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Author Topic:   Caliper spacers
NRG77
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted July 02, 2002 03:26 AM
We are switching our front rotors from the standard 1.25 wide to Bert's .5 drilled wave rotors. We use Wilwood superlite calipers designed for the wider rotors. I've heard that we will need to use spacers to take up the extra space but I can't find them in any of my catalogs. Is this part necessary? I would have thought that the caliper pistons would automatically self center the pads on the rotor taking up the extra space. Any advice would be appreciated. Thx, TC

birdcage
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted July 02, 2002 10:40 PM
Check front rotor post! Yes you have to have them?

3dirtLm
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted July 04, 2002 10:31 AM
some of your wilwood calipers are made with spacers between the two halfs that can be removed to allow you to use the thinner rotors without having to use spacers. If your caliper isnt this type than try Racemart at 1-660-465-2069 or go to www.randys-racemart.com they can get them for you. By the way the use of the thinner rotors will require the use of a different brake pad compound than what you run with the 1.25 rotors. the Wilwood polymatrix A compound seems to give real good results.

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