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There are people who have put 275/35/18s on the front with no rubbing...but these people also have stock suspensions (i.e., not lowered at all)...if you buy the 18x9 from Tire Rack, the offset will be +55...based on that and a stock offset of +50, I'd say you'd be fine with 255s in the front...
The only pain I've got time for is the pain I'm puttin' on fools who don't know what time it is.
I don't know about the 255's, but they (tirerack) had a special on 245/40/18's of the PS 2's that made them essentially equal in price to the S03's, BF Goodrich Comp TA's KD's. At that point for better wet traction, tread life, & tire noise I would get the PS2's.
Question: What's the tradeoff between 18x8.5 to 18x9.0? Is it just a matter of whether it will fit? I'm about to order the Volk Racing SF-Challenge and have decided on 18s, but apparently they don't come in 18x8.5 (what I wanted), so the decision is between 18x8 and 18x9.
18x8 & 18x9 would work great and also look good, tires for this size are 245/35/18 & 265/30/18
On the rear if you were to go any bigger up to 18x10 you would have to replace the spring and the sway bar so the wheel would not rub against the quarter panel.
the size you are after now, you dont have to make any replacements.