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Old 03-23-2010, 03:16 PM   #1
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Alright here's the deal, Ive stumbled upon a good deal on a set of 255/40/17 RE01-R tires and I really want to throw them on my car. I know 255 is huge, I just want to know if I could make it fit. My question is, how bad will they rub on the back fenders of my 07 wrx wagon? Would rolling the fenders be enough to clear them? Also, these are going on my 04 STi BBS wheels, not sure how the offset will affect the fitment. The suspension is monster truckin' stock height so that might help out a little bit. Any input on making these work would be great.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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It depends theres no strait answer. We need more info on your car. Whats you ride height, camber setting, spring rates? Are you using oem style spring and strut set up, or coilovers?
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:26 PM   #3
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WAY too wide for a 17x7.5 and the tires will rub against the struts for sure.

i'd recommend at LEAST a 17x8.5 +48 for those tires.

and yes, that wide a tire will most likely need some fender massaging all around.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:28 PM   #4
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first of all a 255 on a 7.5 wide wheel is just dangerous! and why would you buy such big tires to fit on a wagon that can barely fit 235's
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:32 PM   #5
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WAY too wide for a 17x7.5 and the tires will rub against the struts for sure.

i'd recommend at LEAST a 17x8.5 +48 for those tires.

and yes, that wide a tire will most likely need some fender massaging all around.

That's what I wasn't sure of, if they would hit the struts or not. Well darn, I was hoping these might work but it seams like it's not worth the trouble. I'm going to look into some smaller tires.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:39 PM   #6
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If those tires are new, I'm sure you could sell them for a good price. That's a desirable size in a desirable tire.

If you want to use them, you'll need new wheels and quite a bit of rear fender work. Even 225's on a wagon can be an issue. You'd need to bend your fender at least 15mm from it's current position. Not impossible, but probably more than minor.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:53 PM   #7
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225's are NOT an issue on my wagon, which is an '07 just like the OP's, so I don't know that your information is based on experience.

255's can be done on the wagon, but not on those wheels. You need +38 to +42 wheels. 8.5" to 9", you will rub on the strut if you don't use camber plates to alter the SAI. You will need to roll the rear fenders completely flat at the lip, and add a slight bulge at the arch. You will need 250# springs minimum, you will have to be no lower than 1.25" below stock height. If you get the right wheels and test fit, you will see exactly what I am talking about. I've done it, and I know what I need to do to make it work. I will be running 235's until I am ready to do everything I need to do to make the 255's work. My advice is that you only do this when you are prepared to go all the way and do it right.
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