I recently discovered some rubbing which lead to the inside fender lip cutting the tires up a bit on the outer edge of the tread blocks. I solved it by pinching the lip upwards... but the paint chipped a little. I can touch that up later, but now I know why they say have your fenders rolled by a professional. In retrospect I should have gotten 235's. But I love the look and feel of the larger tires. This set up laughs at pot holes so far, compared to my stock setup.
I like the look of the taller side wall. It fills the fender nicely without having to lower it.I recently installed Ford Performance "RS" wheels (actually made by Ronal). They are 19x8, 5x108, 50et. I put on Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (235/40-19). I was concerned about wheel damage with sidewalls as low as 35 which is why I went with the taller 40, but on my next tire change I may try 35s. At the same time I added 10mm DZX spacers from ST Suspensions which use a bolt-through design with 10mm shank lug nuts, which means I get the same number of turns with the spacers as without.
10mm hub-centric (63.4) spacers from DZX with bolt-through shank lug nuts
A few pictures of the end result...
Nice, the classic look of SpeedlinesI've missed not having 5 spokes, so I've pieced together this set over the last 5 months. So far real happy with how they turned out. Much easier to clean compared to my RPF1's and Assetto Gara's
- Brand Wheel with specs - Speedline / BBS 550 - 18x8.5 et42
- Brand Tire with specs - Firestone Firehawks Indy500 255.35
Awesome wheels. I posted my Method 501's around Christmas. These wheels remind me of mine. I strongly approve!!! I'm surprised they don't rub? Must be the tire size and brand. At first I thought I had no rub, and then I found these tiny cuts in my tread. I had to bend the front inner edge of my fender to stop the rubbing. If this happens, be careful the paint chips very easy when bending that edge.