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Old 11-20-2010, 07:44 AM   #1
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I'm assuming the tolerances to going wider with the tires would be about the same as the 2010 STi but I'm not sure if there is a difference with all the new suspension components. Does anyone know if you can fit a 265/35r18 on a 2011 STi sedan on stock suspension with no chance of rubbing in any situation.?
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:12 AM   #2
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Depends on the offset of the wheel (for inner clearance).

Why you'd want to daily drive a tire that wide, I have no clue.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:20 PM   #3
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I'm assuming the tolerances to going wider with the tires would be about the same as the 2010 STi but I'm not sure if there is a difference with all the new suspension components. Does anyone know if you can fit a 265/35r18 on a 2011 STi sedan on stock suspension with no chance of rubbing in any situation.?
you can...i wouldnt, honestly i think that the stock wheels suck because if you want to go with a wide summer setup (255 or 265) a 9" wide wheel would fit a tire that wide alot better than the 8.5in wide stock wheels, and on the other hand the stock wheels are too wide for the winter. IMO you would want a 7.5" or 8" wide wheel for the winter with a 225 or 235. Not to mention that once you get 4 or 5 months of wear on a 265 its going to be loud a ****, the model of tire will impact the amount of noise but regardless its going to suck. But any way if i had a 2011 sti i would get a 18x9.5" summer wheel with a mid 40s offset and a 265 tire and a 17x8(gd bbs) winter wheel with a 235 tire.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:04 PM   #4
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I'm looking at continental extreme contact dws for the 265's. I'm not too worried about the snow here in VA Beach but thank you for the suggestions. It says don't run the summer tires in freezing temps so that the only thing I'm worried about. I'm wondering if those enkei rpo3's would look good on it. I would be greatly appreciative if someone could photo shop that for me.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:11 PM   #5
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If you're not worried about snow, why would you get the DWS's?

They are a great all-season, but being that, they sacrifice a LOT in the way of sidewall stiffness.

I would absolutely not want it in a 265 on an 8.5 inch wheel. I put a 255 DWS on my G35 8.5 inch wheels and it was not a very attractive looking tire.

If I didn't have to worry about snow, I definitely wouldn't have even considered the DWS's because the sidewall softness was very noticeable on a sweeping turn.

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Old 11-20-2010, 06:21 PM   #6
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I've just never dealt with summer tires and I'm trying to find a quiet tire with good wet and dry traction. The $hi@&y dunlops that came on it are junk
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:22 PM   #7
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I've just never dealt with summer tires and I'm trying to find a quiet tire with good wet and dry traction. The $hi@&y dunlops that came on it are junk
Get the DW's then and skip the DWS's.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....remeContact+DW
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^^^Love the DW, EXTREMELY quiet
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:32 PM   #9
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Ok I'll look into that. Maybe put some nice allseasons on the stockers for in case conditions. Can anyone photo shop the rp03's onto a SWP STi sedan for me?
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:43 PM   #10
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I've just never dealt with summer tires and I'm trying to find a quiet tire with good wet and dry traction. The $hi@&y dunlops that came on it are junk
why are the stock dunlop are junk?
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:50 AM   #11
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Noisy. Horrible in any condition except 90 degree dry days. Horrible treadwear. Expensive. More expensive than the 265's I might want to put on it. Just not impressed at all especially after I saw the price.
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why are the stock dunlop are junk?
for how much they cost there awful
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:36 PM   #13
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Exactly. I think about $230 a piece on tire rack. The 265's are $211.
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what does a softer sidewall feel like on turns/driving? i dont know much about tires. Im currently running my stock 07 sti rims (silver unfortunately) with 225/45/17 Bridgeston Blizzak but I'm looking for a summer setup (preferably 2011 stock sti wheels). I'd like to know what to consider with tire options...
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what does a softer sidewall feel like on turns/driving? i dont know much about tires. Im currently running my stock 07 sti rims (silver unfortunately) with 225/45/17 Bridgeston Blizzak but I'm looking for a summer setup (preferably 2011 stock sti wheels). I'd like to know what to consider with tire options...
A softer sidewall on tires makes your car feel floaty on hard turns. You feel the car shift more, almost to the point of gliding. A stiffer sidewall makes your car feel more planted when making hard turns, and you don't feel that floating sense when making a hard turn.
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