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Old 01-12-2014, 01:40 AM   #851
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Guys, question.

So, you know how our rear wheels are more inwards than the front wheels? Closer inside the car in the rear. Upon doing some quick browsing, it seems as though you can run staggered fitment as long as the rotational size is the same. So either different diameter tires to reach the same rolling mass, or the same size tire with the differentiating factor being running different offsets. I would think this would be better to do than running thin spacers on the rear hubs, no? It seems as if people are doing this successfully and not damaging their AWD system. I would just like to get rid of the reverse rake with the suspension, and eliminate the rear poked in fitment with the wheel sizing. But I'd like to get some thoughts first.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:42 AM   #852
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^ i don't know much about these approaches, but I will comment that I see just a little extra tire mounting with both when it comes time for tire rotations.. Could be worth it tho to solve that gap if its safe for our AWD. I don't have aftermarket wheels yet but that gap is definitely on my mind for when I'm ready!
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:49 PM   #853
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why not just choose 2 different offsets when ordering your wheels? go +38 front and around the low 30+ for the rears.

ive had a few different offsets on mine, fronts have been +38 with rears set at +11 +28 +38 without causing any issues although the tyres have always been the same size.

spacers will not cause any issues im not too sure why people always seem to think this
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:39 PM   #854
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Yeah, essentially that's what I was referring to. Either wider actual wheels out back with different diameter tires, or the same size and tires all around with different offsets.

So, let's say I was shooting for something like 18x8 +45 up front (for sake of argument). What should I go on offset in the rear to make up the gap? Like a 42 or something steeper like a 38?

And I think more of the issue with spacers is safety. By having enough threads on the lugnuts, hence why people who run wide spacers run extended studs..

But thanks for the idea!
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:08 PM   #855
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What do you guys think of a 17x9 +37 with 245/45/17 tires? I'm having a hard time figuring out how the fitment will be. Planning to roll fenders regardless. Should I go with 235/45 tires instead? hmm.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:10 PM   #856
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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S 215/60R16 tires on Sparco Assetto Gara bronze 16x7 48mm offset wheels with Subtle Solutions 1" lift spacers.





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Old 01-17-2014, 11:27 PM   #857
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Looks good. A nice pallet cleanser from the typical hellaflush super-camber nonsense.
Or maybe Im just biased towards bronze…
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:50 PM   #858
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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S 215/60R16 tires on Sparco Assetto Gara bronze 16x7 48mm offset wheels with Subtle Solutions 1" lift spacers.
Nice! Looks like your ready to tackle the trail!!

It also looks like with just the 1"lift you could also run the XV's spec tire.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:28 AM   #859
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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S 215/60R16 tires on Sparco Assetto Gara bronze 16x7 48mm offset wheels with Subtle Solutions 1" lift spacers.
I like it! Do u have any along the body shots so we can see how that offset and tire combo looks from not straight(ish) on?

How was the lift spacer install?
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:40 PM   #860
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Guys, question.

I have the option of getting rid of my FRS wheels for some 11-14 WRX wheels. My question is will the extra width benefit me over the gain in weight? My FRS's weigh around 20 and the WRX's weigh around 22. The FRS's can use 205/50, 215/45 and 225/45. The WRX's are 235/45. The FRS's are 17x7 +48 and the WRX's are 17x8 +53. No matter what, the WRX's will add at least 8 pounds package to package, but have the extra width. Keep FRS's or go WRX's?
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:40 PM   #861
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Check this out guys, really expensive but cool

http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=151210055696
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:43 PM   #862
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Check this out guys, really expensive but cool

http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=151210055696
A little ricey but its interesting. Someone buy it! lol
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:44 PM   #863
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Just realized I put this in the completely wrong thread lol. I'll repost
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:50 AM   #864
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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S 215/60R16 tires on Sparco Assetto Gara bronze 16x7 48mm offset wheels with Subtle Solutions 1" lift spacers.





Did acceleration suffer at all with those wider diameter tires over stock? Looks amazing by the way. Like a crosstrek...only better.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:11 PM   #865
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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S 215/60R16 tires on Sparco Assetto Gara bronze 16x7 48mm offset wheels with Subtle Solutions 1" lift spacers.





looks awesome, hows the handling compared to stock?
i want to do this to the wife's impreza cuz she loves the ride height of my outback.
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:07 AM   #866
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I like it! Do u have any along the body shots so we can see how that offset and tire combo looks from not straight(ish) on?

How was the lift spacer install?
I will try to take some more pictures today and post them up. The offset is the same as stock and the tire width is only 1cm wider and 1in taller.

The install was fairly easy considering I had zero experience doing anything like it. It took me and a friend about 3.5 hours to finish it. I could have got it done a lot faster if I had better tools though. You will definitely need a friends help to get the struts back in.
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:11 AM   #867
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Hey guys, its been a long time since I've been on here. I have upgraded to a wrx and wanted to offer up my impreza stuff on here before posting in the classifieds.

I have a DGM sport mesh grille that I had on my black impreza. Itll look good on almost any color and after having it I would honestly say that it improves the look of the car significantly. The grille was only on the car for about eight months and looks brand new.

For all you guys without roof rails i have the roof rack set that is almost new.

I also have a set of all weather floor mats. Great shape. About six months old.

Pics available. Just pm me and we can work everything out. Good luck to you all with your builds.
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:19 AM   #868
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Did acceleration suffer at all with those wider diameter tires over stock? Looks amazing by the way. Like a crosstrek...only better.
I feel like my cars acceleration is closer to what it was with stock set up now with the smaller wheels and larger tires. When I had the 18x8 wheels and 235/45R18 tires I could tell it was a lot slower off the start. My current set up is around 41 pounds each like 6 pounds lighter per wheel / tire then the 18's.
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looks awesome, hows the handling compared to stock?
i want to do this to the wife's impreza cuz she loves the ride height of my outback.
I really like it the bumps are way softer and I like not worrying if I hit a pot hole. It corners nice not as good as stock because I'm sitting higher up but still really good. I think the advantage of more ground clearance far out weights the small decrease in cornering at high speeds. I spend a lot of time driving up to go skiing in the winter and on logging roads to hike and camp in the summer. So its a lot better for my kind of driving. I am 6 feet tall so getting in and out of the car is a lot easier now as well. I don't feel like I struggle to get down way low getting in or out like I did at stock height.
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I like it! Do u have any along the body shots so we can see how that offset and tire combo looks from not straight(ish) on?






Sorry about the quality of pics only have my phone to take a few quick pics in my drive way.
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I feel like my cars acceleration is closer to what it was with stock set up now with the smaller wheels and larger tires. When I had the 18x8 wheels and 235/45R18 tires I could tell it was a lot slower off the start. My current set up is around 41 pounds each like 6 pounds lighter per wheel / tire then the 18's.
Is the diameter of the tire/wheel combination the same as what it was as stock now or does it fall on the wider side of that? Also, how difficult was it to access the struts and remove them at the back of the car?

I'm really not sure how you would go about doing that and I'd really like to later this year. If you would be willing to write a short guide/tutorial I'm sure plenty of us would be very appreciative.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:11 AM   #872
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There is already a guide on this site or dirtyimpreza.com I don't have time right now to search for it. You just pull the carpet up that the spear tire is under and pop out the plastic trim on the side to get to the screws for rear struts. I had to drill 2 holes in the plastic trim to get them to fit over the screws on reassembly. It was not hard and the carpet covers the screws and holes up.

Edit- Link to tire calculator with stock and my current tires. http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp?...&text1=&text2=

Edit- Link to lift spacer install walk threw. http://www.dirtyimpreza.com/forums/s...t=lift+spacers

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Old 01-21-2014, 03:14 PM   #873
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I'm revisiting my idea of running the 17x6.5 steelies year-round on my Sport. Lowered, should look neat. I ran that on my Si with some good UHP all-seasons for awhile and loved it. But the Si was on 16's.

http://instagram.com/p/OXpYpbwPkB/
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:11 PM   #874
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Guys who know spacers, question.

I was wondering what size spacers I would need to run in the rears to get my tread pattern even with the fronts. Since these cars all have the rear wheels slightly poked inwards compared to the fronts.. Was just wondering due to overall aesthetics. Like a 15mm? No idea. I don't know much about spacers. It doesn't seem like it would need a big one, and thus you should still be able to run them on stock stids, with no need for extended studs. This being for the stock 17x7 +48 size. And with these spacers, would any rear fender rolling be needed at stock height?

Was thinking about just lowering the car a bit and sticking with the 17's for now. But I'd prefer it if the wheels had the same track all around, and the car being lowered evenly. The different tracks and reverse rake is stupid looking.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:36 AM   #875
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The rear track is actually .2" wider. The negative camber is what tucks the rear wheels further under the fenders.

Someone said a while ago that you can get rear camber adjusters.
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