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Typically at the same strength, steel doesn't need to be as thick as aluminum. And as a 20+ ASE certified auto tech I can say that steel wheels are not as thick as alloy wheels. So it would stand to reason, assuming that the steelies use the same tire diameter, that there would probably be more brake clearance than with an alloy wheel. If I had to guess, maybe a 1/4" total.
 

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When it comes to the spare, do the obvious, get a spare from a tsx. And I will echo an earlier comment, unless your using a full size wheel as a spare, the modern spares are intended to be used at low speed to limp you to a shop to get the tire fixed. If you’re driving on a spare for 50 miles and/or over 30 mph you ARE asking for trouble.
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Anybody confirm that the TSX rotors won't fit in the E's spare tire(donut)?

I just ordered some. If they don't, reckon I need to start carrying 2 scissor jacks inside my E.
Yes it fits.

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