: Any pics of ground calipers?


The Dude
02-20-2006, 04:37 PM
So I can get an idea of how much I can grind?

JDUBTacoMUD
02-21-2006, 07:47 AM
i had to do that also to fit the mickey thompson IIs.i bought washers from hardware store to place over lugs and then put wheels on spun them a few tiomes and the caliper and wheel rubbed allowing me to see exactly what i needed to shave down.i wanted to shave as little as possible to clear the wheels.....be careful....ive seen it done on 2 tacos and it worked.......no pics though...sorry....but i know that ridge on the caliper will have some removed

tacoman13
02-21-2006, 10:11 AM
this is just a bad idea all together. it would be in your best interest to just get a different rim. Grinding calipers runs the risk of some serious problems.

Just my :2cents:

YoTRacer158
02-21-2006, 03:50 PM
There are enough wheels out there that will fit, why dont you just get some that are known to clear the calipers?

05 taco access cab
02-21-2006, 03:58 PM
i had to do a minimal amount of grinding on mine. i just used a file it was so small of an amount of metal to remove. heres a pic of where i did mine, need to put a little paint on the spot. you can see a little flash rust on the spot.

jon_7248
02-21-2006, 04:26 PM
Or even heck, get those 1/4 spacers from PepBoys. A buddy and I ran those for a time and never had them break.

The Dude
02-21-2006, 04:48 PM
have some and they cause vibration

02tacotim
02-21-2006, 05:04 PM
What wheel size ar eyou guys running that your having this prob. I run 16's w/o any probs. On a side note I have a pair of calipers for an 01-04 I can sell you if you need a set to work on.

Tim

tacoman13
02-22-2006, 10:22 AM
its not the size that matters. its the offset and how the rims are honed(spelling). tacomas are known for their large calipers and aftermarket companies have started honing the rims differently to fit the tacoma.