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Old 08-05-2012, 10:06 PM   #876
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Def have to roll fenders. 8.5's you wouldnt. These are 18x8.5 +40

This is on bcbr coils 245 40 18
I thought you were running 18x8.5 +45 on 235/40/18?
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #877
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I remember i told u that and i triple checked so initially u were correct. I have a few cars and get mixed up at times.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:42 AM   #878
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Def have to roll fenders. 8.5's you wouldnt. These are 18x8.5 +40


This is on bcbr coils 245 40 18
Which is interesting because there are a few fellows who say they rub with 18x8 +45 with 235/40R18.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #879
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Which is interesting because there are a few fellows who say they rub with 18x8 +45 with 235/40R18.
I agree, perhaps the minuscule differences in the tires make the difference. Who knows.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #880
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I wonder if perhaps the narrow body sedan has slightly less fender clearance in the rear then the narrow body hatches. The other people I was referring to both have narrow body sedans.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:28 PM   #881
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I wonder if perhaps the narrow body sedan has slightly less fender clearance in the rear then the narrow body hatches. The other people I was referring to both have narrow body sedans.
No, they should be about the same.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:30 AM   #882
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Which is interesting because there are a few fellows who say they rub with 18x8 +45 with 235/40R18.
I think it's going to depend on how low you are, and also how tires vary from brand to brand. I have 18x8.5 +44 and 225/40/18 on my sedan and there's a solid two finger gap of clearance between my tire and fender. 245/40/18s are next.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #883
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No, they should be about the same.
'Should be' and 'are' can sometimes be quite different.

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I think it's going to depend on how low you are, and also how tires vary from brand to brand. I have 18x8.5 +44 and 225/40/18 on my sedan and there's a solid two finger gap of clearance between my tire and fender. 245/40/18s are next.
245/40r18's are going to be pretty darn huge. The fellow earlier with that size on a +40 wheel with stock fenders is the first time I've seen anyone get that much tire with that low an offset on a narrow body (no fender work). I don't think I could fit that setup on my sedan, but I'm just guessing as I haven't tried.
Do you have a sedan or hatch? I can't remember.
In anycase, the only way how low you are is going to effect it is if the 'higher' riding people never compress the suspension enough (bumps/corners) to where the 'low' people get to. I run mine through the entire length of suspension travel, so it really doesn't much matter what my ride height is at.
There certainly are differences in size for different brands/models, perhaps the fellows rubbing with 235/40R18's on +45 wheels had StarSpecs or something, beats me...
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:47 AM   #884
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245/40r18's are going to be pretty darn huge. The fellow earlier with that size on a +40 wheel with stock fenders is the first time I've seen anyone get that much tire with that low an offset on a narrow body (no fender work). I don't think I could fit that setup on my sedan, but I'm just guessing as I haven't tried.
Do you have a sedan or hatch? I can't remember.
In anycase, the only way how low you are is going to effect it is if the 'higher' riding people never compress the suspension enough (bumps/corners) to where the 'low' people get to. I run mine through the entire length of suspension travel, so it really doesn't much matter what my ride height is at.
There certainly are differences in size for different brands/models, perhaps the fellows rubbing with 235/40R18's on +45 wheels had StarSpecs or something, beats me...
I think smeerone gets confused sometimes because he's given different specs for the same pictures in different threads. He has 18x8.5 LeMans on his car and if you look at the WheelDude website, they only offer them in a +45 offset. So I don't think he is +40, which would also explain why he's not rubbing on a 245/40/18 tire.

Either way, I have a good amount of clearance on my setup and I really don't see how I would have a fitment issue with 245/40s, especially since I don't buy super aggressive summer tires that run wide; I usually just get cheap summer tires with decent treadwear since I don't track my car. The 225/40s I have now are like rubber bands, so I'm looking forward to the 245/40 size.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #885
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I'm sure you'll be really happy with it and it's going to look great.

I really wanted to go 255/35R18 on mine, I just wasn't able to swing it when the time came that I needed to change things out... I do really enjoy my 235/40R18 +45 setup
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'Should be' and 'are' can sometimes be quite different.



245/40r18's are going to be pretty darn huge. The fellow earlier with that size on a +40 wheel with stock fenders is the first time I've seen anyone get that much tire with that low an offset on a narrow body (no fender work). I don't think I could fit that setup on my sedan, but I'm just guessing as I haven't tried.
Do you have a sedan or hatch? I can't remember.
In anycase, the only way how low you are is going to effect it is if the 'higher' riding people never compress the suspension enough (bumps/corners) to where the 'low' people get to. I run mine through the entire length of suspension travel, so it really doesn't much matter what my ride height is at.
There certainly are differences in size for different brands/models, perhaps the fellows rubbing with 235/40R18's on +45 wheels had StarSpecs or something, beats me...
I am one of the fellows running 235/40/R18s on 18 x 8.5 +45 Offset. I have stock suspension. The tires are Bridgestone Potenzas RE-11s. I do not think that they run as wide as the Dunlop StarSpecs and I rub in the rears on bumps and in the fronts on the fender lining plastic when turning on a bump. My city's roads just weren't built for me to put custom wheels on my car! Im finding this out the hard way and going to have to travel south to get my fenders rolled and the plastic trimmed.

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I think it's going to depend on how low you are, and also how tires vary from brand to brand. I have 18x8.5 +44 and 225/40/18 on my sedan and there's a solid two finger gap of clearance between my tire and fender. 245/40/18s are next.
Are you on stock suspension like me? As Breezio explained previously about having stiffer lowered suspension setups, it just makes sense now to me that there is less car movement on a bump or corner for the fenders to rub. Id consider stiffer springs, but the road quality blows up here in Northern BC, Canada not to mention the snow and ice bumps in the winter.

Here's a new pic of my setup.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:20 PM   #887
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For anyone interested, I took the time to weigh my previous setups. These are for tires mounted on rims, inflated and balanced.

Stock 2010 WRX Rims : 17x7 + 55
+ Yokohama Winters = 47.4 lbs each

American Racing AR106 Rims ( Muscle Car rims): 17 x 7 + 42 (no rub)
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Rota Grids: 18 x 8.5 + 45
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Are you on stock suspension like me? As Breezio explained previously about having stiffer lowered suspension setups, it just makes sense now to me that there is less car movement on a bump or corner for the fenders to rub. Id consider stiffer springs, but the road quality blows up here in Northern BC, Canada not to mention the snow and ice bumps in the winter.
I'm lowered on Epic springs (1"). Supposedly they're not much stiffer than stock so maybe the negative camber that the drop provides helps with not rubbing.

Here's my car on Epic springs, 18x8.5 +44 Grids, 225/40/18 tires.



No rubbing and a two-finger gap between fender and tire front and rear.
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I am one of the fellows running 235/40/R18s on 18 x 8.5 +45 Offset. I have stock suspension. The tires are Bridgestone Potenzas RE-11s. I do not think that they run as wide as the Dunlop StarSpecs and I rub in the rears on bumps and in the fronts on the fender lining plastic when turning on a bump. My city's roads just weren't built for me to put custom wheels on my car! Im finding this out the hard way and going to have to travel south to get my fenders rolled and the plastic trimmed.
So very interesting.

I'm running 235/40R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW on 18x8 +45mm. Now granted I'm running the full RCE/Gtworx/Bilstein setup. but I have run the suspension through the entire available travel range and I don't rub anywhere. The rear fenders are closer then I expected though.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:42 PM   #890
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Hello guys..

Will this rim fit into a 2010 WRX sedan without changing anything? I mean, I'm okay with roll-up fenders, but not so sure with changing / lowering the suspension since in my country, pot holes and speed bumps are crazy.

I'm thinking about Work Emotion XT-7 in bronze, 17 x 9 with +44 offset. Please share some thoughts
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eh ill post it again, just because i DID just change some things in the suspension from what i previously posted. I used to have Epic Engineering springs, but the drop is about the same, the RCEs are just a little stiffer.

RCE black springs
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245/40/17 Continental ExtremeContact DW

no fender work at all.

Alright, found this with the search function.

@gsrcrxi, would you tell me how much lower does this setting have over the stock ones? I really need the ground clearance. But flat-faced work-emotion isn't really my cuppa coffee >_<
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:59 AM   #893
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Alright, found this with the search function.

@gsrcrxi, would you tell me how much lower does this setting have over the stock ones? I really need the ground clearance. But flat-faced work-emotion isn't really my cuppa coffee >_<
Epics drop the car about an inch, so if his Rce blacks are the same... About an inch...
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After looking at this thread for a looong time i finally got mine. Thanks for all the help!

Tein Super Street Coilovers
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After looking at this thread for a looong time i finally got mine. Thanks for all the help!

Tein Super Street Coilovers
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Lookin good.
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So I guess you have the suspension setup so that you have just about no bump travel anymore..?
I really can't see any other way to fit that setup without fender mods.
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So I guess you have the suspension setup so that you have just about no bump travel anymore..?
I really can't see any other way to fit that setup without fender mods.
I was thinking the same.
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Looks good!! Btw, how do you like the Tein super streets?
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So I guess you have the suspension setup so that you have just about no bump travel anymore..?
I really can't see any other way to fit that setup without fender mods.
Well he's not slammed and he's also running tires that are the same diameter as stock. Combine that with some negative camber and I would imagine that helps in the rubbing department.
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