Brakes 13" 2013 Mustang GT Brake swap in progress - pics and question

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  1. coolblue65

    coolblue65 Founding Member

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    I had the day off today so I started bolting up 2013 Mustang GT rotors and calipers to my original drum spindles. I freshened up the drum hub with new bearings and seals, new and longer wheels studs, then bolted the calipers up using MustangSteves brackets.

    Below are pictures of the setup mounted inside a 17" Torq Thrust 2. There is plenty of clearance from the face of the caliper to the spokes on the wheel. I am going to have to push my sticky wheel weights all they way to the edge as they just touch the caliper, but this only happens on the outside edge of the wheel not the inside. With the weights moved all the way out I will have about 1/8" clearance from the outside of the caliper to the inside of the wheel. Just

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    Inside caliper to wheel clearance has plenty of room even with the wheel weights:
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    Outside shot of clearance of caliper to wheel, roughly a 1/8" gap:
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    So the question is, is the 1/8" gap as shown above enough clearance between the caliper and wheel?

    Thoughts?
     
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    Since nothing's moving in there, I'd say any clearance is enough clearance, I've had a lot less than that on vehicles in the past. Keep posting the pics, I love seeing this!
     
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    right, as long as nothing touches, you are good to go.
     
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    That's what I was thinking too. I probably won't make a ton more progress for while, I need to clean and paint everything and still rebuild the other hub before actually installing it all. I will start a new thread with more photos when I get it all on.
     
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