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Old 10-26-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default Will I need to roll my fenders or do anything with these wheels???

Would really like some advice on these wheels I am possibly going to buy. I was hoping someone would know whether or not I would have to roll my fenders front and back or would I be ok with this fitment without any modifications.

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Bolt Pattern: 5 x 100
Offset: +40
Tires: 255/35/18 BFGoodrich KDW2's

I have an 03 WRX, that has been lowered about 2 inches. I know the guy who has these was in an 04 sti and they did not clear his brembos without a 10mm spacer in front and a 5mm spacer in the back.

Would I be ok running these rims or not??

Thanks for any help
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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+40 is a moderate offset and 255's are some meaty tires! especially for a bugeye. What are the wheel specs? 17x__? 18x__? If you are on coilovers I would say you may be ok (only because of the stiff spring rates), but I would not count on it. what exactly is your suspension setup?

Personally, I run 18x8 +48 with a 235/40 tire in the summer and rub my front fender wells and I am lowered, but not at all slammed on Helix coilovers. My winters rub the fender in the rears (with a full back seat and trunk) and they are 17x7 +40 with a 225/45 tire.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:21 PM   #3
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defenatly going to need a roll 17 or 18in wheel.

for reference I had to roll to fit 245 with a +48 wheel. Your going to have a bigger tire and its going to be 10mm closer to the fender.

you will probably need a really good roll and 1.5-2.0* of camber to fit them if not more.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:39 PM   #4
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you will most likely have to roll the rears at least.

my ride height is 25.5", and i've got 17x9 +44 w/ 245's and they were SHREDDING in the rear. but the fronts always cleared with plenty of room
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:59 PM   #5
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I appreciate all the input from everyone.

Now my next question is where can I get my fenders and quarters rolled around muncie indiana?
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