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Old 12-09-2010, 09:11 PM   #176
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O.Z. Racing Ultraleggera 17x8
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:45 PM   #177
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good info... so my falkens on your 8" would be a bigger stretch...
Yes, if you see stretch with your Falkens on 7.5" wheels, then it would be even worse on an 8" wheel. It all comes down to how wide the 225 tire you're choosing is.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:58 PM   #178
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Car looks good. do your 225s stretch at all on your 18x7.5 rim? I have 18x7.5 w/ falken 225/40 and there's a little stretch. Not sure if Falkens run narrow or if sumitumo run wide....
thanks! my gunmetallic rpf1's are going up for sale soon

but ya, my sumitomo's run pretty squared up as far as the sidewalls go on the 7.5" wide rim.

which falkens btw? ziex-512's (now defunct) and the 912's are notorious for their stretch. 512's were and still are king of stretchy tires. but since they are discontinued, ziex-912's are runner up, tho theyre not on par with the 512 stretch.

as far as 225/40/18's go, they can range from 7" all the way to 8.5" with minimal stretch and are 'safe' to put on. 9"+ you're def. going to see some stretch. tho i've ran 225/40/18's on 9.5" wide wheels
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:25 PM   #179
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I'm a sucker for JDM bling.

Advan RS

Wheel Specs: 18x8.5 +48
Tire and Specs: Hankook Ventus V12 225/40 18
Suspension: BC Racing Coilovers
Fender Modification: All fenders rolled
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NO RUBBING. Wheels are hella unflush. One finger gap from top of tire to bottom of fender.








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Old 12-17-2010, 12:45 PM   #180
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Anyone put a set of '11 WRX OE rims on an '08-'10 yet? Pics?
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:59 AM   #181
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RPF 1 17X8 et45, Star Specs 235x45
Is it just me or do those tires look way to tall for the wheel setup
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:01 AM   #182
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I dig it....function > form
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:16 PM   #183
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They are the same size tires and wheels that come on the 2011 WRX
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:09 PM   #184
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Is it just me or do those tires look way to tall for the wheel setup
235/45/17 or 225/45/17 are the appropriate tire sizes for that wheel on that car.

You could also do 245/40/17
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:43 PM   #185
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Anyone have 17x9 or 18x9 rpf1 on their wagon?
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:49 PM   #186
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rpf1's don't come in 17x9 in 5x100. 17x8 is the widest, sadly.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:22 PM   #187
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rpf1's don't come in 17x9 in 5x100. 17x8 is the widest, sadly.
I know you cant get them off the shelf in that size, however, its possible through a group buy.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:47 PM   #188
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lets see some lowered scoobs with stance....these 4x4 status cars just dont do any of the wheels justice
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:52 AM   #189
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lets see some lowered scoobs with stance....these 4x4 status cars just dont do any of the wheels justice
Not sure what stance means to you, but to me it means aggressive functionality:

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Wheel Specs: 17x9, +45
Tire and Specs: Falken Azenis RT-615 235/40 17
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:59 AM   #190
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^^ that is not aggressive. you know what stanced means. not sure why you rolled fenders at that offset, and with that size tire.

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235/45/17 or 225/45/17 are the appropriate tire sizes for that wheel on that car.

You could also do 245/40/17
235/45 is a bit on the tall side.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:40 AM   #191
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235/45 is a bit on the tall side.
Running a 235/45 tire on a 17" wheel is the same as running a 235/40 tire on an 18" wheel; which is a very popular tire size for the 08+ WRX.

A 235/45 is only .3" larger in diameter and only about 1" larger in circumference so not really a huge difference. It will throw your speedometer off by 1mph
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Old 12-25-2010, 04:51 PM   #192
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RPF 1 17X8 et45, Star Specs 235x45
Hell yea....that's how my car will look in a few weeks . Well....without the Brembos :shakestinyfist:

I'm trying to decide on tire size right now...TireRack recommends 225 but you went with 235. You like how the 235s worked out for you? No issues with stretching or anything?

O and what lug nuts did you go with? Can't tell by the pics. I'm thinking blue Works open/extended.

I'll at least throw my Before pic up:



Ordering my stuff on Monday....hope to have an After pic up soon.

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:47 AM   #193
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I have had no trouble with my tires rubbing or anything else. I have Muteki open ended, they change color, goldish, redish.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:51 AM   #194
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I have had no trouble with my tires rubbing or anything else. I have Muteki open ended, they change color, goldish, redish.
Yea, I've seen quite a few Mutekis but my concern is paint chipping....and living right on the ocean, I'm afraid of their paint life decreasing even faster.

Glad to hear about the tires though....I'm gonna order my stuff now
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:49 PM   #195
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mmfullen.....................Love your car...................good job.....Best white one ive seen
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:49 PM   #196
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my old 2009 WRX 18x9.5 SSR MS1s +37 all the way around 235/40/18 falkens

yes my wheels are for sale, for a damn good price i might add, if your interested send me a PM








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Old 12-29-2010, 07:49 PM   #197
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mmfullen.....................Love your car...................good job.....Best white one ive seen
thats because you've never seen mine
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:51 PM   #198
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my old 2009 WRX 18x9.5 SSR MS1s +37 all the way around 235/40/18 falkens

yes my wheels are for sale, for a damn good price i might add, if your interested send me a PM

Looks good. What front plate holder are you using? Got more pics of it?
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:55 PM   #199
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yea its custom no seriously i dont remember i call it a auto zone special

i got more pics but most were messed up by the camera and the stupid date deal in the corner, my wife forgot to turn it off so she ruined them

go figure huh . . . . .
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:02 AM   #200
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I'm having a wheel crisis here. Does anyone have 255 tires on 17s?
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