Originally Posted by Joe@ApexRaceParts
The 17x9.5" ET35 requires a 5mm wheel spacer in the front effectively making the wheel a 17x9.5" ET30. This means that the wheel extends an extra 6mm more than the already aggressive 17x9" ET30 which has to use an undersized 245/40/17 tire to fit on your car with stock camber and suspension. We do not recommend using the 17x9.5" ET35 with stock suspension unless you also have camber plates installed. A simple alignment pin pulling will not obtain enough negative camber to tuck the tire far enough inside the fender. For cars that have the adequate suspension modifications we recommend using a 255/40/17 size tire.
We would have loved to include the 17x9" ET30 but unfortunately we do not have the stock on hand and will not be receiving shipments of sufficient quantity in that specific size.
really wanted to get a square set and I would be OK with 245s but I do not want to mod my suspension as most of my miles are going to be highway. I would like to ditch my (heavy stock) 19s but don't want to dial in more camber and deal with the increased tire wear.
Now in the other thread I'd asked about possibly using the 18x9 ET31s w/ 245s and I was told they likely would rub in front on stock suspension... true/false? really just want the biggest tires I can get, pref. 245 or 255 (but I know the latter is probably not going to happen) on square wheels but no suspension mods. Car is pre-LCI E92 w/ M-sport suspension if it makes any difference.
Feel free to PM me with recommends or if the 17x9's become available.