My inquisitive and sometimes over zealous 2nd year apprentice motor mechanic son has been applying enormous pressure on me to fit larger alloy rims and bigger tyres to the GT (he wants to go 18x8.5/18x9.00 in a BBS style rim or something similar together with, say 255/265x35 series rubber). Than he also wants me to do a big brake upgrade, say 4 or 6 pot AP's or even just the BA Brembo's. Firstly, I know that we have an offset problem with the EL by as much as 25mm all round so big wheels and tyres don't work out. The bigger brakes, using, say, a 343 or 355mm dia rotor requires at least an 18" wheel. So we now have a series of problems. My son and a few of his TAFE mates came up with the idea that the problems could be readily solved by using some hi-tech spacer plates on the rear (yuk) to provide for the offset change required. As for the front end they suggested upgrading to AUIII/BA GTP style front stub axles which would then satisfy the front end offset issue as well as facilitate the fitting of, say, BA GTP style 4 pot Brembo's. Applying this "recommended" solution would accommodate both the larger wheels and tyres as well as the brake upgrade. He's now been landed with production of a research paper on the subject for TAFE (God help him). Better still are there any Techo's out there that could provide some useful and constructive input. I'd be curious as well although I have a pretty good idea as to the bottom line on this issue.