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Old 12-02-2003, 07:26 PM
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Front spindles and Rotors QUESTION!!

How close can a rotor and spindle be from each other to be o.k. I have to grind off part of my spindle, but don't want to weeken it, so I really want to grind off the minumum, thanks!

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Old 12-03-2003, 09:27 AM
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can ya explain yourself a bit more...need more info on what you're trying to do & why....joe
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Old 12-03-2003, 05:16 PM
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Joe, what I am trying to do is have enough clearance so my rotor won't rub. I have ground a little off and when I but my rotor up everything fits great but I only have about 1/16th space at the closest part of my rotor to spindle, thanks, Dana
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Could you use a different offset rotor and calliper adapter?

How does the wheel fit?
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The only thing that you would have to consider is the thermal expansion of the rotor when it heats up.This would depend on what material the rotors are made of.
1/16 of an inch sounds sufficient for cast iron rotors.If you wanted a little more then you could have the rotors turned.
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thanks for info!!
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do not grind on the spindle, get some custom rotors and a caliper adapter. You might want to check with coleman, they have rotor/hat combos and they can drill the hats any pattern you like and you can custom order the offset and hat face thickness (so you have enough clearance in the rims to clear the caliper) Grinding is a big NO
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Just use your head on grinding the spindle....do you have enough meat in that area? We grind them all the time for a little extra clearance with no failures. Sometimes just to make em pretty 1/16 to and 1/8 sounds fine. DONT CUT THE ROTORS THINNER. Also what i would be more concerned on is if you have the calipers centered and straight on the rotors. Real important and some cheaper kits dont do it very well....speedway comes to mind.....have had a lot of problems with there so called kits of late.
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thanx again for the info, I am going to grind just a little more off (I do have alot of meat there) and it's only one spot anyway. (I'm going to grind) see ya!
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If you have a 1/16" of clearance now then there should be sufficient meat to grind another 1/16" off. The spindles will vary almost that much from spindle to spindle anyways. What you don't want to do is have any gouges ground into it as that could create a weak spot, but grinding the area smooth and rounding it all out should be fine.

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