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Old 06-03-2013, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default Tires for a 9.5in rim

What size tire is "supposed" to be on a 9.5in wheel?

255 looks like it's a little stretch. Would I be able to fit 275's on a 17x9.5 in wheel with +38 offset? (2002 wagon)
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:50 AM   #2
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Disregard.. Direzza ZII largest width are 255 for 17s
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:12 AM   #3
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Upon further research... I don't think a wagon could even fit a 9.5 wheel with a +38 offset :|
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:48 AM   #4
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Upon further research... I don't think a wagon could even fit a 9.5 wheel with a +38 offset :|
not without cutting the fenders

anything bigger than 17x8 with a 235/40 will be problematic
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:55 AM   #5
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not without cutting the fenders

anything bigger than 17x8 with a 235/40 will be problematic
Yeah, I've spent the past hour looking around.

If I want to run a 17x9, I need to either:
Stretch a bunch (no point in getting a 9in rim)
Run a ton of camber (meh)

So I think I'll try and go with 17x8, I want to get a decent amount of meat on my tires.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:42 AM   #6
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dont try a 235/45...its gonna be too tall
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #7
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yup everyone knows that too tall = a blowed up car right? stop spouting fear mongering, Cupcake

235/45 is stock size on the 2011+ which has the same gearing. it wont hurt anything. if he wants to run that size for his own reasons, there's no reason he CANT. hell i run a 26" tire for my winter setup and its AWESOME.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:01 PM   #8
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18x8.5 or 17x8.5 et48 with 245/40/18(17) works for me. Fenders rolled and pulled, -1.75 front, -1.3 rear camber.

I know you know this Jesse, but figured I put it down for others.

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Old 06-03-2013, 05:41 PM   #9
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17x9 +42 with 255/40R17. Coilovers, camber, and rolled fenders.

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Old 06-03-2013, 06:14 PM   #10
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yup everyone knows that too tall = a blowed up car right? stop spouting fear mongering, Cupcake

235/45 is stock size on the 2011+ which has the same gearing. it wont hurt anything. if he wants to run that size for his own reasons, there's no reason he CANT. hell i run a 26" tire for my winter setup and its AWESOME.

dont think the op d00000d is gonna wanna do all that
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:16 PM   #11
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I saw that when searching.

My question regarding that car is, if it were lowered another inch or two, would the tire still clear the fender or would you then have rubbing issues?
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:16 PM   #12
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and that looks dumb as hell like that

and must be stiff as a stone not to rub badly

no thanks

maybe the OP HAS a brain in his head and it just isnt full of kiddie f00-f00
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Cupcake, the fenders are rolled and camber added to not rub. Plus there's plenty of space for travel before any hypothetical contact. I highly doubt it's "stiff as a stone"

My 450lb springs on my Feal 441 coilovers are actually quite comfortable. And anyone with the setup will agree with that.

Just because its not 225/45/17 RSRs, doesn't make it bad. Nor is everyone driving on the dirt roads that you CLAIM to drive on. Get yer head outta yer bunghole.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:37 PM   #14
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This thread is getting good.

gsrcrxsi, do you have a wagon as well? (Just trying to see more setups)
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:42 PM   #15
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I have a 2010 hatch as per my profile.

You can look up my setup, and it is slightly similar as far as difficulty as fitment but it doesn't exactly translate.
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Cupcake, the fenders are rolled and camber added to not rub. Plus there's plenty of space for travel before any hypothetical contact. I highly doubt it's "stiff as a stone"

My 450lb springs on my Feal 441 coilovers are actually quite comfortable. And anyone with the setup will agree with that.

Just because its not 225/45/17 RSRs, doesn't make it bad. Nor is everyone driving on the dirt roads that you CLAIM to drive on. Get yer head outta yer bunghole.


kiddie boiz like you doin it all wrong are the ones who need to stop doin that thinkin ya all k00 an ****

and my current jobsite is ONLY 2.5 miles off pavement
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:19 PM   #17
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I have a 2010 hatch as per my profile.

You can look up my setup, and it is slightly similar as far as difficulty as fitment but it doesn't exactly translate.
Ah, I was hoping you had a wagon too or something
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here man:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...postcount=1122

lots of useful info for you there it seems
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:35 PM   #19
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its going to be extremely hard to fit that much meat properly on a wagon....

in all reality, that is far too big of a wheel if you want as much rubber as you can functionally get on the road.
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On this same note, I bought Rota Grid 18x9.5 and I wanted to know if they will fit on my 07 STi sedan (no drop) w/ 255-40-18's ... Otherwise, I will get other size tires?

Opinions will be greatly appreciated...
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If you have no drop, I don't think it really matters?
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:04 PM   #22
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On this same note, I bought Rota Grid 18x9.5 and I wanted to know if they will fit on my 07 STi sedan (no drop) w/ 255-40-18's ... Otherwise, I will get other size tires?

Opinions will be greatly appreciated...
Offset would help...

For insight had 18x9's +29 advan 235/40/18 on my previous 07 required a good amount of fender work in the rear.
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On this same note, I bought Rota Grid 18x9.5 and I wanted to know if they will fit on my 07 STi sedan (no drop) w/ 255-40-18's ... Otherwise, I will get other size tires?

Opinions will be greatly appreciated...
No those wont fit. Yes, you'll need smaller tires. Yes, that will look rediculously wierd at stock height.

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If you have no drop, I don't think it really matters?
yep, still matters.
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I put 245-40-18's on 18x9.5 rota grids (w/ 5mm spacers all around). Front seems fine. Rears rub on hard cornering and when car is loaded. I'm have all four fenders roll to avoid issues and to prepare for future coilovers..
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