that is a great looking wheel! Are you sure 7mm of extra offset was too much? I am from the school of thought that "PHAT" is good as long as it doesn't rub a dub. I have a feeling you have plenty of experience with this but make sure that 285 tire doesn't interfere with the strut housing or spring perch in the front! Please keep us updated with pictures from your event. Here is a link to an old thread on Forgeline wheels and race tires I helped out with. Enjoy the story!