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Old 08-31-2011, 08:14 PM   #251
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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.
Thank you very much! Thats what I wanted to hear
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:53 PM   #252
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Some pics of 18x9.5 +40 with 245/40R18.

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With the white wrx on bc coilovers, is there any rubbing over bumps? I love the stance on that setup but unfortunately I have speed bumps in the parking deck at my work. Have you had anyone in the back seats and have an rubbing?
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:29 PM   #253
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there's no rubbing over bumps if you do what's necessary.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:57 AM   #254
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On the 9.5" with a 38 offset, 255 wide, is there a little more room between tire and fender? My gf has an '11, and wants wheels that will be 2mm closer to the fender than the 9.5" et 38, and will not roll the rears, will 245's be needed?
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:10 AM   #255
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there's zero chance of that setup not rubbing without rolling the fenders.

it makes no sense to me why people think they can get away without rolling their fenders while asking about a new wheel/tire setup that is wider and has a lower offset.

it's like expecting your gums to not bleed while you're in the dentist's chair without flossing.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:12 AM   #256
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On the 9.5" with a 38 offset, 255 wide, is there a little more room between tire and fender? My gf has an '11, and wants wheels that will be 2mm closer to the fender than the 9.5" et 38, and will not roll the rears, will 245's be needed?
So...you're planning to run 9.5" +36? Yes, I'd think you'd need 245 if you don't want to do any fender rolling. Even then, it may rub.

Remember that this is NOT an exact science! Cars differ -- sometimes the subframes are shifted slightly left or right relative to the car, for example -- and tires differ. One 245 width tire will NOT be exactly the same width as another. When we're talking mere millimeters of clearance, be prepared to make adjustments as needed.

The other thing that I keep seeing here is "I don't want to roll my fenders, under any circumstances." Fender rolling is NOT that scary. Done properly, it's a minor modification that is harmless, invisible, and not very expensive.

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Old 09-01-2011, 10:25 AM   #257
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Well, 9" with a 30 offset, but same difference I guess. I agree that fender rolling is a simple half hour mod, I've done it, I just was curious, I thought it was more of a science my apologies!
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:57 PM   #258
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Dan - Do you guys do fender rolling at your shop in Sterling?
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:53 PM   #259
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Dan - Do you guys do fender rolling at your shop in Sterling?
Yes.

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Old 09-01-2011, 03:45 PM   #260
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Excellent. I spoke with someone at the shop earlier with regards to wheels/tires and plan on making a trip up to hopefully leave with a set of wheels/tires for my ride... mine will likely require rolling the rear.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:17 AM   #261
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Dan - I'm looking at winter tire sets. Have you fitted the black steelies on stock brakes? 16x6.5 with 42 offset is the size I have seen listed. Would those rims still work if brakes are upgraded in the future? Also, with that offset and 215/55/r16 tires is the scrub radius affected? I don't know how to calculate such things. Thanks.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:19 AM   #262
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Some pics of 18x9.5 +40 with 245/40R18.

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Came a little with the blue one. Utterly perfect. Just need to find a wheel color I like on DGM. Did the bigger wheels and springs force you to use any upgraded camber plates or bolts?
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:43 AM   #263
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Dan - I'm looking at winter tire sets. Have you fitted the black steelies on stock brakes? 16x6.5 with 42 offset is the size I have seen listed.
Is that an OEM Subaru steel wheel? I'd be surprised if the offset is that low.

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There's no OEM steel wheel that I know of that fits over the STI Brembos. There is a steel SPARE that fits.

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Any time you move the offset from stock, the scrub radius is affected, but +42 isn't enough of a different to worry about.

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Old 09-02-2011, 01:37 PM   #264
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slightly off topic, but related:

what are the options for TPMS sensors in aftermarket wheels? OEM or are there aftermarket?
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:53 PM   #265
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slightly off topic, but related:

what are the options for TPMS sensors in aftermarket wheels? OEM or are there aftermarket?
please search.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:17 PM   #266
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I know I need a drop :P

I noticed that something change since I got my camber, wheels and tires changes...

This is really weird:
When I brake my car pull to the left.
When I let my car go w/out brake or gas, it's pull to the left.
When I accelerate, the steering pull to the right ( makes the car go straight )

Current Setup:
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:26 AM   #267
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Is that an OEM Subaru steel wheel? I'd be surprised if the offset is that low.
Not OEM, found on belle tire site, local MI tire store, made by the wheel source?
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:34 AM   #268
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you got WAY too much camber and its too low already


and you are doing it exactly wrong....perfect
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:29 AM   #269
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Thank you for posting this thread. I read it over a few times and just had one question..

You said a 255/35-R18 will fit with no issues on a +40 to +48 offset wheel. Is that for a 18x9 or a 18x9.5?

I have a 2011 wrx sedan and just want to do what can be done without needing rolling. Thanks so much!

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Old 09-03-2011, 08:51 AM   #270
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WHat he said.

FAshion has a price. What you are experience is too much rim and your car is too low. The camber specs are JACKED. If this is the look you want, get ready to live with the crappy performance you have inherited.

The question is, now much crap are you prepared to live with over fashion.

The fact that you think it needs more of a drop is insane. Lower is not better. If all you care about is looks then fine. Its your car do what you want...but if the car acting and driving like a new car means anything to you, then you need to find some happy place between modding your car like an educated person does, and modifying it like the hellaflush yahoos do around here. Do not get sucked into the moar low nonsense.

I would wager that getting your camber specs closer to normal will fix all your problems. If you cannot run more stock like camber specs then I guess you have a choice to make. Live with these issues, or sell your rims/tires and get something a little closer to OEM.

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Old 09-03-2011, 09:54 AM   #271
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i don't see anything wrong. it's definitely not too low already.

stock camber < his settings
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:39 AM   #272
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Went to Mach V yesterday and bought a set of Rota D-Force 18x9.5 +40 5x100 in Gunmetal and went ahead and purchased some BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW NT 265/35R-18 93Y BSW tires for them. Plan on having Mach V roll my rear fenders and install once these tires get in.

Thanks, Dan and crew for the hospitality and look forward to having these things on.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:39 AM   #273
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This is really weird:
When I brake my car pull to the left.
When I let my car go w/out brake or gas, it's pull to the left.
When I accelerate, the steering pull to the right ( makes the car go straight)
There are a lot of reasons this might happen. Out of curiosity, what offset are those wheels? Some things that might make the car pull as you describe include:
- Some kind of tire problem. One corner over- or under-inflated.
- Mis-matched front camber settings
- Bent front suspension part
- Mis-matched toe settings

I'd have the alignment re-checked first, then try to track down other causes. Assuming the alignment is good, swap front tires to see if that changes anything.

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you got WAY too much camber and its too low already
Subjective. It's pretty good front camber for a road race car. Too much for a street car. But if he has to do it to clear the tires, then he has to do it... The car doesn't look THAT low. Not to where it's going to destroy the handling by any means.

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FAshion has a price. What you are experience is too much rim and your car is too low.
I think we've already established in this thread that it's NOT too much WHEEL (I don't like the term "rim," because to me "rim" means the outer edge of a something). I suspect in this case the offset is too low to get the tires under the fenders, though.

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The camber specs are JACKED. If this is the look you want, get ready to live with the crappy performance you have inherited.
Those camber numbers are not that crazy. For an all-out track car, that amount of static camber in front will make for great grip in the corners. It's unlikely he'll be able to load the car up enough on the street to take advantage of it, though.

I don't think the front camber by itself is causing the steering weirdness., although it certainly may be highlighting it. If the alignment is all symmetrical, it shouldn't tug in one direction all the time.

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:03 PM   #274
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i agree in principle with scrappydo.....this hellaflush fad (i cringe at even typing that) is amusing.

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I know I need a drop :P
no you don't NEED a drop. although it is your car...

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I noticed that something change since I got my camber, wheels and tires changes...
and this surprises you? how much more do you new wheels and tires weigh? and you got that camber set-up with the stock bolts? i'd have a reputable raceshop recheck that....

no offense to machv's advice but take it with a grain of salt.....he's a vendor selling wheels and tires.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:15 PM   #275
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i agree in principle with scrappydo.....this hellaflush fad (i cringe at even typing that) is amusing.

no you don't NEED a drop. although it is your car...

and this surprises you? how much more do you new wheels and tires weigh? and you got that camber set-up with the stock bolts? i'd have a reputable raceshop recheck that....

no offense to machv's advice but take it with a grain of salt.....he's a vendor selling wheels and tires.
attitudes like this are far more amusing than the hellaflush "fad".

offense taken to your mach v comment. he doesn't push people one way or another nor does he criticize others for their choices, all he does is offer help unlike many others.

bringing up weight for a daily driver is laughable.

please keep it to technical information and not opinion. if you want to voice your displeasure, go to member's car gallery. better yet, keep it to yourself.
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