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I have 11 inch brakes on the front of my 34 coupe with Mustang II suspension. Has anyone been able to use 14 inch rims with 11 inch brakes? I heard that Crager SS 5 spokes will work with a small amount of grinding on the caliper tops. Anyone had any experience with any other brands like the American Racing Torq-Thrust D Series 105 Wheel 5 spoke 14 in wheels? Stuck in the 50's and 60's I guess

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I have 11 inch brakes on the front of my 34 coupe with Mustang II suspension. Has anyone been able to use 14 inch rims with 11 inch brakes? I heard that Crager SS 5 spokes will work with a small amount of grinding on the caliper tops. Anyone had any experience with any other brands like the American Racing Torq-Thrust D Series 105 Wheel 5 spoke 14 in wheels? Stuck in the 50's and 60's I guess
Not sure what 11" brakes you are running, but the GM A-body cars came with 11" rotors (actually, 10.75") and 14" wheels from the factory starting in 1967. I own several of them. The problem is that not all 14" wheels have the same contour on the backside. Some will clear, older ones (that originally came only on drum brake cars) will not.
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If they are Wilwood brakes they wont fit!!! I have a bit less then .500 clearance on my fronts with 15" Billet Specialties 7" wide wheels and using the 11" Granada rotors
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11 inch brakes 14 inch wheel

Thanks for the info. I'm glad I didn't buy the Wilwood calipers. I may end up having to go with 15 in rims and lower profile tires.
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I have 10.98" Mopar rotors with 78-83 GM metric calipers on early Ford spindles and they clear 14x6 Real Wheels and WheelSmith 14x6 steel wheels by about 1/4-3/8" for what it is worth.
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I have 11 inch brakes on the front of my 34 coupe with Mustang II suspension. Has anyone been able to use 14 inch rims with 11 inch brakes? I heard that Crager SS 5 spokes will work with a small amount of grinding on the caliper tops. Anyone had any experience with any other brands like the American Racing Torq-Thrust D Series 105 Wheel 5 spoke 14 in wheels? Stuck in the 50's and 60's I guess
Why on earth would you want 14" wheels in the first place? Besides looking like cr@p, the tire selection is pitiful...

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