mounted my new wheels, 18s from a Legacy Spec B.
Overall the 215/45/18 is only slightly larger than the original 195/55/16. The wheels are in desperate need of new rubber though, so I’ll be aiming for 40 side profile to make them almost identical to the stock 16s profile.
Then, some real world lowering is necessary.
A before pic of the stock wheels.
and an unaltered of the new wheels to show the need for height adjustment
and the overall plan render
red vinyl ordered to do the single spoke in red.