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Old 02-15-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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So I bought a set of RPF1's a few months ago which I wasn't planning to mount until spring. I came across a thread that said RPF1s don't fit over sport brakes....which I happen to have. So I go to the garage and check - they don't fit

Can I grind a bit off the caliper and be ok? It seems they rub, but feels like 2-3mm more clearance would do the trick. So the real question is, how much caliper clearance do I need at minimum? Do wheels deflect in anyway that I should be concerned about? Or can I take off the bare minimum to let it spin freely?




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Old 02-15-2010, 09:47 PM   #2
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Probably need to check clearance with new pads. The caliper will move outward with new pads. Or are they not on sliders on a Miata?
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sell or trade for some 6uls
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Do what I did... sell the current wheels and get ones that fit over the brakes I had to sell two of my sets of wheels (inculding a set of like-new Enkei NT03+M) so I could buy a set that would fit over my Brembos
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thats the only downfall of the rpf1's yeah it sucks you could downsize your brakes
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:35 PM   #9
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Do what I did... sell the current wheels and get ones that fit over the brakes I had to sell two of my sets of wheels (inculding a set of like-new Enkei NT03+M) so I could buy a set that would fit over my Brembos
If I buy new wheels, I'll be getting ones big enough to buy your Bembos.

I'm going to try grinding the caliper down a bit.
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