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Old 03-11-2013, 10:19 PM   #1151
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Love them wheels DutchOven.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:40 PM   #1152
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Did you need the spacer to clear the Brembo's ? Or some other reason..?
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:44 PM   #1153
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Installed some new wheels and tires Sunday morning

Wheel Specs: OZ Ultraleggera17X8 +48
Tire and Specs: Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position, 235/45
Suspension: GTWorx Bilstein struts with RCE YELLOW springs (330/330, 15mm drop)
Fender Modification: None - no rubbing
Wheel Spacers: None

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:05 PM   #1154
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Looks nice. Definitely a classy wheel choice.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:12 AM   #1155
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2009 impreza 2.5i hatch
stock suspention
wheels 18x8.5 +??

If there is an "et48" stamped inside the rim, does that mean 48 is the offset? Everytime I do the measuring math method I get 63.5???

tires NEED HELP - I want to go with 235/40r18 without any rolling or rubbing

Will this setup fit on my car. Wanting to buy rubber this week. Thanks

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:25 AM   #1156
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2009 impreza 2.5i hatch
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If there is an "et48" stamped inside the rim, does that mean 48 is the offset? Everytime I do the measuring math method I get 63.5???

tires NEED HELP - I want to go with 235/40r18 without any rolling or rubbing

Will this setup fit on my car. Wanting to buy rubber this week. Thanks
Yes, the "ET48" means a +48 offset. I would imagine that setup wouldn't rub, unless the stock suspension is SO soft that it compresses a ton over bumps. I had no rubbing whatsoever with a very similar setup, and I was lowered 1-1.2".
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:59 PM   #1157
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #1158
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Did you need the spacer to clear the Brembo's ? Or some other reason..?
Nope, these wheels clear every bbk that fits the car; they were designed to be this way. They are used on many of the racecars in the British Touring Car Championships.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:58 PM   #1159
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Nope, these wheels clear every bbk that fits the car; they were designed to be this way. They are used on many of the racecars in the British Touring Car Championships.
Good to know, so the spacers were just for fender 'flushness' or something?
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:44 AM   #1160
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Good to know, so the spacers were just for fender 'flushness' or something?
A 3mm spacer is pointless unless for brake clearance. Aesthetically it's 0 change.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:28 AM   #1161
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Good to know, so the spacers were just for fender 'flushness' or something?
Nope. The inside of the tire was getting too close to the coilover and I was afraid that it would rub.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:10 AM   #1162
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A 3mm spacer is pointless unless for brake clearance. Aesthetically it's 0 change.
Don't forgot inner suspension clearance!

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Nope. The inside of the tire was getting too close to the coilover and I was afraid that it would rub.
Gotcha, that would have been the third option I should have voiced.. lol.

Anyway, great setup. I hope to do something like that one day.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:52 PM   #1163
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Anyone running a 245 on a 18x8.5 wheel? Any fender modifications needed? I'm on the bilsteins/yellows and I'm thinking of going with the Michelin Pilot Super Sports as my next tires.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:58 PM   #1164
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Anyone running at 245 on a 18x8.5 wheel? Any fender modifications needed? I'm on the bilsteins/yellows and I'm thinking of going with the Michelin Pilot Super Sports as my next tires.
You should be fine. I'm about to put on my 18x8.5 +44 wheels with 235/40/18 Federals (run pretty much as wide as a 245), lowered on Epic springs which are lower than yellows, stock fenders and I don't plan on having any issues. Yellows only drop about .6" and I'm at 1.4f/1.0r
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:04 PM   #1165
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You should be fine. I'm about to put on my 18x8.5 +44 wheels with 235/40/18 Federals (run pretty much as wide as a 245), lowered on Epic springs which are lower than yellows, stock fenders and I don't plan on having any issues. Yellows only drop about .6" and I'm at 1.4f/1.0r
Awesome, thanks for the help. I should have mentioned that the wheels are +43
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:13 PM   #1166
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18x9.5 +30 on 225/40/18
Bc coilovers
Fenders rolled
how much camber are you running? do you have just coils or also camber kit?
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:51 AM   #1167
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For the people who like stretched tires like me quick questio. I just ordered my t2rs (18x9.5 38+) whats your thought on a 235/40 I do want some stretch nothing like a 225 though, but I feel ill be able to tuck it better than a 245? I will be lowering on bc br coils at the same time. 2nd question will a 235/40 look good if not completly slammed but a 1inch to inch 1/2 drop 2inch max? I know I am going to have to roll all fender but wont need a pull because not slammin. Also a another question how low do you guys think I will be able to go with out bottoming out on everything seeing I kind of have a steep drive way? FYI I have read through all the pages in this thread and is tuff to get an exact answer. THANKS guys for the help!

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:18 AM   #1168
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yes your car is a failure.

lets take a look:

staggered setup
generally not a good idea for AWD as different amounts of tire stretch can affect overall tire diameter, will increase wear on the center differential. im not saying that your diff will implode, but i could see it potentially causing issues.

car is WAY too low
will not handle as well as a car with proper suspension travel and proper suspension geometry. you bought coilovers to slam your car. good job

improper tire size for wheel width
running a 205 width tire on a 8.5-9" wide wheel is just stupid. it looks stupid. it does not give you more performance, it reduces it.

not sure why im trying to tell you these things though, you're probably one of the ILDS idiots who cruise parking lots at 5mph and then claim they never have any problems. gee i wonder why LOL.

there are pics of my car earlier in this thread. feel free to scroll back and see what a proper wheel/tire/suspension setup looks like.

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17x9" ET44 Work Emotion CR-Kai
245/40/17 Continental ExtremeContact DW
RCE Black Springs (275/250 lb/in) lowers 0.75" (19mm)
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Winter: (i didnt post this because it didnt fit this thread's aim)





15x7" (ET unknown, guessing 45) Team Dynamics Pro Rally 1
215/65/15 General Altimax Arctic
King Lift Springs (~280/250 lb/in) LIFTED 1.5" (38mm)
Koni Sport (yellow) dampers
Whiteline 22mm rear swaybar

my car in "winter mode" will outperform your car LOL


I have since sold the RCE Black springs. will be using Feal 441 Coilovers for future summer seasons.


Wish I could run rally type setup on my STi but nothing will clear the brakes. I would like to trade my brakes for group-N sti setup but thats long shot. Plus I like them for summer autocross on pavement. Im considering building another Impreza for winter/rally...like 02' RS and put my spare STi engine in it. We'll see what happens. Thanks for sharing, wicked setup
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:19 AM   #1169
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:25 AM   #1170
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Dont be this guy.... lol

Slammed STI Stuck - YouTube
and that is why i hate on hella flush setups. Just plain stupid.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:59 AM   #1172
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and that is why i hate on hella flush setups. Just plain stupid.
Seems like that guy is RWD converted... Only his rear wheel is spinning... If it was still awd, wouldn't the computer recognize this and transfer power to the other wheels especially the newer ones with the vdc...?? I think being hella flush has little to do with why he is stuck...
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:19 AM   #1173
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Seems like that guy is RWD converted... Only his rear wheel is spinning... If it was still awd, wouldn't the computer recognize this and transfer power to the other wheels especially the newer ones with the vdc...?? I think being hella flush has little to do with why he is stuck...
If he wasn't hella flush, he wouldn't be stuck at all in the first place.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:07 PM   #1174
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sorry to keep asking but i haventrreally got a clear answer

2009
impreza 2.5i Hatchback
rims- 18x8.5 +48
suspesion- stock(probably keep it stock if new setup looks alright)

tires- NEED HELP will a 245/40 fit? i think at fenders will be fine due to the high suspension of the 2.5i. so my main concern is it rubbing on the strut.

or would 235/40 be a safer bet?

any one running this or have the knowledge to help a brother out???
looking to buy rubber this week.

thanks
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:23 PM   #1175
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Seems like that guy is RWD converted... Only his rear wheel is spinning... If it was still awd, wouldn't the computer recognize this and transfer power to the other wheels especially the newer ones with the vdc...?? I think being hella flush has little to do with why he is stuck...
VDC doesnt matter when the car is too stuck for a power transfer to help. what he's doing is burning the clutch packs in the center diff. Hear the clicking? That ain't good.

Hella flush cars have to be hella low. It has everything to do with it.
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