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Old 05-25-2012, 09:26 PM   #851
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i would buy grids or varrstoens before i would buy XXR.
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Only real reason to get XXR's are if you on a tight budget.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:42 PM   #852
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Yo dan or anybody, getting work emotions cr ultimates which are 18x10.5 +23 with a 245/40 tire. will be smalling soon but fornow just those on there, i have a 2012 sti how do you think my fitment will be
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:05 AM   #853
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Yo dan or anybody, getting work emotions cr ultimates which are 18x10.5 +23 with a 245/40 tire. will be smalling soon but fornow just those on there, i have a 2012 sti how do you think my fitment will be
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:23 PM   #854
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Did you read what they just said to me? That ofset is too low
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:52 PM   #855
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Yo dan or anybody, getting work emotions cr ultimates which are 18x10.5 +23 with a 245/40 tire. will be smalling soon but fornow just those on there, i have a 2012 sti how do you think my fitment will be
offset is wayyy to low to fit tires that wide.

Honestly....even on a GR thats a pretty tough fit. Roll/pull like hell....
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:10 PM   #856
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offset is wayyy to low to fit tires that wide.

Honestly....even on a GR thats a pretty tough fit. Roll/pull like hell....
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Why even bother to put 10.5 wheels on when you can't fit the proper tire... Unless your intent is to ruin your cars acceleration, breaking, turn-in, steering feel and overall performance.

Get smaller wheels bro, 9.5" is really as wide as you wanna go unless you don't mind doing heavy suspension and fender modifying to make it fit. But like I said, you'll just ruin everything else then.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #857
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Hi all, I am very interested in the mach v awesome wheels. My 2011 wrx is currently all stock except spt cat back. I have read alot on this thread and searched but I have yet seen someone running the mach v on stock 2011 wrx suspension. Will I be able to fit 255/40/17 starspec or hankook RS3 without rolling my fenders?

Also... with the 42 offset being 17x9, will there be any poke (not a fan of) or will the wheels be within the fender and flush? I couldn't find pictures of the same setup from top view to see how the wheels sit. I really hope these arent questions that had been asked alot already since I have scroll through alot of this thread and searching. Please be gentle to this monkey, thank you all!
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:15 PM   #858
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Guessing it would be better to go 45 instead of 40 with a 17" wheel on stock suspension.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:51 PM   #859
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I have a 2012 WRX hatch and I am trying to decide what my best size options are for the tire I have selected based on my suspension setup and wheels. Keep in mind, I would like to keep the alignment specs as close to stock as possible within reason. If someone can suggest a specific alignment that would be better with this setup I would appreciate that.

Bilstein GTWorx struts
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Rota MXR 18x9.5 +38 wheels

The tires I intend on purchasing are Continental ExtremeContact DWS.

235/40/18
245/40/18
255/35/18

Those are my considerations, 235/45 and 255/35 being the closest to stock. I would prefer to not have to roll my fenders which is really the only thing keeping me from just ordering the 255/35. At the same time, I'm not trying to look like a jackass with a 235/45 tire on a 9.5" wheel.

If anyone can comment on the size of this tire compared to others, that would be helpful. Thanks for opinions and advice in advance.

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Old 05-27-2012, 07:43 PM   #860
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Guessing it would be better to go 45 instead of 40 with a 17" wheel on stock suspension.
No. Not good advice at all.

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I have a 2012 WRX hatch and I am trying to decide what my best size options are for the tire I have selected based on my suspension setup and wheels. Keep in mind, I would like to keep the alignment specs as close to stock as possible within reason. If someone can suggest a specific alignment that would be better with this setup I would appreciate that.

Bilstein GTWorx struts
Racecomp Yellow lowering springs
Rota MXR 18x9.5 +38 wheels

The tires I intend on purchasing are Continental ExtremeContact DWS.

235/45/18
245/40/18
255/35/18

Those are my considerations, 235/45 and 255/35 being the closest to stock. I would prefer to not have to roll my fenders which is really the only thing keeping me from just ordering the 255/35. At the same time, I'm not trying to look like a jackass with a 235/45 tire on a 9.5" wheel.

If anyone can comment on the size of this tire compared to others, that would be helpful. Thanks for opinions and advice in advance.
265/35R18 is pretty much standard for 18x9.5" on our cars. I can't stand that people would rather stretch than roll their fenders. If you want wider wheels/tires if should just be a requirement to roll your fenders before even posting, lol.

Sorry to be harsh. In case you weren't sure, my recommendation is 265/35R18 with rolled rear fenders (you probably don't even have to roll them much).
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #861
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No. Not good advice at all.


265/35R18 is pretty much standard for 18x9.5" on our cars. I can't stand that people would rather stretch than roll their fenders. If you want wider wheels/tires if should just be a requirement to roll your fenders before even posting, lol.

Sorry to be harsh. In case you weren't sure, my recommendation is 265/35R18 with rolled rear fenders (you probably don't even have to roll them much).
I've rolled my own fenders on my one of my previous Evo's. It actually went incredibly well but I know there is always some risk/chance involved with the paint. I would prefer not to roll them simply because I don't want to chance cracking the paint or having a fender not roll perfectly.

I don't want to stretch which is why I am asking because if I can get away with 255/35 I will do so. If I end up having to do a slight roll then I will.

I am ultimately looking for some first hand experience with how wide these tires run. I have no need to run a 265/35 simply overkill for daily driving even a 255/35 is more than I truly need but it's a pretty close match to OEM specs.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:18 AM   #862
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18x9.5 is over kill for daily driving....why not sack up and get a slightly larger tire?
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:51 AM   #863
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18x9.5 is over kill for daily driving....why not sack up and get a slightly larger tire?
It's the wheel I want and the only available size. It has nothing to do with sacking up. I'm not trying to go big or go home nor am I trying to impress anyone.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:32 PM   #864
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Yo dan or anybody, getting work emotions cr ultimates which are 18x10.5 +23 with a 245/40 tire. will be smalling soon but fornow just those on there, i have a 2012 sti how do you think my fitment will be
Not my car, but this is an 18x9.5 +22 with a 265/35/18.




It looks to be rolled and slightly pulled and is running -7 (yes -7) rear camber and is still rubbing. 245/40/18 on an 18x10.5 +23 (If you could find a place to mount them) would stick out about 2mm more at the tire and 1/2" at the wheel.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #865
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Not my car, but this is an 18x9.5 +22 with a 265/35/18.

It looks to be rolled and slightly pulled and is running -7 (yes -7) rear camber and is still rubbing. 245/40/18 on an 18x10.5 +23 (If you could find a place to mount them) would stick out about 2mm more at the tire and 1/2" at the wheel.
Yeah that's Supas, and it looks horrid haha
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #866
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FYI I had 255/35/18 on my 18x9.5 +38 rpf1s and they rubbed on stock suspension. A lot when people were in the back. It's going to be hard to avoid rolling the rears.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #867
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Yeah that's Supas, and it looks horrid haha
i agreed with u my car look horrid with that crazy camber thats what happen when i went to wrong freaking shop that don't know how to do alignment.they actually max out my camber to-10 to avoid my rear from rubbing what a dumb shop.never going back there anymore

today went to akuma motorsport to get my fitment alignment(they do a awesome job and nice people)






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Old 05-30-2012, 11:11 PM   #868
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i agreed with u my car look horrid with that crazy camber thats what happen when i went to wrong freaking shop that don't know how to do alignment.they actually max out my camber to-10 to avoid my rear from rubbing what a dumb shop.never going back there anymore

today went to akuma motorsport to get my fitment alignment(they do a awesome job and nice people)




Looks MUCH better now lol I'm still adamant that the car is lowered tooo much and not really serving any performance benefits, but at least now you and your car doesn't look completely retarded :P
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:43 AM   #869
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That definitely looks better. What is the new alignment at?
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #870
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Just had everything put on. I absolutely love how it looks, just needs a little drop.

Work Emotion Ultimate 18x9.5 +38
Nitto Invo 265/35/18
Stock suspension

I had the rear fenders rolled prior to installation. Thanks for the advice Dan! Pics!



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Old 06-03-2012, 10:04 PM   #871
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Will this setup work?
Suspension: Stock
Wheel: 18x8.5 with 44mm offset
Tire: 255/40/18
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:58 AM   #872
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Will this setup work?
Suspension: Stock
Wheel: 18x8.5 with 44mm offset
Tire: 255/40/18
Fender: No mods
Yes... Easily. Have you even bothered to read any of this thread at all?
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:46 AM   #873
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Yes... Easily. Have you even bothered to read any of this thread at all?
Nope I prefer to ask questions I already know the answer to, to make people mad.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:19 PM   #874
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Nope I prefer to ask questions I already know the answer to, to make people mad.
If you were to look through the thread, or even read the very first page you could have gotten your answer... Especially with such a common setup, that's just being lazy.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:22 PM   #875
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Changed my mind about 18x10 . Got a new set up question lol. I want to run BC coils with a 17x9.5 wheel. I know I want 255's, but does anyone have a picture that would show me the amount of poke, also what offset you are running? I've searched around and have only found 17x9 wheels.

So pic request summed up:
Suspension: BR BC coils, preferably with no wheels gap at all
Wheel: 17x9.5 with any offset
Tire: 255

Thanks!
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