Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday August 30, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Tire & Wheel

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #301
speedbagger
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 289736
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chicago
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Base Sedan

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhat View Post
attitudes like this are far more amusing than the hellaflush "fad"

offense taken to your mach v comment. he doesn't push people one way or another nor does he criticize others for their choices, all he does is offer help unlike many others.
never said he pushes people one way or the other and don't have an issue with what he's doing. in fact, if i was him i'd be doing the same thing. and if someone wants put a wheel/tire on with questionable or borderline fitment let'em.

however, unless you're on his jock or on his payroll it's pretty naive to think he's here just to 'offer help'. his job is to sell.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhat View Post
bringing up weight for a daily driver is laughable. .
thanks. i'll make a mental note of that gem of engineering advice.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhat View Post
please keep it to technical information and not opinion. if you want to voice your displeasure, go to member's car gallery. better yet, keep it to yourself.
i'd be glad to.....as soon as this thread moves here:

the style fitment thread: form > function

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2208775
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
speedbagger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 05:52 PM   #302
AngryPanda
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 253849
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: socal
Default

great write up!
AngryPanda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 10:17 AM   #303
Mach V Dan
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 12029
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Sterling, VA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedbagger View Post
however, unless you're on his jock or on his payroll it's pretty naive to think he's here just to 'offer help'. his job is to sell.


If I was just out to sell stuff, I'd spend a lot more time typing "Wednesday bump!" and a lot less time on this thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryPanda View Post
great write up!
Thanks!

--Dan
Mach V
FastWRX.com
Mach V Dan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 12:00 PM   #304
nhat
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 140163
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: 3MI Racing
Vehicle:
03 STi
hellaflunctional

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedbagger

never said he pushes people one way or the other and don't have an issue with what he's doing. in fact, if i was him i'd be doing the same thing. and if someone wants put a wheel/tire on with questionable or borderline fitment let'em.

however, unless you're on his jock or on his payroll it's pretty naive to think he's here just to 'offer help'. his job is to sell.

thanks. i'll make a mental note of that gem of engineering advice.

i'd be glad to.....as soon as this thread moves here:

the style fitment thread: form > function

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2208775
nhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 06:09 PM   #305
Stu_Gotti
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 270392
Join Date: Jan 2011
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Southern Maryland
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Limited
WR Blue

Default

Thanks Mach V! Here are some pics of the car cleaned up... 18x9.5" Rota D-Force +40 wrapped in 265/35/18 BF Goodrich G-Force's.







Stu_Gotti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 03:12 AM   #306
jtc4313
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 273611
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Premium
OBP

Default

Stu_Gotti looks good man! I'll be running the same setup next summer. Are you running the stock suspension? Have you had to roll the rears? Looks great!
jtc4313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 10:53 AM   #307
Stu_Gotti
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 270392
Join Date: Jan 2011
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Southern Maryland
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Limited
WR Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jtc4313 View Post
Stu_Gotti looks good man! I'll be running the same setup next summer.
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jtc4313 View Post
Are you running the stock suspension? Have you had to roll the rears? Looks great!
Yes it's still, and probably will remain, stock suspension. The rear fenders were rolled and a great job was done with that as well.
Stu_Gotti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 09:25 AM   #308
J_Maher_WRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 290307
Join Date: Aug 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stu_Gotti View Post
Thanks!



Yes it's still, and probably will remain, stock suspension. The rear fenders were rolled and a great job was done with that as well.

Looks incredible man, im looking at getting the same wheels for my WRB wrx sedan, same car homie

With stock suspension tho have you found that you rub at all if you hit any hard bumps or push the car hard??
J_Maher_WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 07:03 PM   #309
Stu_Gotti
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 270392
Join Date: Jan 2011
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Southern Maryland
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Limited
WR Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J_Maher_WRX View Post
Looks incredible man, im looking at getting the same wheels for my WRB wrx sedan, same car homie

With stock suspension tho have you found that you rub at all if you hit any hard bumps or push the car hard??
No problems at all actually, I'm very pleased with Mach V's work and the wheel/tire combo I chose. Thanks for the comments, man!
Stu_Gotti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2011, 06:38 PM   #310
z-logic
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 288551
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Jupiter
Vehicle:
2011 STI
White Sedan

Default

What offset is recommended. 2011 sit yamaha black 18x9 for fender being flush.
Stock 245/40/18 for now with stock suspension. Eventually 255 or 265/35 with bc coil overs

G force, p45r, grid.

Thanks

Last edited by z-logic; 09-23-2011 at 05:52 PM.
z-logic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2011, 09:34 AM   #311
Mach V Dan
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 12029
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Sterling, VA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by z-logic View Post
What offset is recommended. 2011 sit yamaha black 18x9 for fender being flush.
Stock 245/40/18 for now with stock suspension. Eventually 255 or 265/35 and BC coil overs.

G force, p45r, grid.

Thanks
Okay, so now people are getting lazy. I'd like this thread to be a reference thread -- we can supply examples here of various sizes/offsets of wheels and tires, and future generations can look at this thread and decide what they want to do.

What I don't want is for this to be a "Ask Dr. Wheel Fitment" thread, where people just skip straight to the bottom and repeatedly ask the same questions. That doesn't make for an educational thread for posterity.

Read through the thread. There are many, many examples of 18" wheels on 2011 WRXs on here, all with complete data on tire size, wheel size, and wheel offset. The answers are in here.

--Dan
Mach V
FastWRX.com
Mach V Dan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2011, 10:03 AM   #312
smeerone
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 249068
Join Date: Jun 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Miami, Fl.
Vehicle:
2010 WRX
DGM Phatbotti Tuned

Default

^ this is correct. Mach V FTW
smeerone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2011, 05:49 PM   #313
z-logic
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 288551
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Jupiter
Vehicle:
2011 STI
White Sedan

Default

I ordered p45r 18x9.5 in 30 offset. I hope I understood.

1.496" = 38mm offset
1.181" = 30mm offset

Last edited by z-logic; 09-23-2011 at 07:47 PM.
z-logic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 04:15 AM   #314
_davin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 260501
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Vehicle:
2011 WRX 5dr SWP Ltd

Default

If I got a 1" lift kit for my car, but stuck with an 8" wheel and 245/40/18 tire, what is the lowest offset that you would be comfortable with? Assuming that I could pick any number. Also going out flush with the fender, do you think I could get away without rolling them if it was lifted?
_davin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 04:29 AM   #315
sc00by4life
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 97135
Join Date: Sep 2005
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Bothell
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by _davin View Post
If I got a 1" lift kit for my car, but stuck with an 8" wheel and 245/40/18 tire, what is the lowest offset that you would be comfortable with? Assuming that I could pick any number. Also going out flush with the fender, do you think I could get away without rolling them if it was lifted?
hold on. flush with the fender completely negates ride height when you want to run such a large tire.

Stick with something "proper" fitment, because when you get into taller tires they WILL bulge out from the wheel more (or have more "overhang" from the wheel).

Also - why are you doing 245/40's when you run a lift kit? why not get some 30" small truck tires. Hellaflush is obviously not what you are looking for.
sc00by4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 06:58 PM   #316
_davin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 260501
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Vehicle:
2011 WRX 5dr SWP Ltd

Default

Such a large tire? That is the stock sti tire size. I'm not planing on a lot of off-roading, just would like a little more clearance. I would also like the wheels to be a little more flush, and I figure if I was going to lift it anyways I could probably get away with a low offset without rolling the fenders.
_davin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 10:12 AM   #317
Mach V Dan
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 12029
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Sterling, VA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by _davin View Post
Such a large tire? That is the stock sti tire size. I'm not planing on a lot of off-roading, just would like a little more clearance.
If you're not going to be doing a lot of off-roading, I wouldn't bother with the trouble of lifting the car. It's not as simple a proposition as just putting new springs on. Models like the Outback have a re-positioned steering rack, among other changes.

--Dan
Mach V
FastWRX.com
Mach V Dan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 12:59 PM   #318
_davin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 260501
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Vehicle:
2011 WRX 5dr SWP Ltd

Default

http://www.subtle-solutions.com/prod...roducts_id=105
This looks pretty simple.
I probably won't end up actually doing it but it's tempting. We'll see how this winter goes, if I manage to avoid cracking my bumper on a chunk of snow when it's -40.
_davin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2011, 03:05 PM   #319
Dirtbiker6015
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 296517
Join Date: Oct 2011
Default

I have a 2002 impreza ts it's stock height nothing modified an I was wondering if 235x45-17 would fit without any issues. And if so what offset would I need?
Thanks mike-
Dirtbiker6015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 11:46 AM   #320
Mach V Dan
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 12029
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Sterling, VA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtbiker6015 View Post
I have a 2002 impreza ts it's stock height nothing modified an I was wondering if 235x45-17 would fit without any issues. And if so what offset would I need?
Thanks mike-
Please ask in another thread. This is about the 2011+ WRX.

--Dan
Mach V
FastWRX.com
Mach V Dan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 12:21 PM   #321
subezero
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 207614
Join Date: Apr 2009
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Charlotte, NC
Vehicle:
2008 WRX 5dr
SSM

Default

please delete..cat hit the quick post button somehow.
subezero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 05:04 PM   #322
shawzito
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 296873
Join Date: Oct 2011
Default

Hi -

I recently bought a 2011 WRX 5-door. I was wondering, for winter wheels, would it be ok to go with a +55 offset, or should i stick with a +53 offset for my winter wheels. My buddy has a set of wheels that will fit the WRX, but they're +55 offset.

Thanks!

-Aaron
shawzito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 05:18 PM   #323
n2oiroc
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 141952
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: milwaukee, wi
Vehicle:
03 emo 8/2011 wrx

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shawzito View Post
Hi -

I recently bought a 2011 WRX 5-door. I was wondering, for winter wheels, would it be ok to go with a +55 offset, or should i stick with a +53 offset for my winter wheels. My buddy has a set of wheels that will fit the WRX, but they're +55 offset.

Thanks!

-Aaron
+/- a few mm either way doesnt matter. as long as they clear the calipers and suspension, slap them on!
n2oiroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #324
ajp11
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 175821
Join Date: Mar 2008
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Rochester, NY
Vehicle:
2011 Wrx
Satin White Pearl

Default

All right, so bestbsize winter tire? Stock 2011 rims
ajp11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 03:07 PM   #325
_davin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 260501
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Vehicle:
2011 WRX 5dr SWP Ltd

Default

...stock tire size, 235/45.
I'm running 245/45, not much difference.
_davin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Needed: Stock Impreza/WRX/Legacy wheels and tires to fit '01 Legacy L acetmi Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 0 06-14-2006 12:43 PM
need somewhere to get wheels and tires asap bubba03wrx Southern California Impreza Club Forum -- SCIC 22 04-02-2004 09:14 PM
Wider wheels and tires in the rear SilveRexy03 Tire & Wheel 14 11-04-2003 04:49 PM
WEre is a good place to buy wheels and tires MilfordSubaru Mid West Subaru Owners Club Forum -- MWSOC 4 05-25-2002 01:14 PM
Where to buy wheels and tires? wilddave1 Brakes, Steering & Suspension 4 03-21-2002 02:20 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.