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Old 09-18-2012, 12:37 AM
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konig rollers 15" wheels and r53 jcw brakes

I know that 15 inch wheel fitment is limited with the r53 Jcw/r56 brakes, but what exactly is it that makes some fit and others not? Do some simply not fit over the caliper or is it the spokes that rub. The wheels i would like to put on are Konig rollers in virtual smoke 15x7.5 et32, i know that another member has put on Konig candys on his jcw that are Kong15x7.5 et30 with a similar wheel design from the same manufacturer. Does anyone think that these would fit or what problems i may have with them fitting?

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Old 09-18-2012, 03:31 AM
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15" is a nogo...
16' is limited....some 16's fit...limit is the shape of the inner casting of the wheel, and the interferance on the caliper.....with most 16's it is so close, half height wheel weights must be used.
Remember, gen1 jcw bbk kits are/were pretty rare till folks started fitting gen 2 calipers/rotors (same as gen1 JCW ....heck the bbk was not part of the standard jcw engine package...it was an optional, for any car, kit...came out in 2005. Many folks have red painted std calipers....
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Is there an easy way to be able to tell if my car has the r56 brakes? If not how Exactly do I measure? I know jcw/ r56 brakes are 294mm and standard is 280mm or something like that. I bought it used with the jcw 210 package... I have stock 17 r90s on her right now and there is still quite a bit of room between the wheel and the caliper so maybe I don't have the jcw brakes?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:22 AM
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Jcw big brake kit will have the surf board logo on the caliper. I believe at least mine does
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Some 15" wheels do fit the JCW brakes quite well. You just have to look around.
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Thanks for all the post guys... I ended up playing it safe with a set of 15x7 6uls since I know that they will work. And after further research I found that I do not have the jcw brakes. Which is a good thing to me becauae for some reason i am set on 15s with a bit of meat on the tires makes it a bit easier for me to choose a 15" wheel .
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