I have found a few different things on the net about this, but nothing specific. I have a pair of 14x10 -32 Watanabe RS that I will be putting behind some flares on the rear of the dime before spring time. I am looking to pick up a pair of SSRs to "complete" my 14 inch wheel set. The issue I am running into is the pair of SSRs i am currently eyeballing for the front are 14x7.5 -6. They are 3 piece welded, and I plane to re barrel them, I am curious as to if I can install them as they are currently, with no ill effects, if I keep my tire size in check. I plan to use 185s for the front and 205s for the rear, when I mentioned this to a drift clique I hang with they said it was going to be doomsday for my handling and ride characteristics. I dont plan on drifting or pushing the car on my "new" $2k+ wheels, but Id still like to have some safe spirited fun at any given time.
question: are the negative effects of a 2.5 inch difference in width between front and rear wheels mitigated if tires size is kept under a 20mm difference?
thanks for any input!