What did you do to your UK S550 Mustang Today

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  1. SteveS

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    Pretty sure the stock rear was hitting the front brakes when I test-fitted. No spacers.
     
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    I’ve got a rear wheel with a front wheel size tyre on it (255 profile) as my spare and it fits no probs on the front with my 20mm spacers I’m running.
     
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    Hitting... the brakes? really? Strut surely, but brake not a chance?
     
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    Why not? I'm not about to go out and try it again but would be interested to see your working... :wink:
     
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    because they're wider than the fronts, and the offset means they shouldn't stick in closer than the fronts do? (that's the maths of it atleast...). The reality could be different. But if i can fit 19x10 et40's upfront with no spacer and clear brakes (yes 6pot brakes), then the OEMs should clear the brake too, no?
     
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    I reckon the width combined with the offset puts the backspace a mil or two closer to the calipers (and a fair bit closer to the strut).
     
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    strut i'd agree with it rubbing, the caliper just seems unatural if you ask me.... but i'm now tempted to get a GT rear brake and test it lol
     
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    I'm talking about putting a rear wheel on the front, with the Brembo.
     
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    Nothing up with the alignment. Standard rear is 9.5j x 19"; offset 45; 275/40 R19 tyre and no spacer. That's why it fouls. Standard clearances are tight.
     
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    It will clear easily with a 25mm spacer. I don't. It's only slight, and it's only the tyre.
     
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    Rear is 52.5 offset I believe with front 45, but tight as you say.
     
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    Good point, well made. Forgot to mention this was a Bullitt rear :fingerscrossed:............
     
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    I know
    OEM rear:
    19x9.5 with a 52ET Brembo 6 pots
    My front wheels
    19x10 with a 40et brembo 6 pots (doesn't foul, and i've got some savagely concaved wheels) (i say doesn't foul, they don't foul caliper, but they do fould the wheel barrel (well did before a grinder got on them lol)
     
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    My brain's hurting. I'm now going to have to fit the wheels to check. Sometime.
     
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    Hahah you and me both, if i get a GT pop over next week i'll put their rears on my fronts and test.
     
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