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      01-21-2013, 01:59 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by lcrain View Post
Thanks for the insight Joe. What is the preferred square setup? 18x10 or 9.5?
If your 1M is stock than we like to see 18x9.5" ET22 square with a 265/35/18 tire. If you have camber plates installed on your 1M than it is possible to do 18x10" ET25 with either 265/35/18 or 275/35/18 tires.
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Originally Posted by CarJunkie View Post
Wow, that is some serious analysis there!

For 18x9.5 et35, would a wheel spacer be needed? It seems like the et27 would be the better fit if available.
18x9.5" ET35 is extremely close to the front strut on a stock 1M and can sometimes clear depending on the type of tire that is used. A 255/35/18 would definitely clear the front strut and a smaller running 265/35/18 tire like the Hankook V12 could possibly clear. If you are having rubbing issues than you could use a 5mm wheel spacer to clear the front strut. An 18x9.5" ET22 is a direct fitment for the front of a 1M with a 265/35/18 tire.
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