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    i take back everything i've ever said nice about gt-pro

    in 2007, i purchased some GT-C 18x10 24mm offset wheels through GT-PRO with an explicit specification to them that they MUST work over 2g-tt brakes.

    today i discovered that not only was that a misconception (which i'd suspected after the rear brakes were converted) & noticed the NON EXISTENT clearance on the 2g rears; the 2g fronts do not clear at all. period.

    fortunately, milt had some spacers which i was forced to utilize. we also had to shave quite a bit of surface area of the 2g tt calipers in order to clear the inner edge of the caliper past the spokes.

    i cannot say for certain that this would still be a problem with larger rotors; as the gt-c's i have do have ample clearance the further out from the hub the caliper sits. my original intention was to purchase a 355mm brake kit--which is about 1.5" larger diameter than stock--and which would push the calipers out an extra 3/4" from the hub. i'm also uncertain of caliper design--though most aftermarket brakes do seem to clearance better than stock, i cannot say if this is because of caliper design or increase in rotor diameter.

    so agian, shaving+spacers = barely clears the spokes. i now have tires which sit out AMAZINGLY far from the fenders & an unsafe amount of threading on my lugs holding the wheels in place.

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    if anyone is interested in my gt-c's, i'll probably be willing to trade for something good looking that can clear the stock brakes...AND fit my 285/35r18 tires.

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    Those are sexy rims! Any idea what offset will fit over 2ng gen? I want!

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    i couldn't begin to tell you IF these would ever fit 2g. it's not the offset; it's the spoke design. i know gt-c's are made with two different styles of spoke...but i'm pretty sure mine are considered to be the "high clearance" ones. i'll check that though. *edit* yep, they are face-2's.

    if i'd have known for an instant that they wouldn't clear 2g tt's without modification, i probably would never have gotten them. even then, i would have gone with 35mm offset (or more) and started using spacers from the get-go. there is so much tire sticking out of the front right now that it's not even funny. i have at LEAST another inch of clearance to the coilover right now; so 35mm would easily fit the well, just with the same spoke clearance problem. heck, i might even have been able to fit 45mm's in there--given the necessity of spacers.

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    Sorry for your troubles man. It sucks!

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    if anybody who has gt-c's on a 2g tt has gotten it to work without modification...i want to hear about it.

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    doesnt vr4rob have gt-c's on his 2g?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x2percentmilk View Post
    doesnt vr4rob have gt-c's on his 2g?
    rob does indeed. so does 2mitsus (iirc), vr4ever, and probably a couple of others. i don't know if any of them have made them work on 2g's without doing some mods though. you'd REALLY have to dig to find it out. i couldn't if i tried...as LW wields the ban hammer pretty harshly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inperfectdarkness View Post
    rob does indeed. so does 2mitsus (iirc), vr4ever, and probably a couple of others. i don't know if any of them have made them work on 2g's without doing some mods though. you'd REALLY have to dig to find it out. i couldn't if i tried...as LW wields the ban hammer pretty harshly.
    Jay (VR-4ever) had GT-C's on his car but they were sold iirc. His fit on the front and rear over Stoptech BBKs.

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    Aren't you able to grind down some of the 2G brakes so that everything fits right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atrosity View Post
    Aren't you able to grind down some of the 2G brakes so that everything fits right?
    that's exactly what i did. it looks like warmed over piss & the black paint i used to ID the rubbing areas looks like canned ass. and i'm also sure i nicked the rims in the process (but not too bad).

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