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Old 01-25-2006, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default my 16" barely fits.

I've got 16" Sparco Tarmac on GD. It went in w/o a problem but once it's on, the space between rim and brake is tight as a virgin's ass. When I tried to drive, it's rubbing. Now the question is if I drive it, will the caliper eventually dug deep enough groove so it the rim and brake won't contact anymore? I'm just talking about a couple of millimeters.
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Old 01-25-2006, 11:06 PM   #2
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I'd be really careful about this. You might damage the caliper. And the grinding on the wheel could comprimise the wheel, not to mention the heat that will be generated when rubbing. You should spring for 17" rims to be safe.
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run a spacer
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:56 AM   #4
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care to explain?

currently it's 16x7 w/ offset 50.
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:45 AM   #5
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well, i know to tuck wrx wheels on 4pots you run a spacer to make the rim stick out further (either lower offset or wider rim) basically you make it like hte stock RS 16x7 rims. so by running a like a 3 or 5mm spacer i think would get the rim off the caliper so its safe...assuming i interpreted this correctly
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run a spacer
+1. Get the proper spacer....
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:55 AM   #7
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I'd prefer slightly filing the caliper versus running a spacer for several reason, mostly safety.
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If you even got the wheel to move, it's <1mm, not 2-3mm. Figure out the actual interference. Also, do you have brand new brake pads? With a sliding caliper, caliper-spoke clearance changes with the brake pad thickness.

If it's really <1mm of interference and your pads are new, you can shave the caliper or grind down the brake pads with a belt sander. If your pads aren't new, you've got even bigger problems and should get wheels that fit.
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