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Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, 14x7(standard)wire wheels on 97 deville... in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; n.e.1 ever put 14's (standards) on a deville. i seem to be having trouble with the front calipers, there scrapping ...
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    14x7(standard)wire wheels on 97 deville...

    n.e.1 ever put 14's (standards) on a deville.

    i seem to be having trouble with the front calipers, there scrapping on the inner center part of the wheel when hand turned, and wheel wont completly go into the knock-off adapter.

    i've tried 1 inch wheel spacers, and still no go.

    i've heard of others grinding down the calipers. so if n e 1
    can provide some type of suggestion, good lookin out.

    and i'v also posted on LAYITLOW and still no help...

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    Re: 14x7(standard)wire wheels on 97 deville...

    Yeah, you might end up having to grind the calipers a little and also put a spacer. But be careful not to grind off too much!!!!

    I have a 1990 deville and i didnt have any problems putting them on, 14x7 wires, but mine are reverse offset.

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    Red faceRe: 14x7(standard)wire wheels on 97 deville...

    I have had that problem as well. I have 4 Cadillacs, 2 of them being Deville's. I have a 94 Deville Concours with 14x7 OG Wire wheels standard reverse. They work great with a small & minor modification the the rear fenderskirt. I also have an 02 Deville. Tried the same trick, and yes the caliper is bigger than the 94's. Plenty of people say grind the caliper which would work. But do take in mind.......the caliper is a certain thickness to assist the rotor in removing heat evenly. Grind too much, it will lead to warping your rotor in a premature fashion. Especially being FWD!!! You need to bump up 1 inch my friend to 15's. It will give you that ever so close clearance needed. Then wrap them up in some vogues and call it a day.


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    Re: 14x7(standard)wire wheels on 97 deville...

    mack........This thread is almost 4 years old, and the 2 original posters haven't been around in this thread in 3 years........

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