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Old 12-12-2012, 04:18 PM   #1051
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clean setup. im guessing you rolled fenders? and are you running spacers or is the wider wheel stance resulting from offset?

sry if noob question..
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #1052
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Apparently it's a fairly new wheel and there aren't pics around, that's the first I see installed. But they come in 37 offset, maybe that looks deeper. They also come in charcoal and in black, maybe those look better.
I just put Tenzo TZ7 into google and came up with a bunch of pictures. Most on Volvo's interestingly enough.

I checked into the thread, these are 18x8 +37... so there you go.



I'd argue less concave then Nurburgring and Raijin's in +45 (which doesn't really say anything)... but possibly better brake clearance.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:03 AM   #1053
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clean setup. im guessing you rolled fenders? and are you running spacers or is the wider wheel stance resulting from offset?

sry if noob question..
Fenders rolled. Front fenders slightly pulled. No spacers, just a super aggressive offset.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #1054
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Yeah there's two types of "meaty" in my opinion. Wide meaty and lots-of-sidewall meaty.
Agreed. I hate the rubber band look. Sidewall looks so much better IMO.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:27 AM   #1055
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I just put Tenzo TZ7 into google and came up with a bunch of pictures. Most on Volvo's interestingly enough.

I checked into the thread, these are 18x8 +37... so there you go.



I'd argue less concave then Nurburgring and Raijin's in +45 (which doesn't really say anything)... but possibly better brake clearance.
Huh, not what I expected. I would like "concaver" wheels available for our specs, like the wheels for BMW (king of concaves). Some brands, like Avant Garde make 5x100, but the hubs don't fit; shame.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #1056
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08 lightning red WRX

Rota DPT 17x9 42 offset
Nexen 245/40/17
Tein S-tech springs

Fender roll- not yet but the back is a definant must, rubs over bumps and heavy cornering.
Fronts do not need rolled.

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:15 PM   #1057
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just a question. i found that ichiba makes subaru specific wheels spacers. what could i run with 18x8 +48 offset wheels? i have 235/40/18 tires. the vendor is telling me 17mm bolt on spacers would work. would +31 offset be too much? im on bilstein cup kit suspension. its not really that low. heres a picture.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:36 AM   #1058
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Unless your fenders are rolled you're going to rub. And you will have to get longer studs also. 17mm is a good but of difference. Get a measure tool and measure the distance to giv you an idea of how far out the tire will come. Rhys what I did
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:04 AM   #1059
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same tires as before, 245/40/17 Conti Extreme DW

i loved my gold wheels, and they were a lot lighter than these, but i think these look a little better and the size is more what i wanted in the long run. being a non-lip wheel, they look larger and have that nice concave look because of the width/offset. and still doesnt rub (that ive noticed).

How do you like those Thats pretty sick that you have such a fat tire on with no rub. What suspension are you running? how do u like the 9 inch width for turning with the Continentals? I have some 7 inch DWS, noticeably less aggressive on cornering than my 8.5 inch Bridge Potenza RE11.

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:13 AM   #1060
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:22 AM   #1061
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How do you like those Thats pretty sick that you have such a fat tire on with no rub. What suspension are you running? how do u like the 9 inch width for turning with the Continentals? I have some 7 inch DWS, noticeably less aggressive on cornering than my 8.5 inch Bridge Potenza RE11.

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well right NOW im running my winter setup, 15" TD Pro Rally One with General Altimax Arctic 215/65/15 and King lift springs on Koni Yellows.

when i made that post i was running RCE Blacks with Koni Yellows. i didnt rub at all but it was very close. shortly after that post i installed the Whiteline rear subframe bushings (not the inserts). after the alignment, i started to rub very slightly on the rear drivers side. the fender lip was just barely scuffing the tire. my theory is that the stiffer bushings keep the subframe more in place during corning and keeps the tire closer to the fender during compression. so i ended up having to have the rears rolled.

245 isnt really that wide. and they stretch a tad on the 9" wheel. next set i will probably go with a 255/40
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:27 PM   #1062
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Here's a couple of pictures of my wheel set up, planning for wider tires next year. Enjoy! =)

Wheel brand/Specs: Volk Racing TE37 SL Black Edition 18x9.5 +35
Tire Size: 225/40/18
Suspension Type: BC Coilovers, about half a finger gap left
Alignment: Front camber -3.0, Rear camber -2.5, F&R Toe in 1mm
Fenders: Rear Fenders slightly rolled and front fender was never touched

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:40 PM   #1063
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I like those wheels. But I hate that you're using a stupid stretched tire. 255/35 would look MUCH better, fit better, and perform better. IMO
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #1064
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I like those wheels. But I hate that you're using a stupid stretched tire. 255/35 would look MUCH better, fit better, and perform better. IMO
I think for next year i will be using either 235 or 245 but 255 will be too wide and rubbing will be a issues.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #1065
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Anyone have 17x8 +35 offset wheels? I'm considering trading for a set and I'd love to see what they look like
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #1066
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With 3.0 deg camber. You should be able to fit 255. Just roll the front. Maybe pull.

I'm running 245/40/17 on mine, rolled in the rear and it fits fine. I realize you have 9mm less in the way of offset though. But I really don't think you'll have THAT big of an issue. Just sort the fenders out
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:33 PM   #1067
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these came in couple weeks ago, but wont go on till spring. love how light these rims are!
17x9 +35 sbc

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:51 PM   #1068
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I think for next year i will be using either 235 or 245 but 255 will be too wide and rubbing will be a issues.
I'm on 245/40/18 x 9 +38.
Fenders are rolled. Fronts are pulled.
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I'm on RCE Blacks & Bilsteins.

255 is wider but shorter, so depending on suspension travel, you might not rub. I would do 245's if I were you.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #1069
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With 3.0 deg camber. You should be able to fit 255. Just roll the front. Maybe pull.

I'm running 245/40/17 on mine, rolled in the rear and it fits fine. I realize you have 9mm less in the way of offset though. But I really don't think you'll have THAT big of an issue. Just sort the fenders out
Will definitely consider 255 but i did wanna go a bit lower so 245 would work better for me i think.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:55 AM   #1070
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I'm on 245/40/18 x 9 +38.
Fenders are rolled. Fronts are pulled.
Camber -2.0
I'm on RCE Blacks & Bilsteins.

255 is wider but shorter, so depending on suspension travel, you might not rub. I would do 245's if I were you.
I don;t have my coilovers on the stiffest setting yet and not planning too but might consider 245. The reason why I was planning for 235 is because i was planning to go a bit lower but i definitely do want wider tire look!
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:01 AM   #1071
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9mm offset is nearly the same as 20mm tire width... It's a fair size difference.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #1072
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WRX_Airman09; 18x9.5 et35 Rota G-Forces 225/40/18..rolled fenders stretched and poked




without a doubt the sexiest swp wrx hatch I've seen. My car wants to be just like yours when it grows up..minus the stretch
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:38 AM   #1073
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Reading through this a lot and having a hard time wrapping my head around all the fitments and sizes and offsets. Looking to go with something like a 17*9 with some re11s but don't want to have to pull fenders. Roll at the most. I have a one inch gap with the coilovers on on currently and not looking to dump my car. Just want wide rubber for added grip since I do track my car. What would you all advise? Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:05 AM   #1074
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Reading through this a lot and having a hard time wrapping my head around all the fitments and sizes and offsets. Looking to go with something like a 17*9 with some re11s but don't want to have to pull fenders. Roll at the most. I have a one inch gap with the coilovers on on currently and not looking to dump my car. Just want wide rubber for added grip since I do track my car. What would you all advise? Thanks.
On 17x9s and coilovers, I would probably run a 245/40/17 tire. Offset between +40 and +44 most likely.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:31 AM   #1075
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If I was running coilovers and tracking the car, I'd run shorter tires 255/40/17 instead of 245/45/17 (equal to my 245/40/18). Since you can adjust the height and dampening, you can keep the gap and if there's any rubbing, you can adjust your dampening. But I agree with SWP n Gold, offset between +40 and +44.
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