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Old 02-25-2007, 01:30 AM   #251
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UBAR...how low do you have your car and do you have any pics? I would love to see the 245 MX's on 17x8's. Thanks.

2k2PlatinumGGA...You should be fine with 225's on 17x8, especially with stock suspension/ride height.

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Old 02-25-2007, 07:29 AM   #252
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06 wrx wagon
STi usdm pinks (wagon specific)
oem sedan rsb 02-03

camber -.7 to -.9 front and -1.0 to -1.2 in back


i'm running 215/45 17 ASX kumho on stock wrx 06 rims. probably 17x7 +48?

i think i've rubbed once or twice, which leads me to believe i shoulnd't get 225 of anything,, since i plan on maybe upgradeing my struts which can make things a little lower.
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:59 PM   #253
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05 9-2x Aero
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18x8 Rota p45f's (for sale) with 225/40 18s

They are still settling, but so far I have had no rubbing issues. I haven't had an alignment done yet though...
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:38 AM   #254
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06 wagon

17X7.5 tenzor gf7 wheels 45 offset
swift springs and factory struts
kumho 235/40/17 tires

had a little rubbbing going onwith the tires in the rear, but only very little on the sidewall. the fix is i rolled my fenders. all taking care of now.

now i have megan racing full coilover system. about 2" off the ground

if any one is interested in the swift springs they are for sale now. they have about 7k on them. $250obo pm me if interested.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:10 PM   #255
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this is not what i wanted to hear.... im looking to do 245s on 8 inch wheels so i can run kumho v710s. if you had to roll fenders with 235s i guess i cant do that. the only thing is, ive got prodrive springs, and they really only lowered the car about an inch. you think maybe id be able to fit 245/45s?
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:24 PM   #256
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part of grcygtr06's problem is the 45offset. If he was only getting very little rubbing with that offset....he might not have had to roll the fenders with a higher offset
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:32 PM   #257
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he is also on swift springs, which are notoriously lower than advertised. I think with prodrives you would definitely be alright with 235, most likely 245's with proper alignment. With something like the usdm wagon pink springs, you would definitely be alright with the 245's. Plenty of poeple out there are running similar setups on their wagons. Its all about not too much drop, rolling the rear fenders, and proper alignment. Oh, and not picking a tire that is really wide for its size helps too.

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Old 03-16-2007, 09:41 PM   #258
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Ok here is what I decided to go with. 17 x 7.5 Rota G-Force 48et with 225/45-17 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3. Will I rub with this combo? The section width of the tire is a 8.8" vs and 8.9" of most tires. I know I will most likely have to remove the black fender strip from the back but I want to try to get out of having to roll the fenders.

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Old 03-17-2007, 01:40 PM   #259
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You shouldn't rub. Go for it.
I ran Whitline Flatout Springs (similar height to S-techs-for sale super cheap) w/225/45/17's on 17x7.5 Rotas and rubbed a tiny bit in the rear -on hard hits or too many people in the car.
Once I moved to Prodrive springs no more rubbing (and I never removed the strip-I almost burned it off on an aggressive canyon run (^_^)
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:45 PM   #260
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Its all about not too much drop, rolling the rear fenders, and proper alignment. Oh, and not picking a tire that is really wide for its size helps too.

Chris
But Dude, Wide ASS tires on a little car are BADASS . I dont need tires yet, when I do its gonna be aleast 245's.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:54 AM   #261
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You shouldn't rub. Go for it.
I ran Whitline Flatout Springs (similar height to S-techs-for sale super cheap) w/225/45/17's on 17x7.5 Rotas and rubbed a tiny bit in the rear -on hard hits or too many people in the car.
Once I moved to Prodrive springs no more rubbing (and I never removed the strip-I almost burned it off on an aggressive canyon run (^_^)
Cool thanks for the info.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:43 PM   #262
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Any one know if Toyo Proxes 4 tend to be on the wide or narrow side of the 225-45-17? Thanks
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:06 PM   #263
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not a wagon but a forester whats the widest wheel i can run in 18"s
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:36 PM   #264
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dropped on prodrives
volk le-28n 18 x 7.5 47et
225/40/18 falken fk-452

no fender rolling, rubber strip not removed
no rubbing
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:20 PM   #265
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Ok, I am looking for a little bit of help. I have read this entire thread and still cannot find the answers I am looking for. I am planning on buying Rota SDRs 17 x 7.5 with Falken FK452 in 225/45/17. I have a 2003 WRX wagon with a completely stock suspension. Will I rub? Should I get the SDRs with a +48 or +53 offset? Does the offset make the tire and wheel look any differently on the car, ie like how flush it is with the car? Is anybody running SDRs with +53 offset on their wagon? Thanks guys. I really need the help. I am looking to purchase soon.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:22 PM   #266
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1) The lowered suspension set-up you chose (actual drop if available)
Prodrives on stock struts
2) The wheels you chose (size & offset).
17 x 7.5 Rota G-Force 48et
3) Your Tire brand and model (confirm that they are 225/45-17).
225/45-17 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing?
Nope
5) Are you rubbing??? (yes or no)
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:38 PM   #267
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Ok, I am looking for a little bit of help. I have read this entire thread and still cannot find the answers I am looking for. I am planning on buying Rota SDRs 17 x 7.5 with Falken FK452 in 225/45/17. I have a 2003 WRX wagon with a completely stock suspension. Will I rub? Should I get the SDRs with a +48 or +53 offset? Does the offset make the tire and wheel look any differently on the car, ie like how flush it is with the car? Is anybody running SDRs with +53 offset on their wagon? Thanks guys. I really need the help. I am looking to purchase soon.
yes, i need to know this too! anyone?
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:42 PM   #268
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yes, i need to know this too! anyone?
Well, according to the myriad of others on this thread who have 17x7.5
+48 with 225/45/17 and have no rubbing, i think you'll be fine. It really all comes down to how much you are lowered. If you are slammed, there is a good chance you could rub, but with no drop or a moderate drop (1" or so), you should not rub.

+53 offset will sit 5mm further inward that +48. In other words, the +48 will be more flush with the fenders. You shoul dhave no problems whatsoever with the +53 rubbing, but I would still go with +48 if it was me.

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Old 04-11-2007, 04:44 PM   #269
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Ok, I am looking for a little bit of help. I have read this entire thread and still cannot find the answers I am looking for. I am planning on buying Rota SDRs 17 x 7.5 with Falken FK452 in 225/45/17. I have a 2003 WRX wagon with a completely stock suspension. Will I rub? Should I get the SDRs with a +48 or +53 offset? Does the offset make the tire and wheel look any differently on the car, ie like how flush it is with the car? Is anybody running SDRs with +53 offset on their wagon? Thanks guys. I really need the help. I am looking to purchase soon.

I have Prodrive P1's which are 17X7 with a +53 offset. I just got the 452's in 225 45 17 as well and no rubbing. Also, my car is lowered on Prodrive Springs. I am pretty sure that you will not rub either with the 7.5 inch wheel, wont make much difference. I would get the higher 53 offset - it was designed with the wagons and early RS's in mind to fit.

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Well, according to the myriad of others on this thread who have 17x7.5
+48 with 225/45/17 and have no rubbing, i think you'll be fine. It really all comes down to how much you are lowered. If you are slammed, there is a good chance you could rub, but with no drop or a moderate drop (1" or so), you should not rub.

+53 offset will sit 5mm further inward that +48. In other words, the +48 will be more flush with the fenders. You shoul dhave no problems whatsoever with the +53 rubbing, but I would still go with +48 if it was me.

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why would you choose ET48 over ET53?
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:04 PM   #271
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well, for me personally, since i wouldn't be lowered very much (usdm wagon pink springs), there wouldn't be too much worry about rubbing with the +48's. if you are lowered a lot more, I would go with the +53's.

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why would you choose ET48 over ET53?
Going with a ET48 over a ET53 will give you a wider track thus helping out with the handling (I know 5mm isn't much but every little bit helps) also I went with a ET48 cause there was a wider selection of wheels with that offset.
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:04 PM   #273
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1) The lowered suspension set-up: Prodrive blue springs KYB AGX struts GC8 fronts, Whiteline comfort ALK
2) The wheels you chose: Revolution RZX 17X7 +50 offset
3) Your Tire brand and model: Kuhmo ASX
4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing? Whiteline 22mm front & 24mm adj rear sways and Whiteline solid endlinks
5) Are you rubbing??? Only on rears when pushing hard through turns and with 1-2 passengers/load

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Old 04-25-2007, 08:16 PM   #274
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For the most part, any wheel that is a 7.5" wide wheel with a +48 to +53 offset with a 225/45R17 tire should not rub and will clear most everything out there. 8" wide is where things get hairy, if you are brave and use uber stiff suspension, you can get as crazy as 8.5" wide. Keeping the offset between +55 to +44 is best depending on the width of the wheel you use and the tire you plan on using. The rub spot on our wagons are the rear fender, the rear bumper attachement point, and the front fender liner if you have decent ride height. If your wagon is slammed, then you are on your own...
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Not many of you have mentioned 18's. I'm contemplating on a set of 18x8 Rota Formulas with 225/45/18 Toyo Proxes. I'm on stock suspension, but I'm going to be going with STi Pinks on an 05 wagon. I will be test fitting the wheels/tires on the stock suspension but if anyone has had luck with a smilar setup, please let me know!!! I wont be able to run it with the springs or with a load of people in the car.
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