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z31maniac MegaDork
7/16/21 6:47 a.m.

In reply to Vracer111 :

To be fair, in the 18x9.5 scenario I mentioned, you literally CAN'T use that setup without coilovers. You need the inboard room that coilovers and the narrower springs and perch provide for it to fit. 

You'll notice I mentioned this caveat in my initial post. 

I see now that he mentioned leaving the car on the stock suspension, in that case, I wouldn't even bother changing the wheels. I'd just slap on sticky tires in the oem size and roll with it. Of course, that is pure personal preference. 

Jerry PowerDork
7/16/21 6:49 a.m.
z31maniac said:

In reply to BoxheadTim :

And you can still fit 255/40s on 17x9s under stock fenders. 

Yes you can.  A local SCCA friend with a V8 swapped FRS offered these so he could go even wider.  17x9 Rota Titan 5x100 +42 and Federal 595 RS-RR tires 255/40-17 for $850.  He ordered a 5mm spacer so they cleared the front springs.  I put them on last night in the heat/humidity, whew.  Now time to order those Eibach springs.

z31maniac MegaDork
7/16/21 7:24 a.m.

Nice! I like the dark bronze on white combo. That's the combo I've been thinking of once I get to order a 2nd gen BRZ.

Although I'd suggest the RCE Yellow springs over the Eibachs. 

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