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This is a discussion on 18x9 +30 wheel within the Focus RS Wheels and Tires forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; Originally Posted by bbq_pork This is what 265 18x9.5 +35 looks like on stock suspension. I haven't noticed any rub at the track or three ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbq_pork View Post
    This is what 265 18x9.5 +35 looks like on stock suspension. I haven't noticed any rub at the track or three wheeling in autocross. There's for sure poke. How much more you'd want to go... I don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicklulu View Post
    No rub at all on stock suspension and stock fenders?
    I haven't noticed any.


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    As long that i can turm my steering wheel lock to lock and no splash guard cutting..... that looks good.
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    Hey guys! Wheels are supposed to go inside the fenders! Just seems like a bad idea to me @nicklulu but I'm bowing out now GL!
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    @Ted RS, Thank you for the input. No worries.

    To each their own, I prefer it being flush with the fenders as well. But i don't mind a little poke.

    Thank you for everyone's input as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicklulu View Post
    @Ted RS, Thank you for the input. No worries.

    To each their own, I prefer it being flush with the fenders as well. But i don't mind a little poke.

    Thank you for everyone's input as well.

    Couldnt have said it better, the pics above give me a lot of hope. Definitely looking for a 18x9.5 +35 wheel. Glad we can fit that much wheel/tire without much poke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedsRS View Post
    9.5 is going to require excessive levels of fitment, it is the absolute max width. That equates to a 265 width tire. Both will require -3 degrees minimum camber which cannot be achieved with stock suspension. The answer to your question is complicated because you can fit a 9.5 +50 on stock suspension, only because the tire rides under the spring, not beside it. If you get coilovers, your wheels won't fit anymore. My advice is an 8.5 or 9 in +40 or +42. That way you can still buy coilovers and 255/265's later and run a 245 in the meantime.
    And maybe 245/40/18 ala Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2's.. theoretically...? I posted to an old thread earlier this week on the hunt for 18x9.5 wheels (and fitting 265/35/18 MPSC 2's) and after a few nights of pouring over figures & pictures, I don't think it's practical; I, too, am looking for a great track setup. I'm on stock suspension as well and (am also) not interested in tearing up fenders, wheel wells, cutting a tire, etc... So, long story short, I'm now looking for 18x9 and right around that offset (+40 to +42).. I want a wheel (and tire) that fits.

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    These are 9 +35, 245/35/18. A size I was considering for the thin sidewall aesthetics. I think your decision is a good 1 and should be close to ideal. I need to measure my exact inboard clearance, but it is about ~20mm. (9 +35).

    I see this ST parked all the time and wanted to look at his fifteen52 tarmac fitment, but boy was I surprised to see he had the same wheels and a tire size I was interested in! Talk about an opportunity. I might leave a note on his car to text me his camber settings lmao.
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    I'm confident a 245/40 with the correct offset will fit no problem. 255/40, I don't think so. I am between 245/35, 245/40, and 255/35.

    This guy has a lot less camber than I do/am willing to run, gives me hope a 255/35 would fit. If you look closely you will see the rim protector is barely protruding past the lip. 255 would be perfect. I'm tired of worrying so much about parking. Again, it's almost like mountune/fifteen52 knew what they were doing with 8.5+42. 245's probably look great on those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedsRS View Post
    These are 9 +35, 245/35/18. A size I was considering for the thin sidewall aesthetics. I think your decision is a good 1 and should be close to ideal. I need to measure my exact inboard clearance, but it is about ~20mm. (9 +35).

    I see this ST parked all the time and wanted to look at his fifteen52 tarmac fitment, but boy was I surprised to see he had the same wheels and a tire size I was interested in! Talk about an opportunity. I might leave a note on his car to text me his camber settings lmao.

    I'm confident a 245/40 with the correct offset will fit no problem. 255/40, I don't think so. I am between 245/35, 245/40, and 255/35.

    This guy has a lot less camber than I do/am willing to run, gives me hope a 255/35 would fit. If you look closely you will see the rim protector is barely protruding past the lip. 255 would be perfect. I'm tired of worrying so much about parking. Again, it's almost like mountune/fifteen52 knew what they were doing with 8.5+42. 245's probably look great on those.
    Wow that's a great find! These might be the best photos depicting the setup I'm looking for. Thank you.

    Now with all that said, a few minutes ago I looked up the sizes for the MPSC2, and the section width on 8.5" wheels is 9.8".. Point being I might now go for 8.5" wheels instead, and 245/35/ZR18, as the section width should ideally be about 1" more than the wheel size according to a great guy I spoke with earlier this week @ Roger Kraus Racing (while entertaining the idea of Michelin slicks, which are, as I've found, impossible to get for the proper size due to demand from pro. teams).

    The catalog for MPSC2's is here: https://www.michelinman.com/upload/m...port-cup-2.pdf

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