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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 03, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone that's using the SSBC kit that uses the 12" rotors, over original hubs, and the "corvette" style calipers have any wheel issues? I know SSBC says you can run 16" wheels but I'm about to spend some dough on some wheels and just wondering if I should be aware of any issues? Any comments on wheel style, backspacing issues or whatever would be great.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 03, 01:57 AM
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You can request brake templates from SSBC/Baer to check your Brake-Wheel clearance. Pretty accurate method, but you need to have your wheels ordered first.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 03, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks V8. Just off the top..would I be safe w/ the 17x8 with the 5 inch backspace for the front? Sounds like thats what everyones running...Anyone w/ SSBC 12" want to chime in? Thanks for all replys.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 03, 01:48 PM
 
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Check with the template b/c when I went to mount my Bullitt's, I tried a bunch of different wheels and it seemed as though the back part of the rim is always rolled or cast different.

This can AND will cause a problem with the caliper hitting either the rim in the middle where it "humps" or at the spokes or if not spoked, the rear mount surface.. OR BOTH!!!

Plus, depending on rim diameter and back spacing, you may definately want to check the upper balljoint lip to rim lip as well as the outer tie rod end!!

Been there, done that b/c I made my own template!!

But this may not concern you b/c my combination is 17" x 8" w/ true 5.47" b/s with the rotor mounted AND 1988 Vette, 13" front rotors and big single piston calipers along with homemade brackets! My cheap "pdqCBB" setup.....

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 03, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks PDQ. I knew there had to be a few things to look at before I spent my hard earned dough. No rubbing issues w/ that 5.47BS? Which brand/style wheel?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 03, 11:12 AM
 
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My caliper brackets are handmade for the big wide single piston calipers and 13", 1988 Vette front rotors, plus I'm running Mustang "Bullitt" rims!!!

I had Mosers redrill everything to the Ford bolt pattern as well as install full thread, 1/2" stud-bolts b/c I just fell in love with the Bullitts!!!

I have drum hubs on it now but am going to change to two-piece hubs to gain upper A-arm ball-joint lip to rim lip clearance!!

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