So I am looking to replace the temp 18" wheels I bought.
Currently the front wheels rub on the subframe, but just barely.
Here is what I am currently running:
Front: Ridler 18x8, 4.5 BS, 215/45 R18, Dia. 25.6, Width: 8.5
Rear: Ridler 18x8, 4.5 BS, 275/40 R18, Dia. 26.7, Width: 10.8
Here are my options:
Front: 17x7, 4 BS, 215/50 R17, Dia. 25.5, Width 8.5
17x7, 4 BS, 225/50 R17, Dia. 25.9, Width 8.9
same I am running now with a 1/4" spacer so it does not rub
Rears: same I am running now, no issues, plenty of room
18x9.5, 5 BS, 295/35 R18, Dia. 26.1, Width 11.6
Front, if I run 17's, I get an extra 1/2 inch the wheels move outward because of the back spacing, the 215 tires will not rub, the 225 tires would be really close. If I go with the 18x8 in the front and 215 tire, I would need a 1/4" spacer to move out the wheel enough it would not rub. I was told spacers are not a good option.
Rear, I can run what I have now, I like the look, but if I go to the 18x9.5, the wheel/tire will move in about an inch and will stick out past the wheel well edge by an inch, and the tire will be 1/2 inch smaller in diameter and almost an inch wider.
Please share your thoughts, comments or past experience.