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      04-05-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Front coilover clearance? Fitment Question

I am looking to buy wheels. Sizes are as follows.
Fronts: 18x9 ET42
Rear: 18x10 ET25

I know the rear will take a little massaging to fit, but that doesn't concern me.

What I want to know is if 18x9 with 42 offset will clear the front suspension without spacers.

Thanks for the input!
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9 +38 will have 2mm of clearance at the strut which is all you need pending on how low you go and if your tire is stretched.

A 3-5mm spacer/shim will work for you.
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I would do a 10mm spacer up front
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Thanks guys. I just wanted to know if I could slide without a front spacer. Already had an annoying experience with that on my Volks. Would rather just buy lower offset wheels. Thanks!
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Yup.. wheels that require spacers just to clear suck. Get something that fits properly.
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just play it safe and get the proper offset from the get go.
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