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Old 11-09-2012, 01:37 AM   #1301
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i have -3 in the rear. do you know why my front has a popping noise when i turn? is it the tire hitting the plastic?
Then something is either wrong, or you are pretty low.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:32 AM   #1302
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Hello there,

I have a 2012 WRX sedan and I'm a little confused while trying to purchase new rims/tires for the summer. I've read through the sticky threads here for hours and its just confusing with so many opinions.

I'm a daily driver on my WRX and live in Michigan. I just ordered a set of winter tires to fit my stock rims and plan to get 18" rims and new summer tires to have 2 sets, one for summer and one for winter.

My question is, is searching wheels on tirerack that "fit my vehicle" the best way to go for a daily driver not looking to increase performance or roll fenders or fill the wheel gap or lower the car or blah blah? I'm not sure what the specs are on the stock rims other than they're 17". It looks like the largest I see that "fit my vehicle" are 18x8 on tirerack, but so many people on this forum say to go to 18x9 or 18x9.5, I'm not sure what stock width size is. Offset and backspacing I'm not quite sure on either. It just seems to me that what tirerack says "fits my vehicle" are much smaller than what everyone here says to do.

What I'm seeing most of on tirerack is something like:

Size: 18x8
Offset: 45mm
Backspacing: 6.25"
Bolt Pattern: 5-100
Rec. Tire Size: 235/40-18

Any help is really, really appreciated. I've never gotten aftermarket rims for any car and I want to make sure I do it right for the daily driver in me. I also assume I need another TPMS setup for the new set of tires so that one system is on each tire setup? Sorry this is all just way overwhelming and confusing after hours of reading posts. So many opinions and setups.. I just want something close to stock or maybe fill up the wheel well a little bit but don't want to mod anything else. Just new 18" rims! so complicated.
the bolded part is why you should just stick to what tirerack recommends. that is why its there.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:55 AM   #1303
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Hello there,

I have a 2012 WRX sedan and I'm a little confused while trying to purchase new rims/tires for the summer. I've read through the sticky threads here for hours and its just confusing with so many opinions.

I'm a daily driver on my WRX and live in Michigan. I just ordered a set of winter tires to fit my stock rims and plan to get 18" rims and new summer tires to have 2 sets, one for summer and one for winter.

My question is, is searching wheels on tirerack that "fit my vehicle" the best way to go for a daily driver not looking to increase performance or roll fenders or fill the wheel gap or lower the car or blah blah? I'm not sure what the specs are on the stock rims other than they're 17". It looks like the largest I see that "fit my vehicle" are 18x8 on tirerack, but so many people on this forum say to go to 18x9 or 18x9.5, I'm not sure what stock width size is. Offset and backspacing I'm not quite sure on either. It just seems to me that what tirerack says "fits my vehicle" are much smaller than what everyone here says to do.

What I'm seeing most of on tirerack is something like:

Size: 18x8
Offset: 45mm
Backspacing: 6.25"
Bolt Pattern: 5-100
Rec. Tire Size: 235/40-18

Any help is really, really appreciated. I've never gotten aftermarket rims for any car and I want to make sure I do it right for the daily driver in me. I also assume I need another TPMS setup for the new set of tires so that one system is on each tire setup? Sorry this is all just way overwhelming and confusing after hours of reading posts. So many opinions and setups.. I just want something close to stock or maybe fill up the wheel well a little bit but don't want to mod anything else. Just new 18" rims! so complicated.
The stock 2012 WRX wheels are:
17 x 8", 5x100 bolt pattern, 56.1mm hub bore, +53mm offset, about 22 lbs each.

The stock 2012 WRX tire size is:
235/45-17

The other questions you post will have more subjective answers. But if all you want is an additional set of wheels for summer then get the same size as stock .. as long as they are lighter (or the same weight at least). You can go +1 is wheel size to 18" wheels - but again keep the weight at 22 lbs or less. Otherwise you will have a "performance decrease". NOTE: The 18" tires will be more expensive than the same tire in a 17" size.

Other people on the forum go +1 (or 2) and go wider because of looks, performance attributes, etc..

What I cannot figure out from your post is WHY you want to get 18" wheels? I know your decision is not performance based, so is it about asthetics from the shorter sidewall 18" tires?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:06 PM   #1304
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The stock 2012 WRX wheels are:
17 x 8", 5x100 bolt pattern, 56.1mm hub bore, +53mm offset, about 22 lbs each.

The stock 2012 WRX tire size is:
235/45-17

The other questions you post will have more subjective answers. But if all you want is an additional set of wheels for summer then get the same size as stock .. as long as they are lighter (or the same weight at least). You can go +1 is wheel size to 18" wheels - but again keep the weight at 22 lbs or less. Otherwise you will have a "performance decrease". NOTE: The 18" tires will be more expensive than the same tire in a 17" size.

Other people on the forum go +1 (or 2) and go wider because of looks, performance attributes, etc..

What I cannot figure out from your post is WHY you want to get 18" wheels? I know your decision is not performance based, so is it about asthetics from the shorter sidewall 18" tires?
Well mainly 18" for looks, yes. But I wouldn't mind getting wider tires for increased performance, it just confuses me too much as to what would fit and not cause problems. Sorry, when you say people go +1 or +2 are you referring to the width? so 18x9 instead of 18x8 or 7?
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:08 PM   #1305
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will a 18x8.75 +35 with a 265/35/18 rub at stock height ? 2012 wrx sedan

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:13 PM   #1306
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will a 18x8.75 +35 with a 265/35/18 rub at stock height ? 2012 wrx sedan
Most likely.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:31 PM   #1307
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Anyone running ccw classics or fikse profil 10 on their 11+?

I don't want to roll or anything so was curious if I could do one of these in 18x8 or 18x8.5 +38 with a 245. I'd love to go 255, but think I'd end up having to roll the fenders...
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #1308
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Sorry, when you say people go +1 or +2 are you referring to the width? so 18x9 instead of 18x8 or 7?
The +1 (or +2) was in reference to the wheel diameter. For example, going to an 18" wheel for a 2012 WRX is a +1 size up (since the stock wheel is 17"). For an STi, going to a 19" wheel diameter is a +1 since their stock wheel is 18".
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #1309
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The +1 (or +2) was in reference to the wheel diameter. For example, going to an 18" wheel for a 2012 WRX is a +1 size up (since the stock wheel is 17"). For an STi, going to a 19" wheel diameter is a +1 since their stock wheel is 18".
Ohh ok thanks for the clarification
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:58 PM   #1310
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When running two sets of tires, does it make sense to have a TPMS for each set or is that easily enough transferred when changing from one set of tires to the other at the end/beginning of a season change?

Just wondering if its worth spending the extra ~$160 for another set of sensors.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:10 AM   #1311
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When running two sets of tires, does it make sense to have a TPMS for each set or is that easily enough transferred when changing from one set of tires to the other at the end/beginning of a season change?

Just wondering if its worth spending the extra ~$160 for another set of sensors.
its definitely easier to just buy a second sensors.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:24 AM   #1312
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When running two sets of tires, does it make sense to have a TPMS for each set or is that easily enough transferred when changing from one set of tires to the other at the end/beginning of a season change?

Just wondering if its worth spending the extra ~$160 for another set of sensors.

Or just deal with the TPMS light on and save the $160. I'd rather manually check them and have the cash in my pocket. Thats just me though.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #1313
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I simply can not live with that light, I don't know how other people do. I'm just too OCD I guess.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:26 AM   #1314
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I simply can not live with that light, I don't know how other people do. I'm just too OCD I guess.
that's how I feel I would be! Thank you guys for the input though, looks like I have a couple options depending on how my OCD levels are/if I want to spend that extra$.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:37 AM   #1315
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Most likely.
How bout 18x8.75 +38 with 255/35s? :P

Ordered some 527 XXRs and gonna run Michelin PSS next summer. Trying to find out if ima need to roll the rear fenders or not. On stock suspension.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:17 PM   #1316
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Ok, I've read so much of this thread I think my eyes are beginning to bleed! Please give me some advice since this is my first Subaru, a '13 WRX hatch. I plan on keeping the stock suspension for a while and want to run 18x9.5 Rota Grids in the spring. My confusion is: A. what tire size to run and B. is it possible to run this setup without rolling the fenders?

This question might have been answered, but I can't find it directly and most people don't run the stock suspension setup. I appreciate any help and knowledge you can throw my way!
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #1317
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Ok, I've read so much of this thread I think my eyes are beginning to bleed! Please give me some advice since this is my first Subaru, a '13 WRX hatch. I plan on keeping the stock suspension for a while and want to run 18x9.5 Rota Grids in the spring. My confusion is: A. what tire size to run and B. is it possible to run this setup without rolling the fenders?

This question might have been answered, but I can't find it directly and most people don't run the stock suspension setup. I appreciate any help and knowledge you can throw my way!
Too many variables with ride height and tire size.

As I tell everyone, honestly if you do not want to do any fender modification, you shouldn't be looking at wheels wider than 8" et42-48.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:05 PM   #1318
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Too many variables with ride height and tire size.

As I tell everyone, honestly if you do not want to do any fender modification, you shouldn't be looking at wheels wider than 8" et42-48.
What are the variables? If I'm running at stock height, know what wheel size and offset I want, and am open to any tire size that would help not having to roll the fenders...I'm not sure what you mean.

Not trying to be a smart@ss because I know you're trying to help, just hoping to get some guidance. I'm ok with rolling the fenders if absolutely necessary, it just appeared to me after an hour reading this thread that I may be able to make it work at stock height if I have the right tire.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:32 PM   #1319
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Does anyone run the Rota GForce 18x9 +35 with no fendor mods. I wanted those wheels and was looking at 245 tires for it and Most likely will add the RCE black springs to my car down the road. Would this setup work I have been searching around to see if anyone has that but most have much lower drops and are already rolled.
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As I tell everyone, honestly if you do not want to do any fender modification, you shouldn't be looking at wheels wider than 8" et42-48.

Even though the stock STI wheels are 8.5" wide?
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Even though the stock STI wheels are 8.5" wide?
The stock STi wheels are 8.5" wide, but are at either 52 or a 55 mm offset. Which is why they fit so easy.
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The stock STi wheels are 8.5" wide, but are at either 52 or a 55 mm offset. Which is why they fit so easy.

I understand but is 7-10mm going to make you go from "fit so easy" to rubbing?

Not trying to argue anything, was a genuine questions for scooby4life as he knows his s**t on wheels.
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Even though the stock STI wheels are 8.5" wide?
newer sti wheels are.

That is my go-to suggestion for people who haven't searched enough. 17x8 +42-48 is the idiot proof fitment for ANY subaru.
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haha, got it.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:48 AM   #1325
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I'm looking into some new Miro 398 wheels . Size 18x9.5 et34 that's the only offset they have available . I've seen plenty of guys rock +38 to +40 with no fitment issues or fender rolling. Wondering if the +34 would look good? Require rolling ? Or stick out too far where I'd have to start cambering to get it flush or tucked .....
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