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      07-05-2008, 03:59 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by sg335 View Post
Great purchase! Will they fit on the front without the spacer? Can you measure the distance between the strut tube and the tire/wheel where it would come in contact please? Also could you hold up a straight edge to the fender lip on the front and measure in to the point of contact on the tire/wheel please?

I guess these 18's clear the front caliper easily. Do they without the spacer? I agree with your choice of 18x9.0. Do you feel the 265's are a little to big for a 9.0" rim? Did you ever put the rear wheel/tire combo on the front and see how much clearance there was as listed above with the 9.5 ET23?

Good luck and thanks for being the first one to post a square set up for the track.
wow - so many questions. yes the fronts clear everything without the spacer. but its no more than 8-10 mm between the tire and strut. I want to call tire rack on that seems awfully close. with the spacer the 18x9 et 35 does stick out a bit - but not beyond the fender. also the rear oem 19 does fit up front and clear but it even sticks out a bit more. being that I have 265/35/18 tires the diameter is also less than stock - whcih helps clearance - and should also help a bit in accelration.