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Old 08-21-2012, 02:08 PM   #1051
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Think he means star specs, which also run a bit wide.
yup, should have read that first
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:10 AM   #1052
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Sorry to bring this fittment up again, but I'd like to hear what more people think of how close this will be:
te37sl 5x100 +45 on 255/35/18
Stock coilovers.
I know the diameter of the wheel/tire is 1.19% smaller than stock, it's more the fender rolling question and suspension clearance that I'm worried about.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:14 AM   #1053
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Sorry to bring this fittment up again, but I'd like to hear what more people think of how close this will be:
te37sl 5x100 +45 on 255/35/18
Stock coilovers.
I know the diameter of the wheel/tire is 1.19% smaller than stock, it's more the fender rolling question and suspension clearance that I'm worried about.
18 x what wheel? Details sheesh
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:21 AM   #1054
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18 x what wheel? Details sheesh
I believe that iteration of Volk's are 18x9 5x100 +45. At stock height with a 255 you might rub a bit in the rears but other than that you should be fine. If you go lower expect to roll the rears. The fronts should be fine.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:33 AM   #1055
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I believe that iteration of Volk's are 18x9 5x100 +45. At stock height with a 255 you might rub a bit in the rears but other than that you should be fine. If you go lower expect to roll the rears. The fronts should be fine.
255 seems wide for a 9. Wouldn't a 245 be more suitable?
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:35 AM   #1056
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255 seems wide for a 9. Wouldn't a 245 be more suitable?
not at all. you can run up to a 275 comfortably on that width (more fender mods required though :P).
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:19 PM   #1057
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Gaaah, yes sorry - 18x9". Had it in my first post, but overlooked it this time. I don't mind rolling the rears a bit if I have to, but was hoping to avoid it until I upgrade the suspension...
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:55 PM   #1058
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Gaaah, yes sorry - 18x9". Had it in my first post, but overlooked it this time. I don't mind rolling the rears a bit if I have to, but was hoping to avoid it until I upgrade the suspension...
1.) if you have to roll fenders, why does it matter if you do it before or after you get your suspension sorted?

2.) if you are scared of fender mods, stop looking at 9" wheels.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:48 PM   #1059
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Too late - i'm looking at them. Why would I pay thousands of dollars to go 8.5" wide when stock is 8"?
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:33 PM   #1060
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^Not a very good argument... There are lots of implications of going bigger... one being fender work, and another being camber. there are lots though...
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:35 AM   #1061
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Too late - i'm looking at them. Why would I pay thousands of dollars to go 8.5" wide when stock is 8"?
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^Not a very good argument... There are lots of implications of going bigger... one being fender work, and another being camber. there are lots though...
This.

If you are NOT interested in doing fender mods, you flat out don't need wheels that wide. Besides, lets be realistic....anything over stock isn't needed for a daily anyways.

either way, if you are looking at 18x9 +45, even with 255's, it isn't all that bad. You'll probably need to roll if you went lower, but you should be OK at stock height - but be prepared to roll (even though you SHOULD be ok).
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #1062
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Thanks - i really appreciate the advice, especially this: "You'll probably need to roll if you went lower, but you should be OK at stock height - but be prepared to roll". I'll keep you posted!
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:09 AM   #1063
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I just got some 18x9.5 +38 with 265/35 ties as suggested. Rear fenders rolled but there's slight rubbing in the rear, is it cause I'm too low or should I be running a little more negative camber in the rears. Currently have around half a finger gap between wheel and fender on KWv3's.

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:30 AM   #1064
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I just got some 18x9.5 +38 with 265/35 ties as suggested. Rear fenders rolled but there's slight rubbing in the rear, is it cause I'm too low or should I be running a little more negative camber in the rears. Currently have around half a finger gap between wheel and fender on KWv3's.
Camber, and how much did you drop it?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:34 AM   #1065
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Not real sure, but from ground to fender its about 24.5 inches
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:13 PM   #1066
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Havent posted here in awhile and dont see too many pictures so here are some more to look at!

Wheels: Enkei NT-03 +M 18x9.5 +40

Tires: General G-Max AS-03 265/35-18

Suspension: BC BR coils slightly lowered

Fenders: Rear rolled

Camber: Front camber plates maxed. Rear non-adjusted.

Rubbing: Front rubs with really tights turns on a decent or bump.


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Old 08-23-2012, 02:07 PM   #1067
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right now im really confused. according to this thread 18x9.5 et38 is best paired with 265/35r18 and with a small amount of fender roll it will avoid rubbing, i've read the entire thread but no results with that tire and wheel specs plus fender roll PLUS STOCK SUSPENSION. will those specs require me to get a stiffer/harder suspension? or it will be just fine with the fender roll only ?
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:28 PM   #1068
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right now im really confused. according to this thread 18x9.5 et38 is best paired with 265/35r18 and with a small amount of fender roll it will avoid rubbing, i've read the entire thread but no results with that tire and wheel specs plus fender roll PLUS STOCK SUSPENSION. will those specs require me to get a stiffer/harder suspension? or it will be just fine with the fender roll only ?
You should not rub with a good roll on normal driving.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:02 PM   #1069
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right now im really confused. according to this thread 18x9.5 et38 is best paired with 265/35r18 and with a small amount of fender roll it will avoid rubbing, i've read the entire thread but no results with that tire and wheel specs plus fender roll PLUS STOCK SUSPENSION. will those specs require me to get a stiffer/harder suspension? or it will be just fine with the fender roll only ?
While its true not many of us run stock suspension here is how I look at it. If you do the roll yourself its free and who cares if it needs to be done. If a shop does it its only like $125 for a roll and refinish and they don't care if you roll a lot or a little. So if you are going to spend $2000 on wheels, tires, and lugs you might as well make the full commitment and get the rears rolled so in the future if you plan to go lower you are covered. If you are afraid of rolling period stick to the 8.5"-9" wide wheels with a 235/245 which is a stretch but it will save you from rolling on stock height.

Subie_Noob_Brian Enkei's look great man. I'm going with the chrome look on my OBP Sedan. I have some Titanium Chrome Grids in 18x9.5" +38 on the way
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While its true not many of us run stock suspension here is how I look at it. If you do the roll yourself its free and who cares if it needs to be done. If a shop does it its only like $125 for a roll and refinish and they don't care if you roll a lot or a little. So if you are going to spend $2000 on wheels, tires, and lugs you might as well make the full commitment and get the rears rolled so in the future if you plan to go lower you are covered. If you are afraid of rolling period stick to the 8.5"-9" wide wheels with a 235/245 which is a stretch but it will save you from rolling on stock height.

Subie_Noob_Brian Enkei's look great man. I'm going with the chrome look on my OBP Sedan. I have some Titanium Chrome Grids in 18x9.5" +38 on the way
Reading his post it sounds like he plans to roll but stay stock suspension. With the floating stock springs he is still worried e might rub. Like I said I don't think he would with a good roll.

Thanks, I've never seen that color in grids. Should look nice!
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:36 PM   #1071
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Thanks, I've never seen that color in grids. Should look nice!
I think so too. I know the Grid Style is a little played out but I wanted something I could clean easily and with the 2011 Sedan having chrome accents, badges, and window trim I thought it would make the car pop nicely. The Black on Chrome is kind of a classic look but you don't see it on WRX's too much. Just something different.

Here is the color via Wheeldude:

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yup im going to roll my fenders, another question whats the difference with 265 and 255? :-? 10mm?
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:12 PM   #1073
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yup im going to roll my fenders, another question whats the difference with 265 and 255? :-? 10mm?
Depends on brand, but yes somewhere in that area.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #1074
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yup im going to roll my fenders, another question whats the difference with 265 and 255? :-? 10mm?
Assuming 18 inch tires ... here are some comparisons:

For 265/35-18 (approx width of tire is 265)
sidewall height = 92.8 mm
diameter = 642.7 mm

For 255/35-18 (approx width of tire is 255)
sidewall = 89.3 mm
diameter = 635.7 mm

Stock WRX is 235/45-17
sidewall = 105.8 mm
diameter = 643.3 mm

Stock Sti is 245/40-18
sidewall = 98 mm
diameter = 653.2 mm

Of course, as mentioned, different tire brands will have slightly varying specs for the same tire size.
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alright! got it now thanks
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