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Old 06-02-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Question on an '08 sti, what is the best FIT rim i can get on 265/ 35ZR/18 tires ?

on an '08 sti,
what width & offset on rims can i get on a set of 265/ 35ZR/18 tires ?

the reason i ask is because these are a wide set of tires and i need to know what width and offset would clear the brakes w/o a problem.
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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for that specific tire i would want a 18x9.5 with a +48 or +45 offset.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:09 PM   #3
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Are you asking what could fit or what would be the best fit? Are you on stock suspension?

You can put 265/35s on the stock rims, they fit fine, though a bit wider rim would be better.

A particular offset isn't going to guarantee brake clearance, it also depends on the spoke design of the specific wheel.
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18x9" to 18x10.5". If you want to fit that tire without any fender modification though, you will need to be conservative with offset. Somewhere in the +55 to +48 range probably. Not all wheels that fit that criteria will clear your brakes or even come in your bolt pattern but some do. You can get OZ Ultraleggera in 18x9" +55 that clear your brakes and will fit that tire with no issue.They also weight <20lbs btw...

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Old 06-02-2010, 10:16 PM   #5
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Are you asking what could fit or what would be the best fit? Are you on stock suspension?

You can put 265/35s on the stock rims, they fit fine, though a bit wider rim would be better.

A particular offset isn't going to guarantee brake clearance, it also depends on the spoke design of the specific wheel.

yes i am on stock suspension.
those are the tires i have on now. i am looking to replace the rims, but was just hearing that others w/ '08 sti's have to get specific rim widths because they don't clear the big brakes.
i was looking to see what the best fit on those tires would be..
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:19 PM   #6
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18x9" to 18x10.5". If you want to fit that tire without any fender modification though, you will need to be conservative with offset. Somewhere in the +55 to +48 range probably. Not all wheels that fit that criteria will clear your brakes or even come in your bolt pattern but some do. You can get OZ Ultraleggera in 18x9" +55 that clear your brakes and will fit that tire with no issue.They also way <20lbs btw...
i was actually looking into the OZ Ultraleggera. Thanks for the size recommendation. I am also looking at the Advan RZ as a possibility.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:30 PM   #7
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i would personally buy something along the lines of 18x9.5 with an offset somewhere between +40 and +45.

a lot of people are proponents of maintaining the stock offset, but i'd rather have a wider track.
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18x9.5" Rota DPT are available in +44 but your fenders are going to need help dealing with a 265 on that. They're also considerably over 20lbs. If you go with those, you should probably just do what you need to do on the fenders and get some 275/35R18. Better gearing, wider.

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