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Old 04-07-2013, 10:33 PM   #2251
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year:2002
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wheel model:Kazera KZ-I
wheel size/offset:+48
tire brand/model:Pirelli PZero Nero
tire size:P235 40ZR18
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Got a ? I had a set of SSR not sure on the model but they were +44 offset and a wide of 8.5, and i need a new set of wheels but i want to use my old tires 235/40/18? Would would be the best size wheel for those tires? will the 7.5 wide wheel fit what do you think?
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:36 AM   #2252
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Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a new setup in the next month or so but I'm really new to fitment so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking to get as flush as I can without sacrificing the ability to DD the car.

year: 2004
model: STi
wheel model: Rota Grid
wheel size/offset:17x9 +42 or 18x8.5 +44
tire brand/model: Open minded to this, undecided
tire size:Open minded and looking for opinions on this
suspension: Dropped on ST coilovers
fender mods: None currently, willing to roll fenders, not really looking to pull them.
spacers: yes/no? size? None currently. Not looking to run any spacers.

I'm wondering if either choices will require a roll and if I'd have any issues with brake clearances. I'm completely on the fence between the two wheel sizes. (curious if the 17s would look too small). Also, like I said before, I don't know much about tire sizes so I'm open for suggestions.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #2253
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year: 2013
model:WRX (Sedan)
wheel model: XXR 527 (Gold)
wheel size/offset: 17x8.25 5-100/5-114.3 [+25mm]
tire brand/model: XXR 527
tire size: Stock summers
suspension: Stock
alignment: spacers: No
If these dont fit, which ones will? Im a noob so id prefer to not have criticism.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:16 PM   #2254
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Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a new setup in the next month or so but I'm really new to fitment so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking to get as flush as I can without sacrificing the ability to DD the car.

year: 2004
model: STi
wheel model: Rota Grid
wheel size/offset:17x9 +42 or 18x8.5 +44
tire brand/model: Open minded to this, undecided
tire size:Open minded and looking for opinions on this
suspension: Dropped on ST coilovers
fender mods: None currently, willing to roll fenders, not really looking to pull them.
spacers: yes/no? size? None currently. Not looking to run any spacers.

I'm wondering if either choices will require a roll and if I'd have any issues with brake clearances. I'm completely on the fence between the two wheel sizes. (curious if the 17s would look too small). Also, like I said before, I don't know much about tire sizes so I'm open for suggestions.

really depends on tire size. but since you are lowered, you can guarantee on at least a roll.

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year: 2013
model:WRX (Sedan)
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wheel size/offset: 17x8.25 5-100/5-114.3 [+25mm]
tire brand/model: XXR 527
tire size: Stock summers
suspension: Stock
alignment: spacers: No
If these dont fit, which ones will? Im a noob so id prefer to not have criticism.
you dont get preferences.

you dont want those. Search this thread for what will fit the easiest. You have a brand new car, you should be able to afford more than $300 wheels.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:47 PM   #2255
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really depends on tire size. but since you are lowered, you can guarantee on at least a roll.
So essentially the tire size, not the wheel size in this case, would dictate if I need a pull or not?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:59 PM   #2256
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So essentially the tire size, not the wheel size in this case, would dictate if I need a pull or not?
No.....it's the combination of wheel dimensions and desired tire size.....

For people like you, I strongly recommend to stop looking at wheels wider than 8-8.5" and an offset between 42-48.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:11 PM   #2257
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For people like you, I strongly recommend to stop looking at wheels wider than 8-8.5" and an offset between 42-48.
We should sticky that somewhere on the front page.

Not willing to do fender work or add negative camber? Don't look wider than 8.5" or an offset more aggressive than +42-48.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:51 PM   #2258
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Nevermind

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:14 PM   #2259
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Year: 2013
Model: STI
Wheel model: Enkei NTO3+M
Wheel size/offset: 18x10.5 +30
Tire brand/model: Continental ExtremeContact DW
Tire size: 275/35/18
Suspension: Stance Coilovers, Cusco Rear Camber Arms, H&R Front Camber Bolts
Alignment: Trying to Figure Out, Would like to stay under -2.5 to -3
Fender mods: Willing to Roll and Pull
Spacers: No

Question is, will this fit with a roll? Roll and Pull? I've looked and looked an want something a little different.
ahahahahaha a roll? HELL NO.

You will need to MASSIVELY pull fenders to get THAT much wheel with THAT much tire. and even then......I'm not even sure you'd be able to pull the fenders enough to clear them.....
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:17 PM   #2260
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ahahahahaha a roll? HELL NO.

You will need to MASSIVELY pull fenders to get THAT much wheel with THAT much tire. and even then......I'm not even sure you'd be able to pull the fenders enough to clear them.....
Thanks for the help. I was close to just killing that setup but just needed confirmation. Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:28 PM   #2261
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No.....it's the combination of wheel dimensions and desired tire size.....

For people like you, I strongly recommend to stop looking at wheels wider than 8-8.5" and an offset between 42-48.
Ah thanks man, I appreciate the help.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:00 PM   #2262
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year:2006
model: Sti
wheel model: rota p1 or rota p45f
wheel size/offset:18x8 +48
tire brand/model: dunlop direzza dz101
tire size: 235/40/18
suspension:stock and soon to be bc br's
alignment: standard, stock
fender mods:standard


So i have a few questions. Will this combo fit fine on stock suspension? Will I have any rubbing? Im getting a deal on 235/40/18's which is why im going with that size. Also when I lower my car on bc br's will they still fit ok? If you have a recomendation on a btter tire size i would appreciate the input but like I said im getting a deal on the 235/40's so id like to use those if possible.

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #2263
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Year: 2012
Model: STI
Wheel model: TSW Nurbugring RF
Wheel size/offset: 45?
Tire brand/model: stock dunlop
Tire size: 245/40/18
Suspension: stock
Alignment: stock
Fender mods: stock

I have a couple of questions. Im interested in these wheels but do not want to alter my suspension setup. I have done some very basic research and it seems that 18 x 8.5 5-114.3 +45 will clear my brembo's and will not require any fender rolling etc. I just want to confirm that these will fit.

Anyone who have mounted these wheels or with experience please chime in. Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:16 PM   #2264
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wheel diameter, width, and offset have literally nothing to do with brake clearance.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:13 PM   #2265
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^that

The spoke design will mean more for caliper clearance than the above-mentioned specs. There are 18x9.5 +35s that won't clear Brembos due to spoke design, but the STi BBS, 17x7.5 +53, will clear.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:19 PM   #2266
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Drag Dr-31 17x8 +47 will fit a 1999 legacy gt sedan?
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:43 PM   #2267
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Drag Dr-31 17x8 +47 will fit a 1999 legacy gt sedan?
This post is a joke.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:44 PM   #2268
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year:2006
model: Sti
wheel model: rota p1 or rota p45f
wheel size/offset:+48
tire brand/model: dunlop direzza dz101
tire size: 235/40/18
suspension:stock and soon to be bc br's
alignment: standard, stock
fender mods:standard

So i have a few questions. Will this combo fit fine on stock suspension? Will I have any rubbing? Im getting a deal on 235/40/18's which is why im going with that size. Also when I lower my car on bc br's will they still fit ok? If you have a recomendation on a btter tire size i would appreciate the input but like I said im getting a deal on the 235/40's so id like to use those if possible.
More wheel info beside offset
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:14 AM   #2269
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This post is a joke.
Haha pretty much. My friend doesn't believe me on fitment. So he wanted me to post on here lol.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:13 AM   #2270
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year:2006
model: Sti
wheel model: rota p1 or rota p45f
wheel size/offset:18x8 +48
tire brand/model: dunlop direzza dz101
tire size: 235/40/18
suspension:stock and soon to be bc br's
alignment: standard, stock
fender mods:standard


So i have a few questions. Will this combo fit fine on stock suspension? Will I have any rubbing? Im getting a deal on 235/40/18's which is why im going with that size. Also when I lower my car on bc br's will they still fit ok? If you have a recomendation on a btter tire size i would appreciate the input but like I said im getting a deal on the 235/40's so id like to use those if possible.
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More wheel info beside offset
Sorry about that, fixed!
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:18 AM   #2271
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Sorry about that, fixed!
A 235 is fine for this size. I run a 18x8 it 45 with that size tore for winter on a lowered setup no issues. Only thing is depending on how much you lower you will need to roll fenders.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:27 PM   #2272
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I have browsed through 15 pages and found not one wrx that is exactly like mine to help me find the right tires


2010 WRX Premium Sedan
Work Emotion XD-9 18x8
still on back order and cannot recall exact offset but it's either +35 or +45
stock suspension/not lowered

looking to fill gap a little bit but don't want such a fat looking tire like most truck tires. do not want to lower it right now due to finances. I don't want the rim to stick out from the tire and I don't the tire to bulge over the rim. would 235/40/18 rub or work fine? please help!

thanks!
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:41 PM   #2273
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I have browsed through 15 pages and found not one wrx that is exactly like mine to help me find the right tires


2010 WRX Premium Sedan
Work Emotion XD-9 18x8
still on back order and cannot recall exact offset but it's either +35 or +45
stock suspension/not lowered

looking to fill gap a little bit but don't want such a fat looking tire like most truck tires. do not want to lower it right now due to finances. I don't want the rim to stick out from the tire and I don't the tire to bulge over the rim. would 235/40/18 rub or work fine? please help!

thanks!
you couldn't find ONE other person running EITHER an 18x8 +35 or 18x8 +45??

you didn't search. at all.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #2274
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year:04
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wheel model:Varrstoen es111
wheel size/offset:18x9.5 +34
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suspension:BC racing coilovers
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:09 PM   #2275
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year:04
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wheel size/offset:18x9.5 +34
tire brand/model:
tire size:225/40/18
suspension:BC racing coilovers
alignment:
fender mods:roll/pull?
spacers: yes/no? size?
pretty sure those require a 10mm spacer to clear the brembos.

roll and pull.

have fun, or find different wheels.
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