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Old 01-02-2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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Default Help: 18x9.0, +35 offset in 07 STI?



Does anyone know what size and offset these wheels are in the picture? I'm looking to purchase a new set of wheels soon and want to go for this look for my next setup.

I'm thinking of getting 18x9 in +35 offset.. Would I run into any problems? Fender rolling? Rubbing issues?

I'll be on Tein Flex coilovers, and these wheels would be on 255's on a 2007 STI.
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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Offset is too low, even for 9" whide wheel. You will definitely, positively, have rubbing in the rear with that wheel and a 255 tire. I think even with the right offset wheel (~45mm), you'd still have rubbing with a 255 width tire.
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
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What would happen if my wheel's offset is too low? Would I need to add spacers to adjust the offset accordingly or is there no way of fixing the problem? Thanks.


I had 17x8.5 +44offset on 255's with no fender rolling, no rubbing issues on my 04' WRX..




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Adding spacers will lower the offset, making the problem worse.
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Old 01-02-2007, 02:17 PM   #5
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They will poke for sure with that offset. You'll need sufficient spring rate and/or ride hide to keep from rubbing because the tires will be outside of your fenders.

These are 17x9 +38.

pic stolen from gotwrx03
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i really like how the wheels cave in like the ones in picture below.. I find that most of the time, these wheels have low offset. this person's car has 17x10's et35.. What would I need to do in order to achieve the same look for 18x8.5 or 18x9.0? Is it all in the offset? thanks..

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Basically yes, it's the offset. You could fit them with the proper combination of ride height, spring rate, and fender mods.
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it's the width to. depends on the rim as well for the concave look. at the very lest you'd have to get your fenders rolled,and gettin them pulled wouldn't hurt. the car in the pick has chargespeed fenders and the rear is rolled and pulled
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so with stock STi suspension, you can fit a 18x9 rim with 255 tire without problems with a good offset? (whats a good offset??) I am too considering this, but I like 17x9 better. But I am kinda new when it comes to rims/tires. thanx
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read this it has some good info.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=861404

i was thinking about going the same route on my 06 but went with some work wheels.
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