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Old 07-17-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default Who is running 9"+ wheels on a wrx wagon? Post YOUR setup!

Ok I have browsed through the wheel fitment thread and the wagon thread and I am not really finding many pictures of what I am looking for. Mostly people speculating.

So if YOU actually have either 17s or 18s with a 9"+ wide wheel please post YOUR setup. Wheel/Tire specs, Suspension setups AND PICTURES.

I am not interested in your 8" +48 wheels thanks

Please keep it WAGON ONLY!

Also, if you don't have FIRST HAND experience with this setup please keep your comments to yourself..

THANKS!!
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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Though, not an ideal wheel setup for our narrow fenders, it is doable.

In THIS LINK, there are a couple wagons, mine and a customer's, with 17X9" wheels. Our customer's car, the red blobeye, is daily driven on these wheels, whereas mine (CGM hawkeye) was simply to show what they look like on a wagon.

You would need the right offset, more than ideal camber for the street, and fender rolling/possible pulling to run them.


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Old 07-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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Ok I have browsed through the wheel fitment thread and the wagon thread and I am not really finding many pictures of what I am looking for. Mostly people speculating.

So if YOU actually have either 17s or 18s with a 9"+ wide wheel please post YOUR setup. Wheel/Tire specs, Suspension setups AND PICTURES.

I am not interested in your 8" +48 wheels thanks

Please keep it WAGON ONLY!

Also, if you don't have FIRST HAND experience with this setup please keep your comments to yourself..

THANKS!!
there is no speculation. we already know what fits and what doesn't fit.

there are several stance threads in the members car gallery with pictures.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:49 AM   #4
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Though, not an ideal wheel setup for our narrow fenders, it is doable.

In THIS LINK, there are a couple wagons, mine and a customer's, with 17X9" wheels. Our customer's car, the red blobeye, is daily driven on these wheels, whereas mine (CGM hawkeye) was simply to show what they look like on a wagon.

You would need the right offset, more than ideal camber for the street, and fender rolling/possible pulling to run them.


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there is no speculation. we already know what fits and what doesn't fit.

there are several stance threads in the members car gallery with pictures.
I understand there are other threads out there. Ive looked through a lot of them. There is never posted information about the whole setup in the members gallery, just pictures. In most of the fitment threads there seems to be a lot of questions with no answers or people saying "no" without any proof as to why or how they know or the "well you need to roll your fenders". I take rolling fenders as a given with any wheel. I want a place specific to 9" wide wheels. With proven results.

I am by no means afraid of fender modification, running camber or a stretch tire. I just want to find the ideal setup.

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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find a picture of what you want your car to look like then PM that member and find out what his specs are. I find the more helpful threads (for what you want) are the old "church" or "sooper aggressive sooby" threads - in the early days of the stance threads there was a little more documentation on what wheel specs were - then you can deduce by pictures what modification is needed to make it fit.

fitment varies GREATLY, especially on a wagon. It is definitely possible, especially if you aren't opposed to fender modification. Find what YOU want to do, then do the necessary modification to make it fit.

every car and setup is different. its hard to give you the exact answer that you seem to want - when we don't have an exact spec of what you want.

heres a picture of my buddies car that I helped setup for him (18x9.5 +34):


and his current setup (18x9.5 +17):
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:34 PM   #6
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I am leaning more towards the first picture.

I've been contemplating the following

18x9.5 +30
18x9.5 +38
18x9 +35
17x9 +35 (I could keep my current tires (225/45/17))

Ideally I would like to get a 235 tire on there. Doubt a 245 would fit unless I raise the car up.

I have an 02 wrx with an 06 sedan front end. I already have ISC coilovers with front camber plates but I can get the rears no problem. Currently running 8k springs front and rear as well. Also have whiteline sways, endlinks front and rear and both strut tower braces.

I never really drive the car much. maybe once/twice a week. Its kind of a driveway ornament haha. The Forester is my DD/Commuter/Beater

Here is what it is now.


Wheels are BBS VZ 17x7.5 +38 but I want something wider that will give it more of a stance.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #8
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Leaning toward Klutch Republik SL14 in 18x9.5 et42 with 235/40/18 tire.


Anyone have a setup similar to this on a wagon??
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:28 AM   #9
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find a picture of what you want your car to look like then PM that member and find out what his specs are. I find the more helpful threads (for what you want) are the old "church" or "sooper aggressive sooby" threads - in the early days of the stance threads there was a little more documentation on what wheel specs were - then you can deduce by pictures what modification is needed to make it fit.

fitment varies GREATLY, especially on a wagon. It is definitely possible, especially if you aren't opposed to fender modification. Find what YOU want to do, then do the necessary modification to make it fit.

every car and setup is different. its hard to give you the exact answer that you seem to want - when we don't have an exact spec of what you want.

heres a picture of my buddies car that I helped setup for him (18x9.5 +34):


and his current setup (18x9.5 +17):
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Leaning toward Klutch Republik SL14 in 18x9.5 et42 with 235/40/18 tire.


Anyone have a setup similar to this on a wagon??

this is the TECHNICAL forum...not the 'hey, i wanna do something really stupid to my car' forum
that is the members car gallery forum



you wont get any better answers here, than you have already got

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:41 AM   #10
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****'its install super singles from a semi, that give you a nice wide stance.
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