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Old 08-10-2012, 10:05 AM   #1001
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Ok I think I have made a decision and I just want to triple check everything here. I've read the thread multiple times and I think the setup below will fit no problem.

Wheels: ROTA Grid 18x9.5" +38 Hyper Black
Tires: Sumitomo HTR ZIII 245/40R18 (I know this is a little stretch but I am ok with that)
Lugs: Muteki SR48 Open Ended Lug Nuts 12x1.25mm Thread Pitch Black
Suspension: I have the BC BR Coilovers with a 1 finger gap.

Now here is the real question. Based on other people in this thread I should be good with just a roll in the rears but I was reading some other sources that said a roll and pull might be needed on all four corners. Can anyone comment on this?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:21 PM   #1002
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Does anyone know a good brand for Black Chrome rims that are affordable?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #1003
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Ok I think I have made a decision and I just want to triple check everything here. I've read the thread multiple times and I think the setup below will fit no problem.

Wheels: ROTA Grid 18x9.5" +38 Hyper Black
Tires: Sumitomo HTR ZIII 245/40R18 (I know this is a little stretch but I am ok with that)
Lugs: Muteki SR48 Open Ended Lug Nuts 12x1.25mm Thread Pitch Black
Suspension: I have the BC BR Coilovers with a 1 finger gap.

Now here is the real question. Based on other people in this thread I should be good with just a roll in the rears but I was reading some other sources that said a roll and pull might be needed on all four corners. Can anyone comment on this?
Even if lowered, you should be fine with a rear roll, if that.

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Does anyone know a good brand for Black Chrome rims that are affordable?
This ain't the thread for that. Google, members
Car gallery, etc.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #1004
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I am looking at the Rota D's 18X9.5" +40 flat black. Tire size will be 265/40/18. As for suspension I have Eibach Pro-Plus kit (front and rear sways and Pro Kit spring which are about a 1" drop from stock. Part Number 7723.880). Will this setup work?
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:54 PM   #1005
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I am looking at the Rota D's 18X9.5" +40 flat black. Tire size will be 265/40/18. As for suspension I have Eibach Pro-Plus kit (front and rear sways and Pro Kit spring which are about a 1" drop from stock. Part Number 7723.880). Will this setup work?
Your def gonna roll the rears I can tell you that
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:06 AM   #1006
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Im a total noob when it comes to rims and tires... Is there a set-up for those rims that would work better? I dont mind rolling the fenders but i do want to avoid tire rub as much as possible.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:56 PM   #1007
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The OEM, 15 spoke gunmetal wheels on the 2011+ wrx is a 17x8 wheel, and has a 53mm stock offset. Putting that wider tire on the stock wheel is perfectly fine. The stock diameter of the OEM wheels + tire is 25.3". With that 255/40 wheel, you are actually at 25.0" diameter. It will fit fine with 0 issues fitment wise.
I was thinking the same. Would a 265/40 or 265/35 fit?
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:53 PM   #1008
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I was thinking the same. Would a 265/40 or 265/35 fit?
Could a 275/40 fit? Mustang guys do it sometimes I've heard...
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:14 PM   #1009
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Could a 275/40 fit? Mustang guys do it sometimes I've heard...
On an 8" wheel will be extremely sloppy.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:27 PM   #1010
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And as far as 265 on the 11 wrx own rim
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:01 PM   #1011
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And as far as 265 on the 11 wrx own rim
Same. I wouldn't go wider than a 245. Honestly, for DD'ing, there is absolutely no need for a 265+ tire.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:45 PM   #1012
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Could a 275/40 fit? Mustang guys do it sometimes I've heard...
That's right my mustang had 265 in the 17x8 stock rims.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #1013
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Mustang? What thread is this?
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:04 PM   #1014
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Ok, more of the same:
18x8.5", +49 (SSR type C) - would this fit with a 265 tire with stock on suspension (without rolling rear fenders)?
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:05 PM   #1015
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Ok, more of the same:
18x8.5", +49 (SSR type C) - would this fit with a 265 tire with stock on suspension (without rolling rear fenders)?
You'll have problems with inboard clearance, as in running on the suspension.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:09 PM   #1016
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^ So 255 would be the widest I could go...
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:44 AM   #1017
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I was thinking the same. Would a 265/40 or 265/35 fit?
265/35/18 is a great size for a 9 or 9.5" rim. I had 275/35's on my mustang and they fit great on a 9.5" rim with a slight bulge.

265/40 will be too much of a sidewall and look funny. I think M3's have that size on the back and they are bulky as hell.


Pretty sure no mustangs came with a 265 tire on a 17x8 wheel. 03 Cobra's had 275/40 on an 17x9" wheel, but when you go up to 18's, you want a bit less sidewall.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #1018
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Edit wrong thread!
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #1019
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I wasn't saying they came with it, just that the mustang guys do put 265s and even 275s on the 17x8.

This is just the other end of the wrong fitment thing, bulge instead of stretching.. both hinder performance, some just prefer meaty rubber
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:55 AM   #1020
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Anyone have 17x8 +42 offset on a 2011 wrx? I'm getting tc105n. Just wondering if that would be too flushed in.
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:25 PM   #1021
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that's the same size as the stock wrx wheels just 10mm lower offset. Yes it'll still be sunken in
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:56 AM   #1022
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Even if lowered, you should be fine with a rear roll, if that.
Thanks for the input man. Do you think Rear Camber Plates would be needed or should I be good without them? Also, Will any fender well modification need to be done to account for bump travel?

For Reference - 18x9.5" +38 245/40R18 1 Finger Gap all around.

Edit: Answered my own question. "Do you think Rear Camber Plates would be needed or should I be good without them? " Rear camber plates don't work on the new suspensions because they are double arm. The only way to have camber adjustments in the rear is adjustable control arms.

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #1023
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Wheels: Work Emotion XD-9 18x9 +38

Tires: Pirelli P Zero Nero 245/40/18

Suspension: RCE Blacks and GTWORX/Bilstein Kit

Fenders: Stock

Camber: Stock

Rubbing: ZERO

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #1024
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nice setup, devil. that looks perfect. think you could get away with a 255 tire with still no rub?
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #1025
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nice setup, devil. that looks perfect. think you could get away with a 255 tire with still no rub?
It would be close.
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