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  1. So I just got my s15 the other week and I’m keen to do some body work but before I do that I need to sort out my wheels/suspension/guard rolling. I have spent months researching what wheels and offsets I want and I have decided on...... Work sp1 3p F: 18x9 +22A R: 18x10 +30O I have even gone as far as contacting the owner of the car that I have used as my inspiration haha. He said he isn’t using spacers which is good, and that he is running BC BR coils. Now, the problem is this. He says the rear is fine with clearance between the coil and the inside of the wheel and that he only gets scrubbing on the guards when he goes really low and drives on bumpy roads. The front is more difficult because he says the clearance is ok but there is "only 2mm of clearance between the wheel and the collar" and that "this is not ideal, however I have mates running the same wheels with Tein and Cusco coils and they have more clearance which is more ideal" Because I’m new to the scene and don’t really know my way around a coilover when he says collar is he referring to the adjusting collars that lock the coilover spring and height in place?? Is this minimal clearance going to cause issues, can the wheel ever make contact with the collar or is the 2mm clearance fixed in place?? Why is it that the BC BR coilover has less clearance than other coilovers, is it wider (I think I read that somewhere, the BC BR has a larger diameter?) I have researched and the BC BR coilover seems to be rated as a good quality product for mostly street use and some minor track fun for what you pay so should I go with them or another brand? Also the last option of course is just to go smaller in rim width but I can’t wrap my head around working the offset out, no matter how much I read I just get more confused. If I want to keep the same fitment up against the guards but with a smaller widths rim what would the offset adjustment be F: 18x8.5 +??A R: 18x9.5 +??O Any help would be great, I need to hear from experienced members that are knowledgeable and have plenty of experience with coilovers and wheel fitment clearance/issues. Cheers everyone! here is a pic of the car i have used for the original wheels specs but has 2mm clearance between front collar and wheel: