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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 10, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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15" wilwood wheel problems !!

I know this issue has been addressed before.. but... I guess I dont get it.. ha. I have a 69 camaro w/ moser 12 bolt and 12.19 wilwood disk brakes. The question is, does anyone here run these size brakes WITH 15" weld prostar wheels? Weld says 16" only, but wilwood says it will work with SOME 15" rims. This is my brake kit:

Part # 140-5746 - Wilwood Forged Dynalite Pro Series Rear Brake Kit - Special 12 Bolt Chevy (Moser GM Ends) (2.91" Offset)

HELP!!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 10, 06:01 AM
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Re: 15" wilwood wheel problems !!

It depends on backspace. The Wilwood kit is set up with a lot of caliper offset moving the caliper inboard. The more shallow the back space, the more chance of them clearing.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 10, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 15" wilwood wheel problems !!

As my luck would have it, my wheels don't fit. I have 15x8 greg welds with 4.5 back space. My car is almost on the road, but yet so far..ha
Thanks for the information..... A
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 10, 11:23 AM
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Re: 15" wilwood wheel problems !!

Should have gone with a J56/JL8 front disc brake setup to more or less ensure compatibility.

I don't know why there isn't a supplier that doesn't see the value of a front only JL8 setup for guys that only want to run 15 inch stocker (well, rally rims at least) wheels.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 10, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 15" wilwood wheel problems !!

My front 15" greg welds fit great with the wilwoods, the back ones are questionable. I ordered a single prostar wheel for a test fit, I will post later if it clears or not. Thanks again for the info.... A
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