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here we go i ordered the 18 superleggera OZ wheels 51 mm offset with the right centre hole for subaru, the wheel does not clear the brembo front calipers if I space it out .100 thou it clears, do i dare notch the rims,has anyone done this on other applications :cry: :cry:
 

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I wouldn't touch the wheel itself. Just not smart to be removing material. If anything, just find someone to make you shims I suppose.

I dunno....I'm waiting to find rims that really fit before ordering anything. If anyone finds any that can clear these things....holla.
 

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Ken Reich said:
here we go i ordered the 18 superleggera OZ wheels 51 mm offset with the right centre hole for subaru, the wheel does not clear the brembo front calipers if I space it out .100 thou it clears, do i dare notch the rims,has anyone done this on other applications :cry: :cry:
Why didn't you just go with ET35?
 

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on closer inspection, and compareing to the bbs wheel the Oz is .225 thicker cross section than the originals. it 3/4 s of an inch from where the spoke starts in centre part of the wheel, .080 of material inward for a quarter of an inch outward towards the tire, I could set it up in my Mill and take a ball nose cutter make a radius cut ,i dont thick you would be able to tell the difference if i painted the back with epoxy ????
 

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I could set it up in my Mill and take a ball nose cutter make a radius cut ,i dont thick you would be able to tell the difference if i painted the back with epoxy ????
It's not about painting the back so that no one can "tell the difference". It's about adversely affecting the structural strength of the wheel. For the love of Pete, don't cut your wheels to make them fit. Just find some that fit!

I'm a little surprised that 18" wheels don't clear, as those OZs are pretty popular with WRXs, with big brake kits and everything.
 

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tall people

E-mailed OZ ,they suggest 3mm wheel spacers,they have seen alot of there wheels that needed a slight modification ,they dont like to see it ,but its been done, they did comment ,do not clearance the caliper, i have a week to decide ,im cross drilling the rotors and cad plating them. iwill do alot more research before i thick about touching the wheels, the calipers are massive on these cars : :-?
 

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yikes... i'd leave the cross drilling to the manufacturer.

in fact. brembo CASTS the holes in the rotors, instead of drilling them AFTERwards (IIRC)...

i heard of stories where after drilling holes, cracks would develop.

i bought some cross drilled brembo rotors on my 4wd truck. almost 5 years now. no cracks, havent had to turn the rotors. and they still stop like the first time...
 

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spoke to steven french from OZ , the drawings they were given by brembo on the calipers and rotors, are not as they are on the sti the problem exists with the evo's as well, h+r does not make a spacer for the sti either, my options are getting smaller, : :roll:
 
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