I ended up putting 225/45/18's on 18x8's. The rims that I purchased were from ECS and had a 35mm offset. I ended up getting 5 rims shipped to my house for just under $500. (thought it would be nice to have a backup just in case)
The only reason I am putting this follow post is I see similar questions asked a lot. Bottom line is this - if you have the $$$ purchase new rims w/a 35mm offset (no spacers needed). It's close enough to a square set up.
The handling and ride quality are great. It acually looks even better. This is the first time I have ever purchased a/m rims for any vehicle and I am truly glad that I did. The gaps, stance - it looks great from any angle.
So for anyone asking about spacers and what size tires to put on - here is my 2 cents.
Last edited by jxs0402; 12-20-2012 at 04:58 PM.