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Old 10-06-2012, 10:48 PM   #1201
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Nope.

My Varrstoen es2.2.1's were 19lbs.

Wide wheels in 18x9.5?

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Don't wany any more Rotas, have had 2 before and want the nt03'S the most but its hard to find them in silver.

How are your Varrstoens? are they comparable to Rotas for quality? I'm done spending tons of money on wheels at this point.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:40 PM   #1202
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The es2.2.1's that I had were perfectly fine. Semi-forged too.

I have seen failures on the early run of their LM rep's though.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:40 PM   #1203
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I just ordered a set of 18x9.5 40 et nt03m on 255/35/r18 hancook v12 evo with a set of kw V1. I want a flush setup and dont mind rolling the rear. How much can i lower? please let me know how to make it work. thanks!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:19 PM   #1204
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I'm wondering how much backspacing the hatchbacks have past the factory wheels, I'm trying to get the highest ofset possible, but I don't know what to measure
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:34 PM   #1205
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I'm wondering how much backspacing the hatchbacks have past the factory wheels, I'm trying to get the highest ofset possible, but I don't know what to measure
the 18x8.5 +53 on the sti is already pretty close. Not sure why you'd want a higher offset than stock?
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:39 PM   #1206
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I'm trying to fit 10.5in wide wheels, with a custom ofset. I'm trying to get as close as possible to decrease poke
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:08 AM   #1207
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use an offset calculator, it'll get you close. If you already have coilovers installed (which you will need), you can measure the distance from your current wheels to the strut to give you an approximate answer. Keep in mind changes in camber can alter this number, and your actual clearance.

plainly put, you probably won't find a 10.5 wheel that won't "poke". you really don't need that much wheel anyways haha.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:15 AM   #1208
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Oh I know it will still poke, I have a set of toyo p888 315/30-18 I want to fit. Autox needs more tire :P
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:22 AM   #1209
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that is overkill for autocross. like....hunting for dove with a 12 gauge.

are you set on that size, and why do you feel you need that size? Even with a higher offset, that will take extensive modification to run properly.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:39 AM   #1210
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Would a 285 or 295 be more sutable?
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:43 AM   #1211
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for autox where lateral grip is going to be king, you'd want a wider tire than what would normally be run on the wheel.

10.5 with 315's is WAY overkill.

a 265/35 on your stock 17x8's will be more than enough. if you are determined to have a wider wheel "because racecar", then you could get yourself a 18x9.5 in the 40-45ish offset range, run a 265/35 and roll your rear fenders....275 maybe if, again because racecar, you want a huge tire.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:48 AM   #1212
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Thanks man, I do love a huge tire. Those wheels will be much easier to find too I guess....
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:52 AM   #1213
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i'm sure you know this, but make sure you are staying within your class rules....upgrading wheels/tires and nothing else might put you into a class that you won't be competitive in. (hence why I mentioned, a lot of guys run 265ish tires on their stock wheels).

when running in a class, its kind of an "all or nothing" thing when moving to a new class - be prepared to do every single modification allowed by that class.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:04 AM   #1214
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I'll look in to it, I'm just researching right now
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:13 AM   #1215
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I just ordered a set of 18x9.5 40 et nt03m on 255/35/r18 hancook v12 evo with a set of kw V1. I want a flush setup and dont mind rolling the rear. How much can i lower? please let me know how to make it work. thanks!
Sorry.... This question now!!! :P
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:07 AM   #1216
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I just ordered a set of 18x9.5 40 et nt03m on 255/35/r18 hancook v12 evo with a set of kw V1. I want a flush setup and dont mind rolling the rear. How much can i lower? please let me know how to make it work. thanks!

Why dont you put everything on and find out? Put on the wheels, drop it to where you like and roll accordingly. If it still rubs try and roll more or rasie it up until in stops rubbing.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:45 AM   #1217
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I am trying to decide between two tire sizes for wheels that I have coming in a few months and wanted to get opinions from this thread.

year: 2011
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wheels : TE37SL 18x9.5 +45
tire : Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position All-Seasons either 255/35R18 or 265/35R18
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I read this entire thread, sounds like with the 255s I may get away with no fender roll, 265s will almost definitely need a fender roll. There was only a couple of folks in that thread running 18/9.5 wheels with +44/45 offsets - most seem to have +38s in this wheel size.

The 265s are probably my preferred choice - I like the meatier look, they are closer to stock wheel diameter, and I like the idea of putting more rubber on the road. My concern with them is if they are going to rub on the inside struts at all. Or I might just ***** out and get 255s.

I don't mind getting my fenders rolled if I have to, I am more interested on getting opinions on 255s vs 265s with this wheel size and offset - especially from folks running a similar setup.

Or feel free to yell at me for being a dumbass, I know that happens a lot in this thread.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:58 AM   #1218
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Looking for a little help on my future summer tire set up for my 2012 Sti sedan. Looking to add a little width over the stock sti tire, and ideally dropping to a 17 inch rim for weight saving/ dealing with rough roads.

Over all goals for the car is a daily drivable, fun all rounder, able to deal with spirited driving on rough secondary roads. Want to have a slightly more aggressive appearance (wheels not lost in the fenders).

Suspension will be mild, gtworx struts with either rce yellows or swift spec r's as well as basic camber adjustment (camber bolts most likely) and the usual host of bushings and sway bars.

My current thoughts are:

17x9 +40, 255/40/17
Pro - lowest weight, easy fit
Con - under sized diameter compared to stock

17x9.5 +40, 275/40/17
Pro - meatier set up, close to stock size
Con - more difficult fitment

Hoping to not lose to much in turn in response with the slightly taller side walls. So question one, Would doing the wider 9.5 inch wheel help mitigate the squishy handling from the taller side wall?

It seems a 265/35/18 fits with minimal issue, So I'm assuming the 17 inch option should fit similarly easily. Any thoughts on the amount of work needed to fit the wider 275 set up? from the stats listed on tire rack, it seems the section widths are within .1 of an inch between 265/35/18 and a 275/40/17. Rolling the rears isn't a huge concern for me, but given the daily driven aspect, I'd like to maintain reasonable camber and ability to have buds / junk in the car and not worry about rubbing etc etc.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #1219
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I am trying to decide between two tire sizes for wheels that I have coming in a few months and wanted to get opinions from this thread.

year: 2011
model: WRX 5DR
wheels : TE37SL 18x9.5 +45
tire : Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position All-Seasons either 255/35R18 or 265/35R18
suspension: Stock (for now, I may go for a small drop later, not interested in the super slammed thing, I need to do more research on coilovers and springs before doing this)
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I read this entire thread, sounds like with the 255s I may get away with no fender roll, 265s will almost definitely need a fender roll. There was only a couple of folks in that thread running 18/9.5 wheels with +44/45 offsets - most seem to have +38s in this wheel size.

The 265s are probably my preferred choice - I like the meatier look, they are closer to stock wheel diameter, and I like the idea of putting more rubber on the road. My concern with them is if they are going to rub on the inside struts at all. Or I might just ***** out and get 255s.

I don't mind getting my fenders rolled if I have to, I am more interested on getting opinions on 255s vs 265s with this wheel size and offset - especially from folks running a similar setup.

Or feel free to yell at me for being a dumbass, I know that happens a lot in this thread.
I plan on getting DPT's 18x9.5 +44 with 265/35/18's on stock suspension and my research tells me it will fit no problem.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #1220
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Interesting - everything I read in this thread seemed to suggest there was pretty much no case where 265/35s would fit without a roll, but there weren't many cases of people running this combo of wheel size and offset regardless of tire size. Hopefully 265s work stock like you say.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:33 PM   #1221
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Alright a quick question.

I understand that a 10 inch wheel is a bit overkill and will need fender work as in roll but will pull be neccessary? I am specifically talking about the work xd9 18x10 38+ 3 inch lip... I know they make a 9 inch wheel that would fit no problem but i love the large lip and couldnt find any pictures showing the lip on the 9 ich wheels compared to 10 inch... Also about how much camber can i be expecting?
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So i found a picture comparing the two lips and i def. Love the 3 inch lip and want to go for that look is xd9 the only wheel that has that design? Any knock offs?
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Alright a quick question.

I understand that a 10 inch wheel is a bit overkill and will need fender work as in roll but will pull be neccessary? I am specifically talking about the work xd9 18x10 38+ 3 inch lip... I know they make a 9 inch wheel that would fit no problem but i love the large lip and couldnt find any pictures showing the lip on the 9 ich wheels compared to 10 inch... Also about how much camber can i be expecting?
itll take some work, but will fit.

camber depends on tires and suspension work.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #1224
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Interesting - everything I read in this thread seemed to suggest there was pretty much no case where 265/35s would fit without a roll, but there weren't many cases of people running this combo of wheel size and offset regardless of tire size. Hopefully 265s work stock like you say.
It's actually covered on the first page. If you lower the car a roll will need to be done.

Also, here is a link to the same set up I was talking about... http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-tires...black-dgm.html

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:25 PM   #1225
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itll take some work, but will fit.

camber depends on tires and suspension work.

by some work you mean a good roll? or hard pull? or you mean new lower control arms? and is this coming from personal experience with a wide setup like this?

suspension work is going to include coils, either Feal 441 or Fortune auto 500 series with swift springs and camber plates and bolts. With this set up and a mild drop would i be looking at more than 3 degrees?
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