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Old 10-02-2012, 02:58 PM   #1176
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We have not yet tried 285/35R18, for a couple of reasons. One is that the tire is 2.1% larger than the stock 2011+ WRX tire, slightly over our 2% rule of thumb in terms of variance from stock.


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How did you compute for the 2.1% variance comparing 285/35R18 vs 235/45R17 (stock)? Curious as to how I could use this as a benchmark. Thanks!

http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecalculator.asp

plug in OEM tire size then plug in whatever tire size you choose and it'll tell you how much bigger or smaller the tire is compared to OEM.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:48 AM   #1177
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http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecalculator.asp

plug in OEM tire size then plug in whatever tire size you choose and it'll tell you how much bigger or smaller the tire is compared to OEM.
nice calc tool, useful for research. thanks. seems to me the variance mentioned is the %change in diameter from OEM (or where you're starting at)
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #1178
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There isn't many options for 5x100 18x9.5... sucks everything has to be in a group buy or 4 month wait
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #1179
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There isn't many options for 5x100 18x9.5... sucks everything has to be in a group buy or 4 month wait
That should change because of the BRZ though
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #1180
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There isn't many options for 5x100 18x9.5... sucks everything has to be in a group buy or 4 month wait
there are plenty of 5x100 options.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:16 PM   #1181
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there are plenty of 5x100 options.
Not that don't weigh a lot for wider sizes...
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #1182
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there are plenty of 5x100 options.
not really unless they are huge $$$
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:18 AM   #1183
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not really unless they are huge $$$
Not really......
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:27 AM   #1184
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not really unless they are huge $$$
There are plenty if you want wide 18x9.5 BUT

They all weight 23 per corner uh **** that too heavy
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:19 AM   #1185
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Not really......
any examples?

I really want silver NT03's but they are nowhere to be found in the size I want unless it's a group buy or custom order.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:04 AM   #1186
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There are plenty if you want wide 18x9.5 BUT

They all weight 23 per corner uh **** that too heavy
Well yeah, they're a freaking 18x9.5. You're not going to find wheels weighing less than 17lbs, and the 17lb wheels cost $alaska
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:08 AM   #1187
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Rpf1. Start a group buy!
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:35 AM   #1188
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Well yeah, they're a freaking 18x9.5. You're not going to find wheels weighing less than 17lbs, and the 17lb wheels cost $alaska
All I'm saying is for 5X100 (the correct offset too) it's harder to find 17X9.5 that weigh 17-18.5 a corner and even harder to find the rubber unless you have stupid money to spend on custom made ones $$$$. Pretty sure if I was going to blow that much on wheels I wouldn't have a WRX. But with the BRZ/FRS that should make it a lot easier, selection wise.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:09 AM   #1189
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There are plenty if you want wide 18x9.5 BUT

They all weight 23 per corner uh **** that too heavy
Nope.

My Varrstoen es2.2.1's were 19lbs.

Wide wheels in 18x9.5?

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Rotas (grids, dtp's, torque, dforce, etc)
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All I'm saying is for 5X100 (the correct offset too) it's harder to find 17X9.5 that weigh 17-18.5 a corner and even harder to find the rubber unless you have stupid money to spend on custom made ones $$$$. Pretty sure if I was going to blow that much on wheels I wouldn't have a WRX. But with the BRZ/FRS that should make it a lot easier, selection wise.
Why do you want a 17x9.5 when any tire you would want to run could fit a 9" wide wheel. There is a huge selection of those as well.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:10 AM   #1190
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:04 PM   #1191
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Hey guys, super newb here looking for new wheels because mine got vandalized D:

Was talking to a rep who pointed me towards:
http://www.1010tires.com/wheel.asp?w...c=3797808045BK

Only issue being the offset is +43 rather than the stock +53.

I'm looking to push the wheel just a little bit further out from under the fender. Nothing crazy aggressive, the car isn't even lowered. I'm sure you guys know what I'm talking about!

So I guess I'm just looking for a number, an offset, which will push the wheels out maybe 1/4 - 1/2 inch over stock?

EDIT: Sorry forgot 2011 Subaru WRX stock suspension, fenders aren't rolled, was considering lowering springs.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #1192
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Get some 17x9s of those +40 and you will be where you want
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:25 PM   #1193
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Get some 17x9s of those +40 and you will be where you want
Any reason why I'd want an extra inch of wheel? Sounds like extra added weight to me.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:19 PM   #1194
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Support a wider tire, more friendly to wheel bearings rather than an even lower offset 17x8.

But you can use the 1010 tires offset calculator to see what offset will get you where you want to be. Iirc an inch is~24mm. Just playing with that will help you understand offset.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #1195
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Any reason why I'd want an extra inch of wheel? Sounds like extra added weight to me.
Actually you can get 17x9 of that wheel that are lighter than your stock and your getting more tire between you and the road so a bigger contact patch = more traction plus they look better imho
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Actually you can get 17x9 of that wheel that are lighter than your stock and your getting more tire between you and the road so a bigger contact patch = more traction plus they look better imho
True but I'd like to run out the stock tires first before changing them out and the same wheel in 17x8 will be lighter than the 17x9 version.

I'm not all that interested in running a wider track unless it's upfront and I can kill some of that damn understeer...

I'm assuming the stock 235 wide tires will be fine on a 17x9? And if I did want to go 17x8 I would need a different offset than a 17x9 would use correct?

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Old 10-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #1197
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There are plenty if you want wide 18x9.5 BUT

They all weight 23 per corner uh **** that too heavy
I'm considering getting the Rota DPT's 18x9.5 +44 and wheeldude claims 20.5lbs per wheel which is pretty good I thought. Car won't be lowered or raced, just looking for something decent looking since I'm using my stock wheels for winter.
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I'm considering getting the Rota DPT's 18x9.5 +44 and wheeldude claims 20.5lbs per wheel which is pretty good I thought. Car won't be lowered or raced, just looking for something decent looking since I'm using my stock wheels for winter.
it aint bad for a wheel of that size.

race it all you want. pretty much every one of the top road racing subarus use rotas with 0 issues, by CHOICE.
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True but I'd like to run out the stock tires first before changing them out and the same wheel in 17x8 will be lighter than the 17x9 version.

I'm not all that interested in running a wider track unless it's upfront and I can kill some of that damn understeer...

I'm assuming the stock 235 wide tires will be fine on a 17x9? And if I did want to go 17x8 I would need a different offset than a 17x9 would use correct?
Yes the 235 will be fine on 17x9 until you run them out. Sways will help the understeer.
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it aint bad for a wheel of that size.

race it all you want. pretty much every one of the top road racing subarus use rotas with 0 issues, by CHOICE.
That's what I figured. As long as the overall weight of wheel & tire is not more than stock I'll be happy. Don't want the car to feel slower ya know?
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