good point. although my main point still stands: it is not any 'harder' to fit a 17 than it is an 18 inch wheel when talking about inner barrel clearance. its a 1/2 inch difference. if you look at an unmolested spindle, the general inner barrel clearance in that area of the spindle is the same over a half inch area (or very very close). things like wheel width, offset and tire size are much more critical when talking in this context over 17/18 diameter clearance.
further building on your short spindle comment. you could argue that fitting 17s would actually 'easier' when discussing the upper balljoint clearance. which would allow you to run an even shorter spindle, or a slightly bigger tire size.
i would have loved to have had my spindles shortened 35 or 40mm, but i couldnt because i specifically had 18s (so i had to 'settle' for 30mm). i could have possibly gotten away with 35mm, but it would have been insanely close and i would have been married to a certain tire size until i change wheels.
Lucy; 04 manual sportdesign
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