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Old Wed, Apr-18-2012, 02:42:19 PM   #21
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Default Re: Looking for advice on beginner track wheel setup

OEM rears are 18x9et26.
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Old Wed, Apr-18-2012, 02:59:41 PM   #22
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So, can someone tell me if 265/35/18s will work up front on a 18x9.5 et 35, and how much clearance will be on the outside and inside at full wheel turn? Not sure where wheels start rubbing. Or, if someone has our rears with 265s on the front, can you tell me how much clearance you have on the inside and out?

I realize that people are using our stock rear rims, but my understanding is they are 18x9.5 et 47, which pulls the rim in towards the car 1.2 cm more than the rims I am getting. I just don't want to order tires and have them rub, so I am trying to decide if the 265s will be too much.

Also, does anyone know if the Hankook R-S3s run wide or not? Sounds like that is a good beginner track tire from what I have read here and other places.
This post in my journal shows some pics of 18"x9.5" et35 MT1s on my car with totally stock suspension and 265/35-18 Star Specs. No spacers in front (15mm rear at the time, iirc), and they cleared the suspension on the inside and the fender on the outside, no problem. Not LOTS of room to spare, but no rubbing at all on the suspension or metal fender.

There are some track pics a few posts down where you can see full compression, etc.

You WILL rub the plastic fender liner in front of the tire at large steering lock, but it will wear away soon enough with no harm done. I did make a comment in my journal about some rubbing in reverse... that ended up being a bent control arm, and the non-bent side had no contact.

OEM rears should be very similar overall (slightly more clearance on the suspension side I'd guess), but I have not had them on my car.
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Old Wed, Apr-18-2012, 03:48:25 PM   #23
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Default Re: Looking for advice on beginner track wheel setup

Awesome info! Definitely know what I am getting into. Ordering right........ now!
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Old Wed, Apr-18-2012, 04:34:06 PM   #24
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Default Re: Looking for advice on beginner track wheel setup

I was actually going to refer to jph28's journal. It's the reason why I bought TR MT1's in the first place! Only difference is I'm running a 275/35/18.
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