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      11-08-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Joe@ApexRaceParts View Post
With Camber plates you can definitely fit a 285/30/18 front tire and 18x10" ET25 in the front of your 1M. Strut clearance will be very close but you should be able to clear on an oem set up and coilover set up as long as attention is paid to the spring perch location relative to the wheel/tire. This is the maximum width for the front of your 1M. The 285/35/18 is way too tall and even with an extreme amount of negative camber it will definitely rub on the fender liners with any kind of steering angle. Also the 285/35/18 would look quite odd with that tall of a tire in the front of the car. We have 18x10" ET25 wheels available in both the ARC-8 and EC-7 models as well as camber plates for your 1M!
thanks for the informative post.. I concur.. particularly regarding the 35 sidewall

I was able to fit a 285/30 Hoosier.. on a BONE STOCK CAR .. before camber plates.. see here.

it was VERY close and rubbed ever so slightly but in retrospect.. I think it would work if one is not concerned about minor rubbing... I know that I was definitely a lot more conservative back then as I did not want any fender liner damage. With camber plates.. I am sure these would work.. Might even be able to borrow that setup again from a friend to confirm....
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