After bugging you guys more than once about wheels/tires/lifts, etc....I finally made a move.
Bought some used 32x11.5x15 Bridgestone Dueller ATs off of craigslist.
Bought some black cragar v-5s (15x8 w/3.75" Backspace) from Summit Racing.
Replaced my 30" tires on stock wheels with them.
Good news is - no rubbing and no spacing related issues (granted, I don't plan on doing any serious off roading).
I can't tell much difference yet
regarding power with my little 4 cylinder but with the little bit I have driven I haven't noticed anything.
From an appearance standpoint I was a little surprised that the 32's didn't look wayyyy taller than the 30's but I was also surprised at how much wider the stance is with the 32's (especially with the 3.75" BS).
Total investment: Tires...$150
Mounting and balancing....$65
Getting advice from WF members....priceless....
Since there have been numerous threads about 32's lately I thought I would post my experience and add some pictures for those who might be interested.
I almost forgot to add that mine is a 2002 SE with no modifications.
Thank you to all who have been so patient in their replies - especially InfernoGirl.