13" disk brakes does not fit a 17" rim.

Brakes, Steering & Suspension

  1. dangina

    dangina Well-Known Member

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    good news first - was able to put together my 13" front disk brakes from Andyf today (Mercedes Rotors and longer hubs, viper calipers purchased separate) and they are a direct bolt on for magnumforce drop spindles, no washers needed

    now for the bad news - I bought the 17x9 rallye rims from year one back last october, finally get the 13" disk brakes on so I throw on the rim to check my spacing and guess what, The viper calipers are too big. Not by much either. the are just touching at the ends of the caliper. I bought 17" wheels as they said it would clear the 13" disk brakes.
    For future reference this kit will NOT fit the year one rallye rims

    too bad that i already bought the rims, tires and center caps...will post some pics when I get the chance
     
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    fanucme Well-Known Member

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    machine the caliper for the clearance ?
     
  3. 5.7 hemi

    5.7 hemi FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    X2! With a little love of the dremel/grinder,you should be good to go.
     
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    Wait! I got it! Sell me the 17's and buy that sweet 18"/20" combo that Beeman has posted. Seriously...

    Greg
     
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    some suggested on moparts to either try spacers or machine the caliper bracket and rotor, I'd have to shave too much off the caliper to make work and they say shaving the calipers is a no-no.

    pics say 1000 words:

    andyf's kit

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    rim on car

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    top of caliper - about 1/2" - 1" touching the rim

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    bottom of caliper - about 1-2" touching the rim, (don't be fooled by the shadow cast)

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    I'm on vacation as of monday morning - I won't be able to respond to you guys till i get back on friday - thanks for the replies!!
     
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