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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 11, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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Big brakes behind 15x4 rims

I was looking at the front rims on my car now that I finally got tires one them. It looks like there is room there possibly for some bigger brakes. The off set is 1.75" and looks like there is room for bigger rotors and brakes. As long as the off set of the rotor is the same. Anyone running bigger brakes with their 15x4 skinny rims/tires ???

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Re: Big brakes behind 15x4 rims

Not sure what you are calling "bigger". Really not going to be a huge help cause the tire will be your limiting factor on stopping power. Meaning that the skinny tires aren't going to hold the stopping power of huge brakes, and will be more prone to lock up.

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Re: Big brakes behind 15x4 rims

By bigger I meant something like a C5/C6 setup. But your point in the skinny tire patch is well taken. Thanks for bringing that up. Guess I'll stick with my stock single piston calipers or maybe some of Wilwood's direct replacement models.

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Re: Big brakes behind 15x4 rims

I am running the Baer front disc with the skinny tire on front.

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Re: Big brakes behind 15x4 rims

I run Wilwoods on the front. I'm not saying you can't use decent breaks it just doesn't make sense to have 6 piston calipers and over sized rotors with skinnies. At some point the brakes are too much for the tire to hold.

When the OP said "over sized", by todays standard that can be pretty large and a lot of braking power.

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Re: Big brakes behind 15x4 rims

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I run Wilwoods on the front. I'm not saying you can't use decent breaks it just doesn't make sense to have 6 piston calipers and over sized rotors with skinnies. At some point the brakes are too much for the tire to hold.

When the OP said "over sized", by todays standard that can be pretty large and a lot of braking power.
Mine are the 4 piston calipers like your wilwood brakes. They are the direct replacements for a 15" wheel.











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Re: Big brakes behind 15x4 rims

I have 15"x5" front wheels with M/T 7.50 wide tires,SSBC non power 2 piston calipers and have decent stopping capability. I still have to change the distribution block from drum/drum to disc/drum....which I will do when replacing the old front brake lines with new ones that I recently purchased....just haven't found the time to do it!!!!!!!

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Re: Big brakes behind 15x4 rims

A couple companys have c ome out with skinny tires for 17 +up rims.. mainly to clear big brakes..

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