I have my front 5 lug conversion done (hubs and rotors only) and I have been test fitting different wheels and tires.
SHP 16 X 8 fronts (bare rim) clears the front suspension by just about 3 mm, and even though it sticks out further than stock it looks like it will clear the fender without needing the lip rolled.
Regular 16 X 7 front with flat (won't hold air) 225/50/16 tire. Rim clearance is 16mm and the tire is close to, but not hitting spring perch... keep in mind this is an un-inflated tire and car is on jack stands.
Regular 16 x 8 rear (bare rim) clears the front suspension by a full 25mm, and eyeballing it says the face of the rim is flush with the outer edge of the fender. Just eyeballing it without tires on, I would say it probably would require rolling the front fenders.
SFBMX88, on 13 February 2012 - 12:11 PM, said:
I have SHP 9s(16x9, 0 offset) with 245 45r16 in the back of my flatty, and I had to roll my fenders after I sliced a piece of tire off. I think I could have done 9s all around if I kept the flatty front suspension parts...
I don't have a set of SHP rears, but doing the math the SHP 9's would be 25.4mm wider, with 10 mm less offset ( zero vs -10 ) so they would be 22.7mm closer to the suspension (12.7mm width increase plus 10mm offset change) and would stick out 2.7mm more than regular rears on the front of a flatty with just a hub and rotor swap rather than a full suspension swap. You would be even closer to the suspension than with the SHP front 16 X 8 rims, right around 2mm of clearance. You definitely couldn't run wide tires up front without slip on spacers.
My question pertaining to all this is simple.... do I need spacers with the front SHP's that have 3mm of clearance? Or, if the new tires I have ready to mount up (225/50/16's) don't rub the spring perch can I get away without spacers?
Edited by Threedoor, 13 February 2012 - 04:16 PM.