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Old 10-28-2008, 04:17 AM   #1
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i can buy a set of wheels and the size is 17 by 8 with a positive 40 offset ...i hve an 04 latter model 2.5rsti (sti eng trans) stock everything besides gauges... also what size tires should i run
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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17x8 typically calls for a 235/40 series tire. depending on suspension mods, you can go taller/wider and not have to worry about rubbing.
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i have 17x8" +48 with 225/45. the rear struts bearly clear the tires by 8mm
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:30 PM   #4
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Should work , if your low they may rub on the fenders .... may stick out a tad ...

Thats the exact wheel specs I want for my Forester ... currently on 17x7 +35 ... 17x8 + 40 would be more flush and have the width I want !


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Old 10-28-2008, 09:54 PM   #5
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i can buy a set of wheels and the size is 17 by 8 with a positive 40 offset ...i hve an 04 latter model 2.5rsti (sti eng trans) stock everything besides gauges... also what size tires should i run
bad bad idea to put such performance on all stock suspension and brakes

hope ya dont crash it cuz the brakes and suspension suck
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:56 PM   #6
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Should work , if your low they may rub on the fenders .... may stick out a tad ...

Thats the exact wheel specs I want for my Forester ... currently on 17x7 +35 ... 17x8 + 40 would be more flush and have the width I want !




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Old 10-29-2008, 08:09 PM   #7
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I might try the wheels because according to the wheel offset thread 43-48 is ideal for an 8inch wide wheel how much could 3mm do
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:55 AM   #8
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3mm, the difference between rubbing and not rubbing
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:15 AM   #9
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yea but heres another difference the lower the off set the farther the wheel is off set the hub so it will be pushed out further than say a 17 by 8 with a positive 45 offset that is rubbing it will be. instead of a positive 45 that rubs im getting a 40 that might not because its 5mm away from where it was rubbing with the positive 45 offset.... atleast thats what i got out of the offset thread...
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yea but heres another difference the lower the off set the farther the wheel is off set the hub so it will be pushed out further than say a 17 by 8 with a positive 45 offset that is rubbing it will be. instead of a positive 45 that rubs im getting a 40 that might not because its 5mm away from where it was rubbing with the positive 45 offset.... atleast thats what i got out of the offset thread...
ya got that backwards

you arent likely gonna rub the strut.....ya likely gonna rub the fender lip

higher number offset moves the tire closer to the strut.......lower number closer to the fender lip

lower number = more rub on the fender lip

and tire choice also must be considered

some tires, when mounted, are wider(sone a LOT wider) for the same size, than other tires...meaning some 245/40's will clear with no problem, some wont without 'help'
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hmmm im so confused grrr its frustrating
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You will most likely rub with that setup, or at least once you take a hard turn with another passenger in the car. When I ran a 17x8 +44 wheel with 235/40/17 tires on stock fenders I rubbed, a simple roll in the rear fixed the rubbing issue though.

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mine are the 05 type which are pre rolled i think.. ill take a pic
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mine are the 05 type which are pre rolled i think.. ill take a pic
something tells me that you just arent quite up to speed on all of this

'rolled' is a term used to describe the process of using a baseball bat or similar item to bend or 'roll' the inner lip of the fenders(or rear quarter panels in this case) up so the tires dont hit and rub there.

this has nothing to do with the wheels or tires and subaru fenders and not 'pre-rolled' and it is unlikely that your 04 has 05 fenders or quarter panels
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:51 AM   #15
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thats what i think it is also i didnt mean pre rolled i ment theres nothing there to roll...

how would a 16 by 7 by positive 40 do?
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<----found where teh uncle scotty was hiding...
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the 16 by 7 with 40 offset they are konig quiz wheels off treaddepot.com
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