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post #1 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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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.


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post #2 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 07:35 PM
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Get wheel spacers to bring the wheels out just enought to clear, otherwise get some different wheels.
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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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....

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post #4 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 08:45 PM
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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.

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post #5 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 09:34 PM
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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???????
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post #6 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 09:38 PM
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Dont abandon hope yet. And whatever you do DONT GET DISCOURAGED!!! Upload some pics if possible


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post #7 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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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

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post #8 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 10:09 PM
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I would really like to see a picture, exactly at the rub point.

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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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

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-04-2011, 07:10 AM
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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.

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
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