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Old 12-04-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
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What parts does one need to make there car have aggressive wheels? Is it wheel spacers and fat wheels? I dont know...

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Old 12-04-2008, 01:09 AM   #2
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I am not sure about what you are meaning by "aggressive", but just get a larger wheel. I just went up from the stock 16 X 6.5 to a nice 17 X 8. Looks really nice and alot more rubber to the road.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:01 AM   #3
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uh...get wider rims with lower offsets? Wider tires, spacers, work too.

With that comes negative camber, fender rolling, pulling, etc.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:43 AM   #4
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lots of people have different ideas of what 'aggressive' means but it all starts with offsets. an aggressive set up in one platform can start in the low double digit to negative offsets (+15 to -5) but are not necessarily going to work in the subie world. everything else that comes after is adjustments to get as much rim and tire as possible to fit. IMO spacers are usually used to correct wrong rim sizes, but sometimes you do run into manufacturer limitations or BBK that makes spacers necessary.

look at rimtuck.com which is relatively new to get an idea how they very across platforms. also look through member car galleries for user that are running aggressive fitments. just because someone says they are aggressive, doesn't necessarily mean they really are.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:45 AM   #5
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Wheel spacers suck....I suggest a stiff tire (RE070) on an 8" wide wheel. Find yourself a set of 04 STi wheels.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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there's that 'aggressive' word AGAIN
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:33 PM   #7
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Wheel spacers suck....I suggest a stiff tire (RE070) on an 8" wide wheel. Find yourself a set of 04 STi wheels.
04 sti wheels are 17x7.5
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:47 PM   #8
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04 sti wheels are 17x7.5
Oops....I was close enough.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:00 PM   #9
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I like to get aggressive when people come here and whine when they are blowing wheel bearings left and right and they get denied warranty coverage. Something to think about.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:20 PM   #10
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Wheel spacers suck....I suggest a stiff tire (RE070) on an 8" wide wheel. Find yourself a set of 04 STi wheels.
that's very not-aggressive..

low-offset wide wheels, with whatever size tire u can fit under the fenders(within the tire manufacturer's limits on the tires vs. rim width)..
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:31 PM   #11
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that's very not-aggressive..

low-offset wide wheels, with whatever size tire u can fit under the fenders(within the tire manufacturer's limits on the tires vs. rim width)..
not --that word ....but it IS smart

being smart is better than being young and dumb with--that word --wheels on yer kiddie kar
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:32 PM   #12
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I like to get aggressive when people come here and whine when they are blowing wheel bearings left and right and they get denied warranty coverage. Something to think about.
Thank you. This 'aggressive' wheel fad is getting out of hand. Those setups look silly to me, especially on bugeyes. Not to mention the detrimental side effects.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:37 PM   #13
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aggressive offset means you are running lower offset wheels or using spacer to push high offset wheel out to be more flush with the fender.
It's mainly for the purpose an appearance
There's nothing wrong with it as long as it's done properly.

i been running mid 30's offset wheel since day 1 that everyone say my wheel bearing will blow up
Now i been running +8 offset on a widebody.
it's been 3 years and my wheel bearing are still fine.

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Old 12-05-2008, 05:21 PM   #14
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I like to get aggressive when people come here and whine when they are blowing wheel bearings left and right and they get denied warranty coverage. Something to think about.
I drive an MY01, way out of warranty. I'm running a +12 offset.

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yep....lots and LOTS of kiddies who wanna look koo in the highschool parking lot and at mcdonalds
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It's mainly for the purpose an appearance
It's the ONLY purpose
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:42 PM   #17
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It's the ONLY purpose
not quite

makes little winkies get all hard
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you owe me a computer for launching soda all over it after reading that
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Aggressive is so out dude, I moved on to extreme roid-rage wheels. I have a Brat with 18x18 rims. Like the only way to go bro. Somebody tried to tell me it wouldn't be smart and I couldn't do it....but look who's stupid now, ha ha I got the sickest pimped out dope ride. I skipped meth injection too, I use nitro-glycerine, way sick dude. Hey you should go staggered man, like 6 inches difference but not front to back, side to side.
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Aggressive is so out dude, I moved on to extreme roid-rage wheels. I have a Brat with 18x18 rims. Like the only way to go bro. Somebody tried to tell me it wouldn't be smart and I couldn't do it....but look who's stupid now, ha ha I got the sickest pimped out dope ride. I skipped meth injection too, I use nitro-glycerine, way sick dude. Hey you should go staggered man, like 6 inches difference but not front to back, side to side.
d0000000000000........you are speaking a WHOLE different language here

NOT relevant to this discussion at all
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