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Old 12-14-2012, 09:36 PM   #1376
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I have tried the Hankook v12 on the track (not on a WRX) and they were slower than the Toyo's we had on the same car. I cannot recommend the v12.

Some tires to try include: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2, Toyo Proxes R1R, Bridgestone Potenza RE11.

The 265/35-18 is the correct diameter compared to stock WRX tires. But be aware that your steering feel will be 'diminished'.
Thanks for the recommendation. Just so you know my car has yet to see a track or autox..So I'd say a daily driving tire that performs at a relatively inexpensive price is in my sights.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:38 PM   #1377
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Or he could just get the best street tire in da world, the Michelin pilot super sport, which far outperforms the PS2

If you want a track only tire, the Advan Neova AD08 would be the best choice.
Thanks but just looking to get a daily driving tire that performs at an inexpensive price.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:40 PM   #1378
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I just got the same wheels in this week. I'm going 245/40 Kumho Ecsta LE's, which is a bit taller and narrower. Once I have them on I can send some pics. Stock suspension, too.
Awesome thank you. sir
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:15 PM   #1379
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Lol, nice helpful forum. I have read most of the post, and most members on this site have had multiple Subarus over time. I enjoyed reading this thread and thought it was helpful, excuse me for asking. I wont make that mistake again.

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this isn't the thread for you...read the entire thread title before you decide to post. Guide to fitting wheels and tires to the 2011+ WRX. but both of those will take a bit of work to fit properly on your car. most of it depends on ride height, camber settings, and how much you want to modify your fenders.



You guys really need to read KentuckyFriedSTI's post. There is no way in hell a 265 will fit without a LOT of work.



You guys really need to read KentuckyFriedSTI's post.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:46 PM   #1380
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Lol, nice helpful forum. I have read most of the post, and most members on this site have had multiple Subarus over time. I enjoyed reading this thread and thought it was helpful, excuse me for asking. I wont make that mistake again.
Actually I was helping you.

Posting in a thread that doesn't relate to your car will get you incorrect answers and information that doesn't pertain to your car nor help you with your question.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:58 PM   #1381
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Here's my new setup, 17x8 +30 with 225/45/17 all season tires



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Old 12-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #1382
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Okay... I'm ordering myself a nice little Xmas present and just need some clarification.

2012 WRX 5-Door
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Looking at the Rota Grids in either 18X9.5 or 18X8.5. The offset of the 9.5 is 38" and the 8.5 is 44". The real concern is whether or not I'm going to have to roll fenders, which I don't want to do for either. Obviously I know it all depends on Tire Size as well but what are everyones recommendations? I was leaning towards 8.5 because from what I read I figured I wouldn't have to roll fenders but how would it look?
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:39 PM   #1383
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if you want a guaranteed 100% derp free fitment that you wont have to worry about any fender mods....get the 18x8.5 +44. You can run literally any tire that will fit on the wheel without fender modification, and will allow you to play with ride height much more.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:15 PM   #1384
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if you want a guaranteed 100% derp free fitment that you wont have to worry about any fender mods....get the 18x8.5 +44. You can run literally any tire that will fit on the wheel without fender modification, and will allow you to play with ride height much more.
Is there a tire that would let you run the 9.5s without rolling the fenders? Also what's everyone's opinion on tires for either the 9.5s or 8.5s? I've got a ton of time till I'm buying the tires since I won't be putting the wheels on till it thaws here in MI. Just trying to get my head squared away in terms of what I'm doing.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:19 PM   #1385
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at stock height - yes, but if you plan to go lower there will need to be fender modification with most tires that will fit on that wheel.

again - if you are opposed to fender mods, you really do not need 9"+ wheels.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:36 PM   #1386
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Okay... I'm ordering myself a nice little Xmas present and just need some clarification.

2012 WRX 5-Door
Stock Suspension

Looking at the Rota Grids in either 18X9.5 or 18X8.5. The offset of the 9.5 is 38" and the 8.5 is 44". The real concern is whether or not I'm going to have to roll fenders, which I don't want to do for either. Obviously I know it all depends on Tire Size as well but what are everyones recommendations? I was leaning towards 8.5 because from what I read I figured I wouldn't have to roll fenders but how would it look?
You can still order a 2012 hatch this late in 2012? Nevertheless, I like your choice in car and colour! Yes, I may be a little biased.

Our WRX's come with a +53mm offset so given your two choices in wheels I would go with the 18x 8.5 at +44. It should be lighter and cheaper and will handle better with the +44 offset (when compared to the other +38mm offset).

Since you prefer not to roll fenders, you can stay with a sticky 235/40-18 tire. Some use the 245 but I think they are too short. You can go with the 255 at stock height but the 8.5" wheel width may be a little too narrow - but it will still fit.

Some tires to try include: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2, Toyo Proxes R1R, Bridgestone Potenza RE11.

How heavy are those Rota's? The stock WRX wheels are around 22lbs.

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:56 PM   #1387
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^^ IMO 235/40/18 is a bit tall. the 5 speed benefits from a shorter tire, where as the 6 speed benefits from a taller tire.

I'd add the federal RSR to that list of summer tires.

an 18x8.5 grids are 20lbs each.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:27 PM   #1388
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^^ IMO 235/40/18 is a bit tall. the 5 speed benefits from a shorter tire, where as the 6 speed benefits from a taller tire.

I'd add the federal RSR to that list of summer tires.

an 18x8.5 grids are 20lbs each.
What would you recommend?
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:28 PM   #1389
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You can still order a 2012 hatch this late in 2012? Nevertheless, I like your choice in car and colour! Yes, I may be a little biased.

Our WRX's come with a +53mm offset so given your two choices in wheels I would go with the 18x 8.5 at +44. It should be lighter and cheaper and will handle better with the +44 offset (when compared to the other +38mm offset).

Since you prefer not to roll fenders, you can stay with a sticky 235/40-18 tire. Some use the 245 but I think they are too short. You can go with the 255 at stock height but the 8.5" wheel width may be a little too narrow - but it will still fit.

Some tires to try include: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2, Toyo Proxes R1R, Bridgestone Potenza RE11.

How heavy are those Rota's? The stock WRX wheels are around 22lbs.
Already have the SWP 2012 Hatch The Xmas Present are the wheels for it!
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:30 PM   #1390
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What would you recommend?
for the 18x8.5? 255/35 or 245/35 (a little shorter than the 255, but i LOVE this size).
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:06 AM   #1391
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for the 18x8.5? 255/35 or 245/35 (a little shorter than the 255, but i LOVE this size).
Lol you can do 235/40 on those. Aka stock tires.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:17 AM   #1392
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Lol you can do 235/40 on those. Aka stock tires.
Stock tires are 235/45R17's....
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:14 AM   #1393
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Lol you can do 235/40 on those. Aka stock tires.
as stated above, stock is 235/45/17......

a 235/40/18 is about 1/4" taller than the already too tall stock size of 235/45/17. Never said you CANT do it, only that there are better options.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:37 PM   #1394
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My new setup 17x9.5 +38 with a 265/40/17 Dunlop Star Spec. These tires are meaty. Clearance to the strut is almost non existent but it all clears. Fenders are obviously rolled and the car is on Tein Super Street coilovers.


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Old 12-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #1395
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^Damn, I wish I could afford that for a track setup. More pictures?
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #1396
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Here's my new set of wheels and tires on my 2011 Wrx w/ Bilstein-Racecomp Yellows. Crappy cellphone pic need to take some more...

18x9.5 +38 Rota T2R's
Michelin Pilot Supersports 265 35 18's. Slight Roll in rear.

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Old 12-22-2012, 04:38 PM   #1397
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Anyone rubbing in the front with low offset rims? I have 17x8 +30 and koni struts with rce blacks and I'm getting some rubbing on the front fenders. It seems to happen when I'm braking and then hit a bump.

Ive got 225/45 all season tires on now and id like to get 234 or 245 summers but seems like i shouldnt.

Anyone else experience this?
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:33 PM   #1398
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im looking to do work 11r's 18 by 8.5. but they only offer that size in +47. will that work?. planning coils at the same time.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:24 PM   #1399
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im looking to do work 11r's 18 by 8.5. but they only offer that size in +47. will that work?. planning coils at the same time.
Easily, as long as you don't slam the car to the ground lol depending on how low you go, you may need to increase camber some, but that size is perfect.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:04 PM   #1400
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Here's my new set of wheels and tires on my 2011 Wrx w/ Bilstein-Racecomp Yellows. Crappy cellphone pic need to take some more...

18x9.5 +38 Rota T2R's
Michelin Pilot Supersports 265 35 18's. Slight Roll in rear.
Nice! What camber settings are you running? I have the same suspension setup and I have rpf1s on order in the same size as your wheels. I was wondering if I needed anything else to make the wheels work on my car other than a roll in the rear.
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