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Old 11-18-08, 07:22 PM   #46
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Hey do you think with a 15mm spacer it will clear stock 18" wheels
I don't think so.The problem is the drop center! On most wheels it drop down and overall of 1in lesser than the diameter so even if the wheel is an 18 the drop center is any where from 16.75-17inches in dia.Now I have 18's on the car right now.So I can't complete this project til my 20's come in.But when I bolt everything up I'll try a 15mm spacer and I'll let you know.Give me three weeks sorry.
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Old 11-18-08, 07:27 PM   #47
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dude you told me that right now with those rotors it is about 8" from center to our edge of the caliper. i went to measure my enkei wheels today and there is absolutely no way in hell that would work. with 19's it would but 19's are retarded for tracking and tires are through the roof compared to 18's...especially for r-compounds.

i think ill have to stick to my current setup and make brake cooling ducts to compensate for smaller rotor.

Your right like I mention to stct300 the drop center is the biggest problem.With these rotors you would diff. have to go 19-20's.I think that's why the factory wheels on the IS f are 19 inch's .Good luck with the cooling ducts.
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Old 11-19-08, 04:54 AM   #48
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Nice job John. I think we are gong to be seeing a lot of people trying this DIY. and your getting new wheels? you forgot to mention that last we spoke. sneaky sneaky.
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Old 11-19-08, 05:23 AM   #49
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John let me know how the tt set up works.
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Old 11-19-08, 10:11 PM   #50
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hows it looking john??
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Old 11-20-08, 06:48 PM   #51
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I have to say, good job //LRD! This is definitely something that a lot of people will be interested in, especially if the TT calipers work as well.
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Old 11-20-08, 07:44 PM   #52
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I have to say, good job //LRD! This is definitely something that a lot of people will be interested in, especially if the TT calipers work as well.

Thank you.But I have to report that tonight in the extreme cold weather of south Florida.It's like 60 degrees man it's freaking cold!!!! I and my friends Wickedsc and Chevii which has the TT brake's try the template and it didn't work.The mounting holes were a little off so I made some changes to the template and we will soon see. The CNC guy has the new specs he pick up the template from me tonight and said I should have the bracket back come Tuesday.And By the way I kidding bout 60 being cold it was all done for dramatics. lol
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Thank you.But I have to report that tonight in the extreme cold weather of south Florida.It's like 60 degrees man it's freaking cold!!!! I and my friends Wickedsc and Chevii which has the TT brake's try the template and it didn't work.The mounting holes were a little off so I made some changes to the template and we will soon see. The CNC guy has the new specs he pick up the template from me tonight and said I should have the bracket back come Tuesday.And By the way I kidding bout 60 being cold it was all done for dramatics. lol
so are you making brackets that fit both TT and LS calipers or one for each ??
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so are you making brackets that fit both TT and LS calipers or one for each ??
That's what I'm shooting for.
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I might be interested in this.

Nice job John you are an inspiration to the community and keep up the good work.

have you thought about the rear brakes yet.
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Oh man I can't wait...!!!
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.....i am interested.
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Interesting...what about the rears? its gonna look wierd with huge brakes in the front and tiny ones in the rear.
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I'm curious how this plays out too, got LS calipers sitting in my basement itching for spring to come around.
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sorry for the noob question but how safe is this?
bracket is frail in appearance and the bolt hole for the calliper in the bracket looks kinda close to the edge.
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