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Old 08-14-2012, 10:32 AM   #901
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Indeed!
However, we can see with the pictures that the front tires are way outside of the fenders, it doesn't seem like the suspension could possible compress more then an inch or so without the tires banging into the fenders.
I was wanting to do 255/35R18 on a 18x9ish wheel and +44 offset and all the research I could find showed I'd likely have to roll the fenders a bit. Not being slammed or anything either. His pictures 'seem' to confirm that.
Doesn't mean I'm right though.

EDIT: Fixed tire size typo... :/
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:45 AM   #902
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^i haven't seen anyone run 255/40/18 on our narrow body. That's pretty tall. I run 245/40/18 and am considering 265/35/18 when I'm due for tires again.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:10 AM   #903
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Indeed!
However, we can see with the pictures that the front tires are way outside of the fenders, it doesn't seem like the suspension could possible compress more then an inch or so without the tires banging into the fenders.
I was wanting to do 255/40R18 on a 18x9ish wheel and +44 offset and all the research I could find showed I'd likely have to roll the fenders a bit. Not being slammed or anything either. His pictures 'seem' to confirm that.
Doesn't mean I'm right though.
255/40/18 is very tall for our cars. I'm going to be running a 245/40/18 when I replace my 225/40s and I wouldn't want to go taller than that. 255/35/18 will allow much more fender-to-tire clearance and maintain the same diameter as stock.

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^i haven't seen anyone run 255/40/18 on our narrow body. That's pretty tall. I run 245/40/18 and am considering 265/35/18 when I'm due for tires again.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:35 PM   #904
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Gah, stupid typo. I meant 255/35R18, sorry for any confusion.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:03 PM   #905
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No worries man. It happens. I have seen people run 255/40/18 on the 2011+ with success. Still pretty tall for the WRX gearing, but damn it looks nice filling out the fenders. But yeah, 255/35/18 is ideal for our gearing. Still gonna try 265's once I get my camber plates installed on my RCE/Bilstein setup.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:09 PM   #906
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Def have to roll fenders. 8.5's you wouldnt. These are 18x8.5 +40










This is on bcbr coils 245 40 18
What kind of rims are these?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:27 PM   #907
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^^ Look like linea corse lemans
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:59 AM   #908
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2010 wrx sedan premium
Rims: 2004 STI BBS "Goldies"
Size: 17x7.5
Tires: 225x45r17 Goodyear Eagle GT all seasons

i need some input from everyone. im looking at buying some
Rota Gravels 18x8.
ive been reading through this forum and seems a lot of people slap on 235x40r18 on that rim size. im curious to know if 245x40r18 will provide more rim protection and be able to fit without rolling the fenders.
i need help deciding on 245x40 or 235x40r18 any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:07 AM   #909
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I can't say to fitment, but 245/40R18 is going to be a really tall tire for a narrow body 3g.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:46 AM   #910
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Why does the body matter? They have the exact same tranny and gearing as the 11+
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Within the wheel arches, the fender liners allow more room on the wide body than our narrow body. I run 245/40/18 and rub on the fender liners during full lock.

Rear fenders rolled, front fenders slightly pulled.

Not sure what work you'll need cause I'm on 18x9 +38.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:35 AM   #912
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Why does the body matter? They have the exact same tranny and gearing as the 11+
i have 235/40/18s on my rota tarmac3 wheels. they are +48 ffset. no issues with rubbing. lowered on bilstein/gtworx cup kit with yellow springs.my tires are potenza re11.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:57 PM   #913
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2010 wrx sedan premium
Rims: 2004 STI BBS "Goldies"
Size: 17x7.5
Tires: 225x45r17 Goodyear Eagle GT all seasons

i need some input from everyone. im looking at buying some
Rota Gravels 18x8.
ive been reading through this forum and seems a lot of people slap on 235x40r18 on that rim size. im curious to know if 245x40r18 will provide more rim protection and be able to fit without rolling the fenders.
i need help deciding on 245x40 or 235x40r18 any feedback is greatly appreciated.
hope you enjoy the swp and goldies.
Looks good! Either size will work well for an 18x8 wheel. With a 245/40, you'll get a larger sidewall which will provide a little more protection for the wheel. Are you on stock suspension? That's a big factor when talking about the possibility of rubbing. Stock suspension = soft and lowering the car provides negative camber which helps to minimize rubbing.

Just got reference, I'm lowered an inch on 18x8.5 +44 wheels with 225/40 tires and I've never rubbed. I'm moving up to 245/40s next; I might rub, but I don't mind since I'm dead set on that size tire. But maybe I won't, because I still have a decent amount of clearance as is.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:33 PM   #914
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424 nice wrb! swp n gold nice setup! i am currently still on stock suspension. no plans yet for lowering or switching suspension. i live in the mountains so i need the clearance. i want 245 because of rim protection. but 235x40 seems the most popular. im buying 18x8 rota gravels for my summer setup and keeping the bbs for winter. would an 18x8.5 be a better summer setup than 18x8? sorry im a noob with rims n tires with 18s
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What kind of rims are these?
Linea corse lemans 18x8.5
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:14 PM   #916
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424 nice wrb! swp n gold nice setup! i am currently still on stock suspension. no plans yet for lowering or switching suspension. i live in the mountains so i need the clearance. i want 245 because of rim protection. but 235x40 seems the most popular. im buying 18x8 rota gravels for my summer setup and keeping the bbs for winter. would an 18x8.5 be a better summer setup than 18x8? sorry im a noob with rims n tires with 18s
thanks for the compliment. i dont think you would have a clearence issue with another 1/2 inch of width. mine have a good bit of space still on 8'' wide wheel. you are also on stock ride height so i think you would be fine. i bought my wheels and tires barely used 3 months from another member. the bridgestone potenza re11 tires are completely overkill for a daily driver car like mine. they flatspot on cool mornings. also the ride is quite harsh. next tires ill go with something else. i like the rota gravels too. if i didnt pick up this the tarmacs i was gonna get those.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:46 PM   #917
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^yeah. I thought I wanted redicuiious tires for my daily. They ended up tramlining like crazy and offer little comfort with road imperfections. I'm stepping down out of extreme performance and into max performance or ultra high performance. I'm willing to give up some performance for better daily drivability, better comfort and better wet traction.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:20 PM   #918
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Ok cool. Im thinking I'll go with 235x40. Plus I'm not lookin for extreme performance tires. I'm going to get some general g max or hankook ventus tires or Dunlop direzzas. This is my daily driver. Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:30 PM   #919
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New pics!

XXR 522 18.9.5 +38







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Old 08-21-2012, 07:47 AM   #921
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XXR 522 18.9.5 +38
AMAZING pics! I love the wheel fitment, one question, what's the specs/size on those tires?
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:52 PM   #922
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XXR 522 18.9.5 +38







i JUST PM'ed you asking for spec's and then i found this post. haha what about tire spec's?
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Still need that front camber fixed .
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:41 AM   #924
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So I guess you have the suspension setup so that you have just about no bump travel anymore..?
I really can't see any other way to fit that setup without fender mods.
Checkin back in. The tire setup is close to stock and the suspension is set to medium stiffness, bout 6 or 7 clicks out of full hard which is 16. It rides hard as far as takin bumps in the road but def has travel over dips and other road defects. Its because i dont have it super slammed that is dosent rub. I really cant go any lower with the way the entrances to business just about everywhere are setup around here. Its like a damn curb. I had -2 camber put in the front and that pulled the fronts in a good bit to help with it stickin out.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:44 AM   #925
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Looks good!! Btw, how do you like the Tein super streets?
Thanks, i like the tein for the money. I want a better shock tho like a bilstein. Im thinking h and r in the future. But this is great for now
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