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Sep 4, 12:36pm - #266250 
TRD Big brakes BIG Problom

i bought a TRD big brake kit with the calipers and everything and i was going to have it profesonaly installed well i went to pic it up and they showed me that the caliper was too big and wouldnt let the wheel spin freely i have 18" rimms and i made them put on every rim in the store and non of them gave good clearance. a friend told me to shave them but i dont want to any other ideas

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Sep 4, 1:05pm - #266251 
17X8 OZ supperlageras will fit over the brakes! I don't know why an 18" won't fit.. what type wheels do you have?

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Sep 4, 1:26pm - #266252 
never heard of this before... I thought the TRD bbk fit easily with 17's (minimum) or 18's... idunno

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Sep 4, 2:32pm - #266253 
yea that's weird, they should accomodate 17's and up


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Sep 4, 3:17pm - #266254 
does he mean clearance of the caliper. because the cailper is larger and on some rims it hits the spokes. not sure that is the problem


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Sep 4, 8:15pm - #266255 
The wheels have the wrong offset.

You will need to get new ones before you can accomadate the brakes.

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Sep 4, 10:41pm - #266256 
He's right but if the wheel is just barely hitting your caliper you can get a 5x100 wheel spacer. If you just need a couple millimeters of clearance to fit the rim a thin spacer will work without changing the studs. I don't recommend getting anything wider then 1 inch or your tires will stick out then you will need to go widebody. I use a 5mil spacer works great studs did not have to be replaced.

If you haven't bought rims and are planning to buy new rims get rims with the correct offset or go custom on the offset so they have clearance between the caliper and the rim.

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Sep 8, 5:15pm - #266257 
ya thats what TRD said is to get a wheel spacer and bigger studs i have moteqi FF7s but i dont know were to buy wheel Spacers exept at the eceli store but last time i check they dont take pay pal just money orders any one know were to get some

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Sep 8, 5:44pm - #266258 
Pep boys has them and so does auto zone


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Sep 13, 11:19am - #266259 
there is non of those around here just shucks and napa

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Sep 16, 4:14pm - #266260 
i know on the matrix, TRD says 18's or larger for their BB kit

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