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Old 03-12-2013, 11:49 PM   #2851
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For you meaty tire guys I am selling my brand new nitto NT05's, 285/35/18. Let me know if anyone is interested.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:57 PM   #2852
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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?
It's going to be too tall if you plan on turning the wheel, the 295/30/18 works. Why are you trying to run a 26" tire?
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:08 AM   #2853
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It's going to be too tall if you plan on turning the wheel, the 295/30/18 works. Why are you trying to run a 26" tire?
Who said anything about 26" lol. I wanted to see how meaty I could go without rubbing. But the thing is, I'm also bagged so would that make a difference? Couldn't I just set the ride height a little higher or does it have to do with something else that makes it rub?
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:14 AM   #2854
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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?
gonna whore out my friends pics when he was on 17x10 ccw's with a 295/35 kumho ecsta xs.



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Old 03-13-2013, 12:15 AM   #2855
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Who said anything about 26" lol. I wanted to see how meaty I could go without rubbing. But the thing is, I'm also bagged so would that make a difference? Couldn't I just set the ride height a little higher or does it have to do with something else that makes it rub?
(295*.35*2)/25.4+18=26" diameter tire. That's 1" taller than stock, sorry I wasn't more clear.

Being on bags would probably make the problem worse depending on your bag diameter/location.

It's not a height issue when you go that tall of a tire you end up hitting in multiple odd places that even with Karlton flares will be hard to fix, especially if you're running an ALK of some sort.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:25 PM   #2856
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Oh I see what you're saying now. Has anyone here ran a 305/30/18 with flares without rubbing?
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:57 PM   #2857
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I don't see why all the 08+ widebody's that are trying to go record setting wide with these setups dont just swap all their suspension components (control arms, ect, ect) with those from a non widebody. Even with the widebody the wheels on 2009 wrx are the same size as a 2011 (im pretty sure), its just the major suspension components are designed to push the wheels out further out to compensate for the widebody.

And before anyone calls me an idiot, for example; The guy up in canada that had an 08 wrx that he converted to a widebody (similar process to putting sedan flares on a wagon in previous years). He put something like 18x10 +18 Volks on it and they were still very obviously sunken back in the fenders. Because his suspension was for the non widebody. Anyone though of trying that for more room? Not really sure if that'd take more major work like swapping axels... just throwing the idea out there

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:06 PM   #2858
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..... That kinda makes sense, in theory.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:08 PM   #2859
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^Yeah I'm not really a mechanic or well versed enough to know all it'd take. Just sort of a theory thinking back about the guy with a widebody 08
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:12 PM   #2860
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Ill pm him and see if I can get him to comment in here.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #2861
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Oh I see what you're saying now. Has anyone here ran a 305/30/18 with flares without rubbing?
with Karlton Flares people have ran 315/30/18s

1811 TE37 Super Laps on an STi!

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Old 03-14-2013, 09:45 AM   #2862
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I don't see why all the 08+ widebody's that are trying to go record setting wide with these setups dont just swap all their suspension components (control arms, ect, ect) with those from a non widebody. Even with the widebody the wheels on 2009 wrx are the same size as a 2011 (im pretty sure), its just the major suspension components are designed to push the wheels out further out to compensate for the widebody.

And before anyone calls me an idiot, for example; The guy up in canada that had an 08 wrx that he converted to a widebody (similar process to putting sedan flares on a wagon in previous years). He put something like 18x10 +18 Volks on it and they were still very obviously sunken back in the fenders. Because his suspension was for the non widebody. Anyone though of trying that for more room? Not really sure if that'd take more major work like swapping axels... just throwing the idea out there
Most likely because it ends up just being a #, with the standard suspension the GR can run a 10.5 +38mm with a 285 with minimal issues.

I'd rather have correct suspension geometry and wide wheels vs. poor geometry, slower car, and the same size wheel tire.

GR/GV's don't really benefit going wider than a 275 even on the track, then again if you want to be that guy who is walking around in platform shoes with fish inside them more power to you.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:59 AM   #2863
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with Karlton Flares people have ran 315/30/18s

1811 TE37 Super Laps on an STi!
Please post more shots of this if you got em! Pure sex
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:02 AM   #2864
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I cant wait to contribute to this thread again, going to be running 265's all around on my brz
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:05 AM   #2865
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Most likely because it ends up just being a #, with the standard suspension the GR can run a 10.5 +38mm with a 285 with minimal issues.

I'd rather have correct suspension geometry and wide wheels vs. poor geometry, slower car, and the same size wheel tire.

GR/GV's don't really benefit going wider than a 275 even on the track, then again if you want to be that guy who is walking around in platform shoes with fish inside them more power to you.
This.

I had 275's on my sti running 18/9.5 +38 and that was perfect and honestly the most tire youll need, granted you have good tires and not some p.o.s. tire.

The biggest issue is understeer, bigger tires dont really help with that, actually just putting fat tires on with random coiloverd and doing nothing else is plain retarded.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #2866
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I hope I came to the right place...haha

Considering new summer tires for my 04 STI bbs (7.5" width) on an unrolled fender 07 WRX. Deciding between 225 and 235 tires right now. 225/45s are tall and 235/45's are REALLY tall, but the tire manufacturer doesnt have 235/40s...If I go 245/40 (which they do have), I will be compromising grip (too wide for wheel width) and will also have to roll my fenders, and screw that.

I dont want 225 because those are a bit too narrow - not meaty enough - to protect my really good shape STi BBS from curbage like a meatier 235, which is why ive decided...but the 235/45 available is 3% larger than my stock wheel, friggin monster truck status.

Car is stock, DD, wont see the track, but maybe an Autox or two if im bored this summer. suggestions?
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:16 AM   #2867
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I hope I came to the right place...haha

Considering new summer tires for my 04 STI bbs (7.5" width) on an unrolled fender 07 WRX. Deciding between 225 and 235 tires right now. 225/45s are tall and 235/45's are REALLY tall, but the tire manufacturer doesnt have 235/40s...If I go 245/40 (which they do have), I will be compromising grip (too wide for wheel width) and will also have to roll my fenders, and screw that.

I dont want 225 because those are a bit too narrow - not meaty enough - to protect my really good shape STi BBS from curbage like a meatier 235, which is why ive decided...but the 235/45 available is 3% larger than my stock wheel, friggin monster truck status.

Car is stock, DD, wont see the track, but maybe an Autox or two if im bored this summer. suggestions?
wrong thread and this isn't a simple question to answer in one reply. To avoid going OT Shoot me a PM i'd be happy to assist in finding the right setup for your needs/budget/setup.

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Old 03-14-2013, 03:41 PM   #2868
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wrong thread and this isn't a simple question to answer in one reply. To avoid going OT Shoot me a PM i'd be happy to assist in finding the right setup for your needs/budget/setup.

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Speaking of which, I still haven't got around installing the flares I bought from you last year
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:58 PM   #2869
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If you don't install them, I want first right of refusal.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:57 PM   #2870
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265's all around.

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #2871
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245 40 18's. Looking to go 265 when I get new rims.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #2872
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Doesn't look meaty.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #2873
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meatier than the kids around these parts, lol. It's all about stretching and flush crap here.

Had someone tell me I need 205s.......
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:48 AM   #2874
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #2875
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Wrong thread brah
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