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Old 02-11-2012, 03:15 PM   #2801
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I'm not saying I would roll my fenders like that, but I can appreciate the hard work involved in doing that. I think being a true car enthusiast means you have to be open minded. You should be able to appreciate the passion put into different cars. Enough of my rant!
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #2802
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To all you 527 elders...04 sti, stock suspension i want to go with 18's but i cannot decide on the width or offset..i dont want to roll, pull blah blah and il worry about coilovers down the road because the 18's will fill out the wells better than 17's..i want the wheels to look concave and sit nice, no mexican poke...help. Thanks
18x8.75 +35 is your answer sir
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:45 PM   #2803
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thank you for your response aeion
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:53 PM   #2804
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thank you for your response aeion
No problem. Whatever you do, stay away from the +20 with your plans
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:43 PM   #2805
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thank you for your response aeion
I found my twin! Haha I have lemon lime 527s 18x8.75 +35 offset. I'm looking to mount them in the summer! I hate seeing them just sitting in my room waiting for me...
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:29 AM   #2806
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Hi All

Apologies if this has already been asked...

I will be fitting 527's in size 18x8.75 +35 to a:
STI V7 (Bug)
Rear fenders rolled
BC coilovers
Ride height 34cm from fender to centre of hub

I'd like to know what tire size will best fit without stretching?

235
or
245 - will this rub? will I need negative camber? will it need a pull?


Thanks in advance
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #2807
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Will 18x8.75 +20 527's fit an 09 sti?i have about 1" drop on RCE Yellows and 245/40's. I dont really want to roll...
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:10 PM   #2808
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hey guys/gals.. i literally just picked up a set of 527s 18x8.75 +35

2 things.. what size tire would be best for a SLIGHT stretch.. but not too much.

and also, anyone have pics of what these would look like mounted on an 04-07 sti? i searched google and this thread, but didn't find much.
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:57 PM   #2809
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^245/40's would be pretty good
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:30 PM   #2810
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hey guys/gals.. i literally just picked up a set of 527s 18x8.75 +35

2 things.. what size tire would be best for a SLIGHT stretch.. but not too much.

and also, anyone have pics of what these would look like mounted on an 04-07 sti? i searched google and this thread, but didn't find much.
235's are about the best size if you want a tiny stretch
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:31 PM   #2811
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Will 18x8.75 +20 527's fit an 09 sti?i have about 1" drop on RCE Yellows and 245/40's. I dont really want to roll...
You'll probably have to roll with the +20.

I suggest the +35. Those are pretty flush
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:33 PM   #2812
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Hi All

Apologies if this has already been asked...

I will be fitting 527's in size 18x8.75 +35 to a:
STI V7 (Bug)
Rear fenders rolled
BC coilovers
Ride height 34cm from fender to centre of hub

I'd like to know what tire size will best fit without stretching?

235
or
245 - will this rub? will I need negative camber? will it need a pull?

Thanks in advance
You should be alright with that setup. 235 or 245's look really good on the 8.75's. If you go the 245 route you'll probably have to do a little more to the fenders to make it clear properly
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:48 PM   #2813
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This may have been posted here somewhere before but its a pretty good reference if you are trying to decide what size tires to run on your wheels....lots of pics of different stretch's

http://www.tyrestretch.com/

Click on library.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:52 PM   #2814
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Thanks guys
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:57 PM   #2815
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A pic from a local meet last week with the 527's.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:56 PM   #2816
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^245/40's would be pretty good
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235's are about the best size if you want a tiny stretch
thanks. i was considering 235/40s.. hoping they look good. but what TIRE is good.. some look ridiculous on wheels.. some look good.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #2817
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thanks. i was considering 235/40s.. hoping they look good. but what TIRE is good.. some look ridiculous on wheels.. some look good.
Ummm...I don't understand the question
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:03 PM   #2818
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Ummm...I don't understand the question
brand of tire. some look meaty when they aren't supposed to be. i guess from the weak sidewall or something. just seeing if there's a brand of tire preference.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:33 PM   #2819
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Ehh, that's more personal preference but:

Sumitomo HTRZ III's 235/40


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Old 02-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #2820
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brand of tire. some look meaty when they aren't supposed to be. i guess from the weak sidewall or something. just seeing if there's a brand of tire preference.

I was lucky enough to see a 265/40/17 Dunlop Direzza DZ101 on a 17x8 the other day, and I couldn't believe my eyes. It looked almsot exactly like the picture of that HTR whatever it is on the wheel. The tire was easily 20mm smaller, if not more, than my 265/40/17 Dunlop Direzza Z1's. The entire Z1 line runs VERY large, so if you are looking for some meaty tires, that would be a good choice.






I only wish the 527's were made in 17x9.75, with a proper offset for a Subaru.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:33 PM   #2821
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good god…..i bet that thing handles like a boat.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:41 PM   #2822
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Waaayyyy too much tire for those wheels lol
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:08 PM   #2823
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good godů..i bet that thing handles like a boat.
All Subaru's handle like boats regardless.

Depends what your definition of handling is. My definition is that overall lateral grip trumps steering response. You can modify your drving to compensate for the lack of response, but you cannot modify your driving to increase the overall grip.

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Waaayyyy too much tire for those wheels lol
I don't have the option of going to a larger wheel.

FWIW, there are plenty of people stuffing 295/35/17's on those wheels with no issues, and for that matter, under their stock fenders with little to no rubbing.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:15 PM   #2824
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All Subaru's handle like boats regardless.

Depends what your definition of handling is. My definition is that overall lateral grip trumps steering response. You can modify your drving to compensate for the lack of response, but you cannot modify your driving to increase the overall grip.

I don't have the option of going to a larger wheel.

FWIW, there are plenty of people stuffing 295/35/17's on those wheels with no issues, and for that matter, under their stock fenders with little to no rubbing.
295 on a 8 wide rim? Wtf? And no rubbing are u serious???

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Old 02-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #2825
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295 on a 8 wide tire? Wtf? And no rubbing are u serious???
'tis true
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