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Old 07-18-2012, 10:45 AM   #851
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Yeah, it's about as annoying as the passenger airbag OFF indicator. After a while, you don't even notice. And it's only for a few months (for me) while my winter setup is on.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #852
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My tire light only comes on in the winter when it dips down into the 30s and 40s in the morning here in San Diego. It shuts off in the afternoon.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:37 PM   #853
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Another shot, all cleaned up.

09' WRX
RCE/Bilstein struts and yellow springs
TSW Nurburgring, 18x8 +45mm, matte bronze
Continental Extreme Contact DW, 235/40ZR18
No fender mods, No rubbing
Approximately -1.8 degrees camber Rear (factory)
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:21 PM   #854
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New shoes!!

RPF1 17x8 +45
Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star 245/45/17

All stock, No rubbing at all!

Yes I am going to lower it soon! Yes the tires are tall but I live in Wisconsin and all the roads are horrible. Its my daily, not a race car.



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Old 07-24-2012, 11:06 PM   #855
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Nice, them are some big-uns

How is the clearance to your RA flaps in the front?
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:04 AM   #856
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Nice, them are some big-uns

How is the clearance to your RA flaps in the front?
Haha!! Thanks! The ride is better then stock now!! So nice! I hate low pro tires. Car use to bang and cluck on every bump. There's about a inch or so of clearance. No rubbing at all! Even at full lock! Once I lower it, it will look perfect!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #857
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Cool. My tires are a little taller then stock, though not as tall as yours and I was a little surprised how close the fronts get to the RA flaps at a partial turn. Was curious if yours still cleared them. Good to know.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:12 AM   #858
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My first post. Just got some new wheels straight in from Japan.

18x7.5 +47
Work Emotion CR Kiwami (Ashed Titan/Matte Bronze)
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:09 AM   #859
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lol "straight in from japan"

this isnt fatf bro.

and why would you do 18x7.5" if you are ordering wheels?
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:56 AM   #860
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Not everybody wants huge whide wheels.

Looks good, as those wheels always do!
Just get that suspension done
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #861
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Not everybody wants huge whide wheels.

Looks good, as those wheels always do!
Just get that suspension done
Didn't say anything about big wide wheels, but 18x7.5" is pretty useless and limits you to only one or two tire sizes.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:39 AM   #862
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Didn't say anything about big wide wheels, but 18x7.5" is pretty useless and limits you to only one or two tire sizes.
Funny, my Prodrive GT1's are 18X7.5 and handle amazing with Continental DWS. No need to max out the width unless you want the herrafrush. To say it's useless is just untrue.

If I were a track junkie, I would go wider and get high-performance summer tires, but it's not really necessary for daily driving.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #863
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Thanks johnnyb, Breezio - agree on the suspension.

sc00by4life, appreciate the warm welcome. We're very restricted in Aus with increases in wheel diameter and width. Anything over 1" from the largest factory sizing will prevent you from insuring the car. Whilst Id love to go bigger and wider its simply not worth the risk.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #864
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Funny, my Prodrive GT1's are 18X7.5 and handle amazing with Continental DWS. No need to max out the width unless you want the herrafrush. To say it's useless is just untrue.

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18x7.5" limits you to one or two sizes, vs an 8" wheel which gives you more options.

You don't need to be "hella flush" to run wide wheels, nor is that what I'm talking about.

Merely talking about options . They do look nice though, the cr Kai/kiwami is a timeless design.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:40 PM   #865
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Thanks johnnyb, Breezio - agree on the suspension.

sc00by4life, appreciate the warm welcome. We're very restricted in Aus with increases in wheel diameter and width. Anything over 1" from the largest factory sizing will prevent you from insuring the car. Whilst Id love to go bigger and wider its simply not worth the risk.
Ye gads! That sucks.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:48 PM   #866
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ok ive been looking for hours now and cant really find anything giving me an exact answer so here it is. i need to know if i can fit the Rota D 18x9.5 +40 5x100 on my 09 wrx sedan i have all stock suspension would i have to roll my finders? and if i can fit thoes what size tires fit?? thanks for the help
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:03 PM   #867
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ok ive been looking for hours now and cant really find anything giving me an exact answer so here it is. i need to know if i can fit the Rota D 18x9.5 +40 5x100 on my 09 wrx sedan i have all stock suspension would i have to roll my finders? and if i can fit thoes what size tires fit?? thanks for the help
I am quite positive that the white wrx with the 18x9.5 nt03's are +40 but I am not too confident that they will clear the front strut towers.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #868
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I know you will definitely have to roll your fenders and almost certain you will have to get coilsovers as well. My wheels are 17x9+42 and I had to roll my rear fenders.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:10 PM   #869
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ok ive been looking for hours now and cant really find anything giving me an exact answer so here it is. i need to know if i can fit the Rota D 18x9.5 +40 5x100 on my 09 wrx sedan i have all stock suspension would i have to roll my finders? and if i can fit thoes what size tires fit?? thanks for the help
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I am quite positive that the white wrx with the 18x9.5 nt03's are +40 but I am not too confident that they will clear the front strut towers.
That's my wrx w/ the nto3... They are 18x9.5 +40... They will not fit with the stock suspension, you will need coilovers with camber plates as well as a roll front and rear... The tire size will be more determined by how low you will want to go...a 225 or 235/40 will allow you to go lower as opposed to my 245/35 (many run 245/40) or a 255/35 which is probably pushing it...
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I know you will definitely have to roll your fenders and almost certain you will have to get coilsovers as well. My wheels are 17x9+42 and I had to roll my rear fenders.
ok what kind of coilovers would you recommended or will make those wheels fit i really like the aggressive look that the 9.5 gives
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #871
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ok ive been looking for hours now and cant really find anything giving me an exact answer so here it is. i need to know if i can fit the Rota D 18x9.5 +40 5x100 on my 09 wrx sedan i have all stock suspension would i have to roll my finders? and if i can fit thoes what size tires fit?? thanks for the help
Def have to roll fenders. 8.5's you wouldnt. These are 18x8.5 +40










This is on bcbr coils 245 40 18

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ok what kind of coilovers would you recommended or will make those wheels fit i really like the aggressive look that the 9.5 gives
Depends what you want performance or looks... Bc br are a popular choice and around $1000 but more for looks... Rce tarmac 2 are amazing but $2000...
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #873
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I have BC BR's and they are way better than stock but like he said not so much for performance although my cars handles exactly the way I want it to and better than any other car I've ever had. If you want to be able to adjust the rear camber you will have to buy some lower control arms as well camber kits by whiteline and powerflex will not adjust enough depending on how low you plan on going of course.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #874
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Ok so if I went with the BC br coilovers how low will that make it? What kind of tire will work with those coilovers/wheel setup?
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Ok so if I went with the BC br coilovers how low will that make it? What kind of tire will work with those coilovers/wheel setup?
They can go pretty much stock to -3" or so... Again how low you want is more what matters with tires... 225/40 or 235/40 if you want to be very low or do less fender work... 245/35(this is what I have) or 245/40 if you don't want to be too low or if you don't mind doing a little extra fender work... 255/35 if you are not planning on being low and will do a roll and slight pull
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