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Old 04-11-2014, 02:52 PM   #1426
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Here a couple pictures of my 2010 wrx.

Wheels: Volks TE37SL Black Editions 18x9.5 +35
Tires: 245/40/18 Yokohama S.Drive
Front & Rear Fenders rolled with a trim front fender liner
What camber are you running?
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:02 PM   #1427
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:12 PM   #1428
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:31 PM   #1429
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Here a couple pictures of my 2010 wrx.

Wheels: Volks TE37SL Black Editions 18x9.5 +35
Tires: 245/40/18 Yokohama S.Drive
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Looks flawless! I'll be running a similar setup (spec wise) shortly, good to see it fits well!
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:10 PM   #1430
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Looks flawless! I'll be running a similar setup (spec wise) shortly, good to see it fits well!
Thanks man! Hope to see some pcitures soon!
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:13 PM   #1431
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Got my new summer set on. Rota gforce 18x8.5 +48 on 235-40-18. No rubbing very happy



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Old 04-14-2014, 09:23 PM   #1432
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^^ are you lowered at all?
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:35 PM   #1433
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^^ are you lowered at all?
Nope stock suspension
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:37 PM   #1434
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Ordered my wheel set up finally...
Just got my WORK XD9's in today!
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:51 AM   #1435
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what size wheels are they?
what size tires will you be using?

guys, this isn't just a 'post pictures' thread. it is meant to be helpful for others to gauge what wheel setups will work, and/or the different amounts of work needed to make different setups work. blindly posting pics with vague specs, or no specs at all, is not helpful. please try to include all of the items outlined in the first post (wheel specs, tire specs, suspension setup, spacer, fender work, etc)
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:34 PM   #1436
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18x9 +38 5X100 WORK XD9's. Fortune 500 coilovers 10K/10K spring rates front and back. Fenders rolled. Nitto NT05'S 245/40R18 tires. Muteki extended lug nuts and locking kit. If that helps.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:46 PM   #1437
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I wanna see RPF1's 17x9 +45 on an 08-10 Sedan with stock suspension!
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:10 PM   #1438
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18x9 +38 5X100 WORK XD9's. Fortune 500 coilovers 10K/10K spring rates front and back. Fenders rolled. Nitto NT05'S 245/40R18 tires. Muteki extended lug nuts and locking kit. If that helps.
I've been wanting to get my hands on the matte blue version. How deep is the lip on them 18x9? Is it possible to take a pic?
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:18 PM   #1439
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^^ all 18x9 are 1.8" according to Work

http://www.workwheelsusa.com/news-post.php?article=99

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I wanna see RPF1's 17x9 +45 on an 08-10 Sedan with stock suspension!
I dont think the +45 will work without rubbing on the strut IIRC... you will probably need the +35

08 wrx with rpf1 pics...
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:24 PM   #1440
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Details: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...850467&page=42



Wheels are heavy but overall I like the setup.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:58 AM   #1441
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^^ all 18x9 are 1.8" according to Work

httpn//www.workwheelsusa.com/news-post.php?article=99



I dont think the +45 will work without rubbing on the strut IIRC... you will probably need the +35

08 wrx with rpf1 pics...
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2264502
Ya I read that thread.
I've seen from two accounts that +45 is perfect. But that was on 11+ hatches
On stock suspension. +35 is a little too much offset for me
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:00 PM   #1442
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Ya I read that thread.
I've seen from two accounts that +45 is perfect. But that was on 11+ hatches
On stock suspension. +35 is a little too much offset for me
Strange, +45 is a great offset for the narrow bodies, while the wide bodies run +38 18x9.5 all day long, I imagine 9" wide and +35 would be easy for them.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:44 PM   #1443
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I dont think the +45 will work without rubbing on the strut IIRC... you will probably need the +35
I have 17x9 +45 with 255/40/17 and I have the GT worx/RCE yellow susp. I'm running it with OEM camber bolt in top position and SPC camber bolts in the bottom hole. Clearance is tight, like prob 2mm. I plan on getting some Whiteline Com C Top hats (they tilt the strut housing inward givving a few mm more clearance than a camber bolt) soon...Just not looking forward to taking the car apart since I seem to have been tweaking on it a lot recently. I see the slightest rubbing marks from the tire on the strut housing, but it looks like it's barely touched it once. I could throw some 3mm wheel spacers on as well to remedy it and still have plenty of thread left on the studs, and still be hubcentric...but I like the additional caster gain the Com C's will get me.

Anyway, I'll do something about it soon, and yet it really isn't a problem to leave it as it is. Not with these tires at least. But, because the clearance is so snug, a tire change to a different brand in the same size may just force me to change things up with either new top hats or spacers.

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Old 05-03-2014, 09:11 AM   #1444
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Hey guys, I recently put some 17" grids on my 2010 wrx sedan with oem size tires (225/45/17). The wheels however look a bit to small so I'm thinking about going to a 18" wheel tire combo. The wheels I'm looking at are 18x8 +48 offset, I'm curious which size tire should I go for it's either 225/40/18 or 235/40/18? I want no tire stretch as this is my daily driver. I'm just looking for a good fit as I'm about to upgrade my suspension as well, nothing crazy either Koni's with Epic springs or gtworx cup kit with rce springs. Thanks and sorry for the rambling!
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:12 AM   #1445
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Hey guys, I recently put some 17" grids on my 2010 wrx sedan with oem size tires (225/45/17). The wheels however look a bit to small so I'm thinking about going to a 18" wheel tire combo. The wheels I'm looking at are 18x8 +48 offset, I'm curious which size tire should I go for it's either 225/40/18 or 235/40/18? I want no tire stretch as this is my daily driver. I'm just looking for a good fit as I'm about to upgrade my suspension as well, nothing crazy either Koni's with Epic springs or gtworx cup kit with rce springs. Thanks and sorry for the rambling!
I'd say scratch the Koni's w/ Epics. Epics are too low, not enough spring rate, and you'll scrape everything with the front overhang.

18x8 +48 is going to put your wheels tucked under the car quite a bit, especially in the rear. As far as no stretch, 235 is pretty square on an 8" rim. With the setup you described, you won't need to roll the fenders though which is a plus.

Now, prob aesthetically with running 18's on the RCE/Bilstein setup is that it will make your wheel gap look funny as the drop is only 5/8". In which case you're really better off sticking with 17" wheels which will have the added benefit of pothole protection.

I ran 17x8" +47 with 245/40/17's prior to my current setup for 25k miles, and liked it, but with my new turbo I decided I wanted more grip and got the 17x9" RPF1's with 255/40/17's.

You'll really like the GTworx cup kit. If you do get it, set the height on the middle clip position in the rear for the level look. Best of luck, and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask. BTW, I have pics of my car with the new setup posted on this thread from a couple weeks ago...about a page or two back.
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^^ Epics are too low?? I ran Epic's for over a year in CT without scraping...

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Hey guys, I recently put some 17" grids on my 2010 wrx sedan with oem size tires (225/45/17). The wheels however look a bit to small so I'm thinking about going to a 18" wheel tire combo. The wheels I'm looking at are 18x8 +48 offset, I'm curious which size tire should I go for it's either 225/40/18 or 235/40/18? I want no tire stretch as this is my daily driver. I'm just looking for a good fit as I'm about to upgrade my suspension as well, nothing crazy either Koni's with Epic springs or gtworx cup kit with rce springs. Thanks and sorry for the rambling!
Agreed 17s are just too small for our bodies... The 18x8.5 +44 grids with a 245/40 tire on an Epic/Koni setup will look perfect... SWP n Gold ran this setup and it looked/ sat very nice and did not require fender mods... For a slightly more performance oriented setup I'd go the gtworx kit... If you go with the black springs instead of yellows it will give you a more DD friendly setup with a little more drop than the yellows... If you do go 18x8+48 then the 235/40 tire will be perfect for what you want to do
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Not sure why they made the RCE blacks except for there's pansies out there that can't handle a "sporting ride." I drive for Uber and have people in my car all the time and it's not an issue. Car is comfortable enough, and I even have Eibach Sways as well. Epics springs are closer to the spring rate of the RCE Blacks. If you want 18's to look right, may want to go RCE Black or Epic though as the Wheel gap won't look quite right IMO with RCE yellows on 18's...too much gap.
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This is my current dilemma, I cant decide on which springs. Its down to the following options: Eibachs w/Konis, RCE blacks w/Konis or RCE blacks with Bilsteins. I went with the 18" wheels and need the suspension now. Thanks for the help everyone.
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Now, prob aesthetically with running 18's on the RCE/Bilstein setup is that it will make your wheel gap look funny as the drop is only 5/8". In which case you're really better off sticking with 17" wheels which will have the added benefit of pothole protection.

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Not sure why they made the RCE blacks except for there's pansies out there that can't handle a "sporting ride." I drive for Uber and have people in my car all the time and it's not an issue. Car is comfortable enough, and I even have Eibach Sways as well. Epics springs are closer to the spring rate of the RCE Blacks. If you want 18's to look right, may want to go RCE Black or Epic though as the Wheel gap won't look quite right IMO with RCE yellows on 18's...too much gap.
Umm.. Not sure where you guys got the idea that the RCE Yellows look funny with 18" wheels..

GTWorx/Bilstein Sportcup struts/shocks, RCE Yellow springs. 18x8 +45mm wheels, 235/40 tire.
Sure, it's not tucking tire, but it's darn near perfect in my eyes for a functional setup that still looks good.




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You'll really like the GTworx cup kit. If you do get it, set the height on the middle clip position in the rear for the level look. Best of luck, and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask. BTW, I have pics of my car with the new setup posted on this thread from a couple weeks ago...about a page or two back.
It might depend on which spring you go with, on the Yellows you need one clip up in the rear to be level.
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It might depend on which spring you go with, on the Yellows you need one clip up in the rear to be level.
Had my RCE yellow/Bilsteins for 3 years. I just switched to the middle clip in the rear after having it raised by 5mm which for my car wasn't level, but my thinking was that since I have 2 kids, that it would make it more level when riding around with them. Any, set it in the middle first and see what you think. It WILL look hiked in the rear if you don't have it in the middle clip.

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