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This week, we were looking at the 400 mm CCM brake rotors for the 2012 Nissan GT-R, I noticed how close the calipers were to the wheels. Its close enough with the 400 mm rotors that you have to watch the type of wheel weights and the position of them with the factory wheels.

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We didn't have any 18's or 19's here to test fit, and I have asked this question before, and not seen it answered. Has anyone tried a 18 or 19 inch wheel over a 2012- 390 mm rotor?
 

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i think there was a member in australia who tried this set-up but i'm not too sure. i'm sure someone will chime in...
 

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Not sure if this has been answered yet, but as I was considering ordering new Volks in 18's or 19's for track use, I asked the buddies over at Mackin if I could come test fit some wheels to check for clearance over the 2012's larger brakes. This way, I could help inform NAGTROC members as well as Mackin themselves.

As it turns out, 18" wheels DO fit over the brakes, though only certain models. With 19" wheels, I don't see it being an issue unless the inner barrel comes inward for some reason.

The two wheels we tested for clearance were Volk TE37s 18x9.5 +22 and Advan TCIIIs 18x10 +35. Both wheels cleared the calipers with about 3mm's worth on the TEs and 5mm's worth on the TCIIIs. The only thing you'd have to do to mount these is to make sure when you balance the wheel the weights are placed in the back or at least away from the calipers.



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After finding this out, I did end up ordering new wheels to go along with my RZ-DFs, but you'll all have to wait until they come in to see
certainly won't be anything you've seen yet on the streets and track!
 

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so a quick question.. I currently have a set of Volk TE37SLs in 18x9.5 ET22 - Square Setup - all four wheels the same size.... for my M3...

will they fit a GTR without any rubbing front and back?

I was planning to sell them as I part out my M3 to get a GTR - but if they'll fit a GTR for track use, then I'll just keep them....
 

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Not sure if this has been answered yet, but as I was considering ordering new Volks in 18's or 19's for track use, I asked the buddies over at Mackin if I could come test fit some wheels to check for clearance over the 2012's larger brakes. This way, I could help inform NAGTROC members as well as Mackin themselves.

As it turns out, 18" wheels DO fit over the brakes, though only certain models. With 19" wheels, I don't see it being an issue unless the inner barrel comes inward for some reason.

The two wheels we tested for clearance were Volk TE37s 18x9.5 +22 and Advan TCIIIs 18x10 +35. Both wheels cleared the calipers with about 3mm's worth on the TEs and 5mm's worth on the TCIIIs. The only thing you'd have to do to mount these is to make sure when you balance the wheel the weights are placed in the back or at least away from the calipers.
Thanks for posting this up. I haven't seen anyone else try an 18 on a 2012.

If its ok, can I post some of your pictures in my wheel and tire article? http://www.2009gtr.com/2011/09/nissan-gt-r-wheel-and-tire-fitment.html
 

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so a quick question.. I currently have a set of Volk TE37SLs in 18x9.5 ET22 - Square Setup - all four wheels the same size.... for my M3...

will they fit a GTR without any rubbing front and back?

I was planning to sell them as I part out my M3 to get a GTR - but if they'll fit a GTR for track use, then I'll just keep them....
You'd have to fill and redrill them in order to use them on the GTR since the M3's bolt pattern is 5x120. If you end up doing that (though I don't recommend it) the fronts would fit but the back would be way small and really sunk.
 
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