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I have 14x6 inch torque thrusters on my 65 ranchero I would like to put disc brakes on the front but everyone says I must have bigger rims anyway I can keep my rims and have the disc brakes. THANKS

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I have 14x6 inch torque thrusters on my 65 ranchero I would like to put disc brakes on the front but everyone says I must have bigger rims anyway I can keep my rims and have the disc brakes. THANKS
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What type (source) of brakes are you thinking of? You have two factors here (depending on what system you use), one being wheel offset (which should be OK with these wheels) and center hub opening (which again should not be a factor with these wheels).
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I have 14x6 inch torque thrusters on my 65 ranchero I would like to put disc brakes on the front but everyone says I must have bigger rims anyway I can keep my rims and have the disc brakes. THANKS

I believe they are referring to the back spacing, a disk brake hub will locate/make the wheel ride further out from the frame, think wide track
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There are some issues around using Torque Thrust's 14" rims with an OEM disk brake setup. I was planning to use 14" on the front of my 34 and was advised by Newstalgia wheels that they would not fit on an OEM caliper setup. I have Wilwood calipers and they WILL fit, but I decided to go with 15" rims instead.

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It all depends on the actual profile of the backside of the rims and which discs you're using. The problem is that the caliper can rub on the inside of the rim. The larger the disc diameter, the bigger the problem. If you're using a late 60s Mustang disk setup, chances are the wheels will fit. If you're using an aftermarket setup with 11" or larger rotors, probably not. If the rubbing is minor, it's sometimes possible to grind on the caliper to get clearance, though again, that's only for very minor interference. Also keep in mind that even if you have clearance when the wheel is unloaded, the spindle and wheel do deflect slightly under cornering loads and may contact then.
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