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Old 08-15-2009, 11:45 AM   #1
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I'm looking at getting this combo and I was wondering if it will cause any rubbing issues.

For reference, the rear fenders of my car are already rolled.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:04 PM   #2
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You'll probably have to roll the fronts and do a substantial pull in the rear but it can be done. +42 isn't TOO bad but it's not ideal. What's the suspension?
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That'll work. Like I said the fronts will rub on the outside and the rears need to be pulled out a good bit.
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mosc are you speaking from experience or just doing guess work? There's no substantial pull needed.

You'll actually be able to get by with little work to the front fenders. The rear will need a flat roll (make sure your current roll is done well). You should pick up some camber bolts and dial in some camber (a little more in front than rear) instead of banging on your fenders much. This fitment (17x9 +42 255's) is pretty straight forward. Just make sure you get your camber setup correctly. You will need your allignment set more aggressively than stock.
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i have that exact setup but i'm running 3mm spacers all around. my rear fenders are rolled flat with a slight pull, front fenders are untouched. alignment is maxed out camber up front with oem camber bolts and no camber bolts in the rear. the only rubbing i got was on the rear bumper, which has now been fixed by the rear tires.
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Thanks for the input guys. Well, I decided to get 45/40/17 tires instead of 255/40/17 tires. I really don't want the hassle of pulling/rolling fenders anymore. I already have the camber bolts installed so when I do get my rim/tires, all I have to do is get an allignment.

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mosc are you speaking from experience or just doing guess work? There's no substantial pull needed.
I run 255s on +48. However, I don't run a camber kit for like 2 or 3 degrees of negative camber. My rear camber is -0.8 You can fit these without massive camber, you'll just have to pull the rears some and actually roll the front. Course I can't run huge camber anyway, my strut is too close.

245's will probably still require a roll but you said you already had it in the rear so you should be fine. Especially with lots of camber.
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I daily drive my car and I put atleast 500 miles a week on my car. Do you guys think I should be ok with 17x9 rota dpt rims with 245/40/17 tires? I was looking @ 17x8 rims but the looks don't float my boat.

I have 18x8.5 work xsa 02c with 235/40r/18 re01rs on the car right now. They are great but I rather use something cheap to use for my commuting. I have over 80000 miles on the car and I'm looking forward on servicing my wheel bearings when it hits 100000 miles.
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