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Old 11-05-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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Exclamation 17x8.5 +32 offset on my '05 wrx without rubbing?

I'm looking to buy a set of Work XD9 Wheels in frost white. I was potentially going to buy new and get the 17x8.5 with +42 offset, but there is a local person who has some with only 1k miles but they are the +32 offset and it will save me a few $$hundred compared to ordering new.

I'm used to having the '04 STI BBS wheels on my car so will these 8.5 with the +32 offset be too wide. I'm switching to coilovers after the winter and like to be dropped pretty low to the point where I won't have any gap between the tire and fender basically.

I'd prefer not to roll the fenders but could if I needed. What ya think?
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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You will need a roll and pull. How much depends on tire size.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:57 PM   #3
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I'd prefer not to roll the fenders but could if I needed. What ya think?
i really wanna be nice, but what the ****?

what is with all these people that wanna be slammed and/or run low offset wheels but don't wanna roll fenders?! if you don't wanna roll your fenders, stick with the 04 sti bbs wheels cause 17x8.5 +32 will need a fender roll AND pull to fit without rubbing even at a normal (lowered but not stock) ride height.

you'll need a roll and pull to fit 17x8.5 +42 as well.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:06 PM   #4
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I don't want to be "hella flush" I would honestly prefer to have 17x8, but XD9's only come in 1/2 sizes so its either 17x7.5 (same as bbs) or 17x8.5 I prefer not to spend $1500-1600 for some brand new wheels and have them the same width as my current bbs since I'm looking for a more aggresive look.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:16 PM   #5
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are these the only wheels you're interested in?

17x8.5 opens up a LOT of tire sizes for you, but you have to do the appropriate work to fit them without rubbing. if you don't wanna do too much work, shop around or order the 17x8.5 +42 if these are the only wheels you want.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:25 PM   #6
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I'm pretty stuck on the XD9's or possibly the new Work 11R's since I can get them new for the same price as the XD9's although the size would be optimal at 17x8 +47 offset

I'm not totally opposed to rolling my fenders. Is that all I would have to do with the +32 offset with the drop I'm thinking of? I heard you usually get a slight pull with a roll anyways.

BUT

then again I could buy them now from the local guy and save a few Hundred bucks for the barely used XD9's instead of brand new through a vendor. Plus I'm not sure since I havn't seen the new 11R's in person, especially in white. I have seen the XD9's and know they look good.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:40 PM   #7
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+32 offset is 21mm less than stock. That's pretty extreme. You'd have to do fender work to fit a 205 tire I'd imagine, let alone something wider. 17x8.5" is popular for 255/40/17 and a +32, you're going to be putting your tire where your stock fenders are located. I don't think you can bend them that far. They'd have to be physically cut off your car and you'd have to make yourself a new wheel well.

You can fit anything given enough fender work. You could put some monster truck tires on there if you wanted. Why you would want to though is beyond me. +32 is crazy low.
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+32 offset is 21mm less than stock. That's pretty extreme. You'd have to do fender work to fit a 205 tire I'd imagine, let alone something wider. 17x8.5" is popular for 255/40/17 and a +32, you're going to be putting your tire where your stock fenders are located. I don't think you can bend them that far. They'd have to be physically cut off your car and you'd have to make yourself a new wheel well.

You can fit anything given enough fender work. You could put some monster truck tires on there if you wanted. Why you would want to though is beyond me. +32 is crazy low.
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I'm not looking to put crazy wide tires, just because the rim is that wide. I know it would be stretched but I would probably be going with 225 or 235 max tire width. I'm not tracking my car its purely for aesthetics

The guy selling them has them on a 2002 wrx wagon so I don't see why you make everything sound so extreme like cutting off my fenders I see 17x8.5 with low offsets for sale in the tire/wheel constantly so its not uncommon.

Maybe I should just go the easier route and pay more for new and smaller Just hoping to save some money since college tuition is expensive.
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I'm not looking to put crazy wide tires, just because the rim is that wide. I know it would be stretched but I would probably be going with 225 or 235 max tire width.
Buy the used ones, put 225/235s on, roll/pull the fenders and add some camber. They'll fit.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:56 PM   #11
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Will it be an odd amount of camber to actually make them fit do you think or somewhat reasonable range. I don't want to have my tires looking like this

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Why don't you ask the guy with the wagon what he did and what his specs are? Going to be very similar to what you will need to do.

My GUESS: Roll and pull f/r, 2+ degrees of negative camber and some pretty stiff springs/coilovers.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:51 PM   #13
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Well I guess he is selling them for his friend who isn't on nasioc so he doesn't know the exact info on the wagon

Hmmm decisions decisions....never been good at making them.
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hey is that local person still selling there?? i might be interested in buying that +32 set!!!!
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