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Old 07-16-2008, 01:04 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I might have posted this thread in the wrong section but I have been doing a ton of research and cant find the answer. I am installing STi Brembo brakes on my 2006 WRX this weekend. I am worried that the stock 17" wheels wont fit over the brakes.

I am wondering if anybody has had any experience or fitmit issues with the stock 06' WRX wheels over a larger brake set? I am trying to avoid buying spacers, as I have not read too many good things about them, but I also like the stock wheels and would like to keep them. But before I get too far into this, I would like to know early on if I need spacers or not so that I can get them ordered before I tear down my brakes.

Thanks for your help guys.

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Old 07-16-2008, 07:12 AM   #2
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The stock '06 WRX wheels will NOT fit over the Brembos. You'd need a pretty big spacer, which would also require longer wheel studs. Really, you should just get wheels that fit over the Brembos, so budget that into your brake upgrade. Here's a question, why do you want to upgrade? The stock 4/2 pots on the '06 are decent brakes.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:54 AM   #3
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Just get other set of rims that clears brembo's. I will do brembo swap in the future too and will put new rims
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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Check the brakes/suspension forum, brake supersticky, brembo FAQ. There's a list of wheels that clear in there.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:45 AM   #5
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I test fit them last night...you guys are right, the spokes wont clear the calipers. I am going to need at least a 10mm spacer from the measurements I took. So that will have to do until I save enough for new wheels .

I am doing this upgrade because I track the car and have a few very nice back roads in my area, and the stock brakes work great, but for the amount of heat generated at the track my rotors are having issues. Originally I was going to only upgrade to Stop Tech rotors, new pads, and SS brakelines. But I came across a deal for these I couldnt pass up, as I havent spent too much more money on this upgrade than I would have doing the just the rotors and pads.

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