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      11-16-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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BBK on 162 in winter, spacer?

Hey guys.

I know there are tons of this kind of thread.

But, I'm not just simply ask fit or not fit.

As title said, I want run a rotora big brake kit in winter with my stock 162 wheels.

The sales person told me I need extra 2mm clearance between stock wheel and stock caliper. It seems have 1mm space. So I'm thinking can a 5mm spacer do the trick?

I will run M6 replica wheels in summer, it should have not problem. But on winter... I really don't want spend another $600 for a set of winter wheels.

Thanks.
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well if you only need 2mm, then by simple math, yes. 5mm will work.

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ROTORA RECOMMENDS A MINIMUM OF 2MM OF ADDITIONAL CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE OUTER FACE OF THE CALIPER TO THE INNER SPOKE OF THE WHEEL.

Thats what they said on their clearance chart.

I think this may not just simple math. Acoording to the wheel style, I'm afraid it may not clear in disc side.

Thanks for help.
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ROTORA RECOMMENDS A MINIMUM OF 2MM OF ADDITIONAL CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE OUTER FACE OF THE CALIPER TO THE INNER SPOKE OF THE WHEEL.

Thats what they said on their clearance chart.

I think this may not just simple math. Acoording to the wheel style, I'm afraid it may not clear in disc side.

Thanks for help.
are you worried about the caliper not clearing the drum? it should... just get a 5mm from a local speed shop (3 bucks at my local..) and throw it on and see what it looks like
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are you worried about the caliper not clearing the drum? it should... just get a 5mm from a local speed shop (3 bucks at my local..) and throw it on and see what it looks like
Great idea!

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