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Old 10-08-2010, 09:13 AM   #126
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What I like is that you might have more ground clearance than the Aero front end and it has an "Audi" sort of look (like the 2010's and 2011 S-Lines). Looks unique... Subaru box? Wild...
Yeah it was from an online Subaru dealership, came pre painted and everything. It even had the double sided tape on the back all ready to go. Took about 10 minutes to put on. If you like the Audi style body lines, you'd love the led's under the headlights - one of my favorite mods. Our cars have a little lip right under the headlight if you take the bumper off. Just cram one of those flexible LED strips up in there on each side and hook it up. Looks great, especially dusk/dawn
Actually here's an older pic when I had my old hood with the work lights under it.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:36 PM   #127
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Just cram one of those flexible LED strips up in there on each side and hook it up.
Is that hooked up to a switch or daytime running lights? Looks nice. Bonus on the front lip being painted! Thanks!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:29 PM   #128
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It's all on a couple switches in where the seat heater switches would be. I got touch sensitive ones, so the install is really clean.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:43 PM   #129
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Put my Rota Gravels in Gunmetal (which is almost black) on my 09 HB... 18x8.5 +44 with 235/40/18 Han-kook's (Ventus V12 Evo blah blah). Too dark to take a pic but I will post one in this thread in the AM. It looks TOUGH!! Thanks for everyone's input and guidance. Clears everything with my GF210's.

Wheel Specs: 18 x 8.5 +44 Rota Gravel in Gunmetal
Tire and Specs: Hankook Ventus V12 110 EVO 235/40/18
Suspension: Tanabe GF210 STI Springs, lowered approx 1.3", stock struts
Fender Modification: Clears, "Hella Flush"
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:24 PM   #130
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Put my Rota Gravels in Gunmetal (which is almost black) on my 09 HB... 18x8.5 +44 with 235/40/18 Han-kook's (Ventus V12 Evo blah blah). Too dark to take a pic but I will post one in this thread in the AM. It looks TOUGH!! Thanks for everyone's input and guidance. Clears everything with my GF210's.
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:15 PM   #131
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Love this thread...keep 'em comin'. I'm looking at some 17X8 +47 offset's and running 245/40/17's. I'm not really into the stretched thing. I like the look, but as far as having an 8.5" wheel running a 225 or 235, I feel it's just uneccessary weight. I wouldn't mind going a bit wider but want to keep weight down to a minimum.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:04 PM   #132
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Love this thread...keep 'em comin'. I'm looking at some 17X8 +47 offset's and running 245/40/17's. I'm not really into the stretched thing. I like the look, but as far as having an 8.5" wheel running a 225 or 235, I feel it's just uneccessary weight. I wouldn't mind going a bit wider but want to keep weight down to a minimum.
Wider tires add weight too. One could argue that putting skinnier tires on 8.5" wheels would be cutting weight.

Just playing devil's advocate
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:11 PM   #133
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Guess what I was saying is that I'm not into having extra rim width for no reason. If I was going to run 225's, I'd run 7.5" rims optimally. People running 8.5" rims with 225's are doing it cause they like the stretched look, or they bought rims, but can't afford the new wider tires yet.

I want more grip, and hence wider tires are needed. I only want to put on as wide a rim as I need to run the 245's. 8" rim in my case will do fine, and give the rim a little bit of protection for longevity from city driving/parking, etc.
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Old 10-23-2010, 01:41 PM   #134
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Sometimes there is a cross roads of wheel style, desired alignment, offset and sizes offered... And you have to work within those. I would have liked 245's on an 8, but the +44 8.5 gave me the look I wanted, and the 245's would be very close/rub. The new set-up comes in under the weight of the stock 225/45/17's by a little bit.

I agree, stretching tires reduces their mechanical grip (abilty to maintain grip when the suspension is acting upon cornering forces) which is what made them so popular for the drift culture. Also, the drift guys just bought whatever tires they could find cheap and put them on the rims, stretched or not since they go through them so fast.
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:59 PM   #135
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I am trying to figure out how much of an issue I am going to have running the following...

Rota G Force 18x9 +35 Offset 5x100 with 255x35x18 tires.

I am thinking about just going with the Rota DPT 18x8.5 +48 Offset 5x100 with 235x40x18 tires because I know they will fit with no issues.

I have the 1.4 front/1.2 rear Eibach Pro Kit on stock struts. Yes I know that lowering a 2010 wrx will destroy the struts, it will give me reason to explain to my wife why my stuts blew out and that I need to replace them for safety reasons.
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:19 PM   #136
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Sometime in the future I'm planning on running 255/35R18 on 18x8.5 +48's... and expecting to have to roll the fenders some.

I'm going to assume you are going to need some hefty camber, rolling and pulling to run 255's on +35 wheels on a 10' wrx.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:41 PM   #137
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Wheel Specs: Work Emotion Cr-Kai Bronze 17x8 +42
Tire and Specs: Dunlop SP01 225/45
Suspension: BC Racing Coilovers
Fender Modification: Clears, no Modification
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:01 PM   #138
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Got my TSW Nurburgring wheels today...

18x8 +45 TSW Nurburgring in Matte Gun
235x40x18 Dunlop Direzza ZR1 Star
Stock suspension, just whiteline sways.

I rubbed a bit on the rears heading to lunch today so I may need to just take it easy till I get my RCE/GTWORX suspension on and get some camber in the rear... We shall see.







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Old 10-25-2010, 08:42 PM   #139
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Looks great

P.S. Putting on the RCE/bilstein suspension setup won't change the dynamic camber in the rear. If you rub now, you'll rub with the new suspension. Atleast when the suspension is compressed to the same point.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:26 PM   #140
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\ Yes I know that lowering a 2010 wrx will destroy the struts, it will give me reason to explain to my wife why my stuts blew out and that I need to replace them for safety reasons.
Genius!
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:45 PM   #141
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Got my TSW Nurburgring wheels today...

18x8 +45 TSW Nurburgring in Matte Gun
235x40x18 Dunlop Direzza ZR1 Star
Stock suspension, just whiteline sways.

I rubbed a bit on the rears heading to lunch today so I may need to just take it easy till I get my RCE/GTWORX suspension on and get some camber in the rear... We shall see.
Interesting. I'm on 18x8 +45 Enkei RPF1's with 235/40/18 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2's. I had no rubbing with the stock suspension, nor do I have any with the RCE yellows and Bilstein's.

Nice looking wheels by the way! How heavy are they?

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Old 10-25-2010, 10:19 PM   #142
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Interesting. I'm on 18x8 +45 Enkei RPF1's with 235/40/18 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2's. I had no rubbing with the stock suspension, nor do I have any with the RCE yellows and Bilstein's.

Nice looking wheels by the way! How heavy are they?

Hmm...this makes me a bit worried. Maybe it wasn't rubbing, but it sure sounded like rubbing and this is the only thing I have changed out.

Not sure of the exact weight yet, I could never find it published but I think they are ~20lbs. From the mounting and unmounting today I can definitely tell you they are a few pounds lighter!
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I thougth that those Direzza Star specs ran about a size wider then other tires of the same stamped size...


could explain it.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:19 PM   #144
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I thougth that those Direzza Star specs ran about a size wider then other tires of the same stamped size...


could explain it.
Yea, but the PS2's also run on the wider side of things...
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:47 PM   #145
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Well here is mine:
Wheel Specs: Ray's Gram Light 57Maximum Time Attack 18x8.5 +45
Tire and Specs: Continental DWS
Suspension: Stock
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:28 PM   #146
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^^ nice, what are the tire dimensions?
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:49 AM   #147
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Well here is mine:
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I am really confused if you say you are running 235/40/18's and don't have any issues rubbing... Then again, maybe the sedan has a tad wider of a rear fender? Also, do your fronts stick out like mine did in the pic below? Although your tires look a bit more rounded over than mine do in your pics... I am just trying to figure out what went wrong with my setup heh.

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Nothing is wrong with your setup!

The only way to get a good stance and fit on these cars is with a little fender roll IMO.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:30 AM   #149
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Nothing is wrong with your setup!

The only way to get a good stance and fit on these cars is with a little fender roll IMO.
He doesn't have any stance though; he's on stock suspension. Kinda weird to need a fender roll on stock suspension with 18x8 +45 wheels and 235/40s unless the Star Specs run REALLY wide.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:34 PM   #150
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He doesn't have any stance though; he's on stock suspension. Kinda weird to need a fender roll on stock suspension with 18x8 +45 wheels and 235/40s unless the Star Specs run REALLY wide.
So I am for sure rubbing on the drivers side rear tire, as I can hear it and see the marks on the tire. Odd enough that I don't have the same issue on the right side of the car. I just checked to see if there are any differences in the actual fender and noticed that I have about 1/16th more material past the "bead" around the inside of my fender lip on the drivers side where as, the "bead" on the passenger side is flush to the edge of the bead.

I believe this might be the issue but am not sure, aside from rolling, what could be done (trimming?)...

I know most will just say ROLL IT and go away! =) But as I know the paint on this car is crap I fear cracking like everyone else.
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