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Old 05-15-2020, 04:21 AM   #21
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I removed the plastic valve holder in both rear rims.
I purchased valve extenders from Amazon
There’s a huge assortment so that you can pick the one best for your needs
Now I can easily access all the valve stems (vs before I could not)

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Old 05-15-2020, 11:16 AM   #22
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I'll take a look at ripping down that front caliper.
I have a nice grinder.

My thoughts exactly, Duck, grind the excess metal away w/o getting critically thin on the caliper.
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Old 05-15-2020, 12:39 PM   #23
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Yeah it would only need like 2mm deep and maybe 5mm wide. Not much materal needs to be removed.

Do we think these rims would flex some under cornering loads? If so we might need 8 mm deep? I guess we can compare with the OEM rims on the front by Taping some cardboard the the rim and spin to see how thick we can get away with?
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Old 05-15-2020, 03:32 PM   #24
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It will be a while from now but I'll do a tutorial on what and how.
I'll check the casting and take off as much as makes sense. The interference might just be from casting on the caliper might just be for ease of casting and not important to the caliper.

They don't rotate the stress on them is pretty straight and straight forward.
A LOT of times things are cast a certain shape to take advantage of standard bolt size either in the mold itself or in the completed part.

So, not too scary to trim one down.
If someone beats me to the chore, I'd like that.
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:20 AM   #25
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I purchased mine from e-trailer. like duckface said, you found out, mine rubs when tightened on caliper to the point it will not turn. BE WARNED - if you grind the caliper you will never pass an inspection! they always check brakes, and a grinded caliper will never pass inspection, you will need to replace it, and then you are back to no rim fit. I use mine on rear outer only, better than not having one for me. I would have liked to get one that fit, but couldn't find one. I mounted my spare under behind gas tank, fits snug there. I made two bar brackets to hold it in place.
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:58 PM   #26
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What inspections? LOL. They did away with vehicle inspections 25 years ago in AR. They were a joke anyway.

Not sure how many other states did away with inspections but Im sure we are not the only one.

It will only need a slight grinding. If he does it smoothly and paints over it no one will every know. Mine would spin fine but you could hear it rubbing slightly. When I took it off you could see where the rim paint transfered to the caliper. It only need minior grinding.
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:59 PM   #27
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I bet the rear brakes as smaller than the front so It should work on the inside Rear if needed. But I did not try (to much work just to check)
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Old 05-16-2020, 02:02 PM   #28
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What inspections? LOL. They did away with vehicle inspections 25 years ago in AR. They were a joke anyway.

Not sure how many other states did away with inspections but Im sure we are not the only one.

It will only need a slight grinding. If he does it smoothly and paints over it no one will every know. Mine would spin fine but you could hear it rubbing slightly. When I took it off you could see where the rim paint transfered to the caliper. It only need minior grinding.
Good info, thanks!

PS - no vehicle inspections in CA that I've ever experienced
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Old 05-16-2020, 03:23 PM   #29
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What inspections? LOL. They did away with vehicle inspections 25 years ago in AR. They were a joke anyway.

Not sure how many other states did away with inspections but Im sure we are not the only one.

It will only need a slight grinding. If he does it smoothly and paints over it no one will every know. Mine would spin fine but you could hear it rubbing slightly. When I took it off you could see where the rim paint transfered to the caliper. It only need minior grinding.
Yeah, most states did away with vehicle inspections decades ago. I think VA and MD still have them, but then VA still charges you a personal property tax on your vehicles every year as well.
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Old 05-16-2020, 03:25 PM   #30
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Good info, thanks!

PS - no vehicle inspections in CA that I've ever experienced
I don't live there but I thought I had heard they had emissions testing in CA?
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Old 05-17-2020, 02:07 PM   #31
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Looking for a spare

Try calling Winegardener Sales in Indiana. I have a Thor Gemini that I wanted a spare tire and wheel for. Checked with local salvage & repair shops, no luck. Ford wanted over $300 for a new wheel. After much looking, located a tire and wheel on eBay from them. The 195/75/16C tire and wheel had never been used and the wheel was compatible for the rear dual. Price was reasonable as well.
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Old 05-17-2020, 02:10 PM   #32
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Im trying to put together a spare tire for my 2017 Axis. Well I read about every "spare tire" posting on this forum but when I go to purchase on Amazon I find a note that says "Does NOT Fit E350 E450 Box Truck/Cutaways" on the rim that looks correct for my application.

Will that work on my "Stripper Chassis Axis"? Am I overthinking this?

I did some other searches and I either find a OEM rims for $225.00 + or folks that are "out of stock" or it shows ealier years like 2003 - 2007 only?

Will "any" of these late model Ford E350 / E450 rims work on our RV's?

Why would they say "not for Cutaway's"?

I sourced a matching tire locally but they cannot find a "cheap rim" (other than going to Ford for $225+).

Any suggestion? Thanks.
Try calling Winegardener Sales in Indiana. I have a Thor Gemini that I wanted/needed a spare tire and wheel for. Checked with local salvage & repair shops, no luck. Ford wanted over $300 for a new wheel. After much looking, located a tire and wheel on eBay from them. The 195/75/16C tire and wheel had never been used and the wheel was compatible for the rear dual. Price was reasonable as well.
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Old 05-17-2020, 03:03 PM   #33
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I don't live there but I thought I had heard they had emissions testing in CA?
CA emission testing works like this...
- begins on the 8th year after new vehicle is purchased
- it’s a computer test only, they don’t inspect the calipers
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