Wheel spacer question
Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:11 PM
I test fit my new brakes today as a dummy fit and the calipers juuust rub the wheel spokes and I mean only just. I put on some 2mm washers to the hub and the wheels cleared easily.
Because I don't want to grind the front of the caliper housing (bit dodgy), I want to make a pair of 3-5mm spacers which have a very tight interference fit to the hub which is also centric to the wheel centre bore. I was just after people's opinions to my solution?
Thanks in advance,
Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:00 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:59 PM
Unnecessary front stretch will be changed when I get my new rears too.
I'm happy to go off the shelf if they can size the centre bore correctly, make it hub centric as well as centric to the wheel. I asked the question to see if the solution I have will pass scrutineering as I don't really want to rock up to a track day after shelling out and being told my car can't go on track.
As far as insurance and "safety" goes wouldn't you be far better off shaving the calliper??
I did think of that, but I figured that under high loads the wheel face may still deflect enough to contact the caliper, so spacing it out further than what I need will help that plus it brings the added benefit of moving the tyre further away from the castor rod at full lock... And it will look better
Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:13 PM
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