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    New front discs and pads problem

    When I changed the front discs and pads on my car, the caliper was hitting off one of my wheels (wolfrace kendo). However the original 14 inch steel wheels cleared the caliper. The increased thickness of the disc and new brake pads pushed the edge of the caliper further out into the wheel, so now it doesn't clear it. This only happens on the left side though.

    Has anyone else ran into this problem? Any solution to it?
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    Sounds like the offset of the wheels are wrong.
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    use spacers to increase the offset
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    yeah if youve always had worn disc and pads and fitted these rims and this is your first set or replacement brakes then the offset or et may be wrong ,ie the et number too high, means the wheel sits in further than standard, check the number stamped inside of wheel after ET

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    I think the offset is around 35-45 which I thought was ok for the car. Only a 7 inch wide wheel. I'll check for certain tomorrow
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