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Old 11-30-2012, 03:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Answer one more question and I will be able to put this thing to rest. I have come to terms with the $800+ that it's going to cost to fix and refinish my wheels. I have expressed some interest in the 2g brakes to someone that has them up for sale on this site. I want to have all my ducks in a row before I let him know that I am going to pass. If the 2g's won't clear my OEM 17's on the front I can live with that, not a lot of difference really. The rears are what I was really concerned with. Can anyone tell me what doesn't clear on the rears? Is it the second piston that is on the outward side of the caliper? If so can it be shaved or is it just not gonna happen? I do not like the single piston rears and really want to at least go with the second gen twin piston. If it's a no-go I'd like to be able to go ahead and make my peace with it. Thank's by the way for the info guys.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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oz f1 17s fit over rears and fronts no problem
I have them on mine
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Go the 2G brake kit if you have spare money, don't pay silly money for it though as I just can't see all 4 calipers being worth that much...

the 2G kit will allow you to clear down to probably even 16" wheels lol
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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An offset of +35 is prob your best bet. Most websites will allow you to buy wheels by car. In your case select a 2nd gen car and start searching. Just make sure they have some sort of return policy incase the website says they will fit but they physically don't. I bought some wheels that way and shipped to Australia and they didn't fit. Had to run a spacer to clear 1st gen calipers.

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Just use math and you can figure all of it out. Use the OEM 18x8.5" +46mm wheels for reference and go from there.
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But seriously, use that diagram and you'll find out which wheels fit.
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Just use math and you can figure all of it out. Use the OEM 18x8.5" +46mm wheels for reference and go from there.
This is not quite true. The calculators help you figure out how the spacing changes between strut/rim and how much poke the rim has compared to stock. What it DOESN'T tell you is whether the spoke pattern will clear the calipers. This is usually not a problem for the NA cars but for VR4 / TT cars it is usually best to use something that people have CONFIRMED will clear the spokes.

No one can tell FOR SURE if a new untested wheel will clear. If it doesn't clear the spokes then you have to add spacers which effectively reduces the offset and makes the wheel poke out more. So you may not get the look you want.
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The calculators help you figure out how the spacing changes between strut/rim and how much poke the rim has compared to stock. What it DOESN'T tell you is whether the spoke pattern will clear the calipers. This is usually not a problem for the NA cars but for VR4 / TT cars it is usually best to use something that people have CONFIRMED will clear the spokes.

No one can tell FOR SURE if a new untested wheel will clear. If it doesn't clear the spokes then you have to add spacers which effectively reduces the offset and makes the wheel poke out more. So you may not get the look you want.
For sure, I should have realized he was asking about spoke fitment over brakes, and this is sage advice!

Also, a great site for unit conversions is http://www.convert-me.com/en/
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