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David2012 11-03-2011 07:04 PM

new wheel problem
 
So i just bought new wheels for my 85 cj7. i like the aggresive look of a wide stance so i went for the 2.5in bs. when i put them on my jeep the brake assembly pin on the brake caliper rubs against the inside of the rim. what could cause this, and what might i be able to do to fix it. Please help, i dont even feel safe driving my jeep it makes such horid scraping noises.

CJ7ROB 11-03-2011 07:35 PM

Get wheel spacers to bring the wheels out just enought to clear, otherwise get some different wheels.

David2012 11-03-2011 08:41 PM

any other recomendations because at the moment thats out of budget and with 2.5in bs i dont need them sticking out any further than they already do. got new wheels 3days ago... not getting new new wheels....

shull360CJ7 11-03-2011 08:45 PM

The unfortunate reality is that you have wheels that won't work without spacers, which in some states are not permitted and some would advise against using in general. That being said, I would list them on Craigslist and try to recoup 3/4 if your $ then buy wheels with a usable amount of backspace. I'm sure it's not what you want to hear but it's my 2 cents.

Brian

skizriz 11-03-2011 09:34 PM

Why would they rub with less backspacing than stock? That would set them out away from the caliper.

Is it thicker material that's making the center of the rim a smaller diameter?
Is it barely scraping?
Can the pin be CAREFULLY ground down a hair for clearance?

Got any pictures???????

notforsale 11-03-2011 09:38 PM

Dont abandon hope yet. And whatever you do DONT GET DISCOURAGED!!! Upload some pics if possible

David2012 11-03-2011 09:57 PM

its dark and i only have a camera via my phone. but yes it is so slightly scraping that its rediculous. i was thinking the gridning of the pin but didnt know if that was safe. my old wheel (eagle alloy) is shaped completely different than my new wheels (pro comp rock cralwer). the old ones were completely open on the inside and the new ones, i guess due to the backspace, are more filled in. that probably doesnt makes sense but i dont know how to rxplain it really. would scraping the pin just a hair or two be safe? would that be a reasonable fix?

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/52...PCW52-5885R2.5 cheapo wheels i know but thats them

lucdog 11-03-2011 10:09 PM

I would really like to see a picture, exactly at the rub point.

Bill

David2012 11-03-2011 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucdog (Post 12441521)
I would really like to see a picture, exactly at the rub point.

Bill

okay so i took a picture.. it turned out well... but ive sent it to my email 400 times and it wont go thru. w.e... bedtime

lucdog 11-04-2011 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by David2012

okay so i took a picture.. it turned out well... but ive sent it to my email 400 times and it wont go thru. w.e... bedtime

Sending you a PM.


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