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Old 06-19-2009, 02:10 AM   #1
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I have an 03 WRX Impreza and right now i'm running kyb struts and shocks. A lot of people say these tires, the 18x9 35+ offet G-Forces will run fine with spacers and some fender rolling. Anyone doing it this way without any major problems? Please let me know. Any input and advice would be appreciated.

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Old 06-19-2009, 02:40 AM   #2
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I wouldn't go any wider than 8-8.5". Anything above that is just impractical. And that offset is just too low, nevermind even adding spacers.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:11 AM   #3
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I wouldn't go any wider than 8-8.5". Anything above that is just impractical. And that offset is just too low, nevermind even adding spacers.
Impractical or not, alot of people are doing it....so obviously it's not that bad....
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:15 AM   #4
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It will fit pretty easily to be honest. Just roll the front and rear fenders and pull just a bit of camber and you'll be good.
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Impractical or not, alot of people are doing it....so obviously it's not that bad....
Lots of people are doing this too:



Doesn't make it good for the car.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:26 AM   #6
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Lots of people are doing this too:

Doesn't make it good for the car.
adding an intake to your car isn't good .... changing the map isn't good for you car.. changing the suspension isn't good for the car..


is it your car?

If so, do what you would like.

As for performance, I don't see a problem with running 265's on your wheels. if you are doing this for looks.. you probably shouldn't be running that wide of a wheel.. especially if you are going to stretch a 225 or 235 on that wheel!
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:32 AM   #7
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Lots of people are doing this too:



Doesn't make it good for the car.

damn homie i **** you not thats my home boy sea side's car! he gonna be mad trippin when i tell him his ****s on here
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damn homie i **** you not thats my home boy sea side's car! he gonna be mad trippin when i tell him his ****s on here
He bedda no not 2 b messn wit dem bludz.

It was only a warning. Going with wheels like those will affect how well your suspension works and how long it takes to wear different parts out.
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:16 AM   #9
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Why does everyone always have to hate and put in non sense garbage. I'm just curious if anyones running the rims + tires without any major problems...and if so what kind of suspension and other mods are they using...
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Why does everyone always have to hate and put in non sense garbage. I'm just curious if anyones running the rims + tires without any major problems...and if so what kind of suspension and other mods are they using...
I'm about to run 18 x 9.5 +25. I plan to throw on some 255's. Suspension is going to be JIC coilovers with springs rates of 6k front and 4k rear. I'm not sure of the camber that needs to be set, but I do plan on rolling the fenders.

some wild stuff here: http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-tires...nt-thread.html
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:50 AM   #11
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oh..btw this is nasioc...you get flamed for everything you ask..
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:05 AM   #12
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Isn't that the truth. I just know it's possible and alot of people are doing it and I got the wheel and tires on the way. Just wanna make sure I have everything needed toget the job done when they arrive, hah.
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:35 AM   #13
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I was going to say you may not need the spacers, but yea on second thought I bet they will rub on the struts without. I'd check if I were you to see if you could pull it off as is w/out the spacers, I've never been a big fan of spacers.

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Impractical or not, alot of people are doing it....so obviously it's not that bad....
I thought in my head "..said the germans" and lol'd
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adding an intake to your car isn't good .... changing the map isn't good for you car.. changing the suspension isn't good for the car..


is it your car?

If so, do what you would like.
Know how I know you and the OP have never replaced wheel bearings on a WRX? I wouldn't start putting "aggressive fit" offsets on an '03, much less with spacers, unless I was planning to replace them soon. Be sure to factor bearing replacement into your wheel purchase. Better yet, go ahead and do it before you screw up the hubs and need to replace those as well.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:59 AM   #15
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Know how I know you and the OP have never replaced wheel bearings on a WRX? I wouldn't start putting "aggressive fit" offsets on an '03, much less with spacers, unless I was planning to replace them soon. Be sure to factor bearing replacement into your wheel purchase. Better yet, go ahead and do it before you screw up the hubs and need to replace those as well.
Has anyone heard of the saying..."if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" ?
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:51 PM   #16
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Know how I know you and the OP have never replaced wheel bearings on a WRX? I wouldn't start putting "aggressive fit" offsets on an '03, much less with spacers, unless I was planning to replace them soon. Be sure to factor bearing replacement into your wheel purchase. Better yet, go ahead and do it before you screw up the hubs and need to replace those as well.
That is one thing i have yet to hear about from anyone. Thanks for the info. and if or when my hubs do in fact need to be replaced.. it will serve as a good learning experience.
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bearings go for 50 bucks, never understood why people's skirts go up when wide wheel fitment gets talked about.
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Bearings aren't the only thing affected by offset. Your entire suspension geometry is.
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yeah but the press to put those bearings in cost a hell of a lot more...
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never understood why people's skirts go up when wide wheel fitment gets talked about.

Cause teh CFC has to regulate
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Bearings aren't the only thing affected by offset. Your entire suspension geometry is.
my 18x9.5 Grids at 38 offset isnt going to throw the suspension outta wack.
But I forgot, everyones car must be 100% balanced to daily drive.


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yeah but the press to put those bearings in cost a hell of a lot more...
a vice works pretty good for me...total labor cost $0.00
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Thanks for the advice. Im going to do it regardless. I don't think I'll have to many problems. Lots of people are doing it honestly. Why do people get so mad when it comes to large offsets? Sheesh~
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Thanks for the advice. Im going to do it regardless. I don't think I'll have to many problems. Lots of people are doing it honestly. Why do people get so mad when it comes to large offsets? Sheesh~
Don't forget the pics!
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bearings go for 50 bucks, never understood why people's skirts go up when wide wheel fitment gets talked about.
Have you tried replacing the bearing yourself?

Have you ever got a quote from a shop to see how much they charge for labor to replace the bearings?

Do either one, and then try to come back and say "its only 50 bucks"


but any ways, just like modding your car... there is a trade off for most mods, so i don't see what's the deal about about 'aggressive fitment' wheels. you mod for more power = you reduce the lifespan of your motor and transmission, you run low offset wheels = you reduce your wheel bearings lifespan, etc.


should i start the argument of people taking out their airbags to save weight on their daily driven car? or taking out bumper beams to fit their fmic?

everyone needs to lighten up and live a little lol.

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Alright since the OP already came to his decision to run them and this thread is far from where it started or what it was made to answer, has anyone confirmed any wheel bearing replacements from the "aggressive" fitment wheels or spacers?

I myself was running a set of +28 and have all intentions of returning within the month to a similar wheel with again the offset of +28 and have had no problems thus far.
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