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GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

Will the GT brake upgrade squeeze under standard 13" sporting wheels or no way not a chance ever ever? They're only 17mm bigger so I thought they might just squeeze in.

No harm in asking.....
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Re: GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

No.
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Re: GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

Thats how I like an answer simple and to the point!!
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Re: GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

Lol!

He's right, not a hope in hell. On the 14s I have on my Sei clearance is so tight you take off a bit of paint from the calipers each time you remove/replace a wheel. Sorry!
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Re: GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

As J333EVO said no chance with the PGT callipers. However I've got to finish sorting out willwood Midilite callipers clamping onto UT discs, this should be delivering similar results to the PGT set up in terms of performance.
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Re: GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

Hmmm How bout Uno Turbo brakes? They any better than standard stuff?

Very interested in the Willwood Midlite set up keep me informed!
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Re: GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

People certainly say the UT brakes are an improvement. But why not go to 14? The other good reason is much better/cheaper tyre choice, especially if you go to 6J.
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Re: GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

Its a clart on buying spacers, bolts and tyres to go to 14's. I was gunna swap the tyres on my 13's to 175/50 Yoko's and it saves the hassle.
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Re: GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

As i've said before and most UT owners will agree...

UT brakes are sh!te
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Re: GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

If you can get hold of some with 35et, then it's just 3mm at the back (or nothing if you've got disks) 8-10 at the front, and 35 or less for a stud conversion. No need to use hubcentrics, just stock sporting front spacers at the rear, decent aftermarket ones at the front. Then fit Uniroyals in 195/45/14 at about 35 a corner and (late, for preference) GT calipers with Alfa 155 disks (about 40 a pair).

It'll be easier and better than the UT conversion, and you'll have so much grip.
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Hmmm I thought the ET was higher than that on tempra wheels? I'll certainly look into it.
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Re: GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

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Hmmm I thought the ET was higher than that on tempra wheels? I'll certainly look into it.
Could well be. But why Tempra wheels?
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Re: GT Brakes & 13" Wheels?

I keeps the stock look i use them on the NA cinq

For Tempra alloys 20mm spacers up front and 10mm on the rear (ideally 12mm would make it the correct offset but you can get scrubbing on the outside of the arch) then 185/50 Conti-sports as they are 5.5j
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Quote Originally Posted by jamie86 View Post
As i've said before and most UT owners will agree...

UT brakes are sh!te
There's nothing wrong with 240mm discs if you use the right callipers, which is why I'm planning to use willwood 4 pot callipers with pads that are marginally bigger than late PGT pads .
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There's nothing wrong with 240mm discs if you use the right callipers, which is why I'm planning to use willwood 4 pot callipers with pads that are marginally bigger than late PGT pads .
I'm sure they'll be fine, but the expense! And surely the swept area (rather than the area of the pads) will be smaller?
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