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Help with mustang winter wheels

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Last year I purchased some steel rims from a reputable wheel dealer for my 05 V6 to cut down on the expense of doing tire swaps and to keep my aluminums looking descent. I changed the front brake pads and rotors, now my wheels are rubbing the caliper to the point that the wheel doesn't turn. A corner of the caliper also gets caught in one of the outer holes in the steel rim. However, I put my OEM aluminums on, they clear fine. The oems are 16X7, the steels are 16X6.5, but I was told that shouldn't make a difference. I took my car to a brake shop to inspect my brake job to see if I messed up. They compared my old rotor, my new rotor, and even ordered new pads and rotors from a different dealer for verification and everything measured OEM. I called the place where I bought the steels and he accused me of putting an after market system on. The steels worked fine last year, but I had about 25-30K wear on the pads. Any thoughts out there?


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-05-2011 Thread Starter
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I guess I should have placed under the tech forum...my mistake.


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well its not all rim size either its offset but the center part of your caliber that floats with pad depth more than likely is pushed out further (than wat your pads were when you first bought the wheels) due to thickness of new pads. you migt have only had a 1/16th to an 1/8th clearance last year and new pads would deffinatly be the cause of this

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I tried to tell them that, put he wouldn't listen. When I pulled my old pads off, they were really thin, but he argued that changing the pads should have not affected any thing, but am I crazy or do both sides of the caliper move in to compensate for bad wear on a floating system? The wheel salesman wants me to come in for a test fit on a different wheel, which is 26 dollars more than my originals which he wants me to eat, and possibly a mount and balance charge as well. Now I'm into it for another 200 smacks, kind of defeated the purpose of getting steels in the first place, thats about four tire remounts at my local shop if I kept OEM.

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you are right and do you have an old pad to show him how when the pad wears the floating part moves inward by how much the pad is wore off? your also right about the money but if you plan on using them every year then well the money is spent for the future

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oh yeah, I kept an old pad....he still won't listen to me....still wants me to come in and fit another wheel...and best part is, if it doesnt work, I still have to pay for the re-mount. I'm tempted to pick up some 5/16 spacers at autozone.

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sounds like he is trying to stick it to you tbh. He just wants you to spend more money with him

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You nailed it....and I'm not going to give him the satisfaction....i got the 'ol "well they worked last year" speech....now about those spacers, are those things safe?...plenty o' thread on the stud when the steelies are on.

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they are safe but be sure to check the lugs every so many miles

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Bought some 5/16 spacers, tons of thread, clearance from caliper is about 5/16 as well. Thanks fellas for all your help, I'm going to tell Mayor McCheese at the wheel shop to pound sand.

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That was a stupid response on my part, I meant that the clearance from the caliper is about 1/4 now...duh.

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