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Old 11-13-2008, 11:57 PM   #101
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255's on a 9.5. Nice and square.

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Old 11-14-2008, 02:44 AM   #102
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Haha, this thread makes me weep. My wagon has 205/45-16's on stock wheels, and I'm uber excited to be moving up to 225/45-17 Falken RT-615's! If only I knew...

Not to thread jack, but how much of a difference traction-wise does it make to have a tire width upgraded, from say 225 to 255?
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:54 AM   #103
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205/45-16's
That an uber short tire. Are you sure?
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:58 AM   #104
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Pretty certain - they are tires that the previous owner had on them, and are not performance tires by any means. They are either 215 or 205, no wider for certain.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:56 AM   #105
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looking good with those 255's on the 18x9.5's
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:59 AM   #106
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Pretty certain - they are tires that the previous owner had on them, and are not performance tires by any means. They are either 215 or 205, no wider for certain.
im talking about the height. Usually oem tires are 205 55 i think.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:27 AM   #107
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im talking about the height. Usually oem tires are 205 55 i think.
The 02-05 WRX use 16x6.5 rims weighing 16.5 lbs with a 5x100 bolt pattern and +53 offset. The tires are Bridgestone RE92 All Season Tires 205/55/16
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:32 PM   #108
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255's on a 9.5. Nice and square.

While it looks good Earl, I call BS. 255 is a stretch on 9.5s, just not a huge stretch like 255s on a 10 or 10.5.
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:48 PM   #109
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While it looks good Earl, I call BS. 255 is a stretch on 9.5s, just not a huge stretch like 255s on a 10 or 10.5.
That is not correct. We put on some Goodyear F1 A/S 245/40-18 on a 18x9.5 and it sits square. Where a Dunlon 245/40-18 was stretched ALLOT!
Have you ever stacked up one brands tire next to another brands in the same size? Every tire manufacture has different sizes, even though on the side it might say that its the same size tire.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:13 PM   #110
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I got 245/35/18 offset +41 on stock suspension. No rubbibng issues at all. I want to change to 255/35/18. Any body know if this will work. Camber needed?
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:56 PM   #111
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Any idea if 17x9 +35 RPF1's will work on a not super slammed 05 STI with 255's?
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:56 PM   #112
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17x9 RPF1's dont clear Brembos my friend.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:21 PM   #113
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255/40/18s.. Im pretty sure the side walls are 40.. Rims are SSR Professor MS1s 18x8.5.. Front offset is +48.. Rear are +42

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Old 11-14-2008, 05:51 PM   #114
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That is not correct. We put on some Goodyear F1 A/S 245/40-18 on a 18x9.5 and it sits square. Where a Dunlon 245/40-18 was stretched ALLOT!
Have you ever stacked up one brands tire next to another brands in the same size? Every tire manufacture has different sizes, even though on the side it might say that its the same size tire.
I understand that, but the 265 Direzzas on my 9.5s are at a slight stretch and were compared to a set of same size Neovas before being mounted. They were about the same, Neovas a hair wider. Despite the stigma of "the number on the tire doesn't matter, the tire manufacturers use different scales", a 255 on a 9.5 will always stretch in my book.

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255/40/18s.. Im pretty sure the side walls are 40.. Rims are SSR Professor MS1s 18x8.5.. Front offset is +48.. Rear are +42

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This 8.5 proves my point.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:55 PM   #115
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I understand that, but the 265 Direzzas on my 9.5s are at a slight stretch and were compared to a set of same size Neovas before being mounted. They were about the same, Neovas a hair wider. Despite the stigma of "the number on the tire doesn't matter, the tire manufacturers use different scales", a 255 on a 9.5 will always stretch in my book.


This 8.5 proves my point.
my 255 bfg r1's sit square on 9", my 255 r888's bulge on 9" and would easily sit square on a 9.5". i compared my 255 r888's to a 275 r1, and the 888 was wider.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:54 PM   #117
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255/40/18s.. Im pretty sure the side walls are 40.. Rims are SSR Professor MS1s 18x8.5.. Front offset is +48.. Rear are +42
Any rubbing issues...do u have stock suspension?

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Old 11-14-2008, 11:38 PM   #118
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my 255 bfg r1's sit square on 9", my 255 r888's bulge on 9" and would easily sit square on a 9.5". i compared my 255 r888's to a 275 r1, and the 888 was wider.
You are aware that slicks seat in the tire wider than standard passenger tires. By saying your set of R1s fit snugly inside the tire and squared it of on a 9 is exactly what I'm saying, but it gets into contact patch, load, weight, wheel, size, yada yada yada. I'm not asking to be proven wrong, I'm stating clearly that in my opinion a 255 on a 9.5 wheel is a stretch, and will remain that way in my mind until the day I die.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:08 AM   #119
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:16 AM   #120
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Any rubbing issues...do u have stock suspension?
Minor. It rubs in the back when I hit decent bumps and dips at speed. Thats it. And im on stock suspension.

I ordered a fender roller about 2 months ago.. Haven't gotten it yet.. Awesome.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:11 AM   #122
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The 02-05 WRX use 16x6.5 rims weighing 16.5 lbs with a 5x100 bolt pattern and +53 offset. The tires are Bridgestone RE92 All Season Tires 205/55/16
yes that is what i said. his tires are 205 45 16 and oem tires are 205 55 16
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:03 AM   #123
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And all I looked through was the first page of this thread... I don't think I need to look any further.
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:55 PM   #124
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17x9 RPF1's dont clear Brembos my friend.
I have a set of 17x9 rpf-1's with 255 hoosiers as track rims and tires and they clear my brembos just fine. With more than enough space 1/4" plus.
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:28 PM   #125
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Oh Really? They Don't look Meaty at All? Maybe I'm seeing things.
fitment on that tire to rim is perfect...

how is it that some tires just look perfect with certain rims...

how can you match up the perfect tire with certain offsets ?
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