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I have an 07 RRS SC (us) with 20 inch V spoke 10s. I purchased a set of 2010 15 spoke and had them chromed. They rubbed and will not fit. Do you know of a LR spacer that will allow the 19" 15 spoke to fit the 07 and clear the Brembo calibers in the front?
 

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Geo.

Dude - what's Uuup ? This sounds like a mistake gone wild. Best to take this to a specialist wheeler dealer in your area to take precise measurements/decisions !

From what I see there are so many other issues not evaluated when your new wheels don't fit, that the best solution is to replace them with rims & tyres that fit.

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Welcome and holy crap. I'm going to go out on a limb and say you put these on? I'm sure there's a spacer out there that will work if that's the only place that's rubbing. LR doesn't make spacers, but you'll have to find one that fits the LR bolt pattern. I'd also be more worried about making sure that caliper is operating correctly and not misaligned in some way.
 

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Welcome to the forum, I wish you had checked with us before getting those wheels. There are only 2 styles of 19" OEM wheels that will fit the front Brembo brakes of a 2006-2009 Sport:

The original 9x19" 5-V spokes that was standard equipment on 2006 HSEs:


The redesigned 9x19" 5-V spokes that became standard equipment on 2007+ HSEs:


The second design may also be compatible with the larger MY2010 Brembos, although you should double check with your dealer to make sure (this wheel still appears on the 2010 RRS catalog as "Off-road Style 1", but that is no guarantee it will fit all models.) Unfortunately, as you found out the new 15-spoke 19" wheel standard on 2010 HSEs is not compatible with any Brembo equipped Sport, 2010 and earlier (it will fit the regular brakes of 2006-2010 HSE), despite being sized 9x19 like the other wheels pictured above: The spokes get in the way of the calipers. Land Rover sure tries hard to confuse the hell out of us when it comes to wheel choices.

I also don't much like the idea of adding spacers on these bloated beasts, but if you can get away with relatively thin ones (5mm or so), it would be an acceptable trade-off for all the work you went through getting those wheels chromed. /:(
 

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Maybe the chrome is just too thick?

But seriously, just out of curiousity for those of us curious about these things, that's not a light rub so I'm still trying to figure out at what point in the wheel bolting through the driving process did someone realize these did not clear?
 

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gooseyloosey said:
Maybe the chrome is just too thick?

But seriously, just out of curiousity for those of us curious about these things, that's not a light rub so I'm still trying to figure out at what point in the wheel bolting through the driving process did someone realize these did not clear?

Amen! what does the caliper look like now, wow.
 

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O.k., a rookie mistake, right? Stupid mistake. I only backed it up into the garage and it make a h*ll of a noise. It was late like 10:00 when I finished and figured I'd worry about it the next morning. That's when I saw the damage. The calibers casing has a line across it about 1/2 inch about half way up and not very deep/surface damage. I took a 1,500 mile road trip this past weekend and had no issues with the brakes or LR. Calchrome is sending me 6mm spacers to try. They did the chroming and said they had the spacers custom made for LR. There's been more than "one" fool (dreamer) out there.

Of course, I'm wondering if I could upgrade to the 2010 style Brembo calibers will I have enough clearance? Its funny when I call the dealer I don't seem to get any specific answers just I don't think it will work or you need to bring it in. Although, a British guy at Butler Tire in ATL says he might be able to get a spacer to work.

When I take the wheel off I'll take a picture of the caliber.
 

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GeoAAtlLRSC said:
Of course, I'm wondering if I could upgrade to the 2010 style Brembo calibers will I have enough clearance?
Without spacers, no. The issue is the same on 2010s, that particular 19" wheel won't work with the Brembos.
 
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