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Old 06-10-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default 06 Wagon setup with Epic springs?

Did allot of searching but not allot of setup with Epic springs.

Could you guys give me an idea if I will have any rubbing issues. It will be on Epic springs (supposed to be 25mm lower in the front and a little less in the rear) no fender rolling.

Rota G-Force 17x8 +48
Yokohama S.drive 245/40/17

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Rota Tarmac 2 17x7.5 +48
Yokohama S.drive 245/40/17

Will either of these rub, or do I need to go with 225/45/17's? No auto x'ing or racing just DD.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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Not a wagon expert by any means but a lot of wagon guys have rubbing problems even with 225/45/17 on a +48 rim. 245 on a wagon is much more challenging than on a sedan, especially on stock spring rates. I feel pretty comfortable in telling you that 245/40/17 +48 on a wagon without fender rolling is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

BTW, 245/40/17 requires a 17x8.5" to 17x9.5" wide rim. 17x7.5" really doesn't cut it and 17x8" is still slightly too narrow (although many will say that's fine)
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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With either setup you will likely have rubbing issues. 245 is really wide for a wagon. I am running Goodyear Eagle F1 235/40/17 on a 17x8 +48 wheel with Wagon pink springs. I haven't rubbed yet, but I expect to roll the fenders at some point. Looking at the position of the tire relative to the fender, it is clear that it will rub with enough spring compression.
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:13 PM   #4
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So if I went with a 225 what offset should I shoot for on the rims?
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As much as possible. Hopefully over 50
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