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Old 07-11-2013, 01:08 PM   #451
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I'm rocking 245/40/17 17x8 +45 no rubbing but I wanted it lower so I rolled. At stock height no rub. At finger gap no rub. I'm on kw coils. I'm looking into getting 17x9 with the same size tire. It should fit without major modifications. Check out 'wagons can be stuffy' thread.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:50 PM   #452
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2002 WRX wagon

1) The lowered suspension set-up you chose (actual drop if available)
RCE Wagon Springs, Koni inserts.

2) The wheels you chose (size & offset).
17x7.5 ET48

3) Your Tire brand and model (confirm that they are 225/45-17).
Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 XL load range

4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing?
Rear fenders rolled years ago as preventative measure

5) Are you rubbing??? (yes or no)
No
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:36 PM   #453
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Do you have pictures? Think of running a similar set up, just swift wagon springs though.
Go for it, they'll clear on stock fenders. I'll post pictures if I get a chance but all I have is my iPhone camera, picture quality is mediocre at best. I really like the 235/45 profile, fills the wheelwell much better, having a bit more tire side wall protects the rim better and the tire rides better. The gearing will get a little higher, rpm's will drop by a few hundred at 70 mph and get a bit better fuel economy, all positive from my perspective. If you like really short side walls it won't be your cup of tea. You could go to 235/40 without rubbing issues also but your gearing will be higher than stock, higher rpm's at 70 mph, less rim protection on potholes, rougher ride, more fuel consumption.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:54 PM   #454
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Go for it, they'll clear on stock fenders. I'll post pictures if I get a chance but all I have is my iPhone camera, picture quality is mediocre at best. I really like the 235/45 profile, fills the wheelwell much better, having a bit more tire side wall protects the rim better and the tire rides better. The gearing will get a little higher, rpm's will drop by a few hundred at 70 mph and get a bit better fuel economy, all positive from my perspective. If you like really short side walls it won't be your cup of tea. You could go to 235/40 without rubbing issues also but your gearing will be higher than stock, higher rpm's at 70 mph, less rim protection on potholes, rougher ride, more fuel consumption.
I am for sure going with 45 series. I was going to just get 17x7.5 +45. Your post was just what I was looking for because I would prefer the wheel not to be sucked in the sidewall as much. I don't want to go with a crazy low offset either. 17x8 +45 should be perfect!
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #455
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I am for sure going with 45 series. I was going to just get 17x7.5 +45. Your post was just what I was looking for because I would prefer the wheel not to be sucked in the sidewall as much. I don't want to go with a crazy low offset either. 17x8 +45 should be perfect!
Yeh that'll work perfectly, glad to help, do it.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:14 PM   #456
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Looking for some advice please. I don't want coil overs, and I'm looking for maybe 10mm drop a little more or a little less Im not to concerned just getting some opinions.

Current setup.
2005 WRX Wagon
Stock Struts and Springs
Enkei Evo 5 18x7.5 +44
Federal SS 595 235/40ZR18 91W
Have yet to try anything to fix rub issue. (new setup)
I get rub when I corner hard on both front along the outside edge of the tires. It also rubs sometimes on sharp bumps in the rear along outside edge as well.

Side Pic: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ps45d596c0.jpg

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:26 AM   #457
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235/45zr17 Hankook Evo 12's on Forester STi 17x7 (5x100) wheels, mounted on my 2005 Saab 92x. Lowered on Mach V. Springs with 1/4" saggy butt spacers:



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Old 06-15-2015, 07:20 PM   #458
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:16 PM   #459
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2005 WRX Sportwagon
Billstein PSS-9 Coilovers and 20 mm GD STi rear sway bar
Enkei RPF-1 17x8 +45
Bridgestone Potenza RE-070 225/45/17
With rear coilovers at maximum height and firmest damping, left rear rubbed until I rolled rear fenders.


On stock struts and springs with 20 mm GD STi rear sway bar, no rubbing with any of the wheel/tire combos below:

Rota SDR 17x7.5 +48
Bridgestone Potenza RE-070 225/45/17

Enkei RPF-1 17x8 +45
Bridgestone Potenza RE-070 225/45/17

(Setup below already had fenders rolled before returning to stock suspension, but I assume it wouldn't rub since the RE-11 shoulder doesn't look as square and wide as the RE-070.)
Enkei RPF-1 17x8 +45
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 225/45/17
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Old 06-29-2015, 03:02 AM   #460
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04 WRX wagon
Eibach springs
Axis Halo 18x8.5 et 35
BF Goodrich g-sport comp2 235/40zr18
Rear fenders rolled, front sedan fenders
Rear tires rub on dips on the freeway and when cornering quickly...It really bothers me, but I love the way it looks. :/

So I'm looking for wheels that won't rub. I've had 2 other wagons and never had this problem, of course the wheels weren't so aggressive. One had Enkei RPF-1, the other had STI BBS wheels. The search continues...
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:08 PM   #461
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Default Confirmed 225/45-17" tires that fit lowered WRX Wagon

2003 wrx wagon
Stock 2003 wagon suspension
2011-14 stock WRX rims
17x8 +53 offset
225/45/17 Sumitomo HTR Z III
No spacers used

Tires do not have any lip protecting bead. The lip protecting beads may cause the tires to rub the struts as did the stock 235/45/17 dunlops. With the 225 and no lip bead there are no current rubbing issues.


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Old 07-05-2015, 04:43 AM   #462
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Never had any issues with either of my setups:

2006 WRX wagon
RCE wagon springs
Tokico Dpecs
Gr N tophats front.
17x7 +52mm Prodrive P7
225 45 17 Bridgestone S04

Previous:
16x8 +48 Rota Slipstream
225 50 16 Bridgestone RE01R

No fender roll
Stock alignment specs
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