post #1 of Old 11-04-2013, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Should I be concerned about my calipers?

So the other day I was cleaning my jeep(week ago) and I noticed something about my wheels.
I purchased a new set of wheels and tires for my jeep about 2 months ago now.

My new wheels are just a few mm away from my calipers. Its so close that its raised some pretty decent concerns that I thought I should bring up to see what everyone thought.

I haven't noticed anything bad so far but still worries me how close the wheel is.
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What do you all think?

BTW these are on the front.

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post #2 of Old 11-04-2013, 10:55 AM
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If it isn't rubbing now, It shouldn't...I know that's easy for me to say but many people on here claim there is very little clearance for aftermarket wheels. What's the backspacing?

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If it isn't rubbing now, It shouldn't...I know that's easy for me to say but many people on here claim there is very little clearance for aftermarket wheels. What's the backspacing?
Backspacing is I think 4.5 with either 275 or 265/75 r 16 tires.
Alot of people may claim that but there is literaly like just a few mm`s between the wheel and my caliper.

Its not really the backspacing or size of wheel im worried bout or should be concerned with but more of the style of wheel and how it was made.
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It does look close...have you looked at "shaving" the calipers a bit just for piece of mind? They look to be cheapo steelies so I can't attest to the quality...

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Is that a brake line pinched by the wheel at rest or just the outside of the caliper?
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Is that a brake line pinched by the wheel at rest or just the outside of the caliper?
The greyish pieces you are seeing Is the actual caliper
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Is that a brake line pinched by the wheel at rest or just the outside of the caliper?
The greyish pieces you are seeing Is the actual caliper
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if it isn't rubbing……………... just check it every so often and after a few 100 miles you'll probably forget about it.

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