Just purchased a 2008 gtb wagon fitted with Brembo brakes and sti wheels. Lovely car. The spare for the vehicle however is the std liberty 18" alloy. It seems that this spare wheel may not fit over the brembos, important when I need to change for a flat tyre. I do not particularly want to buy a spare STI wheel so I am considering this. The front brakes are considerably larger than the rear ones so I am guessing that in order to change a front wheel may I move the rear sti wheel to the front (in order to clear the larger front brakes) and fit the spare alloy to the rear wheel. Is this a viable option so that I do not need to buy a STI spare? Will the std alloys fit over the smaller rear Brembo brakes.
Just thought I'd post the question before I ask at the local tyre shoppe...
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To the OP, the car is a Tuned by STi? Or as someone else said, previous owner has fitted Brembo's?
I'd jack the car up and see if the spare fits (more than likely won't fit the front) over the rear - if it does, it'll take an extra 5mins to swap front to back if you do get a flat.
If it doesn't, do what I did and find a 2nd hand 02 - 04 Impreza STi wheel and get a tyre that will keep the rolling diameter the same (or very close to it, within a couple of %).