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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 17, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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I'd like to install a pair of Wilwood 6 piston calipers using the 12.19 rotors on my '68 Camaro replacing the stock disks. I'm currently running 15" Amer. Racing Torque Thrust D's and according to the specs. they require the same clearance as the 4 piston calipers. If anyone has any experiences with this combo feedback would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 17, 08:40 AM
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Will not fit with 15" wheels

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 17, 08:15 PM
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I'd think 17" wheels would fit given the correct wheel design, probably not a cast wheel, but a multi-piece wheel should work. A flat barrel where the center section/spokes connect to the rim will help with clearance. Many cast wheels are flared up/thicker near the center of the barrel where the spokes meet the rim and this causes interference issues with the caliper so you'd have to be judicious in your selection if you want to use 17' wheels. You may be able to fit a 17" cast wheel, but may need to use a narrow spacer. I doubt 16" would fit, but 18's should fit for sure. Hopefully, others here may be able to provide direct experience in what will fit with your Wilwoods.

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Re: Big Brakes

They definitely will not fit. Had them on my car with my 15" Weld Racing and had to take them off to make the car a roller. 4 pistons fit by a hair, but again would never run them like that. 17" is the minimum I would run but there are much more user friendly tire sizes in 18"

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