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Old 11-17-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default Hate to do this...Rims/Wheels questions

I have avoided starting a thread for awhile now and I've been checking around the forums seeing people's different wheel and tire setups. I've finally decided on a wheel/tire combination, but I'm not sure if the offset (+30) and size of the wheel (17x9 +30) will fit with stock struts and aftermarket springs. I've been contacting people privately asking them questions and they have been a huge help, but ultimately everybody's setups are different and i need definite answers before I buy.

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I will have 225/45/17 tires (stock for 09 wrx)
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I'm pretty sure I'll need to roll the fenders all around but I'm unsure about anything else. Any help would from experienced individuals would be greatly appreciated. Also, if anybody has pics of this setup post some pics! Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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You will want to run wider tires than a 225/45. I know that the GR's have more room than the GD chassis, but I'm not 100% sure that you can get away without at least rolling your fenders in the rear. That fitment will not be friendly with a soft suspension though.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:30 PM   #3
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You will want to run wider tires than a 225/45. I know that the GR's have more room than the GD chassis, but I'm not 100% sure that you can get away without at least rolling your fenders in the rear. That fitment will not be friendly with a soft suspension though.
I don't mind rolling my fenders, i mainly want to know if I'll run into issues other than rub.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:47 PM   #4
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Anybody else know if ill run into any issues other than rubbing if I run 235/40/17 on 17x9's +30?
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:31 PM   #5
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Why those springs?
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:43 PM   #6
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Wasting your money will be the main issue.
Seriously why 225 on 9" wheels? and at et30? Come on what's the point?
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:32 PM   #7
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Yes, it will fit. Should you is another question. You don't have sufficient suspension mods to even have a "decent" experience with that offset. It's your call, because it's your car, but you won't achieve the look you are going for on just springs, which IMO defeats the point of buying them (unless you plan on getting a set of coilovers in the near future), because let's face it... The only reason for et30 wheels is for fashion.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:36 PM   #8
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Why those springs?
mainly price, but i don't see a difference in those and other comparable springs. I'm only looking to spend $250 max on springs because I might get coils at a later date. Definitely open to suggestions if you have any.

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Wasting your money will be the main issue.
Seriously why 225 on 9" wheels? and at et30? Come on what's the point?
Well I wanted to get new tires and wheels, but I cant afford new wheels now. I absolutely need new tires before winter. That means I'd need to run whatever tires I get on my stock wheels. Not sure if 235's fit on 17x7's but that was my initial thought of going with the 225's. If 235's can fit on my stock rims than I'm going with those instead.
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sounds like a REAL-REAL dumb thing to do to a nice car
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:58 PM   #10
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sounds like a REAL-REAL dumb thing to do to a nice car
Care to elaborate? I would just love to hear Uncle Scotty's opinion
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:10 PM   #11
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mainly price, but i don't see a difference in those and other comparable springs. I'm only looking to spend $250 max on springs because I might get coils at a later date. Definitely open to suggestions if you have any.
Just save the $250 and put it towards the megan coilovers you're going to get anyways.
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:13 PM   #12
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Just save the $250 and put it towards the megan coilovers you're going to get anyways.
well thats one of the things im trying to figure out. I didn't think I could run this setup without suspension modifications
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Care to elaborate? I would just love to hear Uncle Scotty's opinion
d00000000000d

yew are charging into this just like a typical kiddie would

half assed and wrong thought process

trainwreck, all the way

wrong wheels

wrong tires

wrong springs

wrong everything

GREAT....great way to **** up your car


but yew dont care....yew gotsta be k000
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:55 PM   #14
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Well I wanted to get new tires and wheels, but I cant afford new wheels now. I absolutely need new tires before winter. That means I'd need to run whatever tires I get on my stock wheels. Not sure if 235's fit on 17x7's but that was my initial thought of going with the 225's. If 235's can fit on my stock rims than I'm going with those instead.
You can put 235s on 17x7 but I dunno how it will look or handle.

So if you can't afford new wheels now, then why are we discussing 17x9 et30? I guess you're getting the wider wheels after winter? I think we need a pic of these magical wheels to see why they're so special.
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:06 PM   #15
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d00000000000d

yew are charging into this just like a typical kiddie would

half assed and wrong thought process

trainwreck, all the way

wrong wheels

wrong tires

wrong springs

wrong everything

GREAT....great way to **** up your car


but yew dont care....yew gotsta be k000
First off, I knew you would post in this thread, because let's face it, you have posted in everything single tire/wheel thread that exists bashing people for their questions. You rarely have anything positive to say to people who are simply asking a question. You have over 49,000 posts and I might make a guess that 90% of those posts are about how stupid people are and that they should basically die in a fire for having asked questions.
Now just because you drive, and this is just a guess, a prius (because that's the only car I could see someone as mighty as you driving) doesn't mean people aren't able to have style or taste (we all know you like simplicity and anyone who wants to modify their care is a huge good for nothing doo doo head).
This thread was created because I am unaware of the issues I may or may not run into. I did not ask for negative remarks or anything else that is littered in your simple minded head. Now if you have anything to say that I can use, i really would love to hear your opinion. I want to run 17x9 (+30 offset because that's the only offset available for the wheel I want). I'm also thinking about running 235/40/17's. Again, I know little about fitment so if you have a suggestion that isn't negative, shoot. Otherwise, I'm all out of tears.
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You can put 235s on 17x7 but I dunno how it will look or handle.

So if you can't afford new wheels now, then why are we discussing 17x9 et30? I guess you're getting the wider wheels after winter? I think we need a pic of these magical wheels to see why they're so special.
correct, I'll be picking up a set of wheels after winter. The wheels I want are grids and only come in +30 for 17x9, that i know of. They're nothing special but I like them, they're in my budget and they look good.
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First off, I knew you would post in this thread, because let's face it, you have posted in everything single tire/wheel thread that exists bashing people for their questions. You rarely have anything positive to say to people who are simply asking a question. You have over 49,000 posts and I might make a guess that 90% of those posts are about how stupid people are and that they should basically die in a fire for having asked questions.
Now just because you drive, and this is just a guess, a prius (because that's the only car I could see someone as mighty as you driving) doesn't mean people aren't able to have style or taste (we all know you like simplicity and anyone who wants to modify their care is a huge good for nothing doo doo head).
This thread was created because I am unaware of the issues I may or may not run into. I did not ask for negative remarks or anything else that is littered in your simple minded head. Now if you have anything to say that I can use, i really would love to hear your opinion. I want to run 17x9 (+30 offset because that's the only offset available for the wheel I want). I'm also thinking about running 235/40/17's. Again, I know little about fitment so if you have a suggestion that isn't negative, shoot. Otherwise, I'm all out of tears.
I didn't even have to read that wall o' text to see you're a baby.
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I didn't even have to read that wall o' text to see you're a baby.
When guru's attack.... I didn't have to look at your statistics to see that you're a loser.
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When guru's attack.... I didn't have to look at your statistics to see that you're a loser.
d0000000000000000d


you are failing here....

you are looking at the telescope through the wrong end

forget such big wheels

forget the offset

forget slamming the car

forget doing it all wrong


this SAME DAMNED THING GETS POSTED HERE ALMOST DAILY

WHAT MAKE YOU THINK YOU ARE SPECIAL
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When guru's attack.... I didn't have to look at your statistics to see that you're a loser.
But you did anyways so watcha think?
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d0000000000000000d


you are failing here....

you are looking at the telescope through the wrong end

forget such big wheels

forget the offset

forget slamming the car

forget doing it all wrong


this SAME DAMNED THING GETS POSTED HERE ALMOST DAILY

WHAT MAKE YOU THINK YOU ARE SPECIAL
I don't consider anything I have said as "failing" nor do I care. I just wanted some answers and instead I get 2 knuckleheads who don't get outside enough. Either way, I do enjoy our conversations!
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But you did anyways so watcha think?
I think Uncle Scotty has some things to teach you!
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Anybody else know if ill run into any issues other than rubbing if I run 235/40/17 on 17x9's +30?
Anything less than 245s (255s ideally) and you might as well be running 17x7 wheels.
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that 30 offset is wrong for the car but, since the 235/40-17 is only 24.4" in overall diameter it may alleviate the rubbing issues caused by the incorrect wheel offset. That plus the stiffer springs and the willingness to modify the fenders I suppose that you could make it fit. The car will also exhibit a large amount of torque steer, bump steer and tramlining and all four tires will stick out past the fenders (none of which are good things) ... I am locking this thread since you guys can't play nice ...
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