14" wheels instead of 16"

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My Name: Roy

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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2008 (08)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Are brake discs and callipers standard size across the range? I want to put 14" wheels on instead of 16". Is there any chance the smaller wheels will foul the brakes? I've measured them and it doesn't look like they will but I don't want to get the 14" wheels and then find they don't fit.
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Roy wrote:Are brake discs and callipers standard size across the range? I want to put 14" wheels on instead of 16". Is there any chance the smaller wheels will foul the brakes? I've measured them and it doesn't look like they will but I don't want to get the 14" wheels and then find they don't fit.
Thanks
I had a quick look at wheels and brakes and the front brakes discs are listed by wheel size - 16" have one type of disc and 15" but the part numbers for the discs are the same. I couldn't find much on the 14" wheels and your car as only 15" and 16" are listed.
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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
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Fuel Type: Diesel
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Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Thanks. I looked at discs online and there are solid ones and vented ones, but all the same diameter, so it looks like the 14" wheels should fit. There's only one way to be sure I suppose
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Roy wrote:There's only one way to be sure I suppose
Yes :D

Some before and after pictures would be nice, you can attach them directly you post :)
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