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Old 04-24-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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So I did months of research and was worried about the fitment of the 18x9.5+38 Rota Grids on my 07 STI. I wanted to post pics showing all that they can be fit without a roll and a pull. I have Tein SS-P Coils and Rear Camber Bolts. Alignment in front was set at -2 and in the rear at -1.5. These were wrapped in Hankook Ventus Evo 255/35/18's.

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Old 04-24-2012, 02:54 AM   #2
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I was think of running these too on MY05 RS. I have BC Racing coilovers. Think I should be fine with the settings you have with my coilovers?
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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I was think of running these too on MY05 RS. I have BC Racing coilovers. Think I should be fine with the settings you have with my coilovers?
Wait till he starts driving it.

With plenty of wheel gap and enough camber they will fit, but if he says they don't rub - he doesn't drive the car enough. The post is also slightly deceiving as the sti has slightly more room in the rear fender well.

And that fitment doesn't require a pull unless you are super low.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:00 AM   #4
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Yea...i have been driving it. If you hit a large bunp at a high rate of speed you hit in the rear....regular everyday driving it is great. So....no u can not track with this setup but for a dd it is perfectly fine. Ill just throw on the stockers for the track
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #5
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So you only proved what's already known. Regular driving doesn't rub, but you WILL rub with a heavy load and/or over large bumps. I suggest you get the rears pulled. You're going to rub over every big bump, potentially cutting into the tire more and more each time. Not good.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:36 PM   #6
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while it doesn't sound as if you have a major problem the fact is that rubbing under any condition = does not fit properly
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #7
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while it doesn't sound as if you have a major problem the fact is that rubbing under any condition = does not fit properly

ding ding ding.

why dont people understand this? or maybe it is they just dont care?
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I should of wrapped myself in flame repellent prior to posting this. Regardless of fitment im very happy w the look and feel...and handling minus large bumps
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take a corner.

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I have Tein SS-P Coils and Rear Camber Bolts. Alignment in front was set at -2 and in the rear at -1.5.
^^^^^ Modifications ...........
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I was think of running these too on MY05 RS. I have BC Racing coilovers. Think I should be fine with the settings you have with my coilovers?
You have a lip on the rear he doesn't. You would rub really bad in the rear with out rolling the rear flat. And, then you would still rub over bumps.
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The post is also slightly deceiving as the sti has slightly more room in the rear fender well.
Not that much. Maybe 1/8". The lip is still there, and that lip will still cut the tire.

I had a guy come by to have his fenders rolled. He showed up with his 18x9.5 et38 255/35R18 in his back seat, on BC Coilovers, not too low.

Argued with me that his rear fenders were fine. Put the wheels on, took a scenic detour home. By the time he got home the outer sidewalls on his rear tires were completely shaved down to the cords.
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So I did months of research and was worried about the fitment of the 18x9.5+38 Rota Grids on my 07 STI. I wanted to post pics showing all that they can be fit without a roll and a pull. I have Tein SS-P Coils and Rear Camber Bolts. Alignment in front was set at -2 and in the rear at -1.5. These were wrapped in Hankook Ventus Evo 255/35/18's.

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at this ride height of course they fit without fender mods. love the rotas.
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