OK -- credit where credit's due! Grimace, the last article you posted a link to I hadn't seen before (all others I had) and it had the following feedback form Digital Synapse that pretty much encompasses what I was looking to find out:
"Long story short, it depends on the available space in the wheel well and how that space is used depends on wheel/tire dimensions and offset/placement INSIDE the wheel well.
The maximum amount of rubber that fits in the wheel well is a Michelin PS2
335/30/20, or any other tire with these dimensions per manufacturers specs. Given the variations in suspension travel and ride height, its safe to say that the car cant be lowered any more than one inch in the rear, and your offset has to be spot on perfect with no more than 2mm room for error, and the wheel should be 11.75-12" for OPTIMUM fitment. The bumpstop
brackets needs to be shaved off, because the wheel is literally mm's away from the wheel well, shock boots should be left alone for warranty purposes, and the bumpstop
itself needs to be relocated inwards, and lastly a Watts link of any kind is needed, unless you're stock height, then a adj PHB is ok. A coilover system can be used to adjust height and compression damping to limit travel. In ANY case under wheel compresssion/distension on opposite sites like climbing a driveway it will rub on the inside wheel well, so caution is needed.
If your offset is too aggressive, or your car is lowered too much (like mine) then your placement in the wheel well changes and play room for travel decreases, and the amount of rubber you can stick in there diminishes."
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