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I am not sure what you mean by "a flush fit". A little more detail would be helpful. ...J. D.
 

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The wider the wheel, the more rear back spacing you will need. I am running 8.5" wide wheels. They have been on the car a long time. I cannot remember what my backspacing [offset] is. I think it is 40. ...J.D.

UPDATE: I did verify the offset on mine.. I had the boxes they came in out in my shed with other wheels in them. The box says the offset is 40. Here are some photos. They are 17"X8.5
 

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No rubbing. No trimming. I think the key is proper tire size and offset. I am using a 225/45X17 on an 8.5" rim, with 40mm backspacing. [research on the internet says stock wheel offset is 46mm for the 17" wheels]. Sometimes you can get too big a tire and the tread does not lay flat on the road. Mine is stock ride height. Just high quality shocks, good sway bar and I have more grip in the corners than I can use at street speeds. I am using a soft compound Dunlop tire.. ...J.D.
 

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Lots of clearance. I have not been able to push this car "too far", at least on the street the way it is set up. And again, only 225/45's. ...J.D.
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Mine is just set up for the street. Lots of different ways to do things. I did the chassis work on mine back in 2016 and then it sat for a few years. Just got it going again this year. It had some trouble with emission controls I had to sort out. Been good fun this summer. ...J.D.
 

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One thing to keep in mind is tire diameter. On a 17" rim, I would use a 45 aspect ratio. On a 18" a 40. That is if you are trying to stay close to the stock tire diameter. ...J.D.
 
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