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Okay, so I got my STR 606 wheels custom drilled for our bloody 5x108 pattern. Wheel is 18x9 with +35 offset, with a terrible BBS logo btw if you order reps, skip the logo cap. I have the hub centric rings etc, but of course the inevitable happens. I did not print the fitment sheet for my wheels, and the calipers are of course too wide. So what to do...

What I am asking for is some advice or relating evidence (pics with 25+mm spacers, or quality responses) that running a 25-30mm spacer is worth it. I could sell these, but I would prefer to run them. I own a fender roller, and I plan to pull the fenders as well. So space should not be a major issue. But, what I do not want is an effing R that looks ridiculous with super wide offset wheels. With a 25mm spacer, if those are deep enough, the offset is an incredible 10mm. This could get ugly.

Advise below...

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Here's what a 17x9 +34 looks like without any spacers in the front... and that's with my fenders rolled and a bit of a pull. Tried to put a 5mm spacer in too, there was no way. This is also with 4 degrees of camber.

 

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Here's what a 17x9 +34 looks like without any spacers in the front... and that's with my fenders rolled and a bit of a pull. Tried to put a 5mm spacer in too, there was no way. This is also with 4 degrees of camber.
Thanks. I have definitely watched your build thread. I do believe that pushing my wheels out so far may be a mistake, though I am not against some decent mods. But for the correct wheel, may have to go to great lengths. I dislike most wheels out there, personal style I guess.

I think with some Kaplehenke plates, fender pull and roll, the poke should be kept under. I have seen 25's rear with a decent offset ending in the 15 range and they stuck too far for sure. I will have to do some more measuring. I want my R to be different than most I have seen. Stance is not my thing either though.

Does anyone have stance measurements front to rear that I could compare?
 
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