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    Getting ready to start parting out the Caliber

    I haven't started making official For Sale threads yet, but if anyone is looking for something, it's all for sale. Hood and front end were destroyed, but fog lights and left headlamp survived. Drivetrain and hatch are already spoken for, and I've got a line on the cat-back exhaust. Wheels and brakes will be available, but not until the shell is on the trailer to be hauled off. Drag wheel/tire package available now. Let me know if anyone wants anything before I start posting threads or putting parts on Ebay.




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    Re: Getting ready to start parting out the Caliber

    Curious about the brakes. Wondering if they would fit an L-body?


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    Re: Getting ready to start parting out the Caliber

    I've actually been meaning to message you about that. They're big. My 18" Tracklite drag wheels barely clear the calipers. The front brakes are the same as used on the Charger R/T. The rears are standard Caliber non-vented discs, although I just put on new Power Stop brakes right before SDAC in Detroit for the road racing. Plenty of life left in them. https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...sn=461&jsn=461

    But I was also wondering if the drag tires would fit your car- 18"x8" Motegi Tracklites, 5x114.3mm/4.5" bolt pattern with 245/40/18 Hoosier drag radials with only 10 passes on them. I paid almost a grand for the set.

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    Re: Getting ready to start parting out the Caliber

    I just bought a pair of 245/40-17s and test fit in the front. Barely fit, have to make an adjustment for the side ground effects. Amazingly, the sweep lock to lock looks ok. I don't think a 245/40-18 would fit. Sounds like the brakes won't fit if your wheels barely clear. Do you know the total diameter of the setup? I need to measure the inside of my wheels, curious if the information is online.


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    Re: Getting ready to start parting out the Caliber

    Yeah, Summit says the OD on the tires is 26". I have 24" OD tires on my Charger. There's still some room, but I doubt that much.

    As for the wheel clearance to the brakes, the shop that balanced them stacked tape weights on one wheel, and that extra thickness hit the caliper. So I'd say .25" clearance at best.

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    Re: Getting ready to start parting out the Caliber

    24 3/4" for a 245/40-17, currently running 225/35-17 which is 1.5" shorter. I think you could probably MOUNT the wheel onto the hub, but doubt you'd be able to set the car down or turn it without some rubbing. Man those brakes would be killer on my car though.


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    Re: Getting ready to start parting out the Caliber

    whoa, what happened??? I must of missed a thread??? Your's is blue right???

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    Re: Getting ready to start parting out the Caliber

    Yeah, it's the blue one I brought to the last three SDACs. I hit a deer last month and insurance totaled it out. While part of me wants another one, I've got enough cars to worry about, and it sucks having a car with even less aftermarket support than our original turbo Mopars. A lot of the upgrade parts I have on it aren't in production anymore.

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    Re: Getting ready to start parting out the Caliber

    I could use a couple small interior pieces. Too bad it's not black or I'd take the jack covers as I'm missing the drivers side. Is there a thread somewhere with all you've done to it??? Shoot me a PM if you want.

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