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Old 03-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #551
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18x9.5 Rota Torque - White (5x100/e35/73) with 255 tires ... im assuming that this set up will require fender modifications? if yes then how extensive would this be?
Your questions are answered previously in this thread. Even if they are not, you can figure it out, with math that was explained previously in this thread.

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Old 03-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #552
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I bought some gforce recently (gonna install them for summer) and was wondering if the oem lug nuts will fit or i should get some new?

Also if i get some new one, do you have any brand suggestion

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:36 AM   #553
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I bought some gforce recently (gonna install them for summer) and was wondering if the oem lug nuts will fit or i should get some new?
They OEM lug nuts will fit, but they're not perfect. The OEM nuts are larger in diameter than the seating surface on the wheel, so the lug nuts end up hanging over into the air a little bit. We suggest using a spine-style lug nut to better match the lug seat. McGard SplineDrive are our favorite.

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #554
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Sorry for posting in here.
Thanks for answering my question though.

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Old 03-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #555
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I have an '09 WRX hatch and was hoping for your input. I know this is a thread for 2011+ WRX, but I was hoping you could help me out anyway.
I'm going to ask a moderator to move this, to keep the thread consistent.

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My questions is, do you think I can fit 265/35/18 without rubbing?
No. That can rub even on a widebody car. Your car has about an inch less fender width. It'll rub.

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Old 03-08-2012, 03:28 PM   #556
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Your questions are answered previously in this thread. Even if they are not, you can figure it out, with math that was explained previously in this thread.

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Thanks!!! you've been a great help
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:12 PM   #557
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I'm hoping to do some track days soon and was wondering if 245/45/17 is too tall for track duty. I can get a killer deal on some lightly used Star Specs.

My car: 2011 WRX with stock 17x8 wheels.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:00 PM   #558
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I'm hoping to do some track days soon and was wondering if 245/45/17 is too tall for track duty. I can get a killer deal on some lightly used Star Specs.

My car: 2011 WRX with stock 17x8 wheels.
That's basically the exact outer diameter of the tires that come on the STI. Your speedometer will be off by 1.4%. You should be fine.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:41 AM   #559
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2011 WRX
18x9.5 +38 Rpf1's 5x100
265/35-18 General Gmax AS-03 tires
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Rear fenders rolled due to rubbing
McGard Spline lugs with matching locking lugs
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:17 AM   #560
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Lowered on BC BR coils
Rear fenders rolled due to rubbing
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Excellent post. All the details, plus decent pics. Bonus points for using jack stands.

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Old 03-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #561
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Excellent post. All the details, plus decent pics. Bonus points for using jack stands.

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YAY Once I get some professional ones done ill post again.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #562
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Quick noob question,im trying to see if this would fit on my wrx. Is a 18x9 +45 with a 265/35/18 tire,is it gonna rub? Or im ok? As of right now is in stock suspension but im adding some epic springs to drop it a few.what do you think? Thanks again.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #563
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I seen a lot of +35 offset but would a 17 x 9 255/40 with a +28 offset be a real issue on a sedan?
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:11 AM   #564
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I seen a lot of +35 offset but would a 17 x 9 255/40 with a +28 offset be a real issue on a sedan?
Yes. ESP if lowered.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:29 PM   #565
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Hate to be asking but tire sizes confuse me for some reason. Got some 17x9 +40 wheels for my '11 sedan, and want the largest tire i can go to protect the wheel/not rub. Suggestions? Major wheel newb, its my first aftermarket set.

Edit: saw the posts above mine but thats a pretty large difference in offset so...i did read just sayin lol
Edit #2: Im also on stock suspension with little to zero desire to drop the car, i like the monster truck/meaty look
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #566
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Got some 17x9 +40 wheels for my '11 sedan, and want the largest tire i can go to protect the wheel/not rub. Suggestions?
255/40R17.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #567
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Awesome, thanks Dan!
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #568
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So I believe I have decided that I'm going to go with the ROTA T2R 18x9.5" +38mm Wheel and a Hankook Ventus V12 265/35R18 but I had one final question if you could oblige. I know this is a wheel fitment thread but I figured this is applicable to two different forums. If I were to lower the car with RCE Blacks, which is about a .75" drop front and rear, and with the additional wheel and tire weight would it still be ok to run these springs on the stock struts with the new wheels? The car is a daily driver and most likely won't be tracked often just some spirited/daily driving.
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So I believe I have decided that I'm going to go with the ROTA T2R 18x9.5" +38mm Wheel and a Hankook Ventus V12 265/35R18 but I had one final question if you could oblige. I know this is a wheel fitment thread but I figured this is applicable to two different forums. If I were to lower the car with RCE Blacks, which is about a .75" drop front and rear, and with the additional wheel and tire weight would it still be ok to run these springs on the stock struts with the new wheels? The car is a daily driver and most likely won't be tracked often just some spirited/daily driving.
The weight of the wheels don't care what height your car is at. You'll need a rear roll regardless, fronts possibly when you lower.

Stiffer springs will put more strain on your struts, so plan to upgrade those at some point.

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Old 03-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #570
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Ordered a set of 275/35/18 MPSS for 18x9.5 ET45 wheels. Ill let you all know how fitting them goes but with my 265/35 DZ101s, they are actually a tad thin for the wheel and i have at least 10mm of inboard clearance as well as some outboard. Worst case is i throw a 3mm spacer in there and have to pull the fenders a touch.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #571
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Quick noob question,im trying to see if this would fit on my wrx. Is a 18x9 +45 with a 265/35/18 tire,is it gonna rub? Or im ok? As of right now is in stock suspension but im adding some epic springs to drop it a few.what do you think? Thanks again.
I think I know the answer to this but I'd be interested in what Dan has to say about it. I would think at stock height it would likely rub with the 265/35's and with 255/35's would be pretty safe with a very slight chance of rubbing. Not sure how much difference the epic springs would make but again I would think the 265's would still probably rub without a slight rear roll.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:25 PM   #572
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Wrong thread, not a WRX

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #573
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Figured id give a quick update on 275 MPSS.

Got the tires mounted today and they fit with decent clearance on both the strut as well as rolled fenders all the way around. No rubbing on full lock and have yet to give it much in cornering.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:17 PM   #574
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just FYI someone on the forum has done a 19x8.5 with a 235/35/19 et42 that fits without any modifying.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:39 PM   #575
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Does anyone here have experience with scrub radius and "numbing" of the turn in on wheels that venture too far away from the stock offset. I ask this because I was speaking with Dan at Epic Suspension and he said that on wider wheels with lower offsets you need to be careful how far away you stray from the factory offset because of the scrub radius. I had never heard this term before so I hit up wikipedia and got the following:

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The scrub radius is the distance in front view between the king pin axis and the center of the contact patch of the wheel, where both would theoretically touch the road.
I would assume from my little suspension knowledge this would probably cause some kind of problem with the wheel returning to its straight position after a turn. After some research I saw that an improper scrub radius will cause what is called "squirm" which is a dragging or scrubbing action in opposite directions on the tire which can cause suspension stability and cornering issues. I know that most of the technical information that Dan from Mach V provided in the OP said that a +40mm give or take a few mm is fine, but for those of you considering an even lower offset I thought that this could be some food for thought. If everyone else knew this maybe I was late to the party but I found it interesting.
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