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Old 06-17-2008, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default Help using 18x8.5 on a 2003 wrx

Hey guys, I'm looking for some help on using 18x8.5 wheels with 245/40/18 Falken RT-615 Azenis on a 2003 wrx sedan.
This is the setup that my friend is considering trading me but he has rubbing issues with it in the rear on his 2006 Legacy GT.

In particular, I wanted to find out how the fender clearance differs between my car and his and if there is any difference between the 2002-2007 sedan models (wrx and sti) models.

If it matters, I have coilovers, a rear swaybar, and over 1.5 negative rear camber. I'm hoping that will help prevent rubbing.
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:24 AM   #2
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first off you need to know the offset of the wheels, i ran 18x8.5 +48 advans for a while and didn't have any rubbing issues on my 07 wrx. secondly in a 245/40/18 the tire is really tall and is not optimal for your gearing or for the weak bugeye transmissions. You'd be better off with a 235/40/18. Clearance wise, i believe 05+STi has better clearance in the rear fender because of the fender trim/flare they have. otherwise they should be the same. coilovers depending on his stiff they are could prevent you from rubbing. but we need to know the offset first. if they rub you have options such as rolling and pulling your fenders
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:14 AM   #3
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im kinda in the same boat but i have all stock suspension with sti control arms. but im running 18X9 +40. and rear body kit. ill prob go with 245 to be safe. ill be killing my self if i picked up 245 and they didnt fit. good luck w/ fitment.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:50 PM   #4
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suspension mods? and offset?

if you're stock, you can get away with that size.

if you're lowered, you're going to have to roll your rear fenders. i had to roll my fenders slightly to fit 255/35/18s on the same size wheel with +48 offset and rce yellow springs.
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I have megan coilovers at about 13.5in" all around and a perrin sway. Wheel offset is +48. I'm gonna test fit them today so I'll see how it goes. Thanks
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the offset is good. i would roll the rear fenders anyways.

with coilovers, you could get away with the 245/40/18s.
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