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  • About Steve Gilbert
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    steve gilbert
    Kent oh
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    HHR SS
    2.0 turbo
    owner opp truck driver
    nascar,show horses, drag racing
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  • Last Activity: 02-13-2018 10:43 AM
  • Join Date: 02-16-2016
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  1. 02-13-2018 07:03 AM - permalink
    spacers are permitted at my track either
    was watching on you tube doesn't seem like grinding the caliper actually hurts it,your not taking that much metal off the caliper.
    wish I new about changing to lt front brakes before I change to my new brakes
  2. Oldblue
    01-19-2018 05:27 PM - permalink
    The Malibu rims are same width
  3. Oldblue
    01-19-2018 10:41 AM - permalink
    I know the OEM 16 inch steelies fit the SS 11.6 inch non Brembo brakes
  4. Oldblue
    01-18-2018 09:15 AM - permalink
    It’s a way of getting the job done, check your tracks safety rules , adapters aren’t allowed at my drag park, neither are stock studs , if your running slicks, you have to have 1/2 fine threaded grade 8 wheel studs. So, changing rotors and caliper brackets, you still use the same calipers and brake pads , four bolts a side! Two for the caliper and two for the caliper bracket.
    Or adapters
  5. 01-18-2018 09:02 AM - permalink
    think I'm going to put 1/4 inch adaptor then I can run the originl wheels duing week and 15 inch slicks at races
  6. Oldblue
    01-18-2018 08:31 AM - permalink
    You could spacer the wheel out but you might have other problems with fender clearances
  7. Oldblue
    01-17-2018 01:41 PM - permalink
    you don’t have the big Brembo brakes.
    You have SS 11.6 inch rotors and caliper brackets
    To fit the 15 inch wheels you need to swap over to LS/LT
    10.4 inch rotors and caliper brackets
  8. Oldblue
    01-16-2018 08:51 AM - permalink
    A friend of mine has a Malibu Max with the 15 inch aluminum rims, his has the smaller diameter LS/LT rotors. Is has lots of clearance, so I don’t believe you would need the grind down the calipers.
    This would be an easy swap, even if you drive the car during the week.
    You would simply , remove the calipers, change out the calipers brackets and rotors, reinstall the calipers, and the rims.
    Now of course this wouldn’t work if you have Brembos.
    I’ve got the brackets, and rotors, just pay the shipping.
    The rotors need to be cleaned up a bit , but as an experiment in fitment, they would work.
    They were 4 months old when I took the off to install SS non Brembo rotors and brackets
  9. Oldblue
    10-15-2017 09:52 AM - permalink
    Hi, Steve a member here earlier posted he had drag slicks mounted on 15 inch rims, I believe they were Malibu Max rims , he did not have the Brembo package on his SS
    I do not recommend grinding down the calliper or the mounting brackets.
  10. 07-23-2017 09:23 PM - permalink

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