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Old 08-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #926
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i JUST PM'ed you asking for spec's and then i found this post. haha what about tire spec's?
tires are 225/40/18
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:59 PM   #927
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Wheel Specs: 18x8.5 +48
Tire and Specs: Hankook Ventus V12 225/40 18
Suspension: BC Racing Coilovers
Fender Modification: All fenders rolled
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NO RUBBING. Wheels are hella unflush. One finger gap from top of tire to bottom of fender.







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Old 08-24-2012, 09:28 PM   #928
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Finally got new wheels and tires!!!

18x8 +45 Enkei Raijin gunmetal wheels
235 40 ZR 18 Michilin Pilot Super Sports

A teaser shot - more to come!!

I am on stock suspension, but like many, am waiting for the Bilstein+RCE Blacks. Hopefully by the time these are back on next spring I will be rockin' the new suspension! I am hoping I will have no rubbing issues all said and done - from what I hear, it shouldn't be an issue.

I am biased and feel pics don't do these wheels justice. I absolutely love them!

[IMG] _DSC0455-1 by David Burbank, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:20 AM   #929
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:18 PM   #930
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First Detailed shots of the Type-Fs!!

Wheel Specs: 18 x 8 +45
Tire and Specs: General 235/40ZR18 (About to Change)
Suspension: 1. BC BR Racing Coilovers 2. Rallitek F/R sway bars 3. Rallitek HD F/R endlinks 4. Cusco front upper strut bar 5. H&R Camber bolts 6. Cusco Adjustable Lateral Links
Fender Modification: No rolling/pulling necessary

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Rear


Whole car


With the new STi wing. No proper photo shoot yet.

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:24 PM   #931
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Finally got new wheels and tires!!!

18x8 +45 Enkei Raijin gunmetal wheels
235 40 ZR 18 Michilin Pilot Super Sports

A teaser shot - more to come!!

I am on stock suspension, but like many, am waiting for the Bilstein+RCE Blacks. Hopefully by the time these are back on next spring I will be rockin' the new suspension! I am hoping I will have no rubbing issues all said and done - from what I hear, it shouldn't be an issue.

I am biased and feel pics don't do these wheels justice. I absolutely love them!

[IMG] _DSC0455-1 by David Burbank, on Flickr[/IMG]
dont just give us a half @$$ shot of it man? more i say! More!. love it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:57 PM   #932
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dont just give us a half @$$ shot of it man? more i say! More!. love it.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #933
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Looks really nice.

You shouldn't have any rubbing issues.
I'm on 18x8 +45 Nurburgrings with 235/40zr18 Conti DW, RCE bils and Yellows.
No rub.

I wonder if there is much brake clearance difference between the Raijins and the Nurburgrings...
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:00 PM   #934
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Looks really nice.

You shouldn't have any rubbing issues.
I'm on 18x8 +45 Nurburgrings with 235/40zr18 Conti DW, RCE bils and Yellows.
No rub.

I wonder if there is much brake clearance difference between the Raijins and the Nurburgrings...
Wanted the DW's, but couldn't get them in my size at the time. I hear blacks are a bit lower (might be wrong?) hopefully it won't be too much worse.

Your car looks absolutely stunning btw - my inspiration for wheel style.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:11 PM   #935
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:39 PM   #936
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Wanted the DW's, but couldn't get them in my size at the time. I hear blacks are a bit lower (might be wrong?) hopefully it won't be too much worse.

Your car looks absolutely stunning btw - my inspiration for wheel style.
That's mighty kind of you.
Your ride looks great, and it was a toss up for me between the Raijins and the Nurburgrings when we got them.

IIRC, the blacks are a bit lower, but I don't see it being and issue at all with this wheel/tire setup.

P.S. Noticed we have the same rotors in front also..
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:51 PM   #937
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:07 PM   #938
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Just order my 17x9 rota grid in hyperblack with BFG 235x40 17
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:08 PM   #939
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:08 PM   #940
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With 42 offset
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #941
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Finally, something to contribute...

Wheel Specs: Enkei EKM3 18 x 7.5, ET +45
Tire and Specs: Falken FK452 225/40R18, 300, AA, 92Y
Suspension: Eibach Pro Lowering Kit, 1.4 Front, 1.2 Rear (or so the specs say)
Fender Modification: None (yet)
Wheel Spacers: None (no need), hub adapters though, to center the wheel...

Hey man,

Very nice setup. How are the Eibach Pros treating ya? are they on stock struts?

Thanks
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #942
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Hey man,

Very nice setup. How are the Eibach Pros treating ya? are they on stock struts?

Thanks
Funny you ask that now...

I just swapped the Eibachs about a month ago. I thought the stock shocks were blown because they would close completely until hitting the bump stop. Turns out the Eibachs oversettled, leaving the tires almost completely hidden inside the wheelwell.

I went with new KYB shocks and struts (no need for coilovers for the amount of driving I do) and a set of Progress lowering springs. I also changed wheels and tires for OZ Ultraleggera 17" in flat black with Hankook EVO 12 235/45. Haven't washed the car in a while, so pics will be posted soon...
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:58 PM   #943
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For all you guys who upsized from OEM wheels/tires (225/45/17) to 245/40/18, did you feel a noticeable degradation in acceleration or any perceived 'sluggishness' from the taller wheel/tire combo?
Worth the sacrifice?
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:10 PM   #944
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I'd like to hear more about this too Kingsalami.

I actually just swapped a set of 245/40/18 Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position for 235/40/18 because my installer showed me I didn't have much more than about 10-12 mm of space before the tire would be rubbing on the inside of the frame.

I was warned that if the tire flexed enough inside it would begin to wear into the inside of the tire.

I am wondering CAN you even fit 245/40/18's without rubbing inside.

@Qwaktastic can you shed some light on this? I think you said you are running 245/40/18 - is that correct?
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:46 PM   #945
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Tire fitment is purely dependent on wheel sizing an offset.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #946
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I'd like to hear more about this too Kingsalami.

I actually just swapped a set of 245/40/18 Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position for 235/40/18 because my installer showed me I didn't have much more than about 10-12 mm of space before the tire would be rubbing on the inside of the frame.

I was warned that if the tire flexed enough inside it would begin to wear into the inside of the tire.

I am wondering CAN you even fit 245/40/18's without rubbing inside.

@Qwaktastic can you shed some light on this? I think you said you are running 245/40/18 - is that correct?
Alot of this depends on offset of the wheel and how low you are... also are you rolled/pulled allowing for less camber... Im running 245/35/18 conti extremecontac dw on a 18x9.5 +40 with no issues but I'm rolled all around and slightly pulled... I've heard of people running as large as 265/35 on our cars...
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Thanks for the info. fellas-
I am running 18x8 +38 and am lowered about 1.5 in front and rear. Rolled in the back.

So it sounds like I would have been able to run those 245's if I had rolled the fronts and dialed in less camber. Does that sound right?

I guess it's hard to say one way or the other without seeing it. But I just thought I'd ask.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:25 PM   #948
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I've heard of people running as large as 265/35 on our cars...
Not without massive fender work on the narrow bodies with the wheel specs you mentioned.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #949
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Alot of this depends on offset of the wheel and how low you are...
These ^ And also how wide your tires run (not all 245s are the same width).

I'm lowered an inch on 18x8.5 +44 wheels and will be switching from 225/40s to 245/40s in the Spring. Fenders are stock and I don't anticipate that I'll need to roll them; I've never rubbed on the 225/40s and they have a decent amount of clearance when the car is parked on level ground. I tend to buy cheap tires, and cheap tires usually don't run wide so maybe that's helping me too.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #950
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Yeah, I'm running 245/40/18 x 9 +38. Originally the tires were very close to the front struts. Only a few millimeters of space between them. Also, under full lock, I rub the fender liners, but that has a lot to do with how low I am as well in addition to the Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit. I'm sitting on RCE Blacks + Bilsteins and just added the RCE camber plates up front. Now that I have the camber plates installed, I have a lot more room between the tire and front struts.

Sluggishness? Yes and no...I mean the car would feel faster if I had a shorter tire on no doubt. I know this from switching wheel/tire setups for winter. But wheel/tire weight also plays a factor in the acceleration department. But to me it's worth the fitment and additional sidewall here in Philly. Plus I don't race my car. The additional sluggishness really doesn't mean anything to me for what I use the car for.
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