Weldcraft Wheel Widening Fitment
K guys, I've been doing a lot of searching and reading about rear fitments with widened stock wheels and learned what I could get away with... I only need help on one more thing--spacer width!
Here's the break down:
- I just sent off my stock 17's to Weldcraft to be widened 1.5" to 17x9.5".
- I already have two Nitto 555's in 285/40/17 to squeeze in back there.
- While the body shop installed the SAP kit, they rolled my quarters.
I've read the following section on ls1tech's sticky page about wheel fitment:
8.0" ............ +36 to +65 ........ 245, 255
8.5" ............ +42 to +65 ......... 245, 255
9.0" ............ +48 to +65 ........ 255, 265, 275
9.5" ............ +55 to +64 ........ 265, 275 (body mods are required)
After adding the 1.5" (38.1mm) to the back of my wheels--the new offset will be +67.05 [48+(38.1mm/2)].
According to the chart (on 275's), it seems like the maximum spacer for my new offset would be 12mm (67.05-55) and the minimum spacer would be 3mm (67.05-64).
My tire is a 285 rather than 275--so, would it be ok if I pick a spacer in the middle of that range? Say 6mm-8mm or so? I have read that many people run 6mm spacers on 275's. I ask because 6mm spacers are available locally for me--but anything larger than 10, would be something that I would want to special order from Motorsport Tech.
The only reason I'm posting this is because there are a lot of posts asking about Weldcraft widening--but barely any of people who have done it. And the few that I did find, only widened to 9". If anyone could give me some insight, I would really appreciate it!