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Old 03-20-2001, 09:53 PM   #1
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Post Subaru 4 pot brake clearance?

Does anyone know if the standard 4 piston subaru brake upgrade will be small enough to clear the stock 2002 WRX rims?

They're rather narrow at 6.5".

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Old 03-20-2001, 09:56 PM   #2
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I will be checking this combination one night this week, if you can wait that long.
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Old 03-20-2001, 10:29 PM   #3
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I have heard that it will not, but that could mean nothing.

glenn please let us know when you find out.

thanks

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Old 03-20-2001, 10:35 PM   #4
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i have 4pot brakes on my MY00. from what i understand that the U.S spec WRX wheels has the same offset as MY98-01 RS wheels. so i doubt it will clear if the wrx wheel width is only 6.5inches. the MY00-01 wheels are 16x7 and it was very close to touch the 4 pot calipers.

hope this helps..

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Old 03-21-2001, 05:32 AM   #5
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The non-US spec WRX has the 4 pots- are they running 7 inch wheels?
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Old 03-21-2001, 07:45 AM   #6
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Thought I replied to this --- but brake clearance is not directly related to offset.

The offset is the distance from the mounting face to the center of the wheel.

Some wheels have a huge dish in the spokes to clear large calipers (e.g. Racelines).

However, some wheels with less offset may foul, but the offset isn't a guarantee of clearing or not clearing, it is all in the wheel design.

In the non-US markets, they have a 17 x 7 wheel, which clears the 4 pot brakes.

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Old 03-21-2001, 10:15 AM   #7
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Glenn is right.

Hey glenn do you know if the 4 pot will clear 17x7.5 Volk TE37's 48mm offset on WRX?

thanks for the input


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Don't know, and I wouldn't use a 48mm offset 7" wide wheel on the WRX anyway (see other threads).

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Its 7.5"


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Old 03-21-2001, 07:17 PM   #10
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Wheel offset info <A HREF="http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Forum25/HTML/000023.html">here</A>.

Brake caliper clearance info <A HREF="http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Forum25/HTML/001624.html">here</A>.

I suggest we keep replies in those threads to keep the issues separate.

Glenn

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