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Old 12-31-2011, 07:04 PM   #426
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So in the end that means what in terms of fitment in regards to no sticking past my fenders? What offset would be perfect for a 17X9 wheel?
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:21 PM   #427
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #428
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11mm difference in offset, but supplemented by 1" wider wheel...there are two numbers you need to keep in mind. Offset AND wheel width. The variation from the centerline of the wheel is going to be at a different point on a wider/narrower wheel. Either one of those numbers (width OR offset) by themselves mean nothing.

To put it simply, if you think of it in terms of where the face of the wheel sits...the difference between stock wheel and 17x9 +42 is actually 24mm.
Thank you, thats what i was thinking almost an inch out, that would be good to fill the fender some, but not be flush and require any fender mods!
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:25 AM   #429
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So with 17X9 Mach V wheels what size tire would be the best fit.

A fit that doesnt require fender rolling, would fit with a 1.5"+ drop front and rear.

With little to no stretching.

Does not need negative camber to fit.

Wont rub.

How wide of a tire can I get away with?

I assume a 245/40/17 would do the trick unless there is a better choice or slightly wider tire I can get away with like a 255/35/17.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:05 AM   #430
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I assume a 245/40/17 would do the trick unless there is a better choice or slightly wider tire I can get away with like a 255/35/17.
The white GR above is shown with 255/40R17. 255/35R17 is 5% or 6% shorter than stock (on WRX and STI, respectively).

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:30 AM   #431
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Hey Dan, last time Im gonna bother you with this question, I promise. On stock suspension which would be a better fit.

18x8.5 et35 with a 245/35/18
18x9.5 et40 with a 255/35/18
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:05 AM   #432
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tomorrow i will be putting a 255 40 on a 18x9.5 +35 on my girls 11 STi. i will see how it goes and let you know. i have it lowered on coils and its pretty low. I am anticipating rolling the rears at least
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #433
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tomorrow i will be putting a 255 40 on a 18x9.5 +35 on my girls 11 STi. i will see how it goes and let you know. i have it lowered on coils and its pretty low. I am anticipating rolling the rears at least
sounds good. thank you.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:42 AM   #434
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On stock suspension which would be a better fit.

18x8.5 et35 with a 245/35/18
18x9.5 et40 with a 255/35/18
The 245/35R18 is 2.3% shorter than the stock WRX tire. The 255/35R18 is only 1.2% shorter -- a better match. In terms of fender clearance, the two will be nearly the same. The tire sidewall will be in exactly the same point in space, except for the 8.5" wheel would pinch it in just a little more -- so the 8.5" is probably going to give you slightly more clearance. But with stock suspension I don't think either one will be a problem.

I'd go with the +40/255 option because the offset and tire diameter are both closer to stock.

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Old 01-05-2012, 10:07 PM   #435
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ok so here is the verdict.
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
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18x9.5 et 33 up front 38 rear. Had to run spacers to clear brembos up front.

First let me say these tires have a bigger 40 sidewall. The fenders in the front were rolled and the rear were rolled and slightly pulled. I cant remember camber i will post that tomorrow for you and i will post a picture as well. I have zero rubbing and do know nothing is more then -1.75 camber. There is half a finger wheel gap if that .It looks very good and i have zero complains.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #436
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Enkei nto3+m 18x8 +35. Tires 235/40r18. Will that be enough to make the wheels almost flush with the fender? I really don't want to do any fender work but want to fill in that gap.

My only other option is 18x9.5 +40 on the nt03.

Any input?
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #437
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Enkei nto3+m 18x8 +35. Tires 235/40r18. Will that be enough to make the wheels almost flush with the fender?
No. That wheel is 1/2" (12.7mm) narrower than the stock STI wheel, but +18mm closer to the outside of the car. 18mm - 6mm = 12mm, or 1/2" closer to the edge of the fender than the stock STI wheel. But your tire is 10mm narrower, so that would be 5mm further recessed from the fender at the tread surface, so 7mm closer to the fender than the stock STI tire. Doesn't sound too "flush" to me.

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If you don't want to do any fender work, you're not going to have it really flush. The rear fenders are your biggest problem. It only takes minor rolling to fix that. Any qualified shop should be able to handle it easily.

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My only other option is 18x9.5 +40 on the nt03.
Have you read this entire thread? As I have now repeated about ten times, there are many examples IN THIS VERY THREAD of that exact fitment. Which is pretty darn flush.

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Old 01-08-2012, 11:43 PM   #438
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*Puts flame suit on, treads slowly*

Vehicle: 2011/12 WRX Hatch
Wheels: Enkei NT03+M 17x8 +48mm offset 5x100 bolt pattern
Tires: 235/45/R17 Continental DWS
Suspension: Stock
No plans to roll/pull/mod

Anything I should be concerned about function or form wise? Also, I would really appreciate it if anyone can post/link to pics running a similar setup. GIS returned some good ones, but they were all lowered/modded. Thanks in advance for helping the noob!
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:46 PM   #439
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:32 PM   #440
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Some pics of 18x9.5 +40 with 245/40R18.







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Hey Dan,
Was this white wrx sedan with the oem alignment or did it have a custom alignment done to perfectly fit those 18x9.5 with +40 on bc coils?
This really is how I want my 2011 wrx hatch in SWP to look like eventually.
Are those the Rota D's you have on your website?

-Juni
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:49 AM   #441
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Off topic. (flame suit on) Is that trunk lip the one from ebay ($49)? Looks good. I second the last question as well.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:53 AM   #442
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Vehicle: 2011/12 WRX Hatch
Wheels: Enkei NT03+M 17x8 +48mm offset 5x100 bolt pattern
Tires: 235/45/R17 Continental DWS
Suspension: Stock
No plans to roll/pull/mod

Anything I should be concerned about function or form wise? Also, I would really appreciate it if anyone can post/link to pics running a similar setup.
What you are describing is the exact OEM WRX wheel/tire setup, except the offset is just a little lower than stock. So, it'll look something like this.



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Was this white wrx sedan with the oem alignment or did it have a custom alignment done to perfectly fit those 18x9.5 with +40 on bc coils?
I think that's a pretty standard alignment. The tires are not that big, so it didn't need anything crazy, although he did roll the rear fenders.

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Yes.

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Old 01-12-2012, 12:03 PM   #443
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215/55-16 on 02 WRX wheels will work ok on a 2012 WRX (for winter tires) correct?
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215/55-16 on 02 WRX wheels will work ok on a 2012 WRX (for winter tires) correct?
Yes. Exactly the same diameter as the stock 235/45R17.

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Old 01-12-2012, 01:24 PM   #445
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Hey Dan,
Was this white wrx sedan with the oem alignment or did it have a custom alignment done to perfectly fit those 18x9.5 with +40 on bc coils?
This really is how I want my 2011 wrx hatch in SWP to look like eventually.
Are those the Rota D's you have on your website?

-Juni
Thats my car, and it did have an alignment. I don't have rear camber arms so its just natural rear camber from being lowered.

Front: -1.5 degrees
Rear: -2.2 degrees

And yes, those are the Rota D's that i purchased from Mach V.

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Off topic. (flame suit on) Is that trunk lip the one from ebay ($49)? Looks good. I second the last question as well.

No its not, though it is similar. My spoiler is a Treble/Forman Racing spoiler.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:08 PM   #446
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=No its not, though it is similar. My spoiler is a Treble/Forman Racing spoiler.
Pretty sure its the same one that they marked up.

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Old 01-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #447
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can a 18x10" fit a 2011 WRX with the 265's or 275's on it?
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #448
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can a 18x10" fit a 2011 WRX with the 265's or 275's on it?
With enough modification, anything is possible.

To answer your question, we need more info. Offset? Willing to do fender mods?

If you don't want to do fender mod than the short answer is no.
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Good thread, lots of helpful posts!

Just thought I'd run this by the group.. My 2012 WRX is lowered 0.8 inches from stock height -- I am planning on getting wheels in a 18x8.5 +48 offset -- looking at tires I am considering either a 255/40 or 255/35

My thoughts so far are since my car's not too low, a 255/40 would work fine and help clean up the gap without any rubbing or need for fender rolling. otherwise, to go the safer route on 255s, I'd just go with 255/35.

Feel free to chime in..
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255/40/18
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