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.
11-03-2011 06:35 PM
Get wheel spacers to bring the wheels out just enought to clear, otherwise get some different wheels.
11-03-2011 07:41 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....
11-03-2011 07:45 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.
11-03-2011 08:34 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???????
11-03-2011 08:38 PM
Dont abandon hope yet. And whatever you do DONT GET DISCOURAGED!!! Upload some pics if possible
11-03-2011 08:57 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?