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Old 08-07-2012, 10:21 PM   #1201
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245/35/19 michelin Pilot sports tire

Which offset should i choose without or less fender mods?
I appreciate any info. Thanks
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:28 PM   #1202
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Hey guys I bought my car used this feb and have no idea what model my rims are. All I know is that they are 18" enkeis. In fact all I know is my tire size. I've been looking into getting some 25mm spacers to get that aggressive wide stance that some hotrods have. Im just looking for my tires to just peak out of the fenders from the front and rear views. Im not sure if those spacers would do that. My tire size is 225-40-R18.

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Old 08-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #1203
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year: 2012
model: WRX STi
wheel model: TSW Nurburgring
wheel size/offset:19X9/ offset 45? (this is what they say for the 19X8.5's)
tire brand/model: Hankook Ventus V12
tire size:245/40/19 is what I want but guessing im going to have to go to 245/35/19
suspension: Stock
alignment: Stock
fender mods: N/A
spacers: Nope

I'm wanting to go up to 19" on my STi but still want some sidewall and some tire to protect the wheels. Does anyone have any experience with this?
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #1204
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year: 2012
model: WRX STi
wheel model: TSW Nurburgring
wheel size/offset:19X9/ offset 45? (this is what they say for the 19X8.5's)
tire brand/model: Hankook Ventus V12
tire size:245/40/19 is what I want but guessing im going to have to go to 245/35/19
suspension: Stock
alignment: Stock
fender mods: N/A
spacers: Nope

I'm wanting to go up to 19" on my STi but still want some sidewall and some tire to protect the wheels. Does anyone have any experience with this?
245/40/19 is huge.

If you want sidewall, get smaller wheels (like 17's...).
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:07 PM   #1205
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hey everyone i need help with this question ASAP! i have a 2008 impreza 2.5i, will 2011/12 wrx wheels fit on my car with stock suspension without any problems? will they rub or anything? thanks
You will be fine on stock suspension with no rubbing at all. They are 17's so tires may cost a little more...
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #1206
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year:2011
model: 2.5i
wheel model: Enkei PF01/Rpf01 or Rota Torque/Grid
wheel size/offset: 17x8+35 or more or 18x8/8.5
tire brand/model:Michelin Pilot SS
tire size: 235/40/17 or 235/40/18
suspension: stock now-going to koni's w/ RCE yellows
alignment: stock-getting one after suspension is installed
fender mods: will I need any?
spacers: Would prefer none.

From what Ive read/seen I should be okay with either choice but can anyone verify? With my suspension I will be lower by about 1" all around.
Any and all feedback is appreciated.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:35 AM   #1207
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year:2004
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wheel size/offset: 17x8.25 +35
tire brand/model:Bridgestone Potenza RE070's
tire size: 225/45/17
suspension: Ohlin gas shocks (12 way adjustable) with JDM pink springs also running camber plates at -1.5
alignment: not sure
fender mods: will I need any?
spacers: Would prefer none.

any issues here?
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:13 AM   #1208
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year: 2012
model: WRX STi
wheel model: TSW Nurburgring
wheel size/offset:19X9/ offset 45? (this is what they say for the 19X8.5's)
tire brand/model: Hankook Ventus V12
tire size:245/40/19 is what I want but guessing im going to have to go to 245/35/19
suspension: Stock
alignment: Stock
fender mods: N/A
spacers: Nope

I'm wanting to go up to 19" on my STi but still want some sidewall and some tire to protect the wheels. Does anyone have any experience with this?
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245/40/19 is huge.

If you want sidewall, get smaller wheels (like 17's...).
Yes, but has anyone see it done? Or know what it takes to get 19X9's on? Tire size?
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:20 PM   #1209
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Yes, but has anyone see it done? Or know what it takes to get 19X9's on? Tire size?
Fitment has literally nothing to do with wheel diameter if you buy tires that have similar rolling diameter as stock.

They will fit just like any other 9" wheel at the offset you want
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #1210
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i like this thread already. only addition would be maybe wheel and tire brand and model.

year:2005
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Wheel model: Miro Stp1
wheel size:18x10
wheel offset:+25
Wheel brand/model: falken ziex 912
tire size:225/40/18
suspension:megan street coilovers upgraded 135mm 10k fronts to go lower, 6k rear
fender mods:rolled and pulled front and rear, no fender liners, tucked harnesses, blow torch and hammer front fender tubs to not rub
Camber: -3.5f -4.5r
Spacers: no, but for brembos you need a 5mm spacers to clear.













wow... the stretch on those looks terrible...
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:38 PM   #1211
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Got a buddy looking to get re11's in 245/40-18, not 100% sure if he has 18x8 or 18x8.5.

Will 245's fit on stock 2004 STi fenders with JIC coilovers or will he need a roll?
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:47 PM   #1212
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Got a buddy looking to get re11's in 245/40-18, not 100% sure if he has 18x8 or 18x8.5.

Will 245's fit on stock 2004 STi fenders with JIC coilovers or will he need a roll?
Not enough information.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:34 PM   #1213
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So I've got a question on tires...

Everybody says 225 for 7.5" and 235 for 8"

I've seen upwards and have personal experience with 255's on an 8" wheels so could you run a 245 on a 7.5" wheel with the same effect/look?

Obviously with the correct sidewall around 245/35/18?

I know a 7.5" wheel sucks but I'm stuck with it for now and 225 just isn't enough tire as I like a little buldge in the sidewalk for rim protection and that meaty look

These will be on a 05 WRX with coilovers and 18x7.5 +48
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #1214
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So I've got a question on tires...

Everybody says 225 for 7.5" and 235 for 8"

I've seen upwards and have personal experience with 255's on an 8" wheels so could you run a 245 on a 7.5" wheel with the same effect/look?

Obviously with the correct sidewall around 245/35/18?

I know a 7.5" wheel sucks but I'm stuck with it for now and 225 just isn't enough tire as I like a little buldge in the sidewalk for rim protection and that meaty look

These will be on a 05 WRX with coilovers and 18x7.5 +48
Handling will start to get sloppy if you pinch a tire on a narrow wheel.

235 is already pushing it for a 7.5", I wouldn't go any wider, and ideally I'd stick with a 225 or 215.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #1215
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So I've got a question on tires...

Everybody says 225 for 7.5" and 235 for 8"

I've seen upwards and have personal experience with 255's on an 8" wheels so could you run a 245 on a 7.5" wheel with the same effect/look?

Obviously with the correct sidewall around 245/35/18?

I know a 7.5" wheel sucks but I'm stuck with it for now and 225 just isn't enough tire as I like a little buldge in the sidewalk for rim protection and that meaty look

These will be on a 05 WRX with coilovers and 18x7.5 +48
you can. Dunlop and Nittos also run a little wider than most other brands. Dunlop even makes a tire with a rim protection bulge thingy.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:52 PM   #1216
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wheel model: Prodrive GC-07C
wheel size/offset: 17x7.5 +48
tire brand/model: Conti DW
tire size: 215/45/17
suspension: Stock GD STi
alignment: Unsure. Maybe -0.6 in the rear.
fender mods: None yet.
spacers: no

Front, no problem. Rear rubs the fender if I have anyone else in the car with me/cargo in the rear. Thinking a simple fender roll will fix it, we'll see.

Also will be able to tell if OEM 17x8 STi BBSs with 225/45/17 will fit, this winter.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #1217
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So I've got a question on tires...

Everybody says 225 for 7.5" and 235 for 8"

I've seen upwards and have personal experience with 255's on an 8" wheels so could you run a 245 on a 7.5" wheel with the same effect/look?

Obviously with the correct sidewall around 245/35/18?

I know a 7.5" wheel sucks but I'm stuck with it for now and 225 just isn't enough tire as I like a little buldge in the sidewalk for rim protection and that meaty look

These will be on a 05 WRX with coilovers and 18x7.5 +48
You can run them but in a performance standpoint it's not as smart. Two size bigger you might feel like the tire is "folding" when on the track or autox. Stiffer sidewall and smaller would help
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #1218
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Handling will start to get sloppy if you pinch a tire on a narrow wheel.

235 is already pushing it for a 7.5", I wouldn't go any wider, and ideally I'd stick with a 225 or 215.
Thanks for the quick response but is it just a performance issue nothing else? And is a 245/35 ok as far as clearance goes? Figure it'll be a happy medium for sidewall size...

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you can. Dunlop and Nittos also run a little wider than most other brands. Dunlop even makes a tire with a rim protection bulge thingy.
Already have some like that and they are 225/40/18 and its sits fine on the wheel but I like a little buldge...

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You can run them but in a performance standpoint it's not as smart. Two size bigger you might feel like the tire is "folding" when on the track or autox. Stiffer sidewall and smaller would help
The car is never tracked and barely beat on so really its just a look. It I wanna make sure I get a good sidewalk size so it isn't to sloppy but but so small that when I hit a bump the tires doesn't absorb any of the hit...
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:26 PM   #1219
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Thanks for the quick response but is it just a performance issue nothing else? And is a 245/35 ok as far as clearance goes? Figure it'll be a happy medium for sidewall ..
It is a performance issue, yes. The tires won't have nearly the response they could have, which will make the car feel sluggish and feel like its lurching or leaning in the corners. For DD, it makes it not so much fun.

As far as wheel protection, several models offer a "rim guard" - a section of thick rubber that extends past the rim of the wheel. Other than that - learn to not hit things.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:26 AM   #1220
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year:2011
model: 2.5i
wheel model: Enkei PF01/Rpf01 or Rota Torque/Grid
wheel size/offset: 17x8+35 or more or 18x8/8.5
tire brand/model:Michelin Pilot SS
tire size: 235/40/17 or 235/40/18
suspension: stock now-going to koni's w/ RCE yellows
alignment: stock-getting one after suspension is installed
fender mods: will I need any?
spacers: Would prefer none.

From what Ive read/seen I should be okay with either choice but can anyone verify? With my suspension I will be lower by about 1" all around.
Any and all feedback is appreciated.
Bump this.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #1221
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wow... the stretch on those looks terrible...
Wow, thank you for quoting a bunch of pictures from the FIRST PAGE just to hate on it.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #1222
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wow... the stretch on those looks terrible...
And you are a potato
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:20 PM   #1223
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Bump this.
You are ok with either setup. You may need a roll in the rear.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:01 PM   #1224
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You are ok with either setup. You may need a roll in the rear.
Thank you sir.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #1225
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I'm really rubbing hard on the right rear and its about to drive me nuts, I am gonna get my fenders pulled next week but I'm thinking about ordering new tires any suggestions?
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