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Old 08-17-2011, 11:59 AM   #226
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Do you think that a 275 would fit, or am I cutting it too close?

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seems you really want 275s. i would buy them and do what it takes to fit without rubbing which isn't much.

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maybe its an optical illusion (or just me) but does anyone else think the wheels/tires in the above post stick out too far?

i agree the stock setup is too far inboard but having the top of the tire at or outboard of the fender is pushing it.

mach dan--what would you suggest that would split the difference? ie. something inbetween stock and where you're at above.
what?
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:38 PM   #227
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I am considering an 18x9.5 +40 wheel, and I am trying to decide between a 265/35 and a 275/35 tire. I am OK with rolling the front and rear fenders flat, but I would like to avoid a pull if possible.

Do you think that a 275 would fit, or am I cutting it too close?
We've run 275's on several cars, including our own. With coilovers (relatively stiff springs) and not too much lowness, it works. With Swift springs, stock shocks, and a full load of people, one customer reported the car rubbed under big bumps, even with the fenders rolled. It does vary based on the tire. Dunlop Star Specs are pretty fat. Some others in the 275 width are slimmer at the tread. Our own shop car runs 275/30R19 (basically the same diameter as 275/35R18), and it never rubs.

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maybe its an optical illusion (or just me) but does anyone else think the wheels/tires in the above post stick out too far?
I'm not sure exactly which picture you are referring to.

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i agree the stock setup is too far inboard but having the top of the tire at or outboard of the fender is pushing it.
To me, if it doesn't rub and it doesn't stick out, it's perfect. You may have different tastes.

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mach dan--what would you suggest that would split the difference? ie. something inbetween stock and where you're at above.
Again, I'm not sure exactly what photo(s) you are referencing, but a smaller tire (255/40R18, perhaps?) would look less sticky-out, as would a wheel that's narrower and/or has a higher offset.

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:28 PM   #228
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Ok, I read all of this thread and my head is spinning with all the #s.

I tried to find the answers I am looking for, maybe I missed it, but I did not find it.

Wheel- 18x9 +46 offset
Tire- 265/35/18
Car- 11 STI, stock height/springs
Will this clear/fit? Rub maybe?

Also for 275/35/18

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Old 08-17-2011, 10:28 PM   #229
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Ok, I read all of this thread and my head is spinning with all the #s.

I tried to find the answers I am looking for, maybe I missed it, but I did not find it.

Wheel- 18x9 +46 offset
Tire- 265/35/18
Car- 11 STI, stock height/springs
Will this clear/fit? Rub maybe?

Also for 275/35/18

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Roll the rears. I run 275/35/18 pilot super sports on a 18x9.5 +45 with RCE blacks and zero issues. Will look perfect btw.



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Old 08-18-2011, 11:10 AM   #230
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I'm not sure exactly which picture you are referring to.
any of them from the first page....again, maybe an optical illusion but the rear on this one seems particularly outboard:



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You may have different tastes.
agreed.

i get wanting bigger wheels & tires but will never get purchasing a set that requires rolling, pulling of fenders or contacts a suspension component during full travel (especially on a street car).
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:25 PM   #231
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i get wanting bigger wheels & tires but will never get purchasing a set that requires rolling, pulling of fenders or contacts a suspension component during full travel (especially on a street car).
fender contact (rolling/pulling) is when offsets are too low.

suspension contact happens when offset is too high.

I'm extremely confused as to what exactly you want....so then....stick to something proper offset?
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:31 PM   #232
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I'm extremely confused as to what exactly you want....so then....stick to something proper offset?
you're confused? i'm confused!

what would be nice is if someone with some experience with 2011's and aftermarket wheel/tires develop a table to include sizes, offsets, whether it will require fender work or not, etc. as people try different wheels/tires or as new brands come to market the table could be updated.

then anyone with a question about "will xxx/xx/xx on an forged unobtainium acme wheel fit or rub or crash" can just one stop shop.

......maybe a table the first post in this thread? maybe i'm dreaming...
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:02 PM   #233
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any of them from the first page....again, maybe an optical illusion but the rear on this one seems particularly outboard:
It's close, but doesn't extend past the sheetmetal:



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what would be nice is if someone with some experience with 2011's and aftermarket wheel/tires develop a table to include sizes, offsets, whether it will require fender work or not...
There are a lot of variables, so it's not practical to make that table. For instance, one company's 265/35R18 is not the same width or shoulder profile as another's. One set of lowering springs -- even of the same brand -- may not lower one car as much as another.

There's a lot of information in this thread. Read up, and decide what to do, or wait and as we learn more the information will be added here...

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Old 08-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #234
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Dear experts, please help!
Bought a '11 5dr wrx used rocking 18x9.5 Rota DPT's wrapped in Hankook Ventus V12's 265-35-18's
Problem: Only one tire is rubbing! Rear passenger side! What could this be from?? I would love to keep the wheels on the car. But looking into going back to stock if this is going to require rolling my fenders. Please any suggestions?? Could this be something to do with my alignment?? Also the car is sitting on stock suspension. Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:45 PM   #235
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Dear experts, please help!
Bought a '11 5dr wrx used rocking 18x9.5 Rota DPT's wrapped in Hankook Ventus V12's 265-35-18's
Problem: Only one tire is rubbing! Rear passenger side! What could this be from?? I would love to keep the wheels on the car. But looking into going back to stock if this is going to require rolling my fenders. Please any suggestions?? Could this be something to do with my alignment?? Also the car is sitting on stock suspension. Thanks in advance!
did you read this thread? the answers are there...research then buy. had you done that, you'd know what was required for your wheel and tire setup.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:06 PM   #236
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I'm just curious, what's the recommended width wheel for a 275 series tire? I see you guys run that on 9.5" wide wheels, but would you recommend against a 9" wheel? How about a 10" wheel? (I'm on 5x100 so 10" is a VERY limited selection.)
Thanks!
Great thread btw.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:00 AM   #237
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did you read this thread? the answers are there...research then buy. had you done that, you'd know what was required for your wheel and tire setup.
Wow really? As I said, I bought the vehicle like this.. (with those wheels and tires) This thread has a lot of great information for people who speak the "lingo". Most users including myself, are here to learn and help each other out right? So instead of treating me like a child (which I am not) and shutting me down, why cant you be helpful and possibly point me in the right direction? All I was asking is if anyone knows why one side would rub and not the other on my current setup..? If that has already been answered in this thread well Im sorry to clutter.. But maybe next time shoot me a page number vs trying to lecture me pal.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:49 AM   #238
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If you roll the rear fenders it should fix the problem. You just roll the underside. If you find someone with tool that knows what there doing its no problem.
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If you roll the rear fenders it should fix the problem. You just roll the underside. If you find someone with tool that knows what there doing its no problem.
Thanks, time to look for someone who knows what they are doing.
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I'm just curious, what's the recommended width wheel for a 275 series tire? I see you guys run that on 9.5" wide wheels, but would you recommend against a 9" wheel? How about a 10" wheel? (I'm on 5x100 so 10" is a VERY limited selection.)
The ideal wheel width for a 275/35R18 is a 9.5" wheel, but it'll fit on anything from a 9" to an 11" wide wheel. From a practical standpoint I wouldn't recommend anything bigger than a 10".

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Old 08-26-2011, 11:37 AM   #241
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Some pics of 18x9.5 +40 with 245/40R18.













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Old 08-26-2011, 01:13 PM   #242
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What kind of suspension are they running?^ I'm getting the same specs for wheels but plan on running a lot more tire. 265 or 275.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:12 PM   #243
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I have some 265/35/18 wrapping some 18x9.5 +40's on the way. I'll post pictures, suspension specs, alignment specs and all as soon as they get put on in a week or so... Great info, Dan!
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I am looking for a set of tires for my 03 wrx impreza. I currently have 17 x 9 wheels and I would like to put some 265/35/17 on them without having any rubbing/clearance issues. Has anyone put a setup like this or have any suggestions on an all-around good 265 set up with 17 wheels on an 03? Any help would be great!

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:08 AM   #245
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Some pics of 18x9.5 +40 with 245/40R18.






Thats the perfect look. Although it could still use a wheel spacer in the rear...

Any mods to the suspension?

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Old 08-29-2011, 12:20 PM   #246
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What kind of suspension are they running?^
Swift springs on the blue car.

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I am looking for a set of tires for my 03 wrx impreza.
You've left out the offset, which is a critical detail. Also, this thread is about the 2011+ WRX. Please ask this elsewhere.

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Thats the perfect look. Although it could still use a wheel spacer in the rear...

Any mods to the suspension?
The white car is on BC coilovers.

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Old 08-29-2011, 08:24 PM   #247
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Dan,

How about the blue one, any mods pulling/rolling to that?

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How about the blue one, any mods pulling/rolling to that?
No.

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Old 08-31-2011, 05:05 PM   #249
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I've read this whole thing but idk if I have seen the exact answer I am looking for. I have a 2011 4dr wrx and I don't want to do any suspension modifications or rolling of the fenders. I understand the stock wheels are 17x8 +53mm, Questions on new wheels and tires.

Will an 18x8 / +45mm offset / 56 bore diameter (RPF1) work without having to do any modifications? ( I am not intentionally seeking a ''hella flush'' look but more of the ''damn'' that is clean look.

What tire size would be the best for this application? ( I don't want a stretched out tire, I would prefer a size that fills in the fender well a little bit but wont cause any rubbing )

Thank you for your help and excuse my ignorance on what this offset will look like and what tires to use. On page 9 there was a post about this same size but different bore and the car is lowered. I don't want to mess with my suspension right now or rolling fenders.

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no rolling needed and i'd run 235 or 245/40/18s personally.

the bore doesn't matter unless it's smaller than 56.1.
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