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hey guys

got a 51 chevy and i put a heidt's mustang II Ifs with 11'' disks and 2 '' droped spindles does any one know what size wheels and what off set to use because the wheels im useing are rubing the caliper so i have a clearince prob.

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More like what diameter wheel are you using.....14"..15"...16"???
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Sometimes you can grind the caliper for clearance if it is not too much.I have done this in the past and sometimes you just have to grind off the casting ridges and this makes the wheel fit and the caliper look better.Will not work with all wheels but check and see.
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Sometimes you can grind the caliper for clearance if it is not too much.I have done this in the past and sometimes you just have to grind off the casting ridges and this makes the wheel fit and the caliper look better.Will not work with all wheels but check and see.
Caliper grindage is sometimes necessary.
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well im runing 14's but i tryed 15's to and i have the same problom
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Many time steel wheels that are designed for drum brakes won't fit even though they are 15" .

On the same token, a 14" steel wheel that was on a disc brake equipped car such as found on an early mustang will work fine. 14" torque thrust II wheels will clear an 11" rotor with an early GM (non metric) caliper ....barely, and the wheel weights need to be installed in the tire..(yes they do that now..$$$)

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Mikeys on the right track.........Older wheels designed for drum brakes won't work with disks a lot of the time. The centre portion of the whiil is too flat and won't clear the caliper. What is the bolt circle size?.....then get a wheel for that size that was on a disk brake car.
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