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Author Topic:   Big spindles, small calipers?
FASTLAP
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 171
posted July 28, 2004 05:13 PM  
Putting a car together that uses Caprice spindles, and I was told the smaller Monte style calipers will bolt right on & could also use the 10.5" rotors. Could anyone set me straight on this combination? Just a little confused. Thanks

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted July 29, 2004 02:39 AM  
Get the adaptor from Harris and use either the 12" spindle and rotor or the 11" spindles and rotor form the big gm cars.

FASTLAP
Dirt Maniac

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posted July 29, 2004 05:53 AM  
Custom, there's a caliper adapter from Harris? And two different size big car spindles? I haven't run anything but Monte Carlo, so that's why I am unaware of all this other stuff. So if I am guessing right, that means that there are two big car spindles PLUS the monte carlo style spindle, right? Which big cars had which spindle, if you don't mind. Im new to all this "project" stuff.

jws
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posted July 29, 2004 07:15 AM  
Talk to Jet. There cars use the large metric spindles and small calipers. Not sure about the rotors.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted July 29, 2004 01:22 PM  
The 2 big car spindles use 11 or 12" spindles and rotors. 11" had 4 3/4 bc and the 12" had 5x5. Same heigth spindle for each and geometry just diff rotors.

leftturn73
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posted July 30, 2004 08:28 AM  
If memory serves my right the 12" 5x5 are the older impala say 72-79 and the the 11" 4x3/4 are the newer 79-90s. Geometry is the same, the 11' are lighter. Harris sells the taps to mount the metric caliper but you still must use the impala rotor and must be cut down. I do not think there is a way to run the metric rotor. If I'm incorrect please someone correct me.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted July 30, 2004 12:08 PM  
79-90's had either 5x5 12" rotor spindle combo OR 11" 4 3/4 combo.

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