight, cost and placement volume have looked at the design before it ended up in the car.
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Old 11-24-12, 07:26 PM
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lol i'm not shaving my flywheel here. I really doubt that shaving a 3mm off the edge of my caliper is going to through the braking system out of wack.
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Old 11-24-12, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Low Life View Post
lol i'm not shaving my flywheel here. I really doubt that shaving a 3mm off the edge of my caliper is going to through the braking system out of wack.
Clearly out of your league considering that you don't even know what tool to use to "grind" the caliper. How do you know what the thickness between the inner well of the piston and the outer wall of the housing is? How can you predict that cast iron won't cracks under the pressure of the hydraulic fluid or withstand the heat stress of an emergency braking event once you weaken that structure?

Do yourself and everyone you share the road with a favour and use a spacer or sell the wheels.

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