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The thing I'd be most worried about is whether or not the rotor is lug centric. Meaning the lug sizes are the same diameter as the TSX. With the RL calipers the brembo equipped 350z rotors are not lug centric and need the ring to keep them centered on the wheel studs.

I've been looking into this swap awhile now too - hoping someone can chime in with more info.

Definitely try to get hub centric wheel spacers. I personally wouldn't run more than 5mm spacers without going with extended wheel studs. Some people will tell you 10mm is fine, I'm not one of them.

The genesis calipers are quite large though right? You might need more than 10mm. Although I haven't seen it all bolted up to verify. Lugs will depend if you go with extended wheel studs or not.
 

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Yeah i tried to make it as small as I can. but even with the 1" Spacer its already really tight on the spokes, i cant imagine going to 20mm.
Oh if i recall you posted this in one of the FB TSX groups - I wanna say I replied. Weren't you asking about smaller spacers on there?

What about finding a pair of +27 NT-03's for the front? Not sure if they'd fit as is, but youd definitely get away with a smaller spacer with +27's
 

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Yeah i posted on one of the fb groups but didnt get a concrete answer since its a fairly new setup and was only recommended rims that were "BBK friendly".
Not an expert on rims offsets and what not but im sure changing the offsets wont affect anything. The problem with these rims and BBK setup is that the spokes of the Nt03s is what comes really close in contact.
Changing the offset would just move the rim width further in or out for the hub center. This case +27 rim would actually stick out more with the spacer since it'll push the rim out more add about 13mm to the lip.
That is how i understand it, im probably really wrong lol

If I am wrong and I hope I am. Then removing half an inch from the Overhang would make this look way more aesthetically pleasing
That's backwards. The lips on +40 and +27 are the same. Some wheels compensate for offset via the lip size but the VAST majority of wheels compensate for their offsets on the hub. So a +27 would get you 13mm more clearance.
 

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Oh really?! So +27 has more of a flatter (concave) hub look then ,if im understanding correctly. I always thought that it looked like it had a bigger lip on it.
Where would you find that in the Rims info sheet weather its the lip size or hub that they use for offset, just for future reference.

Luckily there is a nt03 +27 around my area that i can probably test fit
The spokes are exactly the same. The +27 just has an extra 13mm material on the back of the hub.
 

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I have stock rear brakes, not sure if i should get the available bracket to fit a bigger rotor Its just not on the top of my list since its not increasing caliper size so it wont be very effective
It is still effective. Since the rotors are larger there is greater leverage and easier for the stock calipers to be effective. I have RL front and the rear BBK as well. Feels very balanced.
 

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I understand that it will fit. But might you can share the direct part numbers of the rotor and few photos of how it was installed, and how you trimmed your dust shield. Remove the wheel and make several photos ;) this thread needs more photos man ;)))
This is all very basic stuff than can be found very quickly if you just search. Don't ask us to spoonfeed you. Take pride in your research.
 
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