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Old 03-31-2011, 09:31 PM   #18
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2009 STI


Nice to see an intelligent thread about wheel/tire fitments for a change here. I guess i'll keep my STI after all.

Originally Posted by Mach V Dan View Post
Secondly, as the offset gets lower your wheel centerline is getting farther and farther away from the axis of your steering. The steering feel gets messed up -- to me it feels vague and it tends to want to steer left and right on acceleration or braking, due to the wheel trying to pivot around the steering axis. This effect gets worse with lowering.
But the hellaflush guys swear there's no difference in feel or handling!

Originally Posted by Ken Cravillion
I've got the 18x9 rims on right now with 245 winters. I've felt around in there and I have more than a fingers thickness in the rear as it sits from tire to strut.
Pretty sure he was talking about strut clearance in the front at stock offset. There's a ton of room in the rear.
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