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Old 02-07-2001, 07:30 AM   #1
Patrick Olsen
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Question STi brake clearance with 15" rims?

I'm sure this has been asked before, so I apologize for being too lazy to search. (I'm at work and trying to minimize my "play" time). Anyway, I have some 15x7" Raceline RL7s with a +50mm offset, and those are intended to be my auto-x/open track rims.

Does anyone know if they'll clear the STi 4 pot brakes? I vaguely recall reading here that yes, the STi brakes will clear 15" rims, but I wanted to be sure before I go about upgrading things.

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Old 02-07-2001, 08:14 AM   #2
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I have always understood the answer to this question to be "No", but email Mike Shields, he sells both, he should know.
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Old 02-07-2001, 08:41 AM   #3
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Halfway on the front page DMS-USA said:

"And yes, the 15x7's have extra clearance for bigger brakes. I've used them with 11.75" Coleman rotors and Wilwood 4 pot Superlite calipers."
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Old 02-07-2001, 08:42 AM   #4
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The STi brakes are on the Group N cars, right? The Group N cars use 15" gravel wheels (Raceline, Compomotive, Revolution, OZ, whatever...) so they must fit. The difference in brake clearance between the typical street alloy and a racing wheel is enormous.
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Old 02-07-2001, 08:47 AM   #5
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Racelines will be fine.

the standard steelies.. universal type will not fit.

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Old 02-07-2001, 09:33 AM   #6
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Will the 4 pod fits on 92 Legacy turbo stock wheels?
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