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Old 16th-January-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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LS brake/wheel confirmation ?'s

i'd like to confirm a 16" Rally wheel will work F & R with the '98-'02 F-body LS brakes...

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Old 16th-January-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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I thnk Ryan made them work but had to modify the calipers
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They will not clear, I tried. The caliper hits the backside of the wheel face...maybe with a 1/2" or 5/8" spacer they would work
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ahhh... crap... or maybe not.

i'll check w/Ryan to see what he did.

i'm thinkin' of usin' 16x6's w/4-3/4" but i could use a less BS wheel with that width & a 205 tire...
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Old 16th-January-2013, 07:25 PM   #5
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I think Ryan made them work but had to modify the calipers
Brian, was this on the front or rear... or both?

if ya recall... i'll PM Ryan too.
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I want to say front,he should have it posted here somewhere
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yeah, thanks... i've been searching.

i'm still browsin'

http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums.../t-205962.html
http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums.../t-190684.html
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if you don't have 17" wheels the brakes won't fit...

does the budget allow for everything?

I got mine to clear 16" rallys with some minor mods

PS it was not the fins that needed to be clearanced...
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I asked this same question a while ago:

http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums...d.php?t=193001

I would bet that there is a wheel out there that will work with this set up. Its a matter of somebody figuring out which wheel/backspacing combo will work. Then most likely the rest of the site will have the same wheels . I prefer the look of 16" wheels (in the front) to the 17", hopefully you figure this out!
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yeah, i know it's been asked, there are a lot of threads but no real definitive answer that i can see... i found 16" Rallys in any backspace needed for $95.00 ea and i'd like to be able to use 'em... everywhere i've looked a 17" in a 4-1/2-3/4" backspace are over $200 ea.

maybe i'll just have to wait on the wheels until the car is together and i'll just have to use my Percy's tool... ~SIGH~
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http://www.wheelstotheworld.com/taxo...erm/49,576/all

these guys say Camaro's used a 16 so it must be how the wheel is shaped/configured. i'll have to measure/test everything with the Percy's then i think i might take a spindle, rotor & caliper assy to the wheel manufacturer and test it on a display wheel. i'll call him first to see if they have displays. the shop is about 2hrs north of my brother. (Oxnard) talked to my brother about a road trip to pick up the wheels... maybe he'll like to go on the road trip to test fit/order the wheels

be a pain though double the gas...

here's the wheel company
http://www.earlywheel.com/products.html
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My T/A had 16X8 wheels from the general. It can be made to work unless there's something that I'm not tracking.
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yeah, i know it's been asked, there are a lot of threads but no real definitive answer that i can see... i found 16" Rallys in any backspace needed for $95.00 ea and i'd like to be able to use 'em... everywhere i've looked a 17" in a 4-1/2-3/4" backspace are over $200 ea.

maybe i'll just have to wait on the wheels until the car is together and i'll just have to use my Percy's tool... ~SIGH~
ls brakes and you need wheels?? well im doing the same on my 69, but was GOING to buy these 17" rally's but for less $$ i opted for some 5 spoke Vette rims (have to buy the spacer)..

i noticed your in cali so here is a link. the guy is located in redwood. i seen the rims but (dumba$$) me didnt read the whole post and on the way there i noticed there were only 2. but come with rings and ceter caps too! said they were on his 66 nova. ( i think thats the year)



http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/3506755343.html

hope you can get em! i REALLY wanted these rims but going for a diff look.

NINJA EDIT: they are for sale for $300! but im sure he would take $275 or less. he told me when i called that there were a lot of flakers..

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yeah... i was one of the Flakers.
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yeah... i was one of the Flakers.
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