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      Niche M117 Misano on T8 Polestar

      Had these delivered today for my winter wheelset; 19x8.5 ET40. Sales guy (supposedly) asked Niche if these would clear the Brembos and they said yes. They weren't wrong, but.......



      Looks like some spacers are in my future....
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      That's too bad. I'm running Variant Xenon 19x8.5 35mm offset and I have at least 1/2 inch clearance from my Rotora Big Brake Kit. It might be the design of the Niche spokes that are thicker.

      Post pics when you are done. The Niche was on my short list

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      The Brembos are some beefy boys. I'm also slightly concerned about the valve location and the stem contacting the calipers, but will ask the tire place when I mount the tires. please excuse my blurry pic

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      Yeah, that is super tight clearance. Anyway to return them?

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      Yeah, just pay shipping back which isn't too bad.

      But I think I'll try the spacer approach - only need 3mm to exceed stock clearance which will reduce the effective offset to +37. Shouldn't be any noticeable impact to anything with that. As for the valves, I'm sure the tire guys can find something that works, even if I need to go with the flush mounts.
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      3mm spacers give me slightly more clearance than stock:



      Currently running 0 profile tires



      And after a few more measurements, I think a regular valve stem will _barely_ clear the calipers, but I might put flush mount on just to be safe.
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      VikingContact7s getting mounted next week, but I wont swap over to the winters until end of Oct/early Nov (or whenever mother nature decides to throw some arctic air/snow this way)
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      Quote Originally Posted by superscuba View Post
      3mm spacers give me slightly more clearance than stock:



      Currently running 0 profile tires



      And after a few more measurements, I think a regular valve stem will _barely_ clear the calipers, but I might put flush mount on just to be safe.
      Looks real good!

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      Which spacers did you use? I'm facing the same problem myself for winter wheels, but plan to give the Sparco Assetto Garas in bronze a try.
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      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LBYY781/

      universal 3mm, not hubcentric. couldn't find any 5x108 3mm hubcentric. there's still plenty of lip on the hub to center the wheel with the spacers there so not being hubcentric is no big deal, but i recommend 2 guide pegs as the spacer swivels on just one. was a bit tedious to get it lined up so i ordered a second peg.
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      If those Sparcos fit I'll kick myself as I was considering them as well
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      Thanks for the link. How were you able to guarantee that the spacers are centered correctly since it doesn't sit on the lip and the cutouts for the bolts are universal? If the spacers themselves are slightly off center, wouldn't that result in some vibration at high speeds?
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      There are slots for the bolts, so to get every bolt in they all need to be centered, which centers the spacer on the wheel.

      But really at that weight so close to the center of rotating mass I doubt you'd notice if they were off
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      How much room was there between the caliper and barrel of the wheel? I'm guessing there's a snowball's chance in hell that an 18" wheel would clear the caliper?
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      I think the snowball in hell has a much better chance than 18s
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      I think i used 5mm spacers on my winters, similar issues.
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