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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S321BAM, Sep 28, 2013.

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    S321BAM I lost the rod lottery

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    Evening all.

    Im after a set of brembos for the s3. Currently have banded t5 17"steels on the car. Looking at 996 frts or lcr brembos, will they fit behind a 17" wheel? Someone has offered to buy my 18" alloys off me and dont want to sell if the bigger brakes wont clear the 18s

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    Chris
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    S321BAM I lost the rod lottery

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    Found some time to use the search function! Lcrs fit behind 17" alloys. Does anyone running lcrs on 17s know the internal diameter of there wheel as I presume the steel would be different?
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    generally speaking, steel wheels have more brake clearence, as they rarely have any dish to them, and steel used in wheel construction is thinner than alloy :)


    Diameter wise, just about all 17's will clear LCR brakes, it's the horizontal clearence that people struggle with.
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    Cheers prawn. Im good on clearance the other way, wheels are on 25mm thick adapters, and the design of the wheel gives extra room. Looks like the alloys are going!
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    Managed to do a trial fit with a steel on a friends mk4 with lcr set up.......and yes the defo fit with loads of room.
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    Evening! Is there a physical size difference between the lcr brembos and 996 brembos?
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