Z32 STOPTECH BRAKES

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  1. SWH80

    SWH80 Member

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    Am thinking of fitting Stoptech brakes ? Need to know what offset is required when fitting 18" replacement rims - same size F & R. Also, how wide can 18" rims be without having to roll mudguards ? Thanks.
     
  2. kr4usy

    kr4usy Active Member

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    It would depend on which of Stoptech's range you're looking at buying. I would suggest speaking to the company you're buying from as they'll be able to either give you measurements or a template, or possibly a straight offset to reference. However often the offset is only part of the equation, the spoke design plays a BIG part in defining if it clears your calipers or not. Ie you could have a relatively smaller offset, but perfect curve on your wheel spokes and clear, rather than needing a potentially larger offset to 'be sure'..

    Who are you looking at buying from? When I bough my BBK from Concept Z they were able to provide a physical template that I could print out and sit inside my wheels to check clearance. Worked perfectly.
     
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  3. MikeZ32

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    Like Andrew said fitment for brakes depends more on the spoke design. No guarantees but generally you need a low offset with concave spokes.

    Fitment for the guards depend on ride height, offset and width.

    Rears will fit bigger wheels. Since you want a set of the same wheels front and rear then 18 x 9 +30 is about the limit and already a bit wide for the front if the car is low. Stock height it fits ok front and back.
     
  4. Woo05h

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    When you look at the style you want you can get the spec's eg high, medium low disc... its for brake calliper clearance.

    On my 300 I had 18 x10 +22 fit...
    But after went to staggered 18x10 +15 f and 10.5+22 r(once I lowered it heaps in the rear needed to roll the rear lip).

    You can check a website called rim tuck to find wheel specs and pictures or use a offset calculator to work out rim clearance.
     
  5. Shane001

    Shane001 Well-Known Member

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    As suggested above the StopTech website will have templates you can print out to check wheel clearance.
     

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