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Old 03-06-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default The 08-10 WRX (non STi) 17"/18" wheels thread

so i didnt see a thread for this specific application, so i figured i would make one to help me and anyone else find fitment options in a single thread rather than looking through other threads which are compiled with multiple model years and different size wheels.

preferred format for ease:

Wheel Specs: Diameter / Width / Offset
Tire and Specs: Model, Width/Sidewall/Diameter
Suspension: Springs / Shocks, approx. how much lowered in inches
Fender Modification: rolling/pulling necessary?
Wheel Spacers: how thick in mm, if applicable

pics of the fitment of your setup would be nice too if you have them. please try to keep the posts to 08-10 WRXs only, as other MYs and STi fitment may not be applicable to the 08+ WRX.

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Old 03-07-2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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bump, start posting your 08+ wheel configs!
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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awesome thread idea....I'm on stockers but am really interested to see what people have.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:51 PM   #4
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I'll start off.... 08 DGM WRX sedan

Wheel Specs: XXR 522 Gold 18 x 8.5 / 48 offset
Tire and Specs: Toyo poxes 4, 225/40/R18
Suspension: Stock
Fender Modification: rolling/pulling necessary? NOPE
Wheel Spacers: how thick in mm, if applicable? NONE

PICS:


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Old 03-16-2010, 10:03 AM   #5
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I'll start off.... 08 DGM WRX sedan

Wheel Specs: XXR 522 Gold 18 x 8.5 / 48 offset
Tire and Specs: Toyo poxes 4, 225/40/R18
Suspension: Stock
Fender Modification: rolling/pulling necessary? NOPE
Wheel Spacers: how thick in mm, if applicable? NONE

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Looks awesome... I am planing to buy similar but Chromium Black. How's the ride quality on 225/40R18?
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:00 PM   #6
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My10 2.5i.

Wheel Specs:
XXR 522 Chr Blk 18 x 8.5 +48 offset
Tire and Specs: Kumho Ecsta SPT, 225/40R18
Suspension: Stock
Fender Modification: No
Wheel Spacers: No

I find the ride quality a bit rough on this setup... and xxr 522 feels a bit heavy.


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Old 03-14-2010, 08:45 PM   #7
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thanks! lets keep adding them
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:29 PM   #8
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Wheel Specs: O.Z. Superturismo GT. 17X7.5 48mm offset
Tire and Specs: stock Dunlops for the 09 WRX
Suspension: Stock. Not for long.
Fender Modification: No
Wheel Spacers: None. Thinking about it.

Sorry for the dirty car and crappy pics.

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Old 03-15-2010, 07:58 PM   #9
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Ok, I'll play.

Wheel Specs: 17x8 Rota Torque in Steel Gray Metallic
Tire and Specs: Kumho Ecsta ASX, 225/45/17
Suspension: Bone stock, except for a STI rear sway bar, if that matters
Fender Modification: None
Wheel Spacers: None

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Old 03-23-2010, 08:50 PM   #10
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this isnt the thread for that question. you should search and see what others have run (since no one has posted such setup in this thread yet). this thread is mostly just to be a guideline, not a definitive answer on what will or will not work on your car.

but mostly it will depend on a lot of different variables that come into play.

what offset are the wheels? what suspension mods do you have? how low is the car? what are your camber settings? what tires are you running and in what size? etc. all of those things come into play. but with 18x9 i would probably expect to roll the rear fenders, at least from what ive seen.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:01 AM   #11
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Wheel Specs: Work emotion cr Kai's 17x9 +44
Tire and Specs: Hankook sport k104 245/40
Suspension: stock for now. rce/bilstein combo soon. 20mm front, 15mm rear.
Fender Modification: will be rolling rear soon but atm no, no rubbing.
Wheel Spacers: none.
about a 15mm clearance between inner rim/tire and front strut. next tire will probably be 255/40 depending on if clearance changes with rce/bilstein kit. in the second pic the front wheel seems to stick out pretty far, looking at the car now it doesnt seem as much.



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Old 03-28-2010, 11:32 AM   #12
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rota g-forces,hyperblack. 17x8 +48 offset
kuhmo ecsta asx tires. 225/45/17
sti pink springs,rallitek sways

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Old 03-31-2010, 06:59 PM   #13
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Wheel Specs: Boss 318 Black Chrome 17x7.5
Tire and Specs: Stock Dunlop SP Sport 01 225/45-17
Suspension: Stock
Fender Modification: None
Wheel Spacers: None



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Old 04-01-2010, 01:53 AM   #14
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Wheel Specs: Rota Formula Mesh 18x8 et48
Tire and Specs: Falken Azenis rt 615 245/40/18
Suspension: Tein S-techs
Fender Modification: not needed as i did run without but i just recently got fenders rolled all around cause im switching suspension and going down more.
Wheel Spacers: None


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Old 04-01-2010, 02:51 AM   #15
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Wheel Specs: Rota Formula Mesh 18x8 et48
Tire and Specs: Falken Azenis rt 615 245/40/18
Suspension: Tein S-techs
Fender Modification: not needed as i did run without but i just recently got fenders rolled all around cause im switching suspension and going down more.
Wheel Spacers: None

Lookin good Chris! What exhaust you running?
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:09 PM   #16
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Wheel Specs: Boss 318 Black Chrome 17x7.5
Tire and Specs: Stock Dunlop SP Sport 01 225/45-17
Suspension: Stock
Fender Modification: None
Wheel Spacers: None



Is this a joke?
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:12 AM   #17
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Nice rides out there! I hope to get some wheels soon, got caught up spending lots of money on stereo stuff and OEM addon's. I'd love to see more of these so I can make my mind up on sizes!
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:09 PM   #18
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Is this a joke?
To each his own... dont see your car on here.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:03 PM   #19
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After poking around a bit, this looked like one of the most knowledgable threads about tire/wheel combinations. Even though my WRX is not within your particular years, would still like your input:

Up in the air about taking the time to find a nice set of gold 2004 BBS STi wheels for my 2005 WRX wagon or to just get the one set that has caught my eye of late: Prodrive GT1 18x7.5 +48. All I wan to put on them is 225/45R17s or 225/40R18s (can't go too wide; have to avoid rubbing on rear fenders) but I also want to eventually upgrade to Bembos all around.

What recommendations do you all have?

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Old 07-26-2011, 04:47 PM   #20
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Hey any one know if a 245/40/17 on a +48 offset will have any rubbing issues?

Searched this thread and I see lots of +48 offset but none with this particular tire. It would be on a 17x8 OZ Ultraleggera.

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I have the old school 17'' OZ Prodrives, I love em!!!
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:34 PM   #22
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rota g-forces,hyperblack. 17x8 +48 offset
kuhmo ecsta asx tires. 225/45/17
sti pink springs,rallitek sways
hey, how do you like your kumho ecsta asx tires? im looking into them. are they worth it?
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:28 AM   #23
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Anyone know the offset of the SSR-Comps in 17x7.5 ?

Googling gives mixed results, and I'm not finding it on the wheel anywhere.

These:

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:03 AM   #24
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Wheel Specs: Work emotion cr Kai's 17x9 +44
Tire and Specs: Hankook sport k104 245/40
Suspension: stock for now. rce/bilstein combo soon. 20mm front, 15mm rear.
Fender Modification: will be rolling rear soon but atm no, no rubbing.
Wheel Spacers: none.
about a 15mm clearance between inner rim/tire and front strut. next tire will probably be 255/40 depending on if clearance changes with rce/bilstein kit. in the second pic the front wheel seems to stick out pretty far, looking at the car now it doesnt seem as much.

-Casey
Hey man, I was just wondering if you ever got the RCE/bilstein combo, and or installed it. If you have, could you post your results with your wheel/tire setup in that thread?

Thanks
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:06 PM   #25
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I'm having a wheel crisis here. Does anyone have 255 tires on 17s?
255s on 17s???? you can put a 315 on a 17 if theyre wide enough . . . . .

whats the width of the 17" rim? but 255s normally go on a 9.5"-10" wide wheel
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