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different front calliper ? To fit a 16x8 Simmons rim?
88 Turbo Coupe Offline
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#1
Got a line on deep dish Simmons rims, tried to bolt them and they hit the front calliper. I don't want to go to a smaller one, but is there any such thing as a low profile calliper that is other wise the same as ours just a smaller outside housing?
I was thinking a spacer but think that might push it out too far.
I believe the offset is 12+ and ours are 25 ET (I believe)
They were on a Mustang and a Cougar (not RX7) and Cougar had a TC rear end and they fit fine...
Thanks in advance
88 TC
5 Speed
Custom 2.75" stainless steel mandrel exhaust, cross drilled rotors (KVR), 245 50 ZR Eagle F1 GS-D3 (front & rear). This tire works amazing with the PRC. Wet or Dry! Lowered 1.75 inches
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goldwing Offline
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#2
If the wheels were on a Mustang you could probably switch to Mustang brake disc and calipers. I'm thinking because the Tbirds have vented disc the caliper & disc is wider. If that doesn't work try switching to Mustang spindles to get the brakes to work.
I'm just making a guess but it may work.
Good luck either way.
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88 Turbo Coupe Offline
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#3
I was also told they fit on a 85 or 87 Cougar perfectly, I know TC brakes are different than the Cougar (except XR7), not sure they could be switched, I have sweet KVR Cross drilled rotors that have lasted over a decade and they still look bran new, so I don't want to downgrade brakes for looks.
I have called a couple of brake places but haven't found a "low Profile" caliper yet, I hope something is made that will work.....
88 TC
5 Speed
Custom 2.75" stainless steel mandrel exhaust, cross drilled rotors (KVR), 245 50 ZR Eagle F1 GS-D3 (front & rear). This tire works amazing with the PRC. Wet or Dry! Lowered 1.75 inches
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88 Turbo Coupe Offline
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#4
Brake company got back to me and said:

"You would have to change the spindles to the 1994 type in order to use the cobra two piston calipers and yes they are smaller it the front by the rim. We stock them cost $400.00 for the set and $169.95 for the 13 inch rotors"

Not sure the wheel would clear the larger rotor...
88 TC
5 Speed
Custom 2.75" stainless steel mandrel exhaust, cross drilled rotors (KVR), 245 50 ZR Eagle F1 GS-D3 (front & rear). This tire works amazing with the PRC. Wet or Dry! Lowered 1.75 inches
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