FR500's and Cobra R Brembos

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  1. codfod

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    Does anybody know if the Cobra R calipers will clear a 17x9 FR500? I believe the offset of these specific wheels are 24mm, I haven't been able to find any real definitive answer.
     
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    Don't know why they wouldnt
     
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    According to American muscle the 2000 Cobra R Brembo does not work with 17" FR500



    You could measure and see


    I'm not sure what picture they are referring too. Here's the link to the page if you want to dig for yourself

    http://www.americanmuscle.com/brembo-mustang-brake-kit-2000-cobra-r.html
     
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    Figured because the '00 R came with 18's it wouldn't, but a cobra 17" would work?

    Weird.
     
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    That would be a no. The spokes come in too much at an angle. I dont even thing 18s do with fr500s. bullets dont either.
     
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    It doesn't even seem like the caliper would have much of an issue with the spokes, seems like it would be a bigger problem fitting inside the diameter of the wheels themselves from just looking at them. But either way I didn't hold a ton of hope. On AM some of the product review pictures do show 18' FR500's over the brakes though so those should be fine.
     
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    From the picture it looks like it fits just fine inside the diameter of the FR500 wheel. Also from the looks of it, it clears the spokes too. A very small spacer would fix a fitment problem of the caliper touching the spokes if it existed. I found some info on the subject from that site.

    Per Brembo North America the caliper measures 48.4mm out from the rotor hat. You need a clearance of at least 48.5mm for the center wheel hub to the inside spoke face. As far as caliper height, the caliper measures 192.5mm from the center of the wheel hub.


    I use the car for road course track days. A huge upgrade over the stock PBRs. Running 18" FR500 replicas, I did need to put a small wheel spacer in to ensure clearance. It clears without them, just barely, when the calipers are cold. The small bit of expansion when they heat up is enough to cause a clearance issue.
     
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    ^ my man. great response
     
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    Welp looks like I'm looking for new wheels come time to install the brakes lol
     
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    Huntington beach??? Dude you're sooooo local! Check out Carbyne Wheels. They are a small company located about 30 miles from you. Their wheels will clear anything, and they are pretty well priced. Popular with drifters
     
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    isn't [MENTION=8860]Win[/MENTION] the one in search of brembo's with no spacers?
     
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    Not a huge fan of the Rivals but I dig the Sprints! Found a picture of them on a S197 on their facebook page and they don't look too bad. They kinda remind me of Volk TE37's but five spoke instead of six.
     
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    Im actually thinking of running them. Realllly soon.
     
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    Liar. Knowing you you're probably getting a set of hres
     
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    Wheels that are known to clear.

    True R58 17x9 Cobra r
    03/04 Cobra 17x9 wheels
    anniversary wheels are still up for debate
    MMD 551c 18x9
    18x9 FR500 ( pulled that from years and years ago off SVTP)
    y2k 18x9.5
    17x8 98 Cobra wheel

    obviously custom wheel
     
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    Yeah if I could find some R58's that would be ideal. None of the replica 95R wheels are known to fit? I'd prefer to stay 17's so I could reuse tires instead of having to buy a whole new set yanno.
     
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    I'm looking at moving up to the La Habra area sometime in the near future, might have to stop by their warehouse and see what's up next time I'm up there.
     
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    Do you already have the wheels or the brakes?
     
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    Replica 95R wheels DO clear the Cobra R Brembo calipers. At least the two sets that I have do.
     
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    Already have the brakes, haven't bought any fitting wheels yet