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Caliper help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mistress37, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. mistress37
    Joined: Dec 10, 2012
    Posts: 15

    mistress37
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    from pottsville

    Ok fellas this might seem like a stupid question but here goes image.jpg does anyone know if I can cut off the back holes on the caliper and still be ok to use that's the only thing rubbing bad on my 15 inch wheels :mad: thank you Jose
     
  2. The back holes?,,please explain. HRP
     
  3. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,985

    pitman

    Wonder if OP means the pin alignment guide holes?
     
  4. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,676

    gimpyshotrods
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    There are only 7 holes in the caliper. One is for the banjo bolt. Four are for the caliper guide pins/sliders. One is for the piston. The last one is the big one at the top of the casting.

    No, you cannot cut off any holes on the caliper. Calipers can carefully, lightly ground for clearance (common in the 4x4 world, my truck has 4 ground calipers), but that is it. Cutting any part of the caliper off would render it non-functional, or failure imminent.

    Get a thin wheel spacer.
     

  5. Man, I hope not! :eek: HRP
     
  6. mistress37
    Joined: Dec 10, 2012
    Posts: 15

    mistress37
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    from pottsville

    Yeah I meant the guide pin ones not the mounting ones
     
  7. NoNoNoNoNo!!!!!!
     
  8. 32-3 WINDOW
    Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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    32-3 WINDOW
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    from utah

    not only what the others say , but HELL NO
     
  9. gimpyshotrods
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    All four guide pin/sleeve holes mount the caliper. If they were not all necessary, they would not all be there. The science of engineering is not all about tossing extra stuff that really does not need to be there, for giggles.
     
  10. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,317

    saltflats
    Member
    from Missouri

    How are you mounting the caliper oh never mind.
     
  11. Model A Vette
    Joined: Mar 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,069

    Model A Vette
    Member

    Time for new wheels?
     
  12. Maybe some wheel spacers will help clear the calipers. What is the app. and pic's help.
     
  13. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,614

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    You don't need the holes, or the pins, all they do is keep the pad in place.
    Cut them off, toss the pins, and toss the pads too, nobody really needs pads.


    NO. leave it all there!
     
  14. Hahaha
    That's funny.

    The scary part is they will sell parts to anybody.
    Now, since this question was asked, I'm wondering how many things were not asked about ? Fucking scary isn't it?
     
  15. V8 Bob
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 2,658

    V8 Bob
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    Yup, real stupid. :rolleyes:
     

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