20" rims on a 84 needs better brakes???

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Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, 20" rims on a 84 needs better brakes??? in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; i have a 84 eldo and im planning on putting 20's on it but i have read everywhere if you ...
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    CaddyFromNowOn is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    20" rims on a 84 needs better brakes???

    i have a 84 eldo and im planning on putting 20's on it but i have read everywhere if you increase the rim size you sould upgrade the brakes anyone know where i can get a upgrade for this car??

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    Re: 20" rims on a 84 needs better brakes???

    hello, Id also like to know if this has to be done, as I am also looking for some rims.

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    Re: 20" rims on a 84 needs better brakes???

    If you can find wheels that are strong enough, yet fairly light, you wont need to worry about it.. I would suspect OEM wheels weigh anywhere from 15-20lbs... If you want some bling bling 20in Chrome wheels id say youd be looking at 25+ lbs... Whenever you increase wheel weight by 10lbs, its similar to adding 40lbs of static mass to the car..... So if each wheel is 10lbs heavier, you have 4 wheels, thats like adding 160lbs of extra weight to the car... IE another person, give or take..

    the short answer is, if your brake system is in decent shape as is, i wouldnt worry about it. If oyu are concerned about it, get some new rotors and good pads, and then go from there.....

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