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"The max rim width for a 3-link is a 10.50"

Unless I'm missing something, that doesn't make much sense, unless they specified a backspacing. The way I understand, backspacing is backspacing, so if a 18x10.5 with 6" backspacing clears the 3-link, an 18x12 with 6" backspacing would clear.

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But will the 12" fit in the wheel well?
I suspect the rim fits just fine with the proper backspacing. But depending on the tire sidewall which typically extends beyond the rim maybe not. I would recommend working with someone familiar with fitting custom wheels and tires before ordering anything you can't return.
 

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that’s promising. 6.46 backspacing means the wheel extends that far inward toward the center of the car, so 6” backspacing should work no problem. I can just about make out the tire size in your photo…295/35r18?

I would think that is correct. I have these 18x11 wheels in the 25th anniversary style on my MK2 with a 3 link. Note the backspace is 6.46" though.

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