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      06-16-2011, 04:17 PM   #11
Eddy@ApexRaceParts
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If you're looking for track wheels in 18" I would recommend the following combos:

1. 18x10" low offset with 275/35/18 front and rear. squared setup is rotatable and a cost effective setup for a dedicated set. at a 25mm offset all 275/35/18 r-compounds fit front and rear without issue. No spacers are needed.

2. 18x9.5" low offset front with 265/35/18 and 18x10.5" low offset rear with 285/35/18, 285/30/18 or 295/30/18 depending on availability. This staggered setup takes advantage of the extra room in the rear and the power the car can put to the ground.

A stagger with 275/35 fronts and a wider rear is difficult because there are few 285's and 295's with the ride sidewall height, so you'd end up with a front that is taller than the rear which is not ideal.

Good staggered extreme summer tires are 265/35/18 and 285/35/18 Hankook RS-3 or Nitto NT-05

Good staggered r-compound sizes are 265/35/18 and 285/30/18 BFG R1, Toyo R888, and Advan A048. Or 265/35/18 with 295/30 Toyo R888 or advan A048.

The d-force wheels are high offset and would need a thick spacer to fit both front and rear. They don't meet JWL standards for load rating and they were never VIA certified (although they've been stamped with both logos as if they were certified).

The TE37SL's have an offset that is more ideal for an aggressive street look then it is for track use with r-compounds, but they still work. A car without added negative camber could end up with fender rubbing when using wide r-compounds.