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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 20, 8:37 PM Thread Starter
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Disc brakes that dont move wheels out

Right now Im using 4 wheel drum brakes and a single master cylinder. Ive had many cars and this is a first. I have bought disc spindles (stock) and caliper brakets and calipers and rotors.... over 1 year ago!....now heres the reason for my delay.

I don't want to move out the front wheels . They sit perfect now and I want to keep the stance as it is.

I heard there are kits out there that DONT move the wheel out. Can someone tell me what parts I need to buy to start this off? Or is it better to get a complete kit?

I don't want to lose the 15" Rallys in front so please don't suggest C5 or LS1 FBody brake kits.
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Re: Disc brakes that dont move wheels out

Good luck. I ended up with new wheels. 🤬

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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Engineered Components, Inc. - Your One Stop Brake Shop!
EC-723ACK, 3/4 of the way down the page.
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Scarebird has an A body application that will allow you to use 14 inch drum brake wheels and actually brings the wheels in.

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I don't want to move out the front wheels . They sit perfect now and I want to keep the stance as it.
Moving the wheels outboard doesn't change the "Stance". Stance is how the vehicle looks from the side - how low or how high it sits. What changes is the track dimension.

Most disc brake kits move the wheels out 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch, something you will very likely never notice.
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Re: Disc brakes that dont move wheels out

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Engineered Components, Inc. - Your One Stop Brake Shop!
EC-723ACK, 3/4 of the way down the page.
Thank you I heard about this but didn't know where to turn.
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Re: Disc brakes that dont move wheels out

Actually Engineered Components have a kit that moves the wheels IN one inch. Now those old original Torque thrusts will fit/not stick out in front/scrape.
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Actually Engineered Components have a kit that moves the wheels IN one inch. Now those old original Torque thrusts will fit/not stick out in front/scrape.
No, but it sure as hell will cut into your turn radius. The inside of the tires will rub the frame every tight turn.
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Moving the wheels outboard doesn't change the "Stance". Stance is how the vehicle looks from the side - how low or how high it sits. What changes is the track dimension.

Most disc brake kits move the wheels out 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch, something you will very likely never notice.

This is true but if youre running 235 60 15s on a car with 6 cylinder springs and a LS1 in it the front end is heavy enough to compress the front end down to where if you go into a driveway the tire might scape the fender lip. Putting the tire out another 1/2 inch WILL make a difference... not of stance but of track dimension. And definitely cause more scraping. The tire fits the fender really nicely now and I don't want to move it out. BTDT with another 64 Tempest in the 80s...

Also the straight Torque trust spoked originals from the 1960s (like a 15 x 7) stick out due to their positive offset so moving the hub in may actually be cancelled by the wheel positioned more out. Or am I completely wrong?
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I think you are correct, if your ARE Torque thrust offsets are similar to mine.

I have a 5 x14 stock Chevelle wheel with backspacing of 4 inches.

I have 2 each ARE Torque thrusts 6 x 14 "0" offset, with backspacing of 3 1/4.

I have 2 each ARE Torque thrusts 7 x14 1/2 " pos. offset, with backspacing of 3 1/4.

3/4 inch was gained with the ARE wheel switch. Moving the wheel in 1 inch (an extra 1/4 ") with the disc brake kit probably should only be a problem with the stock wheel or giant tires.

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