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Old 12-27-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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I'm looking at getting a new set of wheels.

http://discounttires.com/detail_whee...category=Black

They would be going on a 2002 wrx wagon (silver) I'm not running coilovers yet. I have the billstein strut and RSR TI200 springs. I need let with have size and offset out work best for me. I still want the aggressive concave look. I was think the 18x8.5 48 offset with a 225/40/18 tire. Any help would be great.

Thanks alot Chris
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Also what about a 17x9 with a 42 off set?
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:04 AM   #3
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that (18x8.5 +48 with a 225/40/18) will work just fine

17x9 +42 will require fender work on a wagon.

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Old 12-28-2010, 12:09 AM   #4
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I just ordered a set of 17x9 with 42 offset, from the pictures i've seen it looks like it fits pretty well, i'll have to remember to post a picture here if i get them in time before you order.

*edit* those are actually the wheels I ordered in that size, so let me know if you'd like a picture. i do have a sedan but it should give some sort of idea.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:12 AM   #5
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I need let with have size and offset out work best for me.
Uhhhh... what?

PS - You used the magic word "aggressive". Stand by for people like Byzantium to jump into the thread and tell you you're doing it wrong. Feel free to ignore them.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:25 AM   #6
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I want something what looks good and fits nice. I dont want to hack my car all up to get them to fit but I also dont want them way back in the wheel well. I heard the 17x9 on the wagon is harder to make work since theres not as much room as the sedan has.
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If you dont mind me asking where did you order them from and what did you pay for them? Also what size tire did you get?



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I just ordered a set of 17x9 with 42 offset, from the pictures i've seen it looks like it fits pretty well, i'll have to remember to post a picture here if i get them in time before you order.

*edit* those are actually the wheels I ordered in that size, so let me know if you'd like a picture. i do have a sedan but it should give some sort of idea.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:42 AM   #8
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Repost #14215235R:

XXR wheels are cheaply made junk. They have a reputation for problems.

And you're not going to git 17x9 +42s with out fender mods.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:13 AM   #9
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I'd stay as close to stock size and offset as possible, unless you really need a 9" wheel. That's pretty wide.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:31 AM   #10
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I know I'll have to roll the fenders




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XXR wheels are cheaply made junk. They have a reputation for problems.

And you're not going to git 17x9 +42s with out fender mods.
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And you're not going to git 17x9 +42s with out fender mods.
we've been through this before. 17x9 +42 is a very easy fitment, and requires 0 fender mods depending on your camber.
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Even on the wagon rear? Will they clear the struts?
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What size tire should I run?
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we've been through this before. 17x9 +42 is a very easy fitment, and requires 0 fender mods depending on your camber.
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What size tire should I run?
245/40/17 ideally. Nothing less than 235/45/17.
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235/40 on a wagon would probably work with no roll. just get a wider fitting 235 like a federal or even s.drive (my 235/40's had a nice round shoulder but very minimal stretch).

235/45 is too tall, especially for a wagon.
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Thanks for the help guys
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235/40 on a wagon would probably work with no roll. just get a wider fitting 235 like a federal or even s.drive (my 235/40's had a nice round shoulder but very minimal stretch).

235/45 is too tall, especially for a wagon.
Too tall? Maybe because it will allow less clearance than a 235/40, but 235/45 is the CORRECT size for a 17" wheel.
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Too tall? Maybe because it will allow less clearance than a 235/40, but 235/45 is the CORRECT size for a 17" wheel.
its a little tall for the 5 speed gearing. for a 6 speed, yes, that's an acceptable choice.

not sure about the changes on the '11 though, since they are coming with 235/45's from the factory now.
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All the foreign market sti's <'07 came with 235/45 from the factory too.
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any ideas on a 18 inch wheel that will fit without lots of fender mods and will clear the struts
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there's FAR too many to list. set yourself a budget and do some research...
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