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Old 12-07-2008, 05:57 PM   #1
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Ok this is my first thread post on NASIOC and i am a little new to the tuner world, I have had my Subaru for about a year now and am ready for a small change in the way it looks.

I want to get new Wheels and tires, that are as aggressive as i can go without fender rolling and pulling, I want the gap as small as I can get it. i was thinking Rota wheels. The car is completley stock. any ideas or help is greatly app. car is silver. any questions just ask.
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:33 PM   #2
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Let us know what year and model your car is Also let everyone know what you plan to do with the car, any future suspension modifications, conditions you will drive in, etc.. There are a lot of factors when selecting new wheels and tires

Also would you prefer a 17" or 18" wheel?

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Old 12-07-2008, 06:34 PM   #3
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what car do you have??
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:43 AM   #4
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I am 18 years old if that helps any of you decide in what manner I drive, Kind of spirited. My car is a Metallic Silver 07' WRX, I would like it to be "Flush". I would prefer an 18" wheel. Suspension I will be holding back on right now but plan to do a TEIN EDFC down the road. Pictures and examples would be good, seeing as how im a visual learner.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:35 AM   #5
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lol I don't like where this thread is going...
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:16 PM   #6
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not ANOTHER one of these

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lol I don't like where this thread is going...
yeah.....WTF is this infection that the highschoolers seem to have???
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:18 PM   #7
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we NEED a stickie here to dump all this in MODS....this is getting WAY outa hand here
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:32 PM   #8
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Not even sure Scotty...but seriously fails
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:41 PM   #9
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My car is a Metallic Silver 07' WRX, I would like it to be "Flush". I would prefer an 18" wheel. Suspension I will be holding back on right now but plan to do a TEIN EDFC down the road. Pictures and examples would be good, seeing as how im a visual learner.
If your car is stock right now I would recommend sticking with a 18x8 or 18x8.5 wheel with a +48 offset. This wheel size will fit your car well and not require any fender modifications unless you plan to run a wide tire (245+ width).

The 18x8.5 +48 G-Force wheel looks great and in Charcoal Grey it goes very well on Silver. Here's an example of a customers car with this setup


If you want it to be a bit flusher but still run stock suspension then you can also check out the new Rota Grid in 18x8.5 +44, this fitment will require rear fender rolling if you plan to run a wide tire.

Here's this wheel in Flat Black which would give an aggressive look on Silver



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Old 12-08-2008, 03:22 PM   #10
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i think op has a bit more reading to do
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Suby Dude- I app your help, what kind of tire could I fit on the Grid I want to be flush, and i want a wide tire. More help would be appreciated.

As for the rest of you and anyone else that wants to flame or hate, i work and make my own car payment and insurance, I do most of my sprited driving in the late hours of the night and have attended numerous driving schools. I have been in zero wrecks and could probably drive better then half of you. I have a 3.6 GPA and make straight A's, I have a better head on my shoulders then half of you. I will be paying for all my own mods, and want to attempt to do all the work myself. So anyone who wants to help me or give some advice, it would be much needed, otherwise keep your idiotic comments in your head.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:08 AM   #12
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Do what you want with your car and enjoy it. I must however state that your comments paint others with the same broad strokes that you are defending yourself against. You don't know anything about half the people here. What if NASIOC was actually full of Aerospace engineers, Mechanical engineers, R&D engineers for major engine companies, Race team mechanics, and all around "dig in and do it for the love of performance" people ? You just brushed half of them off, told them how cool you are, how dumb they are and all while asking for help. Good luck with your project, and you might try and get used to the "haters" as I have a feeling you will be at odds with them for several more years to come.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:47 AM   #13
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You and I both know that the majority of people on here are not aerospace engineers, most are just average car guys just like you and I, some of which know more information then others, those are the ones I am interested in talking to. However you are right, there are always going to be haters. I thank you for your advice.

NOW BACK TO MY PROBLEM AT HAND< MY TIRE FITMENT!!
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You and I both know that the majority of people on here are not aerospace engineers, most are just average car guys just like you and I, some of which know more information then others, those are the ones I am interested in talking to. However you are right, there are always going to be haters. I thank you for your advice.

NOW BACK TO MY PROBLEM AT HAND< MY TIRE FITMENT!!
haters

the kiddie way of dismissing people that tell them they are doing something dumb

and laughing at them for doing such foolish things

hope ya waste a lot of everyting and a whole lot of $$$$$$ figuring it out

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Old 12-09-2008, 11:46 AM   #15
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do you care about the car ride?

17x8.5 or 17x9 with correct offset and 245/40/17 tires thats aggressive enough. With 18s the ride is a little harsher and tires are more expensive.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:04 PM   #16
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haters

the kiddie way of dismissing people that tell them they are doing something dumb

and laughing at them for doing such foolish things

hope ya waste a lot of everyting and a whole lot of $$$$$$ figuring it out

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One of those in "Denial Haters".

Do you care about the car ride?I care about ride a little but not so much when it is compared to Grip and performance with a hint of style.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:36 PM   #17
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Suby Dude- I app your help, what kind of tire could I fit on the Grid I want to be flush, and i want a wide tire. More help would be appreciated.
If you absolutely do not want to roll your fenders then I would stick with a 225/40/18 tire on these wheels. It will be slightly stretched however there will be no rubbing with this setup. Ideally you will want to run a 235/40/18 tire on this wheel but fitment will depend on the tire model you choose, this tire size usually will require a bit of rear fender rolling.

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Old 12-09-2008, 10:48 PM   #19
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Would the local wheel shop be able to pull fenders, and how much does it cost?
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I am going with 245-40-17's for my summer tire on some nice 17x8.5's. I calculated the drag, rotating mass, overall diameter of tire and then located the intersection of my center of wheel and coilover line so I could dial it in to reduce scrub, bump-steer and a host of often overlooked issues. You can put anything you want on it and find a way to keep it from rubbing but there is a point at which you compromise the performance and can actually make it handle worse than stock quite easily. I have a wagon so I am limited since I am not ready to take the plasma torch to my baby so I can splice in some sedan fenders on the rear. It is simply not worth it (yet). There is gobs of money you could spend to get the 225's (in aftermarket rubber) to perform at their peak. Your tire width is not the weakest link in the equation by a long, long way. If you already have endlinks, sways, aftermarket bushings, coils (springs if that is all you can do), and the rest of your suspension set up dialed in and you need to figure out how to get your 600 plus whp to stick then I might suggest some mods to the body and some 285's or something. You can roll your fenders with the tool and a heat gun, I think Eastwood makes one that is decent. 235-40-17's up to 255-35-17's should work just fine for anything you are planning. Check out the shoulder shape on the specific tire you are interested in as they all vary enough to cause rub. The Bridgestone re050a pole position is what I am using on the wagon. The sedan however has 1 inch wider track in the front and close to it in the rear, so you can bump up 10mm on your wheel. If you take it to a shop to have them roll the fenders they will probably charge you around $250. Hope this is of some help. May you find what you seek.

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haters

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hope ya waste a lot of everyting and a whole lot of $$$$$$ figuring it out

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+1 on this

But lol let him find out the hard way
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:54 PM   #22
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UFO- this helps me alot, i think i was overlooking some things. Im going to do some more research and I'll let you know what i came up with. any one elses opinion would be appreciated.
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I ran 255/35-18 on a 18x8.5 +35 rim without rubbing on a stock suspension.

One thing I tried to keep in mind, is some of these sizes are "off" sizes, so the tires cost 30% more with 40% less selection. Do your research and find a size like 255/35 that is a common application. It will save your wallet!
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17x9 +30 245/40/17 = flush enough for me, no alignment yet either

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Thats flush


that too.
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