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Old 05-30-2007, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default 18x8 +45 215 or 225/40/18 on a wrx sedan?

There so much info in the stickies about offsets and tire diameters and every other post contridicts the other and says something different.

I read that if you go too far from the stock offset its hard on the bearings so my question is would 18x8 +45 with a tire size of either 215/40 or 225/40 fit my 02 wrx without rubbing or messing up my geometry/bearings. And if so is a 17x7 +42 going too far from the oem offset? 18x8 +45 and 17x7 +42 are the only 2 sizes the wheel i want is made in.

Im on a stock suspension at the moment but will be moving to prodrive springs or a cusco coilover setup soon.

If someone can clarify this for me id appreciate it.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:34 AM   #2
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get 18x8 +45, 225/40
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:53 AM   #3
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Why so skinny with the tires? 235+ or bust.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:21 PM   #4
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the only 18s you can fit are 225 40s plus you must roll the fenders on the rears else they will rub i had it done to my 06 wrx limited
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:42 PM   #5
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Why so skinny with the tires? 235+ or bust.
Ditto. Go with either 235/40/18 or 245/35/18 and you should be fine.

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Old 05-30-2007, 09:43 PM   #6
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^^^um, I have 235's on a +43 offset wheel and don't have any issues.
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:09 PM   #7
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the only 18s you can fit are 225 40s plus you must roll the fenders on the rears else they will rub i had it done to my 06 wrx limited

Wagon or sedan and what offset?

I'd go with the 18x8 and 225-40-18. You should not have any rubbing issues on a sedan. The 225-40 is the correct size to keep you speedo accurate. I'm currently running 235-40-18 on 18x8.5 + 48 wheel and lowered 3/4" all the way around. I've had no problems with bearings or rubbing.
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:25 AM   #8
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the only 18s you can fit are 225 40s plus you must roll the fenders on the rears else they will rub i had it done to my 06 wrx limited
False!
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