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Will their 308mm 4 pot brakes fit 16" Aero wheels, I wonder? These are the same size disks as one of the Abbott kits that is designed to fit this wheel size.
 

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Possibly......it's the caliper size/shape that causes the clearance problems, especially with 4-pot calipers. The Abbott kit uses the 2-pot calipers from the 9-5 Aero to achieve the clearance...just...on the 16" Aero wheels.
 

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The problem with the Super Aero wheels is that the spokes tuck-in to the rim, to give a deep dish. This obviously reduces caliper clearance considerably as there is little room "inside" the wheel. Ideally any big-brake upgrade stipulates that you have a wheel with a fronted design that leaves plenty of space inside the rim width.
 

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The Godspeed standard kits (which use either Volvo or Princess 4 pots) won't fit due to the thickness of the caliper.

There is a chance that Wilwood calipers may fit as some of these are much less bulky, though considerably more expensive.

The c900 has a much better chance of fitting 4 pots behind the standard wheel as the disk can be moved inboard a good 20mm with the appropiate bell, the 9000 doesn't have this clearance between the back of the disk and the bottom ball joint.
 

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Mmm, perhaps I might have to move away from standard wheels in the future. Shame as the sleeper look starts to fade!
 

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That's the reason I've bought some 17" wheels, which I'll be fitting if my Aero ever stays on the road long enough to wear out the existing 16" tyres


I know these particular wheels will accommodate the AP brakes. I like the "sleeper" look too, and thought long and hard about the 17" wheels. I also thought about the 9-5 Aero wheels with Speedparts adapters, but I couldn't afford them.
 

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When Bill has burned his 16" rubber I think I might Know someone who is interested in the 16" wheels

Alyn
 

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Originally posted by Al:
[qb]When Bill has burned his 16" rubber I think I might Know someone who is interested in the 16" wheels   [/qb][/b]
Sorry to disappoint, chaps, but it's not only me who's waiting for the tyres to wear out.
 

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Bill can You at least show me a pic. of the 17 inches yuo purchased. Maybe it will give me some ideas on what to go for on mine.
Or are those pics on the same card as my car
 
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