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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-01-2010, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question Changing wheels

I want to install factory option 15 inch chrome wheels on a car with the sport suspension option that came with 16 inch wheels.My question is can it be done and what is involved to do it.
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yes it can be done,,,,, just ubolt the old wheels and put on the newones...

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Sport suspension car should have the 11.6" front rotors, 15" OEM wheels will not clear. You would need to downsize the brakes to use those wheels.


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Sport suspension car should have the 11.6" front rotors, 15" OEM wheels will not clear. You would need to downsize the brakes to use those wheels.


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not always. some sport optioned cars got the regular brakes.

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The original poster has a 97, so it has the larger brakes. No go on the wheels bud!

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The original poster has a 97, so it has the larger brakes. No go on the wheels bud!

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Anything's possible - just swap spindles w/rotors and calipers from a non-sport! lol

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Yeah I already tried, back wheels no problem.Problem lies with the front.They will lock down when tightening the front.I have a new set and contimplated downsizing brakes and that way I could switch wheels back and forth.May still consider changing brakes just doesn't seem cost effective.I just really like the wheels and like staying OEM on wheels.
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Anything's possible - just swap spindles w/rotors and calipers from a non-sport! lol
Spindles can stay!

pwd0502, you can go the PBR route and swap the calipers. Do a search in the Brakes forum, it's been covered quite a bit.

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Do the pbr upgrade and get some good ceramic pads it's really simple; bleeding the brakes is the longest part.

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To go from sport to PBR you would have to also switch to the non-sport rotors then the OEM wheels will just fit.
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