Wilwood disc brake conversion kit with aftermarket magnum 500 wheels

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    Depends on whether you're talking the 14" ones or the 15" ones.
     
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    15 inch Magnum 500 wheels series 54
     
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    What’s the caliper clearance on the wheels? Center of hub to inner drum or rim
     
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    You'll be fine then.
    It even says it in the description: "The manufacturer advises the use of a 14" or larger wheels."
     
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    Wildwood 4 pots will clear, 6 pots I would be concerned about.
     
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      Wilwood’s will not work on magnum 500 wheels, the Wilwood hub will hit the center cap of the magnums. I have pictures I will post up.
       
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        Can you not grind it back? its a fairly chunky cap.
         
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        It’s the retaining clip that holds the cap that will not fit. You can actually use a spacer that will push the wheel out a little further. That will change your backspacing though.
         
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          I bet you could but I wonder if that would void the warranty.
           
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            Well crap, sorry to hear that. I was planning on using them one day on mine, too. I'm not giving up my Magnums to do it, though.
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            Thanks everyone for your help !! So what is the next best option that will work ? Right stuff ?
             
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            I am not giving up my Magnums either !!
             
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              Contact Dr Diff.
               
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                Can you put the Magnum 500 sticker on the wildwood caps? ;) Or buy spare screw in willwood caps and Grind them back, save originals for warranty if needed.
                 
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                I have SSBC disc brakes with 15” Keystone Klassics wheels and there is no issue with clearances.
                 
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                Or this, My Wildwood bracket broke which was fkn scary, I would be using Dr Diffs brakes instead except I've got a local vendor with a set better suited to my needs.
                 
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                ...I'm watching. I just looked into this same kit tonight... Mine's for a '63 Fury drag car.
                 
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                I'll be sticking with my drum spindles.
                Limits the available kits for sure, but I see no need in swapping spindles for the Chinese forged ones in everyones' kits, especially since I've already been through the front suspension and it's all tight and good.
                 
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