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Old 04-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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Question 2013 WRX 18" Wheel inquiry

Hi All:

I've read Unibomber's Wheel FAQ and would like to request just a little more information on swapping from 17" OEM to 18" aftermarket wheels.

I'm aware that when you start changing suspension and wheel size you may run into an issue where you will need to start rolling the fenders. I would rather stay away from having anything rolled if I can, but if I can't, let me know!

I'd like to move from:
2013 WRX OEM Wheels
Size: 17x8"
Offset: +53
Bolt pattern: 5x100
Tire size: 235/45R17

I'd like to move to:
Size: 18x8"
Offset: +45
Bolt Pattern: 5x100
Tire Size 235/40-18?

A move like this, if I'm still on stock suspension, would I need to be weary of anything?

Thanks for all of your help,
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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A move like this, if I'm still on stock suspension, would I need to be weary of anything?
WEARY = tired. WARY = cautious.



There's a great thread (if I do say so myself -- I made it) about fitment over HERE.

The short answer is that it would fit easily.

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Old 04-29-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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WEARY = tired. WARY = cautious.



There's a great thread (if I do say so myself -- I made it) about fitment over HERE.

The short answer is that it would fit easily.

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Yeah, my grammatical and spelling sense go right out the window after working an IT job for 14 hours a day :'(.

I've read that (sweet jesus I got a response from the thread OP himself) and the manifesto sub-section for wheels a few times, but I just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything I would be missing that a veteran could warn me about. This is my first real car that I've purchased and maintained and have never gone up a wheel size before.

Thank you again
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:22 PM   #4
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dude i have that size on my 08 non widebody. you will be fine.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:57 AM   #5
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dude i have that size on my 08 non widebody. you will be fine.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:21 AM   #6
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I think you can even do 18x8.5 and still be fine. I've been trying to save money for 18x8.5 Rota Grids.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:50 AM   #7
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Stock sti wheel is bigger then that...Dont buy anything less then 9 inches wide. You will regret it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:23 AM   #8
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Stock sti wheel is bigger then that...Dont buy anything less then 9 inches wide. You will regret it.
But some people doesn't want to roll their fenders and mess up their paint.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:49 AM   #9
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Stock sti wheel is bigger then that...Dont buy anything less then 9 inches wide. You will regret it.
How come? It doesn't look right? I mean I don't "mind" the look of my 17x8 stock, but I'd really like these 18x8 Raijin's. Think I should consider wider?
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:15 AM   #10
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Dan's thread is all that's needed here. You're well within the accepted range for a 2013 WRX. No rolling/pulling/excessive camber needed for the setup you want.
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Just saw this thread...so if you move from 17's to 18's how does one rcalibrate the speedo?

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Old 08-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #12
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Just saw this thread...so if you move from 17's to 18's how does one rcalibrate the speedo?

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The idea is to stay with the same circumference as you previously had. So, if you're coming from a 235/45/17 tire, you'd want to go to a 235/40/18 tire. There are tire size calculators you can google to compare sizes.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:42 PM   #13
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Wow thanks that never occurred to me

Thanks much for the quick reply as well

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:33 PM   #14
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Hmm....
There is a thread about this that can help you if you take your time reading. Fyi I have '12 wrx and from my research here at nasioc I found out that 18x9.5 +38 with 255/35/18 would not requite fender rolls but 265/35/18 is better suited tire for those rims and these setup is ideal for our cars. I did not wanted to get fender rolled so I purchased rays gramlights at 18x9.5 +38 255/35/18. Rears rub sometimes when going through huge bumps but rarely even with a passenger next to me. However rears do rub more often when you have people in back seat. I try not go have passengers in back seat but when I do I try to be very careful. I also noticed that right side rubs more than left so if it is just one person that needes to be seated in the back, it is always going to be on the left side. On my next tire purchase I'm gonna get my rears rolled and get 265s.

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:46 PM   #15
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Hmm....
There is a thread about this that can help you if you take your time reading. Fyi I have '12 wrx and from my research here at nasioc I found out that 18x9.5 +38 with 255/35/18 would not requite fender rolls but 265/35/18 is better suited tire for those rims and these setup is ideal for our cars. I did not wanted to get fender rolled so I purchased rays gramlights at 18x9.5 +38 255/35/18. Rears rub sometimes when going through huge bumps but rarely even with a passenger next to me. However rears do rub more often when you have people in back seat. I try not go have passengers in back seat but when I do I try to be very careful. I also noticed that right side rubs more than left so if it is just one person that needes to be seated in the back, it is always going to be on the left side. On my next tire purchase I'm gonna get my rears rolled and get 265s.
You're in So Cal like me. Everyone and their mother rolls fenders. Get it done and save yourself the grief of playing musical passenger seating.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:57 AM   #16
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^^ yeah I would soon have to
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