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Steel rims on a 105e

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Anyone know the answer to rims hitting the brake calipers? Just bought a set of refurbed 5 1/2 and 6 " steel rims..look fantastic but don't fit. Any ideas..the minilite wheels on at the moment fit fine???

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Well I'd guess it depends on what calipers you are running and if the wheels are the riveted type. What hubs are you using? if they're Classic/consul capri ones then you will need to use  mk1/2/3 capri hubs or fit a spacer.  I run the giant M18 mk2 Granada calipers on mk3 capri hubs with non riveted wheels and they clear...but only just and bit too close for comfort. So I used to run a thin 5mm spacer just to make sure. I've now changed to ali hubs which stick out an extra 10mm  and no longer use a spacer. I dont know if you have rear discs and calipers, but I gather the same issues apply there too re riveted wheels.

 

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Thanks for the reply , I think they are escort struts with 4 pot AP calipers, and your right issues front and back. The rims are welded not riveted and a spacer would make them foul on the body???

Might have to stick with the alloys..shame.

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If they're AP's then yes possibly you may have issues. Alloys  do generally seem to have more clearance. I also have a set of genuine Cosmics which I sometimes use, they have loads more clearance than my steels.

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