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Old 02-19-2013, 12:26 PM   #2826
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i was looking at the ga3r and you can only get down to a +20 offset. are you going to be running spacers to make up for the extra 12mm? and i know people have molded them on 04-07s but i have never seen someone even put someon an 08+
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:45 PM   #2827
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When its there's too much ice or too much snow. I've always got my Blizzaks

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #2828
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Do you have stock suspension other then the yellows? Any rubbing?? I have an 05 wrx, looking for this size tire, and curious....

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255/40/17 NT05 on STi BBS's
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:33 PM   #2829
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Do you have stock suspension other then the yellows? Any rubbing?? I have an 05 wrx, looking for this size tire, and curious....
On the 05 WRX you'd need to roll the rear fenders to avoid rubbing on the fender.

Being 5x100 you don't have a quick and easy 17x8 +53mm wheel, but a 17x8/8.5/9 +45mm with a 255/40/17 can work on lowering springs when the appropriate fender work is complete.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #2830
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Do you have stock suspension other then the yellows? Any rubbing?? I have an 05 wrx, looking for this size tire, and curious....
just the springs, camber is 1.8 front, 1.5 rear, no rubbing anymore after getting new fender liner
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #2831
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On the 05 WRX you'd need to roll the rear fenders to avoid rubbing on the fender.

Being 5x100 you don't have a quick and easy 17x8 +53mm wheel, but a 17x8/8.5/9 +45mm with a 255/40/17 can work on lowering springs when the appropriate fender work is complete.
I don't have any firsthand experience, but won't you have (or be close to) strut interference issues at 17x9+45 with a 255?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #2832
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When its there's too much ice or too much snow. I've always got my Blizzaks
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:40 PM   #2833
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On the 05 WRX you'd need to roll the rear fenders to avoid rubbing on the fender.

Being 5x100 you don't have a quick and easy 17x8 +53mm wheel, but a 17x8/8.5/9 +45mm with a 255/40/17 can work on lowering springs when the appropriate fender work is complete.
I'm actually looking at the 17x9 Rota Grids with 255/40/17, if that makes any difference. I'm gonna roll the fenders, my main concern is the rubbing and I want to be able to drive the car like it's intended, not cruise slowly for fear of the tires/wheels hitting
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:06 PM   #2834
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I don't have any firsthand experience, but won't you have (or be close to) strut interference issues at 17x9+45 with a 255?
Depends on the suspension, stock struts? No. You can run a 275 V710 at a +48mm offset pinched on an 8" wheel. Running a 255 on a 9 at a lower +45mm offset is indeed possible on the stock struts. (regarding in board clearance).

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Fender Mod how to: with 18x9 +45mm and 255/35 on stock struts and cobb springs

Going to coilovers can pose a problem depending on spring length, spring diameter, strut diameter, # of locking collars etc.

I know RCE T2s and KW V3s are capable of running a 18x9 +45mm with a 255/35/18 without issue inboard.

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I'm actually looking at the 17x9 *** Grids with 255/40/17, if that makes any difference. I'm gonna roll the fenders, my main concern is the rubbing and I want to be able to drive the car like it's intended, not cruise slowly for fear of the tires/wheels hitting
Yes, that makes a critical difference. A wider wheel and lower offset will alter the amount of fender work, camber required to fit.

Are you looking at the +42mm offset?
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:20 PM   #2835
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Yes, that makes a critical difference. A wider wheel and lower offset will alter the amount of fender work, camber required to fit.

Are you looking at the +42mm offset?
yeah the +42 offset. Mine is a 2005 WRX btw. Would that be alright with just lowering springs or even stock still? I don't know whether that will hit or if I need coilovers for the fit. If I got coilovers they'd be cheap, so that makes the decision tough. Also just to get an accurate height with lowering springs makes me nervous, I don't want 'hellaflush' but I want the car to sit right with no rubbing, hitting, etc.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:55 PM   #2836
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Depends on the suspension, stock struts? No. You can run a 275 V710 at a +48mm offset pinched on an 8" wheel. Running a 255 on a 9 at a lower +45mm offset is indeed possible on the stock struts. (regarding in board clearance).

More info:
Fender Mod how to: with 18x9 +45mm and 255/35 on stock struts and cobb springs

Going to coilovers can pose a problem depending on spring length, spring diameter, strut diameter, # of locking collars etc.

I know RCE T2s and KW V3s are capable of running a 18x9 +45mm with a 255/35/18 without issue inboard.



Yes, that makes a critical difference. A wider wheel and lower offset will alter the amount of fender work, camber required to fit.

Are you looking at the +42mm offset?

Thanks for that link- directly relevant to what i'll be doing with the wagon this weekend.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:07 PM   #2837
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Thanks for that link- directly relevant to what i'll be doing with the wagon this weekend.
Hopefully you'll be installing the 05+ Rear flare to cover up the beating the fender will be getting.


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Old 02-27-2013, 09:37 PM   #2838
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:56 PM   #2839
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Looks good ^^ What's the wheel specs??
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:01 PM   #2840
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18x10 front +22, 15mm spacer for brembos, 285/30 tire. 18x11 +7 rear, no spacer, 295/30 tire
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:47 PM   #2841
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18x10 front +22, 15mm spacer for brembos, 285/30 tire. 18x11 +7 rear, no spacer, 295/30 tire
you're running a 285/30 front and 295/30 rear?

Did you convert to RWD? Or have a savings account to buy a new center diff?
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:51 PM   #2842
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the rolling diameter difference is less than 1%. The center diff tolerances, recommended by subaru, are a variance of no more than 4%. Thanks for the input though!
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:25 PM   #2843
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the rolling diameter difference is less than 1%. The center diff tolerances, recommended by subaru, are a variance of no more than 4%. Thanks for the input though!
Where are you seeing the 4% figure?
I've seen multiple sources saying .25" difference to circumference is the highest allowable difference.

the 285/30/18 at 77.9" and 295/30/18 at 78.5" has a .6" difference in circumference. This is well past the .25" circumference difference.

Am I missing something?
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:48 PM   #2844
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Compared to those, mine aren't meaty, but I just got some Federal 595 RS-R's mounted onto 17x9" RPF1's. They're quite a wide 255 compared to what I've seen in the past. Looking forward to actually trying them in a few months.



















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Old 02-27-2013, 11:48 PM   #2845
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http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecal...?action=submit

this is what i went by. After consulting with a subaru tech, I was given the answer that as long as the circumference is within 4% (1973.3/1991.6=.9908%)
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:09 AM   #2846
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Meat wagon is finally coming together. Not sure you can tell in this pic but 255 SS595s are actually wider than my RA mudflaps.



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Old 03-01-2013, 12:37 PM   #2847
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just saw this on Garrett Turbo FB page...



I'd say thats serious meat!
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:43 PM   #2848
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I'd say thats serious meat!
Holy Intercooler batman!!!

more of my meats:

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Old 03-01-2013, 12:44 PM   #2849
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That intercoolers is as big as a a smart car!
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:32 PM   #2850
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I got a question for you meaty folks: I recently got some karlton flares with 10 inch wide wheels and I want to run a 295/35/18 tire, has anyone done this with success or is it going to be too tall like I've been hearing from everyone?
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