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Old 10-06-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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Question I need some info on the 18x9 +35 offset rota g-forces or like rims/tire setups

im having issues with fitting these rims. i have 245/45/18's and their too tall. I rolled my fenders and i still have rubbing issues in the back when i hit bumps. Im saving to buy coilovers but im not sure which ones yet. im looking into getting 255/35/18's tires if they will clear the coilovers. I just want to know if anyone has a setup similar on there car and what they did to make it fit. what size tires they have, camber, coilovers and pics, etc. thanks for all your help. I just want make sure what i go with will work before i spend the money.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:16 PM   #2
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I recently ordered mine. Im running KYB AGX's set to 4 (fullstiffness) with Tein H-Techs. If you havent already try to get your hands on some H&R camber bolts whihc allow you to change from +/-3 degrees, i believe. But I order 235/40/18 tires. If your not geting coilovers soon try pulling your fenders a bit. Good Luck

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Old 10-07-2008, 01:06 AM   #3
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You are having issues because your tire size is not correct. A 245/45/18 tire is extremely tall and will cause all sorts of rubbing issues, incorrect speedometer readings, slower acceleration, etc.. The recommend tire for these wheels on a relatively stock bodied WRX would be a 235/40/18 or 255/35/18.

You will have no strut clearance issues with a 255/35/18 tire, there will be plenty of room

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Old 10-07-2008, 01:59 AM   #4
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You are having issues because your tire size is not correct. A 245/45/18 tire is extremely tall and will cause all sorts of rubbing issues, incorrect speedometer readings, slower acceleration, etc.. The recommend tire for these wheels on a relatively stock bodied WRX would be a 235/40/18 or 255/35/18.

You will have no strut clearance issues with a 255/35/18 tire, there will be plenty of room

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yea lowered on that size wheel, a 45 series tire is way too tall. Max would be a 245/40 or preferrably like suby_dude said a 255/35. Super stretch would be a 225/40 but thats only for certain people and not necessarily recommended.

Besides, you have the baller wheels you need to mount the low-pro tires to set them off!
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You are having issues because your tire size is not correct. A 245/45/18 tire is extremely tall and will cause all sorts of rubbing issues, incorrect speedometer readings, slower acceleration, etc.. The recommend tire for these wheels on a relatively stock bodied WRX would be a 235/40/18 or 255/35/18.

You will have no strut clearance issues with a 255/35/18 tire, there will be plenty of room

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thats what i needed to hear i was worried about the coilover clearance. i just ordered a set of Stance GR+ Pro coilovers so im hopeing that the smaller coilovers will give me clearence to run the 255/35/18's. im looking the nexen n 3000's.

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Old 10-09-2008, 08:57 PM   #6
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:07 PM   #7
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This is a great page to figure out wheel clearances and what not.

http://www.bigcustomwheels.com/info_specs.jsp


There are a few pages that are very much like this one.
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:25 PM   #8
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You are having issues because your tire size is not correct. A 245/45/18 tire is extremely tall and will cause all sorts of rubbing issues, incorrect speedometer readings, slower acceleration, etc.. The recommend tire for these wheels on a relatively stock bodied WRX would be a 235/40/18 or 255/35/18.

You will have no strut clearance issues with a 255/35/18 tire, there will be plenty of room

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so would a set of 18x9 g-forces fit on a stock 2007 wagon with 235/40/18
im in the same boat and would rather get the rims on now snd then the coilovers
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so would a set of 18x9 g-forces fit on a stock 2007 wagon with 235/40/18
im in the same boat and would rather get the rims on now snd then the coilovers
These wheels will not fit a stock wagon, they require some modification to the car to fit as it's a very aggressive wheel.

Here's a customers wagon with 18x9 +35 Steel Grey G-Force's and 235/40/18 tires




This wagon is very low and he has slight rubbing. His car does have coilovers and his front fenders are rolled, rears are slightly rolled. He still need to dial in some more negative camber in the rear which will fix the rubbing issue.

If you wagon is stock I would not attempt to run these wheels. They require rolled fenders and negative camber to fit, even with a smaller 235/40/18 tire.

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This is a great page to figure out wheel clearances and what not.

http://www.bigcustomwheels.com/info_specs.jsp


There are a few pages that are very much like this one.
thanks this will help out a great deal
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