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wheel clearance

Today i decided to install the bmw 320i caliper conversion on my 1970 914-4 goes on no problem. i go to put on my 8 spoke empi to see what it looks like. i then spin the wheel and hear a scraping noise. upon inspection i notice the paint on the calipers is being scraped off by the spokes of the wheel. so i take it off and swear a few times then grab a rim i had taken off the car assuming it was stock to see if it scraped and same thing just not as bad.

any body know where to get wheel spacerslike 1/4 in. for the 4 bolt 130 mm pattern? found a couple places on internet but they were in europe.


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Pep boys sells universal spacers.........alum. construction. Not to bad, but not the best around and cheap.
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Oh my, the "yep yep yep yep yep" aliens from Sesame Street!!! Wow, Austin, your avatar brings back some memories...

I'm pretty sure that Pelican has carried spacers like this in the past. Try calling the 888/280-7799 number and checking.

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If it's just scraping bad enough to take off some paint you would think you could grind or file off a little metal from the calipers for clearance, depending on where the interference is.
Not seeing where it's hitting I can't really say one way or the other but it would be worth looking into.
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Austin, do you guys have a Performance Wheel and Tire where you live? They will make you a set of "wheel shims" to your specs. I used a set of 1/4 inch jobs to push my fuchs out to the very edge of the fender well in the rear in order to get my 205's to fill up the hole. Works fine. Looks great. PITA when you change a tire cause you have bolts instead of studs... But I'll keep 'em for the looks....pch
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The BMW calipers on our street 914 had about 1/16 inch of clearance with the Empi wheels but were okay. If you go with spacers, make sure you still have enough bolt length to get FULL thread engagement!!!! With my race car I went to studs because of that. Good luck.
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Thanks to all of you for your feed back. I found a place in europe that i ordered some spacers that they have machined.

http://www.customspeedparts.com/products/14302a.html

if anybody else would ever need them.

Austin
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So you're ordering parts from Europe that you could get locally, or from the hosts of the BBS?? Uhhh.... Okay...

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Austin, Check the spacing of the rotor and make sure that it is in the center of the caliper. I have done a few conversions like this and have found that you need a shim (washer) between the caliper and the mounting ears. This will center the caliper to the disc, and most times cures the clash you incountered.
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Yea i checked that after i first posted on here and had to shim it a little bit and made it possible to fit the stock wheels on.

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