home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > performance & modifications

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2015, 03:01 PM   #1
Piet240
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Default RC090 on a volvo 240

Hi,

Introduction will follow later, but i am about to buy a BMW BBS set RC090. ET 20. My question is if these rims fit without adapters. I will redrill them. I really want them to fit in fenders, because i want to lower the car after. I read a few things about this topic, but can not really find a sufficient answer

Thanks,
Piet
Piet240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 03:04 PM   #2
AndrewNance
Amateur hour!
 
AndrewNance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Default

Yes. Et20 is the factory offset.
AndrewNance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 03:57 PM   #3
Lord_Athlon
300+ Clurb
 
Lord_Athlon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Saudi Aurora
Default

They will rub on the calipers for the vented rotors on a 240. A few mm clearance with a flap wheel on the back on the caliper and youre golden.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by RvolvoR View Post
simple...just throw the redblock in the trash and install, well, almost anything modern

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harlard View Post
Yet Asher here went with...
Lord_Athlon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 02:48 AM   #4
mafoose
Boost Addict
 
mafoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: AZ
Default

That or some thin spacers, or if it's non-vented brakes, you're golden.
__________________

- 84 242 - 92 740 - 72 240z - 78 280z -
mafoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 09:26 AM   #5
blkaplan
50 shades of beige
 
blkaplan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Rockville, MD
Default

redrill them, run some long studs and 16.5mm spacers and your golden.
__________________
www.BEIGEPOWER.com
Kaplhenke Racing Facebook
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkKratoz View Post
The only safe bet is Ben.©
blkaplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 01:24 PM   #6
Piet240
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Default

Thanks guys, they are being redrilled at the moment. Hope to show you some pics next week!
Piet240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 11:32 AM   #7
Piet240
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Default

Obviously not next week, redrilling of my BBS went wrong, have to wait for a while. In the meantime put some, i think Draco's on it. Looks pretty good i think



Piet240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2016, 02:37 PM   #8
toms_elleck
Board Member
 
toms_elleck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ben Lomond, CA
Default

Piet240, I just bolted up a set of redrilled RC090s on my 242 with no adapters with the factory 235/45/17 tires. I did have to clearance the back half of the rear wheel arches, because I plan on lowering the car. It would have been a close fit, and possibly cleared the fender arches at stock height, but I didn't want to chance it. I didn't have any issue with brake clearance, on my non-vented early rotors.
Here's how they look:











my thread:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=320240
__________________
-Thomas
toms_elleck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2016, 03:14 PM   #9
VB242
F*ck 12
 
VB242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In my 15x20 Corona cell
Default

Non-vented rotors = scary
__________________
"i will destroy all of you!"
-Sheldon Plankton

Booty Scooty
https://youtu.be/i4oAOZ8nbq4
VB242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2016, 03:26 PM   #10
toms_elleck
Board Member
 
toms_elleck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ben Lomond, CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VB242 View Post
Non-vented rotors = scary
Aside from easily warping, non-vented brakes work fine for a daily driver. These wheels clear non-vented calipers, but I have heard that they make contact with larger vented calipers, requiring a 5mm spacer or a little grinding of the caliper (at your own risk).

That being said, I've only had this car 4 days. I plan to upgrade the brakes eventually, but only because I commute over a mountain pass.
toms_elleck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2016, 09:52 PM   #11
AndrewNance
Amateur hour!
 
AndrewNance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Default

Meh. I've put more than a few miles on some 122 and 140 solid rotors and never had any issues. Plus a few trips to the dragon without even any fade.
AndrewNance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2016, 11:36 PM   #12
quillc
yv1a.com
 
quillc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kitsap, Wa
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VB242 View Post
Non-vented rotors = scary
Bah.

Unless you are tracking the car or performing high effort repeat braking, vented rotors are overkill.

Granted overkill is always more fun, but solid disc brakes are fine for a DD. Its all in how you use the car. 99% of all people wouldn't notice the difference between a manual drum brake car and a car with gigantic carbon ceramic disc brakes with a hydroboost system running it.

My 66 one ton Power Wagon has 13X2.5" single circuit power drum brakes. It stops just fine driving it around. I don't tow anything with it, I just drive it for fun.

My 97 Chevy one ton has hydroboost 14" drilled vented disc brakes with carbon ceramic pads. Towing 15K with it (22k GVW), I use every bit of those brakes going over the pass to eastern Washington hauling hay. I've had those rotors glowing red hot coming down the pass into Jackson Hole, Wy. I'd never run that much weight on my 66. I'd lose control and crash.

Its all in how you use the brakes.
__________________
Chris
www.yv1a.com
quillc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2016, 12:00 AM   #13
77volvo245
Board Member
 
77volvo245's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portland Oregon
Default

245-40 27mm spacers in the front to clear the s60r caliper and 20mm in the rear.

You can redrill the fronts hubs but the rears hubs you can not.

__________________
STSmachining

Last edited by 77volvo245; 04-19-2016 at 05:25 PM..
77volvo245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2016, 04:07 PM   #14
VB242
F*ck 12
 
VB242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In my 15x20 Corona cell
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by quillc View Post
Bah.

Unless you are tracking the car or performing high effort repeat braking, vented rotors are overkill.

Granted overkill is always more fun, but solid disc brakes are fine for a DD. Its all in how you use the car. 99% of all people wouldn't notice the difference between a manual drum brake car and a car with gigantic carbon ceramic disc brakes with a hydroboost system running it.

My 66 one ton Power Wagon has 13X2.5" single circuit power drum brakes. It stops just fine driving it around. I don't tow anything with it, I just drive it for fun.

My 97 Chevy one ton has hydroboost 14" drilled vented disc brakes with carbon ceramic pads. Towing 15K with it (22k GVW), I use every bit of those brakes going over the pass to eastern Washington hauling hay. I've had those rotors glowing red hot coming down the pass into Jackson Hole, Wy. I'd never run that much weight on my 66. I'd lose control and crash.

Its all in how you use the brakes.
Sticker on the bottom of my '80 front air dam warns to only use alloy wheels due to potential for brake overheating. One of the first mods I did was get some j/y vented calipers and disks. Also if you didn't overheat your solid rotors on TOTD then you weren't doing it right and probably getting passed by somebody on a 10 speed on the downhills. I actually have never done it so I really don't know but I understand there are a lot of turns and I'm sure brake usage.
VB242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2016, 04:32 PM   #15
propav8r
F*ck Edgar
 
propav8r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Franklin, NC
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VB242 View Post
Sticker on the bottom of my '80 front air dam warns to only use alloy wheels due to potential for brake overheating. One of the first mods I did was get some j/y vented calipers and disks. Also if you didn't overheat your solid rotors on TOTD then you weren't doing it right and probably getting passed by somebody on a 10 speed on the downhills. I actually have never done it so I really don't know but I understand there are a lot of turns and I'm sure brake usage.
Nah, he handled it fine.

You really don't need your brakes much on the dragon if you know what you're doing. Most of the turns are pretty good transitions from one to the next, and there are only a handful of places you even touch 4th gear. Engine braking is where it's at.

Can you overheat your brakes on the dragon? Absolutely. Should you? No. If you lay on your brakes at the gap, you're gonna have a bad day.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hockey930
Jb welding tiny pieces of a fuse to the injectors seems to have worked perfectly
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quin
i improved my life by just getting rid of my 940
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2turbotoys View Post
nipple farts
My Project
K-Jet to Megasquirt Article

The Departed: 1981 245, 1981 245, 1983 245 Turbo, 1983 244 Turbo, 1983 242 Turbo, 1984 244, 1985 245 Turbo, 1989 244, 1989 244, 1989 765, 1990 245 Turbo, 1991 244, 1992 245, 1997 855, 2004 V70R
propav8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 08:52 AM   #16
Piet240
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Default

Just made a 2000 kms drive to England and back this weekend and the volvo handled splendid! 4 gear gets a bit annoying after a while, motor gets a bit too warm when driving 110/120km/h on highway.

@slammed145 @77volvo245; thanks for the photos. Waiting impatiently for my set. Have to wait and see how we are going to solve possible fitting problems, but i have no worries, we'll make it work. Hope i can post some updates soon! Thanks all for the advice.
Piet240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 11:55 AM   #17
buzzboy
Board Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: ILM, North Carolina
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VB242 View Post
Non-vented rotors = scary
One of my team's lemons cars has non-vented front and rear. Knock on wood we've never warped one.
buzzboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.