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Volvo Front Calipers Do You Need Spacers?


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I just bought the front calipers from a Volvo 240 vented rotors on yesterday.  I have installed the 320i vented rotors last month. I am wondering will the calipers bolt up or do I need a spacers, will their be any cutting,grinding needed?  I looked for any information or pics on the forum about installation but didn't find any thing that was clear. Thanks    

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The backing plates (sheetmetal) need to be trimmed a bit, with sheetmetal snips,

and you need to find a .070" spacer of some sort.  I use fender washers that I then

drill out to fit the 12mm bolts.

 

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When I first did the conversion, the back of my Panasport 'spokes' were rubbing against the calipers.

 

I had to use spacers to back the caliper away from my Panasport wheels a bit towards the car.. 

Also had to use a wheel spacer to move the rim outwards slightly. 

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