I'd sure like to know how some of you manage to have captions under your photos. I'm unable to move the photo headings underneath the appropriate photos, so I'll have to let you work it out.
Visual update: The first photo is the 'Before' shot which I'm sure many of you would prefer than the final. That said, I'm extremely happy with the new look along with my choice in the 205/60R15 Michelin Primacy MXV4's. I was surprised that if anything the Michelin's are easier to turn at slow speeds than before. I am getting some fairly minor rubbing (but sounds terrible when I'm turning at low speeds) on the left side, but working on that.
So far I've not noticed a big change in braking, but haven't been in a situation at high speed where I need to slam them on.
I want to thank all of you for your comments. I do have a tendency to dig in my heels, unless proven otherwise. I'm glad you all talked me through this process.
The fronts received 20 mm spacers to bring them out just a bit farther than the 28 mm offset of the 5-Stars did. In the rear I have two spacers totaling 35 mm which looks very cool (IMO).
Okay, this was the worst one, but they all required a lot of work. After sandblasting I filled the edges/divots with JBWeld, followed up with plastic filler where needed.
I'd sure like to drop the front about 3/4 of an inch, but don't want a jiggly ride.
Most likely I'll be selling the 5-Stars along with the nifty cast wheel centers. Also the front brakes and calipers. The paint I use on the calipers is pristine.