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I apologize if this has been answered in the past, but I used the search feature and could not find what I needed.

I am looking at upgrading the front drum brakes on my LeMans to Wilwood's Dynolite Pro Series. I like their kit because it uses the factory spindles. Currently I have 15" Ralley II wheels on the my car and I would like to continue to use them. I am not positive but I think that the front wheels are 15x7 since the front tires are only 215s. My question is, will this brake set up fit with the Ralley IIs I have on the car? Wilwood says the kit works with most 15 inch wheels. I tried using their measuring diagram but did not have any luck. Is anyone else running this brake system with Ralley IIs?

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If this is the same kit we used on my sons 68 GTO the 12.19" rotors just clear the inside of 17" Ralleye II he has on his goat.
I would guess they wont fit behind your 15" rims
This is the diagram we used from Wilwood
http://www.wilwood.com/Images/BrakeK...448_wcd-lg.jpg
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The kit I'm looking at has 11" rotors. Here's a link to it on Summit's site:

Wilwood Dynalite Pro Series Front Disc Brake Kits 140-10996 - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing

How did you go about using the diagram to check if it would fit? I tried it using a couple straight edges without much success.
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I made a template based on Wilwood's instruction sheet for this brake kit. It looks like they should fit. Here are a couple pictures of the template. Is this right? If so, there should be plenty of room.
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I made a template based on Wilwood's instruction sheet for this brake kit. It looks like they should fit. Here are a couple pictures of the template. Is this right? If so, there should be plenty of room.
I haven't any real experience with this and can't offer any advice other than your templates have to take into account the caliper position which rides on the 11" rotors. I don't know if your templates are based on an 11" only rotor and don't include the additional clearances needed for the caliper.
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The template was made taking into account for the caliper as well. The diagram for the 11" kit is the same as the one bondobill posted except the measurements are slightly smaller. Instead of a half height of 7.15", I need 6.57" for this to work. I made the template to 13.14" exactly and cut the corners at 1.25" radius. Incredibly, I have a juice glass that was a hair smaller than 2.5" diameter so I used that to mark for the corners. I think what I did makes sense. There seems to be more clearance than I expected. I rechecked my measurements several times and everything seems to be right.
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The template was made taking into account for the caliper as well. The diagram for the 11" kit is the same as the one bondobill posted except the measurements are slightly smaller. Instead of a half height of 7.15", I need 6.57" for this to work. I made the template to 13.14" exactly and cut the corners at 1.25" radius. Incredibly, I have a juice glass that was a hair smaller than 2.5" diameter so I used that to mark for the corners. I think what I did makes sense. There seems to be more clearance than I expected. I rechecked my measurements several times and everything seems to be right.
We used cardboard for our template also.

Looks like you should be good to go

We have had the Wilwoods on now for better then 3 years. We have no complaints.
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Thanks for the help with this. I needed a little peace of mind before I pulled the trigger on this. I would have hated to end up with really expensive paperweights.
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Just remembered this morn.
The threads on Wilwoods lugs are different than the stock Pontiac lugs. At least they where on the brakes we ordered. We ordered the lug nuts they reccomended. No big deal unless you want to use the black dot Pontiac nuts.

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Thanks again. I was wondering if the threads would be the same. My car is not a concourse perfect car, so changing the style lug nut is no big deal.
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