Originally Posted by onelapduster
I have 315/35R17 on 17X10 and have no problems with them fitting inside the stock wheel wells.
Really? That's great. I have a 325/50R15 tire on a 15x10 (5.626" BS) rim that I test fit on the car. It was just touching the leaf on the inside and just barely made it on the outside. I don't think I would have wanted to drive it as it probably would have cut the tire. Now I know the the tire's section width is about 11/16" wider and the tire is 2" taller, so that may account for it. But I do want to drop the car about 2" also.
I'm trying to get a junk one now to use for fitment. I have a junk 17x9 wheel with 4.5" BS. That should be close enough so I can get exactly what I need.
But I must say that I still do like the slight flaring of the wheel well. Don't know that I need to go to the extreme that Brian did. As for the front, I'd like to put a 255-275 up there. I'd ditch the inner fender wells, but I'm not sure if they'd fit without some mods to the fender.
I have been looking at cars as I've been driving around and have seen a number of them that actually have pretty good sized flares from the factory. In particular, a 2000-2005 Grand Am's front fender. I'm thinking perhaps I could just "cut and paste" the flare part onto my stock fenders/quarters. But I'm not sure if that would be easier or harder than just massaging the factory steel out. I'm going to pick one up off Craigslist (about $25) and see what I can do and how it would look.