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Old 03-19-2013, 06:26 AM   #2151
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I've seen this before also & he is correct.
Crazy! I didn't know that. Why would the waste the tooling cost to make a die to stamp if they weren't multi fit? Ah well time to shop again. Thx guys!
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #2152
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year:2011
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wheel size/offset:18x9 in a +40 offset or 18x8.5 offset between +40 - +50
tire size:245/40/18
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Would both sizes fit and not have to do any extra mods? Whats the lowest offset i could without modding fenders and or without spacers?

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Old 03-19-2013, 01:44 PM   #2153
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year:2011
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wheel size/offset:18x9 in a +40 offset or 18x8.5 offset between +40 - +50
tire size:245/40/18
suspension : stock
fender mods: not willing to role
spacers: dont want to get spacers

Would both sizes fit and not have to do any extra mods? Whats the lowest offset i could without modding fenders and or without spacers?
first - if you do NOT want to do fender mods, dont worry about "whats the lowest offset/widest i can go". stop even THINKING about that.

both would fit, the 18x8.5 would fit BETTER and let you run close to same tire options as a 9" wheel.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:51 PM   #2154
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Year: 2005
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Tire Size: 255/40/R18
Suspension: Stock
Fender Mods: don't want to roll
Spaces: don't want spacers

What kind of wheel width and offset do I need to fit a 255 tire without causing the centers of the tire to bulge or have rub within the wells or struts? I was looking at the offset thread but it didn't have offset ranges for anything above 8".
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #2155
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Wheels:Rota g-Forces 18x9e35 (Flat Black)
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #2156
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:03 PM   #2157
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Year: 2005
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Tire Size: 255/40/R18
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Spaces: don't want spacers

What kind of wheel width and offset do I need to fit a 255 tire without causing the centers of the tire to bulge or have rub within the wells or struts? I was looking at the offset thread but it didn't have offset ranges for anything above 8".
That tire size isn't going to work for you. 255/35R18 is about where you want to be. All comes down to your budget as certain wheels come in certain sizes. 18x9 around the +40 range is what will fit within your requirements.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:37 PM   #2158
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first - if you do NOT want to do fender mods, dont worry about "whats the lowest offset/widest i can go". stop even THINKING about that.

both would fit, the 18x8.5 would fit BETTER and let you run close to same tire options as a 9" wheel.
thanks, im not thinking of getting a low offset at all, I was just told that +40 offset would not need any mods wanted to make sure it was true

so I have a 245/40/18 tire I take the 18x8.5 size what would be the best offset to get for a stock height/fenders etc, the options are +40 up to +50?
I assume +50 since its closest to stock but what would look the best or there wouldnt really be a difference?

Thanks again in advance
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:49 PM   #2159
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That tire size isn't going to work for you. 255/35R18 is about where you want to be. All comes down to your budget as certain wheels come in certain sizes. 18x9 around the +40 range is what will fit within your requirements.
Ok cool, if I stuck with a 17x9 wheel could I maintain a 40 or 45mm sidewall? I would rather have beefier sidewall than a larger diameter rim. With a 35 I'm concerned ill have a rougher ride and be more prone to damaging the wheels on the ****ty NJ roads I drive on.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:22 PM   #2160
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Ok cool, if I stuck with a 17x9 wheel could I maintain a 40 or 45mm sidewall? I would rather have beefier sidewall than a larger diameter rim. With a 35 I'm concerned ill have a rougher ride and be more prone to damaging the wheels on the ****ty NJ roads I drive on.
sidewalls aren't measured in millimeters.

understand how tire sizing works, and this all starts to become much clearer.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:44 PM   #2161
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I see, let's try this again.

Assuming I stay with a 17" wheel I've gained 24ish mm of space for the sidewall which should allow me to fit a 255 tire with an aspect ratio of up to 45 and still maintain an overall tire/wheel diameter similar to the 255/35/18 tire that littlewhitewagon proposed. Is my reasoning correct?
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #2162
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I see, let's try this again.

Assuming I stay with a 17" wheel I've gained 24ish mm of space for the sidewall which should allow me to fit a 255 tire with an aspect ratio of up to 45 and still maintain an overall tire/wheel diameter similar to the 255/35/18 tire that littlewhitewagon proposed. Is my reasoning correct?
No. a 255/45/17 is an inch taller than a 255/35/18. a 255/40 would be right on the money though (both being ~25.03").

with a 255/40/17 vs a 255/35/18 you'll gain roughly a half inch of sidewall.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #2163
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Oh right, forgot to double the increase in sidewall. Was only thing about a gain for half the tire...derp. thanks for the info...much appreciated!
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:55 AM   #2164
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No roll detected in pictures.
these pictures were taken the day of installation.. the roll happened 2 days following installation.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:55 AM   #2165
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year: 2005
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wheel model: xxr 526 hundred dollar deeps
wheel size/offset: front- 17x9/35 rear-17x10/20

tire brand/model: nexen n7000
tire size: 255/40/17
suspension: rokkor tuning coilovers (I'm aware it's cheap, but it's in the budget)
alignment: stock
fender mods: willing to roll, no pull.
spacers: no idea if I'll need them! This is my main question!
other details: I want a meaty look. I just want to make sure that everything listed will fit together nicely with little to no complications. Any help would be wonderful! Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-20-2013, 02:48 AM   #2166
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year: 2005
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wheel model: xxr 526 hundred dollar deeps
wheel size/offset: front- 17x9/35 rear-17x10/20

tire brand/model: nexen n7000
tire size: 255/40/17
suspension: rokkor tuning coilovers (I'm aware it's cheap, but it's in the budget)
alignment: stock
fender mods: willing to roll, no pull.
spacers: no idea if I'll need them! This is my main question!
other details: I want a meaty look. I just want to make sure that everything listed will fit together nicely with little to no complications. Any help would be wonderful! Thanks in advance!
first things first.

Search.

Staggered fitments are a HORRIBLE idea.

Secondly...you are stacking **** parts upon **** parts upon **** parts. Stop. Save. Do things properly. ESPECIALLY if you are on a mcdonalds budget.

Read. Keep reading. Both of those stupid sizes are far from "little to no complications".

Stop looking at parts. Start reading, and learning. And save up.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:48 AM   #2167
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first things first.

Search.

Staggered fitments are a HORRIBLE idea.

Secondly...you are stacking **** parts upon **** parts upon **** parts. Stop. Save. Do things properly. ESPECIALLY if you are on a mcdonalds budget.

Read. Keep reading. Both of those stupid sizes are far from "little to no complications".

Stop looking at parts. Start reading, and learning. And save up.
I second this. Staggered are a bad idea. If everything isn't perfect you may unintentionally burn out center dif. You will also suffer performance and handling wise. If that's the case why not just buy a camero cheaper more muscle and goes in a straight line.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:49 PM   #2168
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on a 245/40/18 tire, STock sti 2011 what would the best offset be to look/fit the best
18x8.5 size option for offset are anywhere from +40 to +50
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #2169
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Could a WRX awd system handle a tire size difference?

For instance wheel size 18x8
tire size 235/40/18

Can I run 215/35/18 with some stretch on the fronts and leave the 235/40/18 rears? Or will this throw off my awd system?
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:02 PM   #2170
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It will destroy your center differential. Probably quickly.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #2171
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It will destroy your center differential. Probably quickly.
It's that sensitive...WOW. I guess a staggered set up is definitely out of the question haha
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #2172
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It's that sensitive...WOW. I guess a staggered set up is definitely out of the question haha
Those sizes give you a ≈50 revolution difference per mile.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:58 PM   #2173
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first things first.

Search.

Staggered fitments are a HORRIBLE idea.

Secondly...you are stacking **** parts upon **** parts upon **** parts. Stop. Save. Do things properly. ESPECIALLY if you are on a mcdonalds budget.

Read. Keep reading. Both of those stupid sizes are far from "little to no complications".

Stop looking at parts. Start reading, and learning. And save up.
I appreciate the help, not so much the hostility.
My budget has increased since I started working full time. I bring in 2k a week, so no need for harsh words.
I got what I could afford at the time being.
I know the rims are cheap. I never said they were not. But they fit the style I'm looking for.
Instead of bashing, why not give me some alternatives? I came here to read and learn and get some advice from people with similar issues.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #2174
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I appreciate the help, not so much the hostility.
My budget has increased since I started working full time. I bring in 2k a week, so no need for harsh words.
I got what I could afford at the time being.
I know the rims are cheap. I never said they were not. But they fit the style I'm looking for.
Instead of bashing, why not give me some alternatives? I came here to read and learn and get some advice from people with similar issues.
2k a week yet you also say "Rokkor coils" are the only thing in your budget.

Cheap wheels. Cheap coils. Cheap tires. You aren't ballin. You don't have to lie, in fact it's better to honest with yourself.

You bought the wrong wheels. Sell them and find something else. Read this thread, the offset thread, and the several fitment threads in members car gallery top to bottom.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #2175
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So u bring in almost 100,000 a year and went that cheap. Wow.


I'm on paramedic pay which for what I do the pay sucks. And I don't even go cheap. Yea I have xxr's but they are my dd wheels to bash up on the roads here. Track is differ set up.
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