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speedkills
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Re: Best year/model brakes to fit 16" tires?

Post#11 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:27 am

But, I think I have the answer I need, which is this isn't a thing the community has experience doing, so I'll be taking my own chances when I do it, which is a reasonable answer.

sadovnik
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Re: Best year/model brakes to fit 16" tires?

Post#12 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:30 am

It sounds like you already have everything figured out, but in the odd chance that you don't, you may want to contact Couch Offroad in Denver. I believe they've done a few portal axles.

speedkills
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Re: Best year/model brakes to fit 16" tires?

Post#13 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:35 am

Hmmm....that's useful. I didn't realize they were in Denver and if I go the DV Max portals they will need a support welded on which is the one thing I can't do with my current skill set. I really need to learn to weld.

sadovnik
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Re: Best year/model brakes to fit 16" tires?

Post#14 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:43 am

You're welcome.

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stevegsmith
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Re: Best year/model brakes to fit 16" tires?

Post#15 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:33 am

sadovnik wrote:You're welcome.

:lol:
Steve

speedkills
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Re: Best year/model brakes to fit 16" tires?

Post#16 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:09 pm

I spent some time today looking up caliper pricing and they are quite expensive, looks like it would cost me close to $2k to do the brake swap. Interestingly, the AMG calipers are cheaper than the non-AMG calipers. I don't want 16" wheels quite that badly, so I'm going to abandon this idea and just figure out which 18" beadlocks to get.

autonovice
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Re: Best year/model brakes to fit 16" tires?

Post#17 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:41 pm

You may be able to find deals on fleebay. I got a set, one side was frozen, 350$ shipped. Then had them rebuilt, plus MB parts and pistons. Came to about $1K. Ebay now has them for about 450$ for each caliper. For that FourByFour price looks reasonable with 600$ each but I don’t know where the items are or uses MB genuine parts. http://www.fourbyfourclub.com/W463Brake ... iperFL.htm. I think MB new is about 900$ each.

gmaschine
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Re: Best year/model brakes to fit 16" tires?

Post#18 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:51 pm

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speedkills
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Re: Best year/model brakes to fit 16" tires?

Post#19 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:37 pm

Do the trail ready have CTIS support? I can’t tell from the descriptions. My favorite so far are the new DV Max wheels. They protect the bolts and the CFIS line much better than other designs I have seen.

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