Need help getting the right fitment...

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Hi everyone, I'm a little new here but have been lurking for a while. I'm trying to get the right fitment for my wheels and I'm hoping that some of you more experienced members can help me out.

So the wheels I'm getting are 18x8.5 et +30 with a 73mm hub. I want to get the wheel just about flush with the fender but I have a few questions.

What size spacers to do I need to get it flush?

In order to get the hub down to oem size, is that something I can do with the spacers or do I need separate rings for that?

Whats a good place to buy spacers?

The spacers need to be hub centric right?

Also, not related to fitment.... I want to swap my tpms sensors from my old wheels into my new ones. Will this work? Will they fit on any type of valve stem or do I need to get a specific type?

Thanks in advance for any help! I'm a little lost with this stuff.

Heres a picture of how my car sits right now. ST coilovers and the stock 17's without the hubcaps:
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That is going to be pretty darn flush wwithout spacers...

For example, here's mine with 19x8.5 +35

IMG_1683_wm by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr
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those're some good looking wheels...
Thank you, it was a lot of work getting it right.

I got the height dialed in but I'm having a slight issue. Even though the rear coilovers are set to the exact same height, the passenger side is 1/2" higher than the drivers side. I took it all apart again and double checked that the springs and perches were seated correctly and everything is tight, but it didn't fix it. Anybody else encounter this?

Other than that I don't think I could get it anymore perfect. I'm very happy with the results. Thanks to everyone that gave advice along the way!:grin:
Dude, I have the exact same issue. It's usually between 1/4 and 3/4 inch higher on the passenger side. My rear coils are bottomed out, both at max low.

If you figure it out, let me know.
Thanks for the info! That makes me think that there its probably an issue with how the car is balanced; maybe there's more weight on the drivers side? In that case I think I'll just lower my passenger side to match.

What coils do you have? I have ST's and I could still go about another inch lower.
I'm on ST's. The rear really doesn't go low enough for my liking. I've got about 1/2 inch of rake. My fronts have 3-4 threads left and the rears are bottomed out at max low. Here's the final stance for this season:

IMG_3408_wm by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr

You can see the back pretty good in this picture:

IMG_3769_wm by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr

Next season I'll be taking the rear upper spring perch out for maximum low. :grin:
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I know the ground level has a lot of effect on heights as well. When my gas tank is full they are more even, but still not 100%. It's annoying.
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