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:helpsmilie: Hi guys, it's been along time since I posted. It's been two years since I got back into auto-xing and you gave me some good advice to get started. This is my new problem:

I plan on switching to R comps . I'm thinking of buying four used 18 x 9.5 rays that came on the 2003 track models. I'm going to put 1/2" wheel spacers on the front to clear the brembos. Do you think I will have any clearance problems? I have not lowered the car , but I added a set of hotchkis sway bars.

Also, what kind of R comps are the best to buy?

I would appreciate any of opinions you have to offer--the season is coming fast!
 

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I don't think the sway bars will interfere with the wheels or tires. The Rays wheels will clear the Brembos for sure. Why use wheels spacers? I wouldn't, but that's just me.
 

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Two things, first, the stock Rays from the Track edition were not 9.5" wide, they were 8 and 8.5" inches wide. Second, the Track edition cars came with Brembos so you won't need spacers with those wheels. If you do get these wheels, I would run 245s all around. I think it would be better to get something wider though, like RPF-1s or something.
 

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I have seen 285 (R-comps) mounted on an 08's stock 18's, and one of the guys in my BSP class has 275's mounted on the SSR's I sold him. 8.5 front and 9.5 rear.

As far as clearance issues, I know thet my 17X9.5" SSR's with a 35mm offset rub the inside when mounted up front with no spacer. So a 17X9.5 with less than a 30mm offset should clear the inside.

I don't have much first hand experience other than that.
 

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QUOTE (IDrm350 @ Mar 11 2010, 12:36 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=593276
Two things, first, the stock Rays from the Track edition were not 9.5" wide, they were 8 and 8.5" inches wide. Second, the Track edition cars came with Brembos so you won't need spacers with those wheels. If you do get these wheels, I would run 245s all around. I think it would be better to get something wider though, like RPF-1s or something.
:biggrin: Good point. I forgot to post that originally. The Track does come with Brembos, which was why I said that you'd have no problems there. I agree that 245's would be a good, neutral size to put on all 4 corners.
 

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QUOTE (SmoothZ @ Mar 11 2010, 08:47 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=593300
:biggrin: Good point. I forgot to post that originally. The Track does come with Brembos, which was why I said that you'd have no problems there. I agree that 245's would be a good, neutral size to put on all 4 corners.
Thanks for the advice. I don't know why I said that the rear Rays were 9.5, but yea they are 8.5 wide. The reason I want to use spacers on the front is because I want to put the 8.5 rears on the front for the exrta width and the rear Rays do not clear the Brembos.
Any more suggestions on the brand of R-comps that seem to work best?
 

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Hoosier A6's are great.

They work best at lower operating temps compared to the hoosier R6's.

The lower operating temps are perfect for autocrossing where the runs are short and grip is needed from the first second.
 

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if I was you I would get a set of Enkei rpf1 in 18x9.5 15+ offset, you could run anything from 245-285 with those wheels depending on track configuration.
 
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