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    Default advise needed fitted wheels front catch brakes does a gsi have bigger brakes

    as above went to fit my wheels backs fit with a couple of mm free of brakes went to do the front went on perfect went to spin the wheel and they are catching on the edge top and bottom of my brakes does the gsi have bigger brakes
    also would spacers work the tyres which are on them are 235/40/18 would this work with spacers or would they start to rub when its on full lock
    any help on this matter
    this is the dimensions on the wheels
    FOX RS JK5
    8Jx18”
    ET 45
    PCD 5x110
    Spigot 73.1mm with 65.1mm adaptors

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    Most GSi's have 314mm brakes which easily fit under 17" alloys and the 16" space saver fits them too - I'd suggest the design of your alloys is to blame more than anything mate - can you post up a picture of them...?

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    its only a few mm too small

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    There's the issue mate - the wheel might be 18" across but it protrudes well into the inside area of the wheel making it the equivalent of a 16".

    One of many reasons I hate aftermarket wheels...

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    never thought ov it like that but the brakes fit in to the wheel its just where you put the bolts in to it seems to be too much depth hence the reason why they catch on the edge of the spokes
    me thinking another 5mm or 10mm spacer will bring the wheel out a bit so they dont catch the spokes ov the wheel just have to do some searching to see if i have to change the bolt sizes

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    just get spacers mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectrac150cdti View Post
    just get spacers mate

    any ideas 5 mm or 10mm and also will i need longer bolts if so dont suppose you know what sort of size
    thanks

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    yes u will need longer bolts i would got for 10mm spacers

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    why isnt anything easy thought this was going to be a easy little mod
    i think i worked the size out by using iruler online ruler the threads on mine are about 22mm so if i can get 32mm long bolts it should work with 10mm spacers
    Last edited by 6009tristanb; 31st August 2011 at 20:11.

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    Hth mate

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