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Old 08 November 2018, 07:08 AM
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Hi guys

Like I said I'm new here so my bad if this has been brought up

Looking at changing the front brakes on my blobeye wrx to the brembos, and know that wheel fitment as well as arch rubbing is an issue.

would a fitment of 18x8.5 ET35 clear the brembos? what kind of tyre sizes would I be looking at? would I need to get the arches rolled?

any advice greatly appreciated
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Old 08 November 2018, 09:43 AM
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All depends on the design of the wheel. It's more the spokes of the wheel that hit the brembo calipers. Some have loads of room like the XXR 527s and the Rota grid drifts need a 5mm spacer. Find a wheel you like first then look to see if it will clear brembos. Some manufacturers are quite helpful too. Bola were able to tell me straight off which wheels would fit and what offset would work. Certainly worth contacting them. Same for Rota in the UK, they were very helpful.
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Cheers mate, never occurred to me to contact the wheel company!
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I'm wouldn't be confident that an offset of 35 would be suitable but it depends on the wheel design too I suppose. I have 17" Rota Torque wheels with an offset of 48 if I remember right. They clear with about 3mm of space between the face of the caliper and the back of the spokes.

If you happen to live near Belfast I have some calipers sitting about for a trial fit
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Old 28 December 2018, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by piehole1983 View Post
I'm wouldn't be confident that an offset of 35 would be suitable but it depends on the wheel design too I suppose. I have 17" Rota Torque wheels with an offset of 48 if I remember right. They clear with about 3mm of space between the face of the caliper and the back of the spokes.

If you happen to live near Belfast I have some calipers sitting about for a trial fit
Unfortunately I'm no where near, but thanks for the offer bud much appreciated
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Old 28 December 2018, 08:53 AM
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I did a brembo conversion on my 08 wrx and my 18” wolfrace jdm’s Clear the brembos.
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