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05182010, 05:30 PM  #375  
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So you had 2 track days on the Mintex pads that came with the AP BBK? 

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Were you using R compound tires?
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Tried to take a quick pick with the wheels on with my iPhone and didn't turn out well. Visually they don't look that worn at all  pretty impressed. Have a track day lined up for early June.

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My OEM european style 260 18" wheels shipped out today from Tischer.
So hopefully I should have them by next week. I will test fit them and confirm if they do or do not clear.
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I tested fitted my 18" Advan RS wheels and they clear the AP calipers with plenty of room for those interested.
Want to thank Chris@AP for answering all my Qs about brake pads.
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Plenty of room in the front.
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I'll post some pics when get them mounted and can take some measurements if you need any.
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I tested fitted my European OEM 18" wheels today. The fronts are extremely tight!!
I would say there was only a few mm clearance. I did not have a camera with me take photos, but you would not be able to fit weights between the caliper and the lip of the wheel. When I swap my street wheels back on I will do a fitting again and get some pics. I was gonna use these for winter, but Im afraid if any salt or stones get got in there, it will really do some damage. Here are some pics of the wheel. The part number from the wheel is the correct one for the EU spec wheel.
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Also, do the 260's look "close enough" to the 219's that you could put 260's on the front and 219's on the back without looking strange? 

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I just ordered a camera, so hopefully be here soon. I think you can mix totally and match the 260 and 219s, as long as the finish is the same. Is it the barrel or the spoke I need to watch out for mostly? What part of the BBK will move or potentially move and hit the wheel? The barrel is super tight but it clears.
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A quick way to check the clearance is to use the end of an allen key as a feeler guage. If you can slip a 2mm allen key through the gap between the wheel and the caliper at any point where the caliper gets close to the rim barrel, you're good. A 3mm one is better, but 2's enough. 

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Here are a few pics of my mintex pads that came with the kit after street use and 3 track days. (sorry too lazy to pull the pads)
Rear: Front: 
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