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Old 07-15-2015, 09:35 AM   #1
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Brake upgrade clearance

Planning on switching over to brembos. Just did my wheels offsets are +28 in the front and +35 in the rear....will I clear brembo calipers? ?
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:43 AM   #2
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What do your rims look like? I would suggest at least 19" rims. Some say 18s have worked but I would not risk it, plus people usually like the aggressive look of bigger rims.

With my 14' V6 PP rims with 255/40/19s I needed 1/2" wheel spacers to clear the rims. Those rims were 19x8.5. However, I now have 15' GT PP replica rims that are 19x8.5 with the same 255/40/19 tire and they clear them fine. Each type of rim is different, usually the spoke clearance is the biggest hurdle.
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There 20x8.5 and 20x10.5 kmc 685 districts
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:00 AM   #4
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The only ones I'd worry about are the front. If you are going Brembo, I think they have a template you could try using to check.

Something like this might give an idea. Might not be "exact" though. Wheel fitment template for Brembo Big Brake Systems
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Based on what I think I know the +28 might be an issue. I have some Rohana RC10's +35 and they clear my Brembo's but there isnt a ton of extra space. I would check with the manufacturer. Worst case since its only an 8.5" wheel you could run a spacer.
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Based on what I think I know the +28 might be an issue. I have some Rohana RC10's and they clear my Brembo's but there isnt a ton of extra space. I would check with the manufacturer. Worst case since its only an 8.5" wheel you could run a spacer.
THIS! Also, depending how much stud is left after the spacer, you might either need longer studs OR they sell spacers w/ studs in them.
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There's more to the fit than just offset. The thickness of the spokes is what makes or breaks you with the Brembo fitment.

My TSW wheels fit with only 20mm offset with Brembo brakes.

Front wheel Specs:
Diameter 19"
Width 8.5"
Offset +20 mm.
Backspacing 5.5 in.

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This is why its best to check with the manufacturer for fitment.
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Most don't know. They'll ask you something stupid like is it for a V6 or V8, then "yes it fits".

I've found tirerack's website to be pretty good at fitment checking. IF they sell what you're looking for.
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Most don't know. They'll ask you something stupid like is it for a V6 or V8, then "yes it fits".

I've found tirerack's website to be pretty good at fitment checking. IF they sell what you're looking for.
To be honest if I called the manufacturer and they dont know the answer, Id be buying from a different company.
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THIS! Also, depending how much stud is left after the spacer, you might either need longer studs OR they sell spacers w/ studs in them.
Keep in mind that the FRONT studs (just the front ten) will run you $120. I went with a set of ARPs with a small spacer so I could add some camber at the bottom of the strut with my wider wheels.
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Are you going with brembo 4 or 6 pistons? I know on late model it says 6 pistons will only clear sve drifts and ford racing wheels. Call them, they will be able to answer your question since they carry KMC districts

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To be honest if I called the manufacturer and they don't know the answer, I'd be buying from a different company.
My point is they'll probably say some crap like "Yes, it should, but we don't guarantee it." just to get the sale.

Then you can't return b/c they said they didn't guarantee it would fit.
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There you go. They won't clear brembos unless you use a minimum 1/8" spacer

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Update**** they clear all the way around
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Fronts are +28mm rears are +35mm
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