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Old 04-14-2012, 01:47 AM   #851
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UPS just dropped off a set of flat black XXR 518's and Nexen tires a couple of days ago for my new 2012 satin white pearl WRX.

(as you know)
The stock tires are 25.3" in diameter.
The stock wheels are 17"x8" / 53 offset.

My XXR 518's are 18x8.5 / 48 offset.
My Nexen's are 255/35-18 with a diameter of 25". Since I chose some 18x8.5's, and not 18x9's, my 255's should creep up even closer to the to the stock 25.3" diameter. I wanted to keep the extra weight at a minimal, not throw off my speedo hardly at all, and not go over the stock height which would slightly slow my car down with a larger diameter.

I am still going to have my 2 rear fenders rolled next weekend because I still may add a couple of 1/2" spacers in the rear at a later time.

I feel I picked out some good numbers.
stretch effects tire diameter very little....wheel width doesn't make the tire taller or shorter.

I wouldn't add any spacers in the rear, if anything - do it in the front.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:26 AM   #852
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stretch effects tire diameter very little....wheel width doesn't make the tire taller or shorter.

I suppose this isn't a fair comparison, but back in the late 80's, I put some Mickey Thompson 33x14.5" tires on some 15x8" wheels. Just few months later I decided to go wider with some 15x12's... I lost some tire height by going 4" wider on those wheels.

I wouldn't add any spacers in the rear, if anything - do it in the front.
Really, in front? I was thinking another 1/2" would go well with those beautiful looking rear fenders.

I'm going stage 2 next weekend, so should I have been so concerned over wheel weight issues? I could always scrap the spacer idea and order a couple of 18x9.5's & 265/35-18's for the rear to achive the staggered look (at a later date). Also, how would the AWD WRX do on 2 different size wheels?
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:39 AM   #853
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adding spacers to the rear will add to the understeer you already have to battle with our cars. adding spacers to the front will help turn-in response.

staggered on awd is bad.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:51 AM   #854
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adding spacers to the rear will add to the understeer you already have to battle with our cars. adding spacers to the front will help turn-in response.

staggered on awd is bad.
Thank you.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:28 PM   #855
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year:2002
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wheel size/offset: 17x8 +35
tire brand/model: open to suggestions
tire size: open to suggestions
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New to the scene, did some research but nearly everything i saw was for 17x9 or 17x7.5 or 18x7 or somesuch. Wanted some input on what size tire i should get and what modifications i should make (fender or suspension). I already have the rims, car is sitting on stock 02 wheels (road rashed and curbed to hell from previous owner). i want to make these wheels work with my car, so im open to suggestions regarding necessary mods.

also for the future, thinking of getting epic springs or rce blacks on tokicos, so i will be lowering it a bit. thanks for any opinions!
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:38 PM   #856
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year: 2007
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wheel model: Rota G-Force
wheel size/offset: 18x9 +35

suspension: stock struts w/ Swift Sport springs
alignment: stock range ATM, will go more negative if necessary

fender mods: none yet, will roll rears if necessary
spacers: yes/no? size? no

Tire and tire size is up in the air... guess I'm looking for a tire size that will work with my setup but not do anything weird (poke/stretch/whatever).

Also, struts may be replaced by Koni yellows or KYB AGX's, does this change anything regarding fitment from stock struts?
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:30 AM   #857
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Default oops, wrong rims

i bought some forester rims w/ tires (215 60 r16) for my '97 outback sport and they dont fit!

everything is stock and i'd like to keep it that way. any advice?
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:04 PM   #858
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Will this work on a 02 wrx sedan without spacers? I want it to be as close to the outside as possible. The car is lowered on eibach springs.
17x8 +45 with 225/45s
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #859
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I have a 2011 Impreza 2.5i Hatch. Was wondering if there'd be any problems putting on a set of Enkei Lusso 18x7.5 5x100 42 offset.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:43 AM   #860
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tire brand/model: BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW NT
tire size: 235 40/18
suspension: Tein S-tech, rubs a ton putting BC BR coils on this weekend
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:51 AM   #861
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fender mods: none yet, will roll rears if necessary

Tire and tire size is up in the air... guess I'm looking for a tire size that will work with my setup but not do anything weird (poke/stretch/whatever).

Also, struts may be replaced by Koni yellows or KYB AGX's, does this change anything regarding fitment from stock struts?
Check my set up and pictures I just posted above, I have 235's and rear fenders rolled. It rubs real bad around corners and alot if there is weight in the back with just my lowering springs so you are gonna need to put coils on or just not have it as low as mine. I'm putting bc br coils on this weekend and rear fenders rolled is a must. I might do a little negative camber in the rear as well
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:24 PM   #862
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year: 2007
model: WRX sedan

wheel model: Rota G-Force
wheel size/offset: 18x9 +35

suspension: stock struts w/ Swift Sport springs
alignment: stock range ATM, will go more negative if necessary

fender mods: none yet, will roll rears if necessary
spacers: yes/no? size? no

Tire and tire size is up in the air... guess I'm looking for a tire size that will work with my setup but not do anything weird (poke/stretch/whatever).

Also, struts may be replaced by Koni yellows or KYB AGX's, does this change anything regarding fitment from stock struts?
You will need to roll front and rears, as well as additional camber adjustment in the rear.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #863
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You will need to roll front and rears, as well as additional camber adjustment in the rear.
Ok, that's pretty much what I expected. Would it be pretty extreme camber in the back, or still within sane limits?

Also, what are my options for tire size if I want to go normal (no poke/stretch/pull)? Will this cause more fitment headaches?
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #864
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Ok, that's pretty much what I expected. Would it be pretty extreme camber in the back, or still within sane limits?

Also, what are my options for tire size if I want to go normal (no poke/stretch/pull)? Will this cause more fitment headaches?
Aggressive fitments definitely reduce your tire choices.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:47 PM   #865
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Aggressive fitments definitely reduce your tire choices.
Yeah... no kidding. Am I pretty much going to have to stretch my tires for this?

I went for this offset because it was listed as a "moderate" fitment... I'm starting to think I might want to go higher on the offset to make my life easier.

All I want to do is fill my wheel wells more in a classy way
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:21 PM   #866
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this is not a "moderate fitment".

for ease of fitment you want 40-48 depending on width.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:55 PM   #867
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Ok, that's pretty much what I expected. Would it be pretty extreme camber in the back, or still within sane limits?
depends on how much you modify your rear fenders.

fwiw, i've got 18x9 +35 with 245/40/18s and i have no rear camber adjustment. my front fenders are unmodified and my rears are rolled and pulled, front -2.7* and rear -1.8*. without pulling, you would need at least -2* with a 235/40/18.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #868
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i think you are lowered a bit more than swift's though nhat , which helps increase rear camber.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:39 PM   #869
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year: 2006
model: impreza 2.5 i wagon
wheel model:core racing
wheel size/offset:16 x 7 offset +45
tire brand/model:Turanza
tire size:215/65 R16
suspension: stock

fender mods: no
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:56 PM   #870
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i have a 2004 STi with the fender lips rolled...

i'm looking at buying 17x8 RPF1's +45. will they need spacers to clear brakes?

i have rota torques that came with the car right now and they are 17x8, but i don't remember the offset...they are pretty close to the calipers and i think they are +48

just want to make sure i'm not missing anything before spending $1k.

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Old 04-17-2012, 11:53 PM   #871
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Heres the car as she looks now.... still rubbing in the rear with the fenders rolled



year: 2002
model: WRX
wheel model: Rota Grid
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +38
tire brand/model: Falken ZEIX ZE912's
tire size: 235/40/18
suspension: 06 WRX struts with 2002 tanabe GF210 springs (Rear tophats are from 02 wrx
alignment: Stock
fender mods: front Stock, rears rolled slighty .
spacers: 5mm to clear 2004 STI brembos

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:32 AM   #872
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i have a 2004 STi with the fender lips rolled...

i'm looking at buying 17x8 RPF1's +45. will they need spacers to clear brakes?

thanks
You should be fine... look at tirerack they had a sale on that size RPF1s im not sure if they still do.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #873
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Heres the car as she looks now.... still rubbing in the rear with the fenders rolled

year: 2002
model: WRX
wheel model: Rota Grid
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +38
tire brand/model: Falken ZEIX ZE912's
tire size: 235/40/18
suspension: 06 WRX struts with 2002 tanabe GF210 springs (Rear tophats are from 02 wrx
alignment: Stock
fender mods: front Stock, rears rolled slighty .
spacers: 5mm to clear 2004 STI brembos
Need more camber, possibly trim the rear bumper bracket.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:10 AM   #874
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Need more camber, possibly trim the rear bumper bracket.
yeah, im gonna go get the camber asdjusted.... Trying to avoid coilovers if possible.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #875
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NOOB ALERT!

Hey guys... not new to subaru but new to wheels and fitment. I am looking for either grids or g-forces on my 2002 WRX that will sit on BC BRs w/camber plates. I am looking for something aggressive but not "HELLA" flush. Would still like flush and am expecting some rolling that needs to be done. Just want the aggressive look with nice flush fitment

But if I ask for functionality and drivability with this am i asking too much?
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