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Old 03-14-2012, 05:06 AM   #576
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Planning to get a set of Gram Light 57Pro. Specs are 18x8, offset is 40. I'm wondering how fitment will be on a lowered vehicle (about an inch) and what the optimal tire size is. Thanks!
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:51 PM   #577
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Rota DPT 18x10 +35 with 255/35/18 tires on a HATCH. Thoughts? There will be some stretch naturally, but overall fit? on stock springs and struts. PM me. Thanks for all the good info

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Old 03-14-2012, 03:28 PM   #578
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If anyone has some mint 2011/2012 Wrx wheels, tires, tpms, and lugs for sale, pm me I need some
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:10 PM   #579
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Planning to get a set of Gram Light 57Pro. Specs are 18x8, offset is 40. I'm wondering how fitment will be on a lowered vehicle (about an inch) and what the optimal tire size is. Thanks!
That fits easily. I would not go wider than a 245/40R18 on that 8" wheel. You could do 255, but it'll be pretty wide and doughy-looking. 235/40R18 would be a perfect fit for the wheel.

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Rota DPT 18x10 +35 with 255/35/18 tires on a HATCH. Thoughts? There will be some stretch naturally, but overall fit? on stock springs and struts. PM me. Thanks for all the good info
"Some stretch"?? Ideal tire for a 10" wheel is 285 width. 255 is way skinny for a 10" wheel. Disregarding the wheel width, 255/35R18 at +35 may require minor rolling in the back (maybe not, since you are on all-stock suspension), but there shouldn't be any problem in the front. I dislike that fitment, though. Wheels too wide, offset too low, tires too skinny. I know, I know, it's just personal preference... I realize that be even saying anything I risk turning this thread into a "hellaflush vs. haters" mess, so I promise not to say anything more.

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:23 PM   #580
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As a side note, I ran these for a couple of days on stock suspension before selling them:

18x9.5et+34 Varrstoen 2.2.1 Wheel
245/40R18 Dunlop SP Sport 600 Tire (Off an STi)

They were slightly stretched onto the wheel and rubbed a few times on big dips in the rear. Removed them after that because my fenders were not rolled.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #581
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Thanks Dan, loving this thread
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:03 AM   #582
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hi guys i was wondering if i could get some advice on fitment. Ive been reading through this thread alot and it seems the best fitment is with an offset of around 40ish. where i live at the moment unfortunately the best sizes i can get are:

rota g-force 18 x 9 +35 maybe on 255/35/18 tyres. Will this fit flush?

or rota DPT 18x9.5 +35 on 265/35/18. Is this fit too agressive?

thats the highest offset I can get unfortunately..

I am comfortable with rolling the rears but I was wondering If i need to roll the fronts too since I will be eventually installing lowering springs . Looking at H&R's at the moment to lower 1". Will my suspension geometry be altered much? Will I need to run camber?

thanks for any help guys
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:54 PM   #583
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You will fit the 18x9 +35 much easier than the 9.5 +35 without pulling fenders. The 9.5 +35 will be pretty well flush, no poke or anything but pretty good looking fitment. The 9 +35 will also fit well after lowering the car about an inch.

Just my experience compared to my current setup of 9.5+45 fitting pretty snugly. Moving it out 10mm would definately rub and even poke a bit.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:43 PM   #584
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That fits easily. I would not go wider than a 245/40R18 on that 8" wheel. You could do 255, but it'll be pretty wide and doughy-looking. 235/40R18 would be a perfect fit for the wheel.

"Some stretch"?? Ideal tire for a 10" wheel is 285 width. 255 is way skinny for a 10" wheel. Disregarding the wheel width, 255/35R18 at +35 may require minor rolling in the back (maybe not, since you are on all-stock suspension), but there shouldn't be any problem in the front. I dislike that fitment, though. Wheels too wide, offset too low, tires too skinny. I know, I know, it's just personal preference... I realize that be even saying anything I risk turning this thread into a "hellaflush vs. haters" mess, so I promise not to say anything more.

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That's perfect. I appreciate the input. I agree. Not my ideal setup, but was contacted about the set being up for sale and figured i'd see what you thought. I'd really like to go the DPT 18x9-9.5 +44 with 255/35/18s. Better? Or do I need more shoulder and go 255/40? Thanks!
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #585
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QUICK QUESTION: on my 2012 wrx i want a meaty tire look on stock rims. whats the biggest tire i can put on it to help fill in the wheel well and give it that better stanced look? pics would be cool thanks.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #586
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QUICK QUESTION: on my 2012 wrx i want a meaty tire look on stock rims. whats the biggest tire i can put on it to help fill in the wheel well and give it that better stanced look? pics would be cool thanks.
Larger tires won't fill wheel gap nor make it look stanced.

Anything over 245/40/17's will start to feel sloppy
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:47 PM   #587
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Alright, so i screwed up so i need help again. As it turns out i was wrong about my offset. My works are 17x9 +38, so much lower than i thought. Am i still able to run a 255/40/17 without rubbing in the rear or is a roll now going to be a must? '11 sedan stock suspension. Thanks again guys.

Edit: im hearing conflicting information that i will rub with a 255 on stock suspension so now im thrown for a loop even though Dan says it will be fine.

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Old 03-17-2012, 04:43 AM   #588
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Hi guys

I have a 2011 WRX Sedan and have upgraded the brakes to factory STi Brembos front and rear with DBA T3 Slotted rotors, very happy with result!

I am currently still running the stock 17 rims and they do clear just! With no spacers

I am currently looking to upgrade to the Rota GridR 19x9.5 38 offset and want to know if they will clear the Brembos?? Was thinking of running semi slicks
255 19 35

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Old 03-17-2012, 05:03 AM   #589
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No, they do not clear the brembo's. You need 5mm.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:54 AM   #590
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how did you get the brembos to clear stockers? O_o
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:43 AM   #591
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Just bolted them straight up!!

Don't always listen to forums I even bought spacers and put them on cause I read that I needed them..then had massive issues with rotors vibrating and shuddering...spacers suck ass badly!!

Anyway thought **** it I'll bolt up the stockers and see how much the we're going to hit the calipers by and was even considering taking an angle grinder to the calipers and then some touch up paint..but they fit with absolutely no modification what so ever!!!!!? Would post pics but this silly site won't let me

That's why I wanted to try the rotor grids to see if they fit as these forums are not always correct..surprise surprise NOT

Was just hoping that someone might have tried????

But for the record the Stock 17" 2011 WRX Rims do fit under brembos

Pm me if you want photos

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"rotors vibrating/shuddering"

Sounds like an improper wheel installation (improper torque/mismatched torque between the lugs). Spacers should have absolutely no vibration or anything of the sort.

Edit: this post suggests they clear when just bolted up, but it appears that it might rub under heavy load.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...4&postcount=12

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Sounds like an improper wheel installation (improper torque/mismatched torque between the lugs). Spacers should have absolutely no vibration or anything of the sort.
Depends on the type and style of spacer. If they are from Napa or O'Reily's they probably aren't it to your hub bore. Which means the spacer isn't centered, thus giving you the shuttering. Make sure whatever spacer you're using is hub centric and is evenly tightened before putting on the wheel.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #594
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Depends on the type and style of spacer. If they are from Napa or O'Reily's they probably aren't it to your hub bore. Which means the spacer isn't centered, thus giving you the shuttering. Make sure whatever spacer you're using is hub centric and is evenly tightened before putting on the wheel.
When using a spacer small enough to fit on the stock studs, the wheel will still be able to seat on the hub.

Even with non-hub centric spacers, having the wheels attached lug-centric is not enough of a reason to cause vibration. I've ran 3 sets of wheels that weren't weren't hub centric and caused 0 vibration.
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I admit the spacers were not hub centric..that was the major issue..I just bought 3mm spacers off eBay thinking they would do the job..beware if they are not hub centric you will have major issues!!

Anyway, i am currently running Federal RSR 245 45 17 Semi Slicks on my stock rims NO SPACERS and have done 3 track days now and pushed my car to the limits and beyond..they do not rub!!

NO SPACERS REQUIRED

Anyone actually tried to bolt up the Rota Grid R 19x9.5 38+ 5x100 with Brembos??

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I admit the spacers were not hub centric..that was the major issue..I just bought 3mm spacers off eBay thinking they would do the job..beware if they are not hub centric you will have major issues!!

Anyway, i am currently running Federal RSR 245 45 17 Semi Slicks on my stock rims NO SPACERS and have done 3 track days now and pushed my car to the limits and beyond..they do not rub!!

NO SPACERS REQUIRED

Anyone actually tried to bolt up the Rota Grid R 19x9.5 38+ 5x100 with Brembos??

Cheers
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Jesus Christ, for a second time. You need a 3-5mm spacer for the 18x9.5 grids.

And no, you won't have major issues with lug centric centering if you do it right. Re-read the comment above.
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Scoby4life go Fu@k yourself!! I am looking to find someone that has some real knowledge..not some wanna be loser that thinks he knows it all but really knows ****!!
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Scoby4life go Fu@k yourself!! I am looking to find someone that has some real knowledge..not some wanna be loser that thinks he knows it all but really knows ****!!
Lul. You're right. I know absolutely nothing about wheel/tire.
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Dan great write up.

I have a 08 WRX and am looking to get some XXR 527. They only come in weird widths and I would get them in 18 x 8.75. I cant find any help on the correct offset. They are only offered in +20 and +35.

I would want to put on some Hankook Ventus v12 Evo k110s 235/40-18. Could i go any wider with the tire and that wheel combo?

I am currently running stock suspension but hopefully BC coilovers soon.

All this wheel stuff is making me super confused.

If you could help me with if offset will work, and the biggest tire width i could fit on there.

Thanks Justin
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