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Old 04-07-2005, 03:50   #1 (permalink)
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Guy's, does anyone no if I can fit 19" wheels to my Ba sedan? Thinking of upgrading the brakes before I get the thing supercharged. Cheers.
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Mate will go on easily i just bought 19x8 and 19x9.5 for my AU XR8 but be careful if you are going to upgrade the brakes such as Brembo or similar chances are the big calipers will hit the spokes and the only way you will make them fit is to use wheel spacers which i definently DO NOT recomend and then the wheel will possibly rub on the guards i would reccomend buying three piece wheels ROH or Simmons then they will make them to your specs.
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3 piece wheels generally have LESS clearance for calipers because the bolts get inthe way
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3 piece wheels generally have LESS clearance for calipers because the bolts get inthe way
Believe me you are WRONG!!!
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Believe me you are WRONG!!!
The bolts for the centres DO impact on the caliper clearance. Especially on "older" cars running 15" or 16" Simmons with big brakes. There is no need for you to tell me I am WRONG, I read it in the instructions that came with my big brake conversion.
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ok guys lets not fight about this. :)
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The bolts for the centres DO impact on the caliper clearance. Especially on "older" cars running 15" or 16" Simmons with big brakes. There is no need for you to tell me I am WRONG, I read it in the instructions that came with my big brake conversion.
I would definently agree with you if we were talking about 15 or 16 inch wheels but we are talking about 19 inch so therefore there will be no problems as far as the retaining bolts are concerned.
And LunaticSVT i would hardly say we were fighting about it.
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I would definently agree with you if we were talking about 15 or 16 inch wheels but we are talking about 19 inch so therefore there will be no problems as far as the retaining bolts are concerned.
And LunaticSVT i would hardly say we were fighting about it.
You are also talking about bloody big brakes, 330mm+. So there would still be LESS clearance then without the bolts but they could still be an issue with MONSTER brakes.
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I work for ROH and 18 and 19 inch 3 piece are the only aftermarket wheels that wil fit GTP falcons with the Brembo brakes without using spacers etc we also sell alot for Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati and Lotus and they all fit these cars in 18 and 19 inch no problem
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I work for ROH and 18 and 19 inch 3 piece are the only aftermarket wheels that wil fit GTP falcons with the Brembo brakes without using spacers etc we also sell alot for Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati and Lotus and they all fit these cars in 18 and 19 inch no problem
So, what about scrubbing, tight turns etc anything there to worry about? Can or should I consider having the guards flared or rolled?
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