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Old 01-29-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Clearance issue for 245/40/18 on 05' STi????

Hi All,

What you all think if I need to roll my fender on new wheels/tires I'd ordered for my 05' STi with Eibach (1.5" front, 1" rear) lowering springs?
They are 18x8 with +48 offset on 245/40/18. Will I need to roll my rear fender to make it cleared the wheels?

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I have 245/40/18's that are 18x8.5 on cobb springs (now i have BC racing BR coilovers) which were about the same, and had no issues what so ever. And my offset was +48 also...
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I have 245/40/18's that are 18x8.5 on cobb springs (now i have BC racing BR coilovers) which were about the same, and had no issues what so ever. And my offset was +48 also...
Good deal that's what I want to hear.
I when to have a look at my rear fender and there aren't much material there to rolled.

BTW, how difference going from lower springs to coilovers? Is it worth the extra $ for someone like myself that doesn't plan on doing any off roading?
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not sure yet,i only installed the fronts and i have to still do the rears plus do an alignment. But from what i hear its a hell of alot better. I dont do much track, but i just didnt like the stock coilover setup w/ cobb springs. Plus that little flare on the 05's help out....
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Good deal that's what I want to hear.
I when to have a look at my rear fender and there aren't much material there to rolled.

BTW, how difference going from lower springs to coilovers? Is it worth the extra $ for someone like myself that doesn't plan on doing any off roading?
Handling will be better with coilovers. Most people that get them on STis is for better tarmac handling, not off-road. If you just want a little bit of drop and better handling, get either Prodrive or STi Pink springs. Both lower the car about an inch and definitely improve handling dynamics.
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Handling will be better with coilovers. Most people that get them on STis is for better tarmac handling, not off-road. If you just want a little bit of drop and better handling, get either Prodrive or STi Pink springs. Both lower the car about an inch and definitely improve handling dynamics.

Yes that's what I meant off-road is referring to auto cross/track and not rally.
I have the Eibach on the car for the past 2k miles and it's great imo. This combo is comparable to coilovers on my other car but of course without the adjustability. Plus I have the Whiteline sway bars/endlinks with the diff. bushings and f/r strut bars. This car can do circles around my previous coilovers SRT-4.
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not sure yet,i only installed the fronts and i have to still do the rears plus do an alignment. But from what i hear its a hell of alot better. I dont do much track, but i just didnt like the stock coilover setup w/ cobb springs. Plus that little flare on the 05's help out....
I am a bit relieved what you said about the wheel/tire combo and hopefully it will be ok on my car too. I got a set of rims/tires coming from Suby Dude next week. I still will not be able to test it out on the street until spring but at least I can put it on the car and see what kind of wheel clearance I have.
Please do let me know how you like your coilovers after a few more miles.
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