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Old 12-15-2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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I'm driving a wrx wagon 06, and have 18x8 +48 rota tarmac 3s with 225/40/R18 general exclaim uhp tires. I'm rubbing, even with my fenders rolled, when there is a load in the car or cornering moderately fast.

Looking to switch to a smaller wheel size. Wondering if 18x7.5 with a +48 offset is safe for a wrx wagon, and if I wanted to run out my existing tires will 225/40/r18 yield the exact same measurements on the smaller wheels?
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:47 PM   #2
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the 18-7.5 +48 225/40 is what i run and i still rub on occasion
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:54 PM   #3
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thanks then I probably still need to go down to a 215/40 to clear my fenders, are your fenders rolled?
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:00 AM   #4
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I am running 18x8 with 51mm offset with 225/40/18 tires and no rub without any fender mod even during autoX. I am actually considering going with 235 for my next set of tires.

What suspension setup are you running?
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:58 PM   #5
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I'm running swift springs with koni shocks in 04 housings. Currently no camber adjustments or bars. I hear rubbing on straights when hitting frequent bumps also bumpy corners can produce a little rubbing as well. When I have people in the rear seats, it rubs when I make left turns or drive on uneven road.

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Old 12-16-2008, 07:47 PM   #6
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Hmmm...I was thinking of 18x8.5 et48. I have a 1" drop in the back. Sounds like I'm gonna have some issues too.

Are you just rubbing on you fenders or are you getting some rub on your struts?
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Did you adjust the camber on the rear wheels?
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:55 PM   #8
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I think its the fenders or the well that I'm rubbing on.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:59 PM   #9
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Have not tried camber, I dont have camber plates. And I don't think I'm rubbing on the struts. Though I could be wrong, does rubbing struts sound the same as a fender? I keep getting told that rubbing struts isn't as bad.

I think I'm going to try to put my one wheel up on a curb and try to find where it is touching. Maybe I only need to do a touch up fender roll or something.

If anyone else knows some slick ways to find out where your rubbing please post it would be helpful! thanks!
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