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Old 04-05-2013, 04:06 PM   #1826
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I recently purchased a 2013 wrx hatch. Will an 18x9.5 +30 wheel fit with a 235/40 tire on the stock suspension?
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:08 PM   #1827
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I recently purchased a 2013 wrx hatch. Will an 18x9.5 +30 wheel fit with a 235/40 tire on the stock suspension?
Yes. You will have some fender rub in the rear though.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:14 PM   #1828
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My bad, that was supposed to be +38 offset. I am trying to stay away from rolling the fenders and just wanted to know if this setup would work.

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Old 04-05-2013, 04:39 PM   #1829
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My bad, that was supposed to be +38 offset. I am trying to stay away from rolling the fenders and just wanted to know if this setup would work.
Should be fine.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:42 PM   #1830
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My bad, that was supposed to be +38 offset. I am trying to stay away from rolling the fenders and just wanted to know if this setup would work.
a 9.5 with a 235/40 is going to look weird, especially at stock height.

advice for those not wanting to roll fenders, is get narrower wheels and run more meat.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #1831
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a 9.5 with a 235/40 is going to look weird, especially at stock height.

advice for those not wanting to roll fenders, is get narrower wheels and run more meat.
Agree.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:42 PM   #1832
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- I'm interested in 18x9.5 +40 wheels, if this is for a 2013 hatch with bc coilovers, will I need control arms, or is the camber plates on the coilovers enough? I plan on rolling fenders, and running 255/35/18
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:05 PM   #1833
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- I'm interested in 18x9.5 +40 wheels, if this is for a 2013 hatch with bc coilovers, will I need control arms, or is the camber plates on the coilovers enough? I plan on rolling fenders, and running 255/35/18
No need for LCA's. Also the rear doesn't use camber plates. Bushing kits or LCA's only. Only front utilizes camber plates. Probably wont need much of a roll either with a 40 offset.

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Old 04-06-2013, 12:09 AM   #1834
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^awesome, I didn't think I would need lca's since its a very mild offset
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:55 AM   #1835
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if you are lowered at all, you'll definitely need the roll.

if you are stupid low, you might even need a slight pull in the rear. or get lcas. we dont know what your ride height looks like.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:47 PM   #1836
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18x9.5 et.38 on 245/40's & H&R springs. Didn't really need a roll on the rears, but I did 'em to be on the safe side. Once these stock tires get worned out, I'm gonna get 265/35's or 275/35's.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:20 AM   #1837
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I like the rpf1s 18x9.5 in sbc on satin pearl white. Cant wait until I get my set!!!! Can somebody post a pic of it on the spw hatch
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:24 AM   #1838
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I just got 255/35/18 Dunlop star spec tires mounted on 18x9.5 RPF1's. There is a slight stretch (no wheel/rim stretched beyond tire, though - hellaflush is stupid).
I will get 265s the next time around, but I could not pass up the price I got on the 255s. I rub in the rear, and will need fender rolling (maybe a slight pull) running on stock suspension.
Do you have other pics of your set up? I am really interested in buying a set of rpf1s in sbc for my satin white pearl hatch. Just cant tell how these wheels will look like from a different angle lol I am really paranoid by now
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:48 PM   #1839
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I have been reading and searching in this thread for the past few weeks now, shopping for my summer setup on my new wrx 2013 sedan.

I have ordered 245/40r18 with a 18x9 offset 42 wheel. I do NOT want to do any fender work roll/pull nor camber. I've been reading about your setup with 255+ and different aggressive offsets and I was pretty sure that what I have ordered would fit without any rubbing.

But now, a guy I know tells me that on is 2011 wrx sedan he had rubbing with 17x9 +35 with 245/40r17 rubbers. No drop, no roll/pull nor camber.

Will it rub with my setup without any fender work?


Here's the output when looking at the spec differences on 1010tire's offset calculator :
18x9 offset 42 :
- inner clearance = 2 mm less
- outside position = extends 24mm more

18x9 offset 35 :
- inner clearance = 5 more
- outside position = extends 31mm more


I was pretty damn sure I was fine with all the reading I've been doing and I'm expecting my wheels mid-next week, tires just got in...

Am I in trouble?
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #1840
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I have been reading and searching in this thread for the past few weeks now, shopping for my summer setup on my new wrx 2013 sedan.

I have ordered 245/40r18 with a 18x9 offset 42 wheel. I do NOT want to do any fender work roll/pull nor camber. I've been reading about your setup with 255+ and different aggressive offsets and I was pretty sure that what I have ordered would fit without any rubbing.

But now, a guy I know tells me that on is 2011 wrx sedan he had rubbing with 17x9 +35 with 245/40r17 rubbers. No drop, no roll/pull nor camber.

Will it rub with my setup without any fender work?


Here's the output when looking at the spec differences on 1010tire's offset calculator :
18x9 offset 42 :
- inner clearance = 2 mm less
- outside position = extends 24mm more

18x9 offset 35 :
- inner clearance = 5 more
- outside position = extends 31mm more


I was pretty damn sure I was fine with all the reading I've been doing and I'm expecting my wheels mid-next week, tires just got in...

Am I in trouble?
while your answer can be found in this thread, I'm not going to respond to it. Because its in here. If you are capable of basic math, you can figure it out.

lastly - if you are ABSOLUTELY opposed to rolling and/or camber, STOP LOOKING AT 9" WHEELS.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:47 PM   #1841
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Like stated in my post, I've used the search this thread option and wasn't able to narrow down to the answer I was looking for. If everybody would simply write it the same way... I've looked for 245/40/18, 245/40r18, 18x9 offset 42, 18x9 +42, 245/40 9 +42. I think I've tried all possibilies.

And I wasn't looking for 9 inch wide necessary, just something that would fill the fenders a bit more but there's not many choices between 18x8 et48 and 18x9 et35. I bought a cheaper wheel just because it was available in offset 42 !!

Not everybody is being lazy you know. It's almost scary to post in this thread without a flame suit on. Seriously, some people never took the stance approach without looking for the hellaflush and not everybody is willing to go that far in terms of fender setup.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:02 PM   #1842
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Like stated in my post, I've used the search this thread option and wasn't able to narrow down to the answer I was looking for. If everybody would simply write it the same way... I've looked for 245/40/18, 245/40r18, 18x9 offset 42, 18x9 +42, 245/40 9 +42. I think I've tried all possibilies.

And I wasn't looking for 9 inch wide necessary, just something that would fill the fenders a bit more but there's not many choices between 18x8 et48 and 18x9 et35. I bought a cheaper wheel just because it was available in offset 42 !!

Not everybody is being lazy you know. It's almost scary to post in this thread without a flame suit on. Seriously, some people never took the stance approach without looking for the hellaflush and not everybody is willing to go that far in terms of fender setup.
you'll be fine depending on how wide that tire is running and if anything a little bit of camber to make em fit without rubbing wont kill you
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #1843
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I read through and still have a question. Stock suspension, 2011 wrx. 18x9.5 38 offset with 265s should work fine with no rub correct? I know, I'm probably the 9 millionth person to ask this question but the cars in the pics in the OP are all lowered. Would prefer not to roll fenders. If not, what's the biggest I could go with 100% certainty I wouldn't have to roll? 18x9? Or could i do 18x9.5 and use a higher offset like 40? Looking to purchase today. Thanks for the help and patience!
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:21 PM   #1844
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Oh and would I need toget chrcgjany spacers rings or tpms sensors or anything other than lugs? Flame suit on.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #1845
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I read through and still have a question. Stock suspension, 2011 wrx. 18x9.5 38 offset with 265s should work fine with no rub correct? I know, I'm probably the 9 millionth person to ask this question but the cars in the pics in the OP are all lowered. Would prefer not to roll fenders. If not, what's the biggest I could go with 100% certainty I wouldn't have to roll? 18x9? Or could i do 18x9.5 and use a higher offset like 40? Looking to purchase today. Thanks for the help and patience!
Found my answer, nevermind!

Still wondering about the sensors, spacers or rings. Wheeldude gives me two different options for lugs - 1.25 or 1.50 - does it really matter or is it appearance?

Finally, does anyone have an opinion on a good tire? Here are my options:

265/35R18 XL 97Y NEXEN N3000
265/35ZR18 93W Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec
265/35ZR18 97Y Hankook Ventus V12 evo K150
265/35ZR18 RE 97Y FALKEN FK-453

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:50 PM   #1846
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Honestly, delete all of my last few posts. I'm an idiot. I need to stop drinking and posting.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #1847
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Honestly, delete all of my last few posts. I'm an idiot. I need to stop drinking and posting.
In terms of tire, Michelin Pilot Super Sports for all around best tire. Star Specs if you're hitting the track. Hankooks if you're on a budget.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:17 PM   #1848
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I read through and still have a question. Stock suspension, 2011 wrx. 18x9.5 38 offset with 265s should work fine with no rub correct? I know, I'm probably the 9 millionth person to ask this question but the cars in the pics in the OP are all lowered. Would prefer not to roll fenders. If not, what's the biggest I could go with 100% certainty I wouldn't have to roll? 18x9? Or could i do 18x9.5 and use a higher offset like 40? Looking to purchase today. Thanks for the help and patience!
you will most definitely need to roll with 18x9.5 +38 and 265's.....please try and keep up. this exact fitment is listed in the FIRST post of the FIRST page.

honestly....if you want NO CHANCE OF RUBBING with LITTLE to NO THOUGHT for fitment, you need to stop thinking "whats the largest I can go". questions like that SCREAM that you should NOT be looking at wheels wider than 8-8.5".
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:04 AM   #1849
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I've been browsing this thread for about an hour now. I am sure the answer to the question I am about to ask is hiding in here somewhere, but it is late and I am becoming lethargic. For this, I apologize. Moving on...

I'm in love with the White Rota Grids 18x9.5 +38. I've concluded that w/ stock suspension, these wheels, with some 255/35R18s, should fit without any rubbing. However, imo, there is no sense in making my rex look aggressive, without it actually being aggressive. Thus, the GTworx suspension kit is a definite. Anyone familiar with a setup running the wheel/tire specs listed above w/ the Gtworx kit, specifically the one valved for the yellows? From what I have gathered, the drop from this suspension setup is not too significant.

Anyone have any success with a setup like this??
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