1. BRAKE CALIPER

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The first crit­i­cal mea­sure­ment is the min­i­mum di­am­e­ter that the bar­rel of the wheel—the cen­ter—can be to fit around your brake pack­age. Us­ing a square, mea­sure from the cen­ter line of the hub to the out­side edge of the caliper. Tire Rack rec­om­mends ap­prox­i­mately 1/8 inch be­tween the caliper and hub to ac­com­mo­date for flex be­tween the wheel or spin­dle un­der heavy cor­ner­ing and brak­ing. With wider af­ter­mar­ket calipers, mea­sure the dis­tance be­tween the side of the caliper and the face of the ro­tor to check the clear­ance on the back side of the spokes. This is not a con­cern with most OEM brakes, but most af­ter­mar­ket, multi-pis­ton calipers will need to be mea­sured.

[ We got a ra­dius of ap­prox­i­mately 7 inches, mean­ing the in­ner di­am­e­ter of the wheel’s bar­rel can­not be less than 14 inches (which a 15-inch wheel di­am­e­ter pro­vides).

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