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Old 08-22-2016, 05:22 PM   #1
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New axles and Brakes will not fit the origanl MAG wheels

Has anyone else run into the problem of replacing their axles with new Dexter axles and new Kodiak disc brakes and the original mag wheels rub on the caliper??? The wheel need to come out about 1/2" to clear the caliper.

I just did all that work only to find out after wards that the rims hit the calipers. Short of replacing the rims, does anyone have an solutions?
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:37 PM   #2
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Welcome, if I understand your problem, they make spacers to move the wheels out. Available from any auto parts store.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:40 PM   #3
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That was my first response to the problem. I talked with Kodiak about that and they said 1/2" spacers would push the rim to far on the studs and there wouldn't be enough thread to hold the bolts tight and too much weight would be on studs with the potential of shearing off the studs.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:59 PM   #4
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That is a common problem when going to Kodiak discs and the original aluminum wheels. I believe that the only solution is to purchase new wheels.

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Has anyone else run into the problem of replacing their axles with new Dexter axles and new Kodiak disc brakes and the original mag wheels rub on the caliper??? The wheel need to come out about 1/2" to clear the caliper.

I just did all that work only to find out after wards that the rims hit the calipers. Short of replacing the rims, does anyone have an solutions?
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I purchased the axles and brakes from Inland RV and they told me that this is the first time they have ever heard of this problem.
Has anyone else ever had this problem???
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:11 PM   #6
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What hubs did you use? Kodiak makes hubs integral with the discs and hubs the discs slip over. The standard spec for the wheels is 0 offset. Has someone tod you to get wheels with a different offset? I'm thinking of going to discs on my Classic; I have the Sendel T03-66655 wheels. I was thinking of Kodiak discs but now you have me wondering.

Can you move the calipers in with a different mounting plate instead of moving the wheels out?

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Was this a kit specific to your AS? If so Kodiac should make it right if you were not informed. I have been considering the upgrade for our Bunk but not if I need to buy new wheels as well.


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Inland is completely responsible for this; don't let them duck out.
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Post 9 here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...s-17343-3.html

PM Buttercup on this forum, he went from the standard 1970's disc brakes to Kodiak and had to purchase new wheels.

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I purchased the axles and brakes from Inland RV and they told me that this is the first time they have ever heard of this problem.
Has anyone else ever had this problem???
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Do you think that Kodiak should have a master list of every wheel and which ones fit on their brakes and which ones don't? I have Kodiak disc brakes on both trailers and they fit over steel wheels.

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Was this a kit specific to your AS? If so Kodiac should make it right if you were not informed. I have been considering the upgrade for our Bunk but not if I need to buy new wheels as well.


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Yes absolutely especially when AS has got to be a prime market.


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New wheels made for use with disc brakes, we run into this when installing disc brakes on our old cars..
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