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Old 04-01-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default WHEEL FITMENT HELP-- 17x9 +42 on stock 07 Wrx sedan

Hey, looking at rota grids that are 17x9, +42 offset
I have a 2007 Wrx SEDAN.
stock rotors, stock calipers..
Suspension IS LOWERED 1.5-2" all around with tien springs

A. Will my tires that are on my 17x7 wheels now fit on 17x9 wheels safely stretched?

B. will I have to roll my fenders, add spacers, modify my current suspension, wheel well or modify fenders at all?

C. Will they stick out of the wheel well when mounted with tires?

If anyone has PICTURES of a 17x9, ~+42 offset wheel on a Wrx sedan would be awesome!

Let me know
Again- rota grids 17x9 +42 on a 2007 Wrx sedan lowered 1.5-2" all around

Let me know pleaasseeee
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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first. we have threads regarding this.

second, there is absolutely no need to stretch tires on that wheel. it will look stupid.

third, we cant even tell you if or how they'd fit because you didnt tell us what size the tires you currently have are.

fourth. no. they wont stick out of the wheel well. you'll have plenty of room. thats why you dont need to stretch tires. look into at least a 235/40 or 245/40.

lastly, google.

http://bit.ly/Z3ZMnG images. there are a bunch of them.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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I checked threads and didn't find anything useful...my tires currently are 225/45/17. They will fit fine on 17x9 wheels then? And those rims 17x9 +42 will fit fine in wheel well with the lowering springs correct?
Thanks- that's why I ask in newbie section, I'm not a wheel fitment person so took what I knew and asked the question thanks
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:45 PM   #4
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and sounds like ya got them garbage slammer tein springs.....that wont do ya any good either

and ya want a 235/40 tire
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #5
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So no go on the rotas unless I get new tires?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:56 PM   #6
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So no go on the rotas unless I get new tires?
well....you can put a 225/45 on a 17x9 but it just aint right.....not at all

some of the kiddie boiz who gotsta be all k00 an **** think its the bestest there ever was...but it isnt

try it and tell us
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:03 PM   #7
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Thank you for the input
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:56 AM   #8
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You will definitely rub because of the springs and offset. Not only would you need to roll and pull the fenders (rears for sure, fronts maybe) you will have to play with the camber in the rear; the fronts you don't have to worry because of the flares. I am on swift springs which are lowered f: 1" and r .8":, 17x8.5 +48, and 245/40. My camber up front is -2 and rear is -1. I only rub in the rear when I hit bumps with 2 or 3 fat chicks seating in the back and when I am by myself none. You will probably need to add more neg camber than me in the rear.

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Old 04-02-2013, 02:41 AM   #9
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You will definitely rub because of the springs and offset. Not only would you need to roll and pull the fenders (rears for sure, fronts maybe) you will have to play with the camber in the rear; the fronts you don't have to worry because of the flares. I am on swift springs which are lowered f: 1" and r .8":, 17x8.5 +48, and 245/40. My camber up front is -2 and rear is -1. I only rub in the rear when I hit bumps with 2 or 3 fat chicks seating in the back and when I am by myself none. You will probably need to add more neg camber than me in the rear.
please don't give advice.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:05 AM   #10
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Just giving the man an idea no need to instigate. Nonetheless, hard to give advice over the internet anyways.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:37 AM   #11
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Just giving the man an idea no need to instigate. Nonetheless, hard to give advice over the internet anyways.
Your post is nowhere near accurate.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:43 AM   #12
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I literally can never make a post without cussing, trolling or bad mouthing.
And then I still never get a straight answer because one guy says yes one says no one says F you another this
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #13
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and sounds like ya got them garbage slammer tein springs.....that wont do ya any good either

and ya want a 235/40 tire
Ya might want to lern two spreak engrish, ya just might want too..
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:13 PM   #14
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I literally can never make a post without cussing, trolling or bad mouthing.
And then I still never get a straight answer because one guy says yes one says no one says F you another this
the problem is people thinking they know, when they really don't.

there are a LOT of those guys that wander through the technical forums.

also - HIS rubbing issue is 100% different than the rubbing you are asking about.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #15
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Haha I know but I'm just gonna pass on those grids. My tires are brand new and cost $600 for all 4 not going to trash em just for new wheels. I wish they made rota grids that wouldn't have such a wide set on them
I guess that have to because the way the spokes are on them
Oh well
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:21 AM   #16
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I literally can never make a post without cussing, trolling or bad mouthing.
And then I still never get a straight answer because one guy says yes one says no one says F you another this
This is a public forum. Everyone has an opinion, and this is a place designed for people to share them. If you want everyone to agree every time and be nice and lovey to each other, you're in the wrong place. The yes's and no's are important, because differing opinions are what you're going to get on a forum.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:31 PM   #17
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Yes and no's are important but trolling and bashing other people is a joke when you'd still wave at them if you passed them and not even know your virtual enemies on a website....I just laugh at what people fight about
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #18
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I would say 245 minimum. I have those rims and a 245 is a little stretched. I don't even want to know what a 225 would look like. There is plenty of suspension space, but the rears will rub on the fenders.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:10 AM   #19
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1: put some decent springs on your car, and get it back up to 1 inch'ish drop

2: roll your fenders

3: Ignore anyone that suggests anything smaller than a 245x40, unless you only care about being slammed and looking cool.

In that case do WTF you want
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:32 PM   #20
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on my 02 rex i have the 17x9 grids +42 with 245/40/17 bf goodrich g force kdw's on tein h-techs and tokico dspecs plenty of room up front and just clears in the rear. never rubs
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #21
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on my 02 rex i have the 17x9 grids +42 with 245/40/17 bf goodrich g force kdw's on tein h-techs and tokico dspecs plenty of room up front and just clears in the rear. never rubs
You have sedan so the fitment is very different.

17x9 + 42 on a wagon requires fender rolling + pull if you don't want to run stretched tires.

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:30 AM   #22
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yeah i know but the op has a sedan
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:52 AM   #23
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i have the sedan with rota 17x8 with 48 offset and with tien H-techs and i currently run 235/40/17. I don't have any issues. my next set of tires i am going to get 245/35 or 40 depending on price and what people think i can fit.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #24
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I do have a sedan yes
And I didn't end up getting the wheels I want rota grids so bad but my next question would be-
Do they even make rota grids to fit my tire size?!
225/45/17?
Thanks
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