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Old 06-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #776
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:15 AM   #777
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:29 AM   #778
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What you you guys think? Would love to lower it a little, but I'm an avid skiier so I need as much clearance as possible.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #779
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Can we all stop quoting pictures?
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:55 AM   #780
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:15 AM   #781
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:15 PM   #782
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I just put some xxr 527's 18x8.75x35 wrapped in 245/40/18 Nitto Neo Gens onto my 08 WRX sedan. Stock suspension, I am rubbing really bad on bumps in the rear, it is cutting up the tires. I am going to roll my fenders but only if it will solve the rubbing issue. Does anyone know if a roll will be enough? Is this setup too aggressive for the stock suspension? Thanks in advance
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #783
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Is this setup too aggressive for the stock suspension?
In short, yes. The stock suspension (especially 2008) is just too soft and you have a semi-aggressive setup for a narrow body. You can roll your fenders, get stiffer oem-height springs, or maybe lower it so you can get some negative camber and roll your fenders.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #784
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I just put some xxr 527's 18x8.75x35 wrapped in 245/40/18 Nitto Neo Gens onto my 08 WRX sedan. Stock suspension, I am rubbing really bad on bumps in the rear, it is cutting up the tires. I am going to roll my fenders but only if it will solve the rubbing issue. Does anyone know if a roll will be enough? Is this setup too aggressive for the stock suspension? Thanks in advance
Too aggressive for stock suspension, not enough camber.

You'll need more than a roll.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:41 PM   #785
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I need some help...

I posted a while ago my Enkei EKM3 setup, 18x7.5 ET45 w/ 225/40r18. It seems the tires are not wide enough for PR streets, so I have 3 out of 4 wheels with slight bends in the inner rim. Paint will need fixing, but there's no road rash, and the bends are kind of dumb, but they create problems when balancing. My steering wheel always vibrates at speeds below 70. Might be selling them soon...

I'm planning on getting some Rota Gravels, so I need some tips. My idea was to go 18x8 ET48 on 235/40 tire, but looking at another member's setup of the Rota Gravels (too long to look back for it, but it was Vanderkitten I think), I'm thinking about going 18x8.5 on 235/40 instead. I'm currently sitting on Eibach springs with stock shocks, but the rears oversettled, so it looks a bit sinked on the back. I already have replacement shocks and a brand new set of progress springs (didn't think it was worth spending $1K on coilovers for the amount of driving that I do... 17K miles on a 2008 WRX, bought new in Jan 2010).

So, what I want to know. I've seen you guys explaining a lot about how 8.5 wheels on +44 offset will clear everything. I've been trying to find better pics of this kind of setup, but all I get are "posing" pics, either too far away or at an angle that I can't appreciate them properly. Could anyone point me to some more specific and more closed-up pics of how the 18x8.5 ET44 on 235/40 (would like to see 245/40 also, if possible) looks and fits inside the wheelwell? Fender rolling? Stock, lowering springs or coilover suspension?

I saw the pics Vanderkitten posted, and it's my same car, even the same color and the same wheels I want. You guys have already explained this well, but I need to see it, not just read it. Take for example the guy running 18x9.5 on 225/40 for the kind of pics I'm looking for. Sorry if I'm being a PITA...
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #786
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If you bent wheels from the crappy streets down there with your current setup, I'd suggest you switch to a 17" and get some sidewall back.
Maybe like a 17x8 +45mm - +48mm with a 235/45R18 tire.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:58 PM   #787
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If you bent wheels from the crappy streets down there with your current setup, I'd suggest you switch to a 17" and get some sidewall back.
Maybe like a 17x8 +45mm - +48mm with a 235/45R18 tire.
I've been thinking about that for a while now, but I don't like how small 17's look on our cars. I've liked a few 17's I've seen here, so If I was to take that route, they'd have to be black with little to no lip so that they blend with the tires and not look so small.

There's a guy in this thread with a blue wagon running 17x8 OZ's in black that look really nice. I searched for those wheels, but they're so freaking expensive...

Anyways, I'd still like to see those close-ups if possible...
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:46 PM   #788
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I'll put links to single posts to avoid quoting a whole bunch of pics...

Here's Vanderkitten's post on what I'm looking to get: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=129
The pics show pretty well how the 8.5 ET44 looks on the wagon, but they look to me like they could rub. My rear is sunk due to the springs, but I'm guessing new ones with this setup will solve my issue. Better close-ups anyone?

As for the 17x8's, here's the blue wagon I was talking about: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=176 and http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=275
I like how these sit on the 08 wagon. I'm guessing he switched tires between posts, but he doesn't specify tire brand on post#275. He writes 225/45 on both posts, but the post#275 tires look wider. Can anyone tell me which tire brand that is? Dunlop Direzza maybe?

Zoomed in... Bridgestone Potenza...

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Old 06-25-2012, 11:06 AM   #789
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Hey guys just trying to make my stock 08 wrx on stock suspension look a little wider. I'm looking at some 18 x 9 rota g forces with 235/40/18 tires. Will this fit without scraping or a fender roll?
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Hey guys just trying to make my stock 08 wrx on stock suspension look a little wider. I'm looking at some 18 x 9 rota g forces with 235/40/18 tires. Will this fit without scraping or a fender roll?
18x9 +35 and 235/40/18s will rub on stock suspension.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:44 PM   #791
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Anyone WRX owners interested in these wheels-http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2372897



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Old 06-25-2012, 05:22 PM   #792
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If you bent wheels from the crappy streets down there with your current setup, I'd suggest you switch to a 17" and get some sidewall back.
Maybe like a 17x8 +45mm - +48mm with a 235/45R18 tire.
So I've been doing some research on your suggestion...

I'm keen to the 17" OZ Ultraleggera's I mentioned above. That blue wagon just had me going. Now, my quest for tires becomes more difficult. The blue wagon I mentioned says it's running on 225/45's, which I can tell it is just by looking at 235/45's. I gotta say the 235/45's look very beefy, which I like and don't like at the same time. For one, the wheel will be protected, which is a plus for me, but on the other hand, it will make it look a bit small for my taste. I don't know if it's the brand or not, but in some pics these tires look wide on the OZ's, but on other pics and other wheels they look like they're in between stretched and not stretched... I hope you can understand what I mean by this... For example, the 2011 WRX has 235/45's on 17x8 stock wheels, but the factory tires look a bit stretched when you compare them to Dunlop's or Hankook's...

The 225/45's look good on the wheels, but I'm thinking they'll have that stretched look, which I don't like that much (I can live with it though), and it would also make the wheel more prone to bends if I take a big enough pot hole. They look like I'll have enough sidewall to avoid this, but looking at pics doesn't help that much as most of them are too far away or the resolution is not that good.

I'm not looking at tire sizes by price. I've set my mind on a $2K budget for this, so I just want to make the right choice. I've been searching for pics of these wheels in that size with different tire sizes to compare them, so I'm just want to hear other suggestions about it.

...And sorry for making an essay out my issue...

Edit for adding some samples I found
225/45's


Do these look stretched?

235/45's


I'm guessing brand has something to do with how they look, so I don't know what to choose...

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Old 06-26-2012, 09:58 AM   #793
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Different brands and even different models within a brand will definitely run slightly different in physical width for a given 'spec' width.

235's on a 8" wide wheel should never be stretched no matter what you get, however some will be more towards 'square' and others not so much.

Asside from width, the 235/45's will be slightly taller then the 225/45's, which will give you a little more protection and fill out the wheel well a little better.
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Different brands and even different models within a brand will definitely run slightly different in physical width for a given 'spec' width.

235's on a 8" wide wheel should never be stretched no matter what you get, however some will be more towards 'square' and others not so much.

Asside from width, the 235/45's will be slightly taller then the 225/45's, which will give you a little more protection and fill out the wheel well a little better.
Also, checking pricing, the 235/45's run cheaper by a couple bucks, so I wouldn't find it cost effective to go with the 225/45's. I wasn't looking for price, but it's more beef for less money on the same tire, so 235/45 it is.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:58 AM   #795
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #796
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Those look nice for 225/45's, but a bit rounded. I get what you mean now by "squared look". That's the brand I'm aiming for, so I'll definately go with 235/45's.

Thanks again.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:24 PM   #797
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:38 PM   #799
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Any of you guys running 17x8.25 et+35? Stock suspension? I have a feeling these are going to poke a lot with 235's but just wanting photographic confirmation.

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Any of you guys running 17x8.25 et+35? Stock suspension? I have a feeling these are going to poke a lot with 235's but just wanting photographic confirmation.
+35 is pretty aggressive for a narrow body on stock suspension. Lowering it would give you some negative camber so it wouldn't look weird.
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