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      10-08-2014, 07:47 PM   #1
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18x10" wheels/tires that clear KW Clubsport coilovers

Much like the Brembo 380mm/ 18" wheel clearance thread started by (Kaiv) - This list can be comprised of 18x10" wheel/tire front fitment that clear the popular KW Clubsport coilover suspension.

Manufacturer / Model / Size (10") / Offset / Tire Brand / Spacer? / Pictures
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Apex ARC 8 18x10 ET 25 Nitto NT01 275/35/18 5mm spacer in front
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It's important for people responding to note that the spring shapes are very different between a clubsport kit (cylindrical spring) and the Variant 1-3 kits (cone shaped spring), so experience with a different KW kit would not directly apply.

Another variable you may want to collect is if people are keeping their helper springs in. The helper spring adds a lot of stack height, and forces the lower perch to be set low. Different length main springs, and no helper spring can make a huge difference in clearance.

Tire size as posted by M3 Esq will be important as well in combination with brand.
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APEX / EC7 / 18x10 / +25 / 275/35/18 Hankook RS3 / 5mm Spacer

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Apex / Arc-8 / 18x10 et+25 square / Hankook RS3 275/35/18 / ST60 front / ST40 rear / just ordered the KW Clubsport

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-Is there any benefit of running anything larger than a 5mm spacer in front?
-Is it generally considered safe to use a 5mm spacer in front: like the TMS 5mm spacers?
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going to assume te37 18x10.5 + 20 can run 275 in the front with some negative camber?
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If you are listing a spacer, can you list the brand as well as I think this is important.
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Apex / Arc-8 / 18x10 et+25 square / Hankook RS3 275/35/18 / ST60 front / ST40 rear / just ordered the KW Clubsport

Questions/concerns:

-Is there any benefit of running anything larger than a 5mm spacer in front?
-Is it generally considered safe to use a 5mm spacer in front: like the TMS 5mm spacers?
Biggest benefit would be increased inner clearance of the strut. I have been running my 18x10's up front with a 5mm spacer up front without issue, however I would recommend an 8 or 10mm spacer to leave more space.

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going to assume te37 18x10.5 + 20 can run 275 in the front with some negative camber?
10.5 will need a larger spacer up front than the 10" wheel, regardless of camber. Since the inner and outer clearances are both decreased by 6.3mm, you'll want a 10mm spacer and a lot more camber.
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Biggest benefit would be increased inner clearance of the strut. I have been running my 18x10's up front with a 5mm spacer up front without issue, however I would recommend an 8 or 10mm spacer to leave more space.



10.5 will need a larger spacer up front than the 10" wheel, regardless of camber. Since the inner and outer clearances are both decreased by 6.3mm, you'll want a 10mm spacer and a lot more camber.
If a 5mm is fine, why do you want more clearance? Peace of mind?

I am at the point of deciding whether to use the 5mm spacer, try a 12.5mm spacer and see if that works with my alignment and outer clearance or go a spring swap (as in Slicers' thread regarding clearance issues).
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hm, your fitment in the front is on point my friend.

what is your front camber

damn, that would be an effective x 10.5 + 10 at 275... (probably looking at hankook as they have a more rounded sidewall like you as well)

i'm assuming i'd have to go at least -3.5?
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If a 5mm is fine, why do you want more clearance? Peace of mind?

I am at the point of deciding whether to use the 5mm spacer, try a 12.5mm spacer and see if that works with my alignment and outer clearance or go a spring swap (as in Slicers' thread regarding clearance issues).
Peace of mind would be the only reason. 12.5mm will be too big, and require A LOT of camber.

Since you don't have the coils installed already, i'd recommend the spring swap when you get them!
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Peace of mind would be the only reason. 12.5mm will be too big, and require A LOT of camber.

Since you don't have the coils installed already, i'd recommend the spring swap when you get them!
Ya I think I might do the swap, just seems like added headache and cost...

I already have the 5mm spacers though...
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Ya I think I might do the swap, just seems like added headache and cost...

I already have the 5mm spacers though...
Do it right or do it twice as they say! The cost is marginal for the added ability of not requiring spacers and being able to run a wider wheel/tire up front without issue.
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Do it right or do it twice as they say! The cost is marginal for the added ability of not requiring spacers and being able to run a wider wheel/tire up front without issue.
You're probably right... I can find the springs for about ~65 bucks, so might as well as buy two. I will bring the spacers and the springs to the shop when they are to be installed and see what happens!
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You're probably right... I can find the springs for about ~65 bucks, so might as well as buy two. I will bring the spacers and the springs to the shop when they are to be installed and see what happens!
Remember, if you swap springs, you won't need spacers at all
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hm, your fitment in the front is on point my friend.

what is your front camber

damn, that would be an effective x 10.5 + 10 at 275... (probably looking at hankook as they have a more rounded sidewall like you as well)

i'm assuming i'd have to go at least -3.5?
bump?
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Anyone able to run rivals with the CS in a 18x10 et25 with 275/35/18 tire?
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