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hey guys

been meaning to post this up for a while

i have an r32 gtst spec m

it has the 4 pot brakes and 18 inch wheels

had it up on hoist to change the rotor and found out it had spacers all round (only about a 2 mm spacer)

so we took them out and found that the front right wheel rubs on the caliper with the spacer removed (and a pretty tight clearence with the spacer in place)

what could cause this to only happen on one side? and what should i be checking?

also is it ok to run just one spacer one one corner or should i be running one on both fronts?

all help appreciated

Cheers, Tom

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late reply lol

didn't try changing the wheels over (should have duh!!!)

but it was rubbing on part of the calliper that its closest to the hub



we even tried filing it down a bit but nothing :D

but a ~2-3 mm spacer and it was fine

the wheel would rotate but you could hear it rubbing but only in a few spots as it was turned

could the calliper bracket be bent?

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Those 2 calipers look different. Is one a 32 and the other 33?

If the caliper bracket was bent you'd have bigger issues with wheels wobbling and probably wouldn't even turn.

Check offsets of wheels

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thats just a pic from google

both wheels fill the guards propperly but i guess it could be a machining error

the far side is pretty dam close to the calliper too

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yeah, may do when i get time

doesn't bother me too much

got play in the steering now

not noticeable in carparks but very there on the highway

wound the suspension up and changed the rack boots (unwound the tierod ends)

could it just need more grease? or is there a chance i f**ked the rack when it came off somehow?

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  • 3 weeks later...

Try swapping the wheels from left side to right side. See if that helps.

If you're not willing to give it a go then there isn't much else we can help with.

I'm nearly 100% sure that your offsets are not the same left to right.

Not sure about the steering play.

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i'll swap them over after i get back from qld :P

moving my tools down to tas so will have some more tools to play with and a proper jack

i'll let you know how i go

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