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Old 05-02-2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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hey, today I purchased a 97 Lumina LS, and although it'* not a 3800 I figured this was the place to go. that shouldn't matter in my question, though..

I put the universal fit 18 inch chrome calli wheels on her as soon as i got it home, and they fit perfectly on both of my bonneville'*, but on the front 2 wheels on the chevy, the brake hits the rim. is there anything i can do? or any suggestions? lot of work to change all the wheels then realize this hoping someone has an idea. i can take a pic if someone needs to understand more what im talking about. quick help appreciated, thanks in advance!!

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It depends on where they're hitting.

If it'* a support bracket, you can lose ~5mm on id and be okay.

If it'* on the caliper you can lose ~2mm and be okay.
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caliper, yes, that'* it i believe, pretty sure that'* what i painted on my other car. so yeah the front two are hitting on the caliper. what do you mean lost 2? thanks much for the extremely quick reply!
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Could try wheel spacers and push the rim out from the brake caliper?
http://www.performancealloys.com/all...el_spacers.asp
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so is there anything i can do in the now to make it drivable? or would i have to buy wheel spacers? how much do they run do you know? thanks
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Well if you sift through all of this you might find something?
http://search.ebay.ca/wheel-spacers_...1QQsacatZ33743
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dame, what do you mean by lose 2mm. is that what size wheel spacer i would need or..?? thanks for the help!!
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You can do what i had to do on my car, take a grinder and grind down the part of the caliper that is rubbing, its got tons of metal and grinding it a little wont hurt it at all
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i dont have a grinder, but thanks for the idea. rainy out today how sucky!
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You don't have a handheld or a bench grinder accessable to you? If you do, take your caliper or caliper mounting bracket, and shave em down just a bit. Once you have it down enough, then smooth it out with the grinder.

Or... a dremel with a grinding or flap disc will work also. It'll just take 100x longer.
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