I know this has been addressed before, but . . .
Looking for the elusive 18" wheels to clear the calipers. I visited VMR today. Nice guys. Their 18" just barely scrapes the calipers at the barrel. Interestingly, deep concave spokes clear the calipers just fine and are not the problem.
Also, 9.5 width (ET 45) comes frighteningly close to the strut. The tire would definitely rub it. I also worried about rubbing the fender at that width. Unfortunately, VMR doesn't carry 9" width.
I plan to visit Forgestar to test fitment.
- Has anyone found 18"-ers that fit?
- Can anyone confirm that 9" width with ET 45 doesn't rub? It's only 7mm further out than stock (assuming 255 tire and stock height).
----- UPDATE -----
I got Miro 111's, 18x8.5 ET35 with R-S3 255/35 rubber. Here you go:
Not quite poke, but they're pretty far out for my tastes. The gap you see is because the tire is 1" shorter than stock (thanx to the lack of a 255/40 offering from Hankook). But, I'm hoping this will save me from rubbing on hard cornering. Hey, maybe the shorter gearing will gain me 0.1 more second in 0-60!
I looked at the fender seam in the rear wheel wells. There's about 1cm that can be ground down without any impact on the seam strength.
Any comments, compliments, gagging?