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Old 11-20-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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Hey guys! im new here but definitely not new to auto forums. im currently shopping around for a mustang GT. i have one in mind and hopefully will be getting it soon. my question is im looking at some rota grids and i really like the look of these wheels. my question is do you think this offset will clear the brembo option? i've tried searching and i haven't found anything. here is a pic for reference. im sure this is not everyones cup of tea but hopefully i can find some answers here. thanks in advance
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:56 PM   #2
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It's tough to see but I'm going with no. Someone smarter than I will hopefully answer, but I know the Brembo's will not clear my OEM California Special wheels. I was at a shop who had some really good priced Brembo take offs & we measured - no way they would work. Those wheels look just as tight.

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Old 11-26-2014, 05:31 PM   #3
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Usually, the brembo option requires 18" wheels to clear. However, the biggest obstacle in your case is the offset of the wheels. +20 is a very close call.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:11 AM   #4
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I thought Brembo cars had 19" wheels. Isn't 18" too small?
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:10 AM   #5
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They come with 19" from the factory, but I have heard 18" wheels fitting if the are setup right. In fact I think Ford sells 18" track pack style wheels, but I don't know if they fit brembos or not.
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:37 AM   #6
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It's not so much the wheel size as a 17" wheel will fit the brembos inside. It has to do with the spoke design.

Look at a NASCAR race car. They run massive 6piston front brakes with a 13" rotor inside a 15" wheel.

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