[Es2] Rear wheel fitment

Sean cole v8coupe at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 23:10:41 PDT 2009

They are OZ mito 3's They are the only 17" wheel I know of that will clear
my BBK which is a 345mm by 32mm rotor off a ML55 AMG mercedes. I'm also
using the ML55 caliper which has the same piston size as a 993 non turbo
(small reds) but I got the entire system for under $150 off ebay.  a 345mm
is a very large rotor for a 17" wheel and since most cast wheels taper
toward the front they either require more spacer then I can possible run or
just don't clear.

Tires are Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R's

Reason for such a wide tire is the powerplant of the car is a performance
built 4.2L ABH engine, ported and polished heads, 11.5:1 CR, ABT chip in
3.6L ECU/wiring harness, 19lb mustang injectors, ADJ FPR, twin bosch MS fuel
pumps, all bolted to a TDI 6-speed.  Car will hopefully be complet in the
next few months.


On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:28 PM, Jimmy Pribble <jpribble at austin.rr.com>wrote:

> Curiously, what wheels are you talking about? Anybody know of other 17 x 9?
> Probably rare, yes?
> Intrigued by this as I need much more rubber.
> Jimmy
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> Subject: [Es2] Rear wheel fitment
> Hi,
> I know this might seem odd, but here goes.  I'm wondering if any one has
> fitted a 17" by 9" et 35mm Wheel in the rear.  Tires are 245/45-17 I know
> it's a large tire, but the wheels are coming off a V8q.  Front wheel is 17"
> by 8" ET 35mm with same tire.  I'm hoping to reuse the wheels as I am in a
> bind for budgeting and these are the only wheels I know clear the cars BBK.
> Wondering if these wheels will clear car is lowered ~1.5" but does not have
> the suspension in yet, for 5-112.
> Sean
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