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Tire upgrade 2008 lr2 se

So after reading online and doing Calculations, ive decided to Upgrade from 235/60r18 to 255/55/R18 on the same OEM rim. Carid website also said i should be able to use those tires as alternative. So i went ahead and put those on and the car runs great, nice handling and alot better on bumps. NOW the problem i have is that the Sidewall is pretty close to the strut and i wanted opinions on what should i do. I was told to use spacers 3-5mm but would that effect my bolts ?
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i would think that if they do not touch then you are probably not in too much trouble. Hard to tell in the pictures. How close are they? Are you measuring with the suspension loaded (weight on the tires)??
The top of the tire isn't going ro flex and as long as you are not planning on running them at reduced pressure the you are fairly safe.
If you choose to go with a thin spacer (3-5mm as you stated) you should be o.k with standard length wheel studs.
Do you offroad with this vehicle?

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Oh just noticed it's a lr2 - of course you don't offroad

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