Measuring axle standoff is an important, yet relatively easy job. (Image/Baer Brakes’ YouTube Channel)

Install custom brakes? Swapping axles? Retrofitting rear discs?

Then friend, you’re in the right place. The fine folks over at Baer Brakes developed a handy video that’ll walk you through how to measure axle standoff (AKA brake space or brake standoff), so you can properly line up your caliper over the brake rotor.

(Axle standoff is also a spec most brake/axle companies will ask you for if you’re designing a custom setup.)

It’s a critical measurement, but one that’s easy to take with just a set of measuring calipers. See how it’s done below:

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