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Old 10-17-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default 18x9.5 +44, Will it fit on STI stock struts?

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I am probably going to get some 18x9.5 +44 rims. I currently have Prodrive springs and lowering camber plates up front on my STI. I have stock struts on the car. I am worried that the inside of the rim will contact the strut. Or that the tire may rub on the strut as well. Does anybody have any experience with such a tire? I am hoping I do not have to get coilovers. I am not concerned about the tire rubbing on the fenders (if it does that should be easy to fix)

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Old 10-17-2009, 04:22 PM   #2
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The rim will clear the strut. The tire you choose might not though, that's a different matter.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:45 AM   #3
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The rim will clear the strut. The tire you choose might not though, that's a different matter.
Thanks for the response. Do you have any idea what tire would fit?
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If it does not clear you can always get some 3 mil spacers if its close. You should be fine on the rim pending the offset. 38mm-35mm offset should be fine with 255 or 265 tires again depending on what brand.
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If it does not clear you can always get some 3 mil spacers if its close. You should be fine on the rim pending the offset. 38mm-35mm offset should be fine with 255 or 265 tires again depending on what brand.
Thank you for the response.
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You are going to need serious fender work to fit those. Especially with 265s.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:45 AM   #7
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Stick with 255/35/18. That should clear the strut. You're still going to need fender work. I don't think 265/35/18 will clear the strut. It's taller too which won't help things.
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