I got some 17" wheels with the proper backspace...they weren't my first choice but I think they are good compromise between what I wanted looks wise and what actually works with out machine shop or 3x price for custom work.
The new tire combo I have not driven much yet but I can tell already they are a significant improvement over the one set of tire they make for 14" Despite being 45 series vs 60 series the PSS are smoother riding in almost all cases...some bumps you do feel more. Traction and cornering are significantly improved as well...but I dont know to what degree yet...but its a lot.
The rear tire fit is good. a 245/45/17 Pilot super sport
The front fits well too but has lots of extra clearance height wise a 235/45/17 Pilot super sport
My front ride height is about 1.5" more than it was with the 195/60/r14
There is enough room to tuck them away some if not all of the 1.5" worth of drop I would like.
I have not done the shelby drop yet that would get me about .5"...What is the best way to go about lowering the front another inch? The vehicle already has lower springs in the front...Do you cut them a 1/2 coil and check for proper ride height? I hear one coil is about 1"
Im looking for the most proper way of doing this although I'm not opposed to trimming a spring down a bit.