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Old 06-11-2008, 04:04 AM   #1
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i just bought some wheels 18x9.5 +35 offset with 245/40/18 nitto 555 tires and the rear rubs a little, MAYBE ALOT. i haven't bought any camber kit for it, but wanted to know if anyone is running this setup or something similar. I may need to purchase smaller tires, but want to see if I can make these work. I'm running kyb shocks with eibach springs and rolled fenders. PLEASE HELP!
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:22 AM   #2
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How about instead of smaller tires, why don't you get wheels that actually fit?
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:52 AM   #3
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camber isn't going to help you.

You just bought the wrong rims and tires.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:52 AM   #4
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camber isn't going to help you.

You just bought the wrong rims and tires.
Don't know about "wrong"... more like a very aggressive fitment. I'm sure there are people running this size out there; heck Subydude sell wheels this size for those that want an aggressive fitment.

Where people go wrong is that they don't do enough research when choosing these fitments. Suspension and tire choice is key. You need really stiff suspension (ie coilovers) and a lot of camber (plates & bolts sometimes).
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:55 AM   #5
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^^^I agree somewhat.

While it can be done, it takes a lot of work and modification. Especially on an 04, those sizes are next to impossible to run unless you're in race trim, or running a wide body.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:17 AM   #6
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wrong offset ... considering your screen name of "Bavarian Concepts" put those wheels back on the VW they came off of and get a set of wheels designed to fit a Subi
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:30 PM   #7
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these guys are all running similar sizes, i would talk to them. i think you will need smaller tires too. there are more in the aggressive suby sticky in members gallery.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...1&postcount=16

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Old 06-12-2008, 04:14 AM   #8
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#1 - stiffen suspension

#2 - find out where rubbing occurs (strut, fender, upper fender well etc)

#3 - address problem (adjust camber, roll fender flat/pull, cut parts of your upper fender out).







*all options much easier said than done*
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damn, that's friggin wide.. only thing i can think of is to stretch some smaller tires with a more aggressive alignment
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i love how this new breed of members is using the word

'aggressive' to try to describe 'wrong'
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i love how this new breed of members is using the word

'aggressive' to try to describe 'wrong'
it's the wrong fitment if you don't want to roll your fenders and run lots of negative camber.

if you want the ultra-flush look and are willing to roll fenders, etc., it's the aggressive fitment.
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it's the wrong fitment if you don't want to roll your fenders and run lots of negative camber.

if you want the ultra-flush look and are willing to roll fenders, etc., it's the aggressive fitment.
it's the wrong fitment for his current suspension setup.

the 245/40/18 isn't helping either since it's taller than factory by nearly .7"'s (a little less now that it's stretched on the 9.5" wheel).

with a much stiffer suspension, fender mods, and a good amount of camber all around they would work.

but currently they are not the correct size for your setup.
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