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Old 07-16-17, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default 2018 Brembo Clearance

Hello all!

I'm scheduled to pick up my '18 STi on 8/7, and have a track day on 8/26. I've browsed through the forum but haven't seen any final results on whether or not the assumption is that a fairly standard 18x9.5 et38 wheel fitment will clear the new Brembo's. Can anyone confirm/deny?

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Old 07-16-17, 01:57 PM   #2
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Fairly standard? You're painting with a rather broad brush. When it comes to clearing Brembos, wheel size and offset are only one aspect. The spoke design also affects fitment. You can have two sets of wheels, both with the same size and offset and it's possible one wheel will fit while the other won't.
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Old 07-16-17, 02:11 PM   #3
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Fairly standard? You're painting with a rather broad brush. When it comes to clearing Brembos, wheel size and offset are only one aspect. The spoke design also affects fitment. You can have two sets of wheels, both with the same size and offset and it's possible one wheel will fit while the other won't.
Fair point. The wheels in question are the Work Emotion CR Kiwami.
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Fair point. The wheels in question are the Work Emotion CR Kiwami.
Yes they will clear the new brembos, the width clearance is same, only thing is 17s now wont fit.
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Old 07-16-17, 02:56 PM   #5
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Yes they will clear the new brembos, the width clearance is same, only thing is 17s now wont fit.
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As mentioned above, the caliper thickness is the same. If the wheels clear the 4 pots, they'll clear the 6 pots. 18s DO fit. 18s are as small as you can go though, on the 6 piston brakes.

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For the love of God, stop with this! 17s will fit!

I've proved this over and over and over and over and over again.
Oh shit really? Got any pics? Lol my bad i didnt see it...
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Old 07-16-17, 03:02 PM   #7
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Oh shit really? Got any pics? Lol my bad i didnt see it...
Lol my bad. For some reason, I messed up and thought it was 18s. Edited my post.

People keep saying 18s don't fit the new calipers, but I've posted numerous pictures of cars running 18s on the 6 piston brakes. 17s will not fit, from what I've seen.




^These are the 6 pistons with 18s. As you san see, the clearance is very minimal. 17s would almost surely hit the caliper.
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Move those wheel weight and you may surprise yourself.
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My 2018 STI has the 18"s from the previous year. They absolutely do fit.

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The 6-piston on an 18" looks badass! If I had a 2018, securing some 18" wheels would be my first mod.
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