i would go with 17's, cheaper wheels, cheaper tires, larger tire selection, more sidewall, ect.Im going to lower my car with eibach pro kit(im wondering what else ill have to change after this and why)
and im looking for a new rear tire set up 315/35/17s or 285/35/18s
what would you suggest i get ?
last question ...what is the largest tire size i can go with in the front on stock oem wheels (17x8)?
with the lowering kit, dont forget a good set of caster/camber plates like maximim motorsports.
as far as tire size, i would get a 17X9 in the front with a 275/40/17, and a 17X10, or 17X10.5 in the rear with a 315/35/17. this is the most common setup, and thats because it seems to work the best.
on the stock wheel you can go up to a 275, but i WOULD NOT recommend it in the front, since the bludge will hurt cornering more than the added width will help. i personally feel a 245-255 is perfect for a 17X8, and of course you can use a little wider tire in the rear on a 17X8.