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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:32 am 
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I recently bought some 12 slotters for my EA Falcon.
2 original GT Rims, 2x7x14
2x9x14 with 265x14x50 series bridgestone eager tyres

The problem I am having is with the rear tyres. I put them on everything fitted ok, nothing seemed to scrub, looked tough! Started the car about to go for a drive, and the car wouldn't go anywhere. Turns out the inside of the rear rims were pushing against the outside of the brake calipers, forcing them to clamp onto the disc.

I can't get the offset changed or put spacers/hub adapters on as the tyres stickout past the guards by about 10-15mm already(Did I say it looks so tough).

I was told that the brake assembly on an EF or EL is actually smaller than that on an EA. Perhaps changing that might fix the problem? If anyone has any thoughts on this please post.

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p.s. My car is fricken filthy

 

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:41 am 
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Yeah it may look tough, but it wont be legal. As for not fitting and the brakes being different sizes, the EA (i assume is the same as the the EB?) has the handbrake working on the piston itself, while the ef/el has a drum brake inside the centre of the hub. So chances are they wont work! Not sure whether the discs are even the same width!

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:55 am 
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I'm not worried about the legalities as such, I just wish there was a way to fit them on... oh well, I guess I will just need to buy another pair of 14x7 and chuck them on instead..*sigh*
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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:20 pm 
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your fitting 12 slotters to a E series falcon?......... in my opinion that would look s**t mate.
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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:32 pm 
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NO one asked for your opinion douche bag, god damn westy
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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:38 am 
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westy......... very original. i dont care if u didnt ask for my opionion, i gave it didnt i s**t head, if u think it looks nice go for it
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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:51 pm 
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put the nails away girlies.....i think the slotters would look better than poxy hubcaps southy....
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:44 am 
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veeate wrote:
put the nails away girlies.....i think the slotters would look better than poxy hubcaps southy....


but but but..... ok. hey shut up. there not hub caps anymore. got meself 17" amg qaukes
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:52 am 
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barryington wrote:
god damn westy


you from ballarat by any chance?

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:36 am 
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Southy wrote:
veeate wrote:
put the nails away girlies.....i think the slotters would look better than poxy hubcaps southy....


but but but..... ok. hey shut up. there not hub caps anymore. got meself 17" amg qaukes


Yet your boasting about having mags that look like a chopping disc out of a food processor, good job.

"Go the 12 slotters", in good nick and polished they look good on earlier e series falcons.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:02 pm 
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i seen 12 slotters on a AU falcon today and phat it was gross

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:38 pm 
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i have 12 slotters on my EA, (yes i know, i'm looking for a set of turboblades) and they fit fine..don't stick out of the guard at all...i'm pretty sure they are 14x7 as well...

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:28 pm 
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Yeah the 14x7 will fit, but th 14x9's are the ones i am having trouble with..... and yeah I am from Ballarat, my car is westy I love it, but I'm not..LOL, and sorry for the westy call dude.
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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:07 am 
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My old EA had 12 slotters and they looked shmick! :D

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:31 pm 
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So can I assume that 14x7 12 slotters will fit the rear of my EL?

No, I dont want them on all the time, just for the strip, as i have some good 14" tyres on my 12slotters, and they are wider than my 15" stockies.

 

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