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Did you have a problem with wheel clearance when fitting the Brembo kit? Spacers needed? Pics would be appreciated[:)].

Cheers, Jim
 

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yes 9 mm spacers on front thats with a ET38 santas on my car waht wheels do you have on yours and what off set are them
 

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They're 17" Masitaly's.

Not too sure about the offset mate. I've been told they may need up to 15mm spacers when they're fitted!!
 

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Best way to check is to put one of your wheels on my car, but as you're so damn far away that isn't gonna happen.

so, next best thing. with the wheel on the car, measure through your spokes from the disc to the inside of the spokes. Closest to the hub, half way up, and closest to the tyre. Post up what you have and I'll measure mine and then you can get a rough guide of how much you are likely to need. Also taking into account that the brembo discs are a bit thicker.

we should be able to get a 5 10 or 15mm idea.

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Quote: posted by R1GTI on 08/11/2004 18:10:18

Best way to check is to put one of your wheels on my car, but as you're so damn far away that isn't gonna happen.

Rich

Why?

I'll be back in a mo with measurements. Cheers mate.
 

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Right,

From the back of the wheel centre to the surface of the disc is 14mm.

From the edge of the disc to the rear of the spoke is 45mm.

And from the edge of the disc to the rear of the spoke, closest to the tyre is 55mm.

Any ideas?

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ok just did mine.

nearest my hub I have roughly 5 cm from the disc surface to the back of the spoke. The most space I need is halfway up wich is 6cm. and I have 5mm spacers so you do the math :)

it's looking like you will need at the most a 10 mm spacer

R
 

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yeah 15s on the back. running 225s at the mo but will go 255s on the rear next time they need changing then may reduce the spacers to 5s or 10s depending on the clearance.

yes yes I know it will be detrimental to the handling but it corners better than a FGW

pics somewhere on the forum, I'll go find them

R
 

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Looks exactly the same as mine from behind (you need to change your wiper[:D]). Except the wheels of course, I'll definately need to get spacers for the back. The angle of that first pic is weird, the wheel looks really small[;)].

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Never took to the other wiper really. might change it just to be a sheep tho.

I'd rather have it blanked off and not have one at all but it gets used a lot and I'd not manage without it.
 

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R1gti... I like the motor... some nice stuff(Lotsa work on them wheels eh?!)

Can I ask what those rear clusters are, are they genuine hella smoked clear??

If so how much you pay and where did you get em from...you wanna sell even?!! [:D]
 

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They'll be the Hella Black Magic Colours ones. Speak to Baker21 on here, he can get them at a discount.

Cheers, Jim
 
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