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    Hello. So I ordered a set of enkei Rpf1’s in 15x8 +28. I’m lowered on fortune auto coilovers but not a huge drop. I’m going to get a set of Toyo r888r’s. I want to run 225/50/15 to keep overal correct diameter and I love the meaty tire look, but I’m worried I’ll rub. I have rolled fenders. Do you think I’ll be ok with 225/50/15 or should I not risk it and run 225/45/15. Thanks for any help!

    #2
    There's a sticky just two threads above yours,

    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...fitment-thread

    plus all the times this very question has been asked. :/

    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...e-perfect-15x8

    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...or-15x8-225-45

    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...5-tire-fitment

    I haven't used Fortune, but on the race car we run 15 x 8 et25 with 225/45 and there's about 2-3mm to the stock strut tube in the front using BFG Rival, the rear had to be pulled a little to keep them from rubbing (late model, low arches). Did the phone book stretch trick.

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    Last edited by ForcedFirebird; 02-21-2020, 08:13 AM.
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      #3
      Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
      the rear had to be pulled a little to keep them from rubbing (late model, low arches). Did the phone book stretch trick.
      What's the phone book stretch trick?
      Originally posted by kronus
      would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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        #4
        Originally posted by agent View Post
        What's the phone book stretch trick?
        Jack the rear up, remove the spring (or use a couple friends for extra weight), heat the paint, then drop the fender with a phone book (or stack of magazines) between the fender and tire. This way you don't end up with a wavy/crimped roll that is weak, or removes the vertical body line. Basically it keeps the stock shape, just goes wider.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIKlPz4OL3s
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