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Old 09-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #2926
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:59 AM   #2927
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year: 05
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wheel size/offset: 18 x 9.5 +20???
tire brand/model: ???
tire size: 235/40/18 or 225/40/18
suspension: apexi s1
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spacers: do not want to run

Any suggestions? I know I wanted to run 18 x 9.5 +30 w/ 235/40/18s but would it make that much of a difference with +20 offset? Any thoughts will help a ton! Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:19 AM   #2928
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year: 05
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tire size: 235/40/18 or 225/40/18
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fender mods: I have them rolled all around with a slight pull in the rear.
spacers: do not want to run

Any suggestions? I know I wanted to run 18 x 9.5 +30 w/ 235/40/18s but would it make that much of a difference with +20 offset? Any thoughts will help a ton! Thanks.
I guess at this point, no offset really matters because your going to stretch your tires. You can make what you are looking at fit no problems, and it likely will not rub.

Or you could run a 18x9.5 et35-40 with a 265/35 and still have a performance car. Just my .02
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #2929
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I guess at this point, no offset really matters because your going to stretch your tires. You can make what you are looking at fit no problems, and it likely will not rub.

Or you could run a 18x9.5 et35-40 with a 265/35 and still have a performance car. Just my .02
thanks for your opinion! I was looking into rims that were 18 x 9.5 +38 but someone had told me i'd need to run a 3mm spacer in the front to clear the brembos. not sure how true that was though.

i'm pretty sure if i were to go 18 x 9.5 +20, i'd need more negative camber in the rear than the 18 x 9.5 +30 set up. I was thinking the linea corse's but having wheel dude be the only place selling them, it's a bit steep for rep wheels imo.

I will definitely look into the 18 x 9.5 +35 through +40 and see if i dig that look! Any other options?
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:23 PM   #2930
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thanks for your opinion! I was looking into rims that were 18 x 9.5 +38 but someone had told me i'd need to run a 3mm spacer in the front to clear the brembos. not sure how true that was though.

i'm pretty sure if i were to go 18 x 9.5 +20, i'd need more negative camber in the rear than the 18 x 9.5 +30 set up. I was thinking the linea corse's but having wheel dude be the only place selling them, it's a bit steep for rep wheels imo.

I will definitely look into the 18 x 9.5 +35 through +40 and see if i dig that look! Any other options?
The +38 all depends on wheel. With say rpf1 you will need spacer. Yes with a +20 you will need more negative camber. Wheel dude is kind of steep but he is the only option.

If you like the look of linea corsa, look into some Klutch sl14, or Rota MXR. These are the style I am getting for my car.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:36 PM   #2931
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I would do a 245/40 if I where you, but it will require a decent roll
That will mess with my acceleration and speedo if I go with that size from what I have read?

From what Ive researched on here if I go with a 255/35/18 then I will be close to factory specs in regard to 18 vs 17 and wont lose any performance.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:48 PM   #2932
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That will mess with my acceleration and speedo if I go with that size from what I have read?

From what Ive researched on here if I go with a 255/35/18 then I will be close to factory specs in regard to 18 vs 17 and wont lose any performance.
What suspension mods and engine mods? I felt my car handled better on 245/40 then the 255/35 when I had them. But yes the 35 series will be closer to factory rolling diameter then a 40 on an 18 but as far as performance loss I don't think there will be any.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:10 PM   #2933
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The +38 all depends on wheel. With say rpf1 you will need spacer. Yes with a +20 you will need more negative camber. Wheel dude is kind of steep but he is the only option.

If you like the look of linea corsa, look into some Klutch sl14, or Rota MXR. These are the style I am getting for my car.
yeah, i was looking into more a mesh type wheel. there are a ton of reps but they don't make them in the 18 x 9.5. they make only 18 x 9.

I was sad when they only put the black linea corse's on sale for labor day in the black, but unfortunately it wasn't my bolt pattern.

I'll definitely take a look at those wheels you mentioned. Good looking out!
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:33 PM   #2934
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What suspension mods and engine mods? I felt my car handled better on 245/40 then the 255/35 when I had them. But yes the 35 series will be closer to factory rolling diameter then a 40 on an 18 but as far as performance loss I don't think there will be any.
Stage 2 and Tein H Techs. But I plan on adding power soon. Im mainly trying to get a wide look and fill the gap up.

I just tried to test fit the Mesiters and they arent clearing my brakes

What spacers are you guys running? All I need is something small like a 5mm
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:55 PM   #2935
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wheel size/offset: 18 x 9.5 +34
tire size: 255/35/18 or 265/35/18??
suspension: dropped 1 in on BC coils
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fender mods: rolled rears

I need help/suggestions regarding the tire size im gonna throw on them. I really wanna fill the gap but I don't want to rub, suggestions?
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:54 PM   #2936
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I did a search, but couldn't find anything definitive. It seems most people with the offset I'm looking at go with a much wider wheel. I don't particularly want to do this, but it'll save me a lot of cash and trouble if it'll fit (as I already have the wheels sitting in storage w/tires):

year: 2002
model: WRX
wheel model: Enkei Zoku
wheel size/offset: 16x7 et38
tire brand/model: Blizzak WS-70
tire size: 215/55r16
suspension: Stock (well, they're GR2 w/factory springs)
alignment: sure (likely needs to be done anyways)
fender mods: no
spacers: no

I know that it's not the ideal fitment/look/size but I need tires like yesterday. If this setup will work, I just need to buy two tires instead of a new set of wheels and 2 tires, or 4 new tires for the 17's that I have on the car now.

Thanks in advance everyone.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:01 PM   #2937
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^^ should work. Stock tire size is a 205/55-16. If you have the wheels/tires sitting there, just do a quick test fit.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #2938
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^^ should work. Stock tire size is a 205/55-16. If you have the wheels/tires sitting there, just do a quick test fit.
I did this a little earlier, and just sitting on the lifted hub, it seems to clear everything okay.

Issue is that I don't have the thin lugs that fit in the wheel, so I couldn't tighten it down, and test for rubbing, etc.

Also, I'm mostly concerned with the wheel size/offset, rather than the tire fitment. The whole package is about the size of the wheel/tire I have on the car now.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:27 PM   #2939
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I did this a little earlier, and just sitting on the lifted hub, it seems to clear everything okay.

Issue is that I don't have the thin lugs that fit in the wheel, so I couldn't tighten it down, and test for rubbing, etc.

Also, I'm mostly concerned with the wheel size/offset, rather than the tire fitment. The whole package is about the size of the wheel/tire I have on the car now.
I can't imagine any problems at stock height. Just don't go short track off road racing until you know for sure the offset will stick the wheel out of little more then stock but if I remember correctly the stock tires/wheels had plenty of clearance.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:43 AM   #2940
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I can't imagine any problems at stock height. Just don't go short track off road racing until you know for sure the offset will stick the wheel out of little more then stock but if I remember correctly the stock tires/wheels had plenty of clearance.
Ha, word. I'll give it a try then. I'm much happier only buying two tires, rather than a full set.

Thanks for the input!
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:27 AM   #2941
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year: 2002
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wheel size/offset:18x9.5 et34
tire brand/model: Nitto 555 Extreme
tire size: 225/40/18
suspension: ISC N1 w/ Front camber Plates (rears on order) and 8k springs F&R
alignment: ??
fender mods: currently rears rolled flat w/ slight pull
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Just wondering how much rear camber is needed? Trying to keep them as close to factory specs as possible.

I dont DD this car. Usually just a weekend warrior or short trips locally.
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you wont be able to get anywhere near factory camber specs without flares.

I did this exact same setup on a buddies car (which I've posted several times). rolled/slight pull in front, and you'll need to pull the rears, trim the rear bumper bracket and bumper. You'll still need to be in the -2.5-3*+ range. As I recall, 555's are a pretty big tire. You might need more work, or go down to a 215/40.

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ISC Suspension N1 Coilovers (8k springs front and rear)

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Nitto Extreme 555
225/40/18

There isn't a lot of clearance between the wheel and the rear coilover collar but enough. If I had gotten a higher offset it prob would have touched the coilover.

Sedan front end and rolled flat/light pull in the rear. I have camber plates on all 4 corners but they are all in the middle still. Only rub very slightly on the passenger rear (on hard bumps only) because it is slightly lower than the drivers side. I still need to adjust the ride height (lower the front and drivers rear a bit) and get an actual alignment. But for now the car sits on a factory alignment (the fronts actually have a slight positive camber from me centering the camber plates). I literally did nothing new besides put the wheels on and put the car on the ground.

They actually rub far less than when I had the 17x7.5 et38 BBS VZ w/ Nexen 3000 225/45/17...
















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Old 09-09-2013, 04:33 PM   #2942
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Year: 2005
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Wheel model: XXR 527, 18x9.75 +20
Tire brand/model: Falken Azenis RT615
Tire Size: 255/40/18
Suspension: Tein Coilovers Basis
Alingment:???

So I am having troubles fitting this wheels. I was thinking aggressive roll and pull job but I dont know if its going to be enough. I would like to hear a recommendation from you guys. What can I do to fit those wheels and if is not possible, what should I do? Thanks!
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That suby looks great!
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:10 AM   #2945
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2006 wrx wagon
V7 sti drive train swap with brembos
BC BR coilovers with swift springs 8k/7k
ALK, RCA, sways and endlinks
Front and rear camber plates.
Rears rolled flat no pull yet
Front sedan conversion with sti control arms

18x9.5 +44 rota dpt

What to see what the biggest tire I can fit and have it be completely functional. I don't want to be slammed. But I also don't want to be a 4x4. Willing to pull as much as possible.

Thinking of;
255/35/18's

245/35/18 bfg gforces

Or a 245/40/18

Any input would be amazing.

If it can't work and not rub I will just get a track set.

Also will be citing out the rear bumper tab and bolting the bumper on.
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2006 wrx wagon
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ALK, RCA, sways and endlinks
Front and rear camber plates.
Rears rolled flat no pull yet
Front sedan conversion with sti control arms

18x9.5 +44 rota dpt

What to see what the biggest tire I can fit and have it be completely functional. I don't want to be slammed. But I also don't want to be a 4x4. Willing to pull as much as possible.

Thinking of;
255/35/18's

245/35/18 bfg gforces

Or a 245/40/18

Any input would be amazing.

If it can't work and not rub I will just get a track set.

Also will be citing out the rear bumper tab and bolting the bumper on.
My concern for you is the clearance between the inside of the rim and the coilover body. I have MAYBE .25" clearance and mine are +34. With a +44 your wheel will be 10mm closer to the coilover which is .39". IIRC BC and ISC have similar exterior design. You may want to take some measurements first.
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^ camber plates will solve that issue. Set the camber plates to full negative and adjust your camber to your specific settings with the bolts
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^ camber plates will solve that issue. Set the camber plates to full negative and adjust your camber to your specific settings with the bolts
Yea that's what I have been doing with 225/40 tires.

Right now 1.4 up front and 1 in back.

The max I can go with 225 tires is 2.5F and 1.5R
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That's without aligning the car. The back had zero camber.

With camber ands just a roll. It looks like I can fit a whole lot of more tire. I just don't wanna rub on hard cornering and defeat the whole purpose of getting 255/35's.

As a last resort. I will keep these as like a all season/winter set and get a track set I can run during summer and at the track. Thinking 17x8 or 17x9 with a 245/40. Something that looks good and can clear brembos. Wish Enkie cleared brembos.
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