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This is a discussion on Everyone running Fortune auto 500 within the Focus RS Suspension forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; What wheel specs do you run and how much clearance do you have from wheel to strut? Thanks in advance! Got some 19x9.5 et 37 ...

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    What wheel specs do you run and how much clearance do you have from wheel to strut? Thanks in advance! Got some 19x9.5 et 37 wheels on order and wanna make sure I donít hit the suspension.


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    I'm running 18x9 +39 w/ 265/35r18 4S. I just put that in a calculator compared to 265/30r19 and it says you'd be .08" closer to the strut. I'm pretty sure I have a lot more than .1" of space between the tire and the coilover, which is already gives a lot more room than the stock struts/springs. So you should be fine.

    My issue with the FA's is they ride like 1" lower than mountunes, even at max height. Top of the tire is tucked under the fender. Even at max camber with my setup, I was rubbing the fender and the fender liner itself when wheels were turned. FA was able to modify the front coilover bodies to add 40mm of length, now they sit a hair higher than it did with Mountune springs and all rubbing issues are gone.
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    Brakes: Rotora 2pc Rotors (15lbs), Mountune Street Pads, RBF 600
    Shoes: Volk CE28n 18x9 +38 (16lbs), 4S 265x35r18's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biznatch View Post
    I'm running 18x9 +39 w/ 265/35r18 4S. I just put that in a calculator compared to 265/30r19 and it says you'd be .08" closer to the strut. I'm pretty sure I have a lot more than .1" of space between the tire and the coilover, which is already gives a lot more room than the stock struts/springs. So you should be fine.

    My issue with the FA's is they ride like 1" lower than mountunes, even at max height. Top of the tire is tucked under the fender. Even at max camber with my setup, I was rubbing the fender and the fender liner itself when wheels were turned. FA was able to modify the front coilover bodies to add 40mm of length, now they sit a hair higher than it did with Mountune springs and all rubbing issues are gone.
    Iíll actually be running 235/35/19 tires lol so I believe they should fit pretty nicely as far as getting into contact with the suspension. And yes itís about 8mm more inset than your specs


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul932RS View Post
    I’ll actually be running 235/35/19 tires lol so I believe they should fit pretty nicely as far as getting into contact with the suspension. And yes it’s about 8mm more inset than your specs


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    You're going to stretch a 235 on a 9.5" rim?..... I had 245's on my 9" and hated the stretched look, i can't imagine even more. If you're going with 235's, why would you even bother with a 9.5" rim? Should just keep the stock size/offset and you won't have to worry about rubbing.
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    Engine: Radium CC's & Plate, Boomba BPV, Mountune SSC & Filter, SteamSpeed IC & Piping
    Suspension: Mountune springs, Massive Rear Camber/Toe Arms, Whiteline Rear SB & EL, Powerflex Front LCA Bushings, FA 500's (Raised 40mm by FA)
    Brakes: Rotora 2pc Rotors (15lbs), Mountune Street Pads, RBF 600
    Shoes: Volk CE28n 18x9 +38 (16lbs), 4S 265x35r18's
    Body: Xpel front Wrap, Satin black Roof / Mirrors, Boomba SS Lever, SS Arm, solid bushings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biznatch View Post
    You're going to stretch a 235 on a 9.5" rim?..... I had 245's on my 9" and hated the stretched look, i can't imagine even more. If you're going with 235's, why would you even bother with a 9.5" rim? Should just keep the stock size/offset and you won't have to worry about rubbing.


    Yes reason being is how low I am. I rub slightly on dips so I feel like stretching a little more should tuck the tire in a little more and prevent the rub along with a very slight raise in ride height



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