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Old 01-07-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Im tired of the 18x7.5 Axis Reverbs ive had even tho i only installed them for a photoshoot. I got my hands on a really cheap deal on Prodrive Springs and will be lowering my car this spring so im looking for a smaller, beefier and more aggresive fitting 17" setup.

Right now i got either the 17x9 +42 Rota DTP's in mind

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17x9 +30 Rota Torques

Ive never gone aggressive fitment or have buddies who have so i need a lot of assistance. What kind of tires should i run with these set ups?

245/40/17 ? What Would the deal with rubbing be with either of the two rim setups?

If they are going to rub, i might keep the stock suspension on the rather then the prodrive springs.. or would a simple fender rolling do the job?
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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I'd suggest the 17x9 +42 DPT's, 245/40-17 tires, rear fenders rolled, and you're good to go. The +30 offset is just too low.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:48 PM   #3
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I'd suggest the 17x9 +42 DPT's, 245/40-17 tires, rear fenders rolled, and you're good to go. The +30 offset is just too low.
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sounds like this guy knows what he's about, here, and I'd be real inclined to take his advice

the Prodrive springs arent the stiffest available....they are a 'casual' spring
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:22 PM   #4
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wait so the rota torques would be a bad choice?

i really like them but if you guys are saying they are still a bad choice with all fenders rolled.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:37 PM   #5
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wait so the rota torques would be a bad choice?

i really like them but if you guys are saying they are still a bad choice with all fenders rolled.
Yes, the offset is too low.
You asked advise from those that know, and you got it.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:46 PM   #6
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yea ill definantly take the advice but what do you mean by offset is too low?
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if he does not lower it, will it still rub with the 245/40/17 on +42?
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:19 PM   #8
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^^ thats what i want to know

will either of the two setups rub if i dont lower it?
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^^ thats what i want to know

will either of the two setups rub if i dont lower it?
you will

without any possible doubt

have to roll the rear fenders and use camber bolts

and it may yet rub with a load on it or under hard cornering
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with a +42 9" wheel Scotty is right, you will rub and require at the very least fender rolling. You'd even rub slightly with a 235 tire on an 8" wheel with a +42 offset.
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okay so dpt it is in flat black!

how much will i rub
and what do i do to get rid of it!

245/40 or 235/45?
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okay so dpt it is in flat black!

how much will i rub
and what do i do to get rid of it!

245/40 or 235/45?
why dont ya stick with a 17x8 and have no worries???


this whole 'hella flush' thing is just the dumbest thing that has sprouted in kiddieland since the bov

it its truly incredible that so many are trying to do such stupid things to nice cars
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Have you guys ever ran 17x9 +30s with 245s? I have.

lowered on coilovers, only rear fenders rolled, no alignment, and no rubbing at this height.

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okay so dpt it is in flat black!

how much will i rub
and what do i do to get rid of it!

245/40 or 235/45?
I would recommend a 245/40/17 tire, you will only need rolled rear fenders to fit this setup with most properly sizes 245 tires. Some 245's like the Z1 Star Spec do run wide and may require additional camber.
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why dont ya stick with a 17x8 and have no worries???
this whole 'hella flush' thing is just the dumbest thing that has sprouted in kiddieland since the bov

it its truly incredible that so many are trying to do such stupid things to nice cars
The Rota DPT in 17x9 +42 is not meant as a "hella flush" wheel. It's a wide wheel with ideal fitment for all Subaru suspensions (stock struts, coilovers, etc..) and can be ran with a wide tire and minimal fender mods.

From a performance stand point I went from a 17x8 wheel with 245/40/17 tires up to the Rota DPT in 17x9 +42 with the same exact tires, nothing else changed on the car. Going to a wider wheel to accommodate the 245 wide tire definiately helped with the cars handling and overall stability in turns.

Rota DPT 17x9 with 245/40/17 RE-01R's, -2 camber front with -1.5 camber rear with 0 rubbing. Handles very well You can run less camber with this wheel/tire setup however I had the car setup from my last track day.



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