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IMO don't do it.

You cant rotate (unless you want 18s in the front 17s in the rear)
Tires are going to be a PITA
+ its just not that "cool" looking to me but like i said.. imo..
 

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IF you were to get those, i would suggest putting the 18x8 up front and putting the 17x7.5 in the rear... however you will need new tires for the 17" ones, 215/40/17 is gonna be way too small and look weird. You want 225/45/17.
 

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[quote author=rdazlex link=topic=134424.msg2891440#msg2891440 date=1232998125]
staggered fitment on a FWD FTL....
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Actually, some sticky summer or r-compound 225/50/16 up front and 205/55/16 (half a mm difference in overall diameter!) out back could give extreme grip AND possibly dial out the understeer without even messing with the suspension or body. But I get what you mean with the 17 up front and 18 out back, hehe.
 

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this looks great on some sportier rear wheel drive cars(see chrysler crossfire). but I dont think it really works on ours
 
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