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Old 06-29-2011, 06:47 PM   #176
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This should clear up some things. My setup is 18x9.5 Grids on 265/35/18 Hankook V12s. Front camber is -1.7 and rear camber is at -2.1. Rear fenders rolled almost flat. No rubbing with my coilovers on the softest setting.

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Old 06-30-2011, 12:16 AM   #177
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This should clear up some things. My setup is 18x9.5 Grids on 265/35/18 Hankook V12s...
It would clear things up even more if you gave the wheel offset.

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Old 06-30-2011, 03:57 AM   #178
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It would clear things up even more if you gave the wheel offset.

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Can't believe I forgot that. It's +38.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:43 AM   #179
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Looks great! Quick question though. How are you adjusting rear camber?
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:00 PM   #180
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Looks great! Quick question though. How are you adjusting rear camber?
Cusco lower control arms.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:15 AM   #181
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295/35-17 Hoosier A6's on the Rota 17x8" +48 wheel. No rubbing anywhere unless there is a MAJOR JUMP. Stock springs, no spacers, just shocks and a 25mm front sway bar.






I have ordered a set of the 275/40-17 Goodyear Eagle RS racing tire, which is a very wide 275 (supposed to be equal in width to the 295 A6) but slightly taller, not sure if that is going to pose a problem or not. I'll post comparison pictures when I get them mounted up.

Plenty of room on the inboard part of the rear tire, I think a +47mm offset would rub the rear fenders under very high load.

FWIW, I run 245/45-17 Hoosier Wets for a rain tire on the cheap Discount Tire Drag DR-31 wheels with +47mm offset and zero problems.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:35 PM   #182
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I just don't understand why you autocross Mongloids insist on putting tires far far too large on narrow wheels. Ugh I can only imagine how crap the response is, and rolling like a boat in the corners.

Of course a 17x8 +47 will rub when you're tire size is....well.... THAT.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:12 PM   #183
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I just don't understand why you autocross Mongloids insist on putting tires far far too large on narrow wheels. Ugh I can only imagine how crap the response is, and rolling like a boat in the corners.

Of course a 17x8 +47 will rub when you're tire size is....well.... THAT.
Because we can . Actually, because the rules for "Stock" classes are so limited that we have to make up responsiveness with overall grip.

Nevertheless, yes, those sizes do fit the 2011.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:07 AM   #184
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Read a lot just want to get a clarification. I just ordered my 527's 18x8.75 et35 with 255-35-18 nexans (don't hate on tires upgrading later). I will be lowering on epic springs stock struts. I know rolling back fenders is necessary, but do you think the 255 are too wide? I'm not trying to run much negative camber either as close as stock. Will I need anything else?
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:37 AM   #185
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...18x8.75 et35 with 255-35-18 nexans...do you think the 255 are too wide?
Too wide for what? The wheels? No. Are you asking if you will rub the fenders? Not in front. The rear will be tight. Based on the 265/35R18 on a +40 wheel we've used a lot, you have a 10mm narrower tire (5mm further from the fender) but are moving the wheel 5mm closer to the fender with the +35 offset. So, it may rub in the rear, which would require fender rolling back there, but that's it. You're squeezing the tire on to a narrower wheel than we usually use (8.75" compared to 9.5") so that may further narrow the tread. Plus, your 255/35R18 is 1.1% shorter than the 265/35R18, so that'll help clearance, too.

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Old 07-14-2011, 11:29 AM   #186
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I'm not trying to run much negative camber either as close as stock.
why do people continue to post this? the oem alignment is terrible! will it kill you? no. will it kill your tires? no. will you enjoy your car more and get even tire wear if you get a non-oem spec alignment? yes.

if you want low offset wheels, you'll have to deal with adding negative camber. otherwise, stick to +45 and higher offsets.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:44 AM   #187
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I just don't understand why you autocross Mongloids insist on putting tires far far too large on narrow wheels. Ugh I can only imagine how crap the response is, and rolling like a boat in the corners.

I am going to assume you are being sarcastic and trying to be funny.

What would anybody in the WFC know about responsiveness or fitment or autocross for that matter.

but just in case you are being serious, although you cannot possibly be that dim, autocross has rules where in some classes tires are not restricted, but suspension mods (like springs), and rims are. He bought those to gain grip which when added in extreme amounts, more than makes up for lack of responsiveness. The owner probably has other wheels and tires for street driving.

Unlike most people in the WFC, he is using his car for what it was intended for. Not a glorified trailerqueen/doorstop.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:18 PM   #188
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What would anybody in the WFC know about responsiveness or fitment or autocross for that matter.

Unlike most people in the WFC, he is using his car for what it was intended for. Not a glorified trailerqueen/doorstop.
news flash: sc00by4life has a dedicated track setup with "correct" fitment, as do most WFC members who track their car
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so like 2 of them..then..
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:46 PM   #190
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so like 2 of them..then..
how would you know?

you're a smart guy, you should know better than to make baseless statements

the educated WFC members understand the differences and you don't see them touting that their aggressive fitment setups handle great or better than a "correct" fitment setup. the CFC members love to bring up the fact that your car will handle worse even though these guys do it for style on the street, not the track or autox.

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Old 07-14-2011, 03:21 PM   #191
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I am going to assume you are being sarcastic and trying to be funny.

What would anybody in the WFC know about responsiveness or fitment or autocross for that matter.

but just in case you are being serious, although you cannot possibly be that dim, autocross has rules where in some classes tires are not restricted, but suspension mods (like springs), and rims are. He bought those to gain grip which when added in extreme amounts, more than makes up for lack of responsiveness. The owner probably has other wheels and tires for street driving.

Unlike most people in the WFC, he is using his car for what it was intended for. Not a glorified trailerqueen/doorstop.
Using a rediculously wide tire, is not always the best or easiest way to increase overall grip.

I don't drive around cones in parking lots so I don't understand all the rules for autox, the guy who I was quoting replied back stating that it was really the only thing he can do in his class. That makes sense to me.

But a 255 handles like **** on an 8" wheel, why in gods name would a 295 handle any better (it doesnt.....). But again, its what he can do to stay within his class.....my original question was answered, "why the hell would you do that."
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So I should have just said, he is exploiting the rules the best way he could...


Perhaps.... but now that would not be me for better or worse.
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probably worse....
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Please refrain from turning this thread into another wrong fitment vs. correct fitment battle. If it continues I'll have the thread edited and all the argument posts removed.

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Old 07-15-2011, 12:06 PM   #195
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Please refrain from turning this thread into another wrong fitment vs. correct fitment battle. If it continues I'll have the thread edited and all the argument posts removed.

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Thanks Dan. I keep checking back in here for the reason this thread was started in the first place. Carry on...
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This should clear up some things. My setup is 18x9.5 Grids on 265/35/18 Hankook V12s. Front camber is -1.7 and rear camber is at -2.1. Rear fenders rolled almost flat. No rubbing with my coilovers on the softest setting.
This is the exact same wheel I am picking up today. It is good to know what it will look like and how it may fit.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:52 PM   #197
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exactly what i was looking for. Thanks for the great writeup
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Could I comfortably (no fender rolling) run 245/45-17 Star Specs on my '11 with stock wheels? I actually like the way they look for the time being, and won't be replacing them immediately. Was wondering if I could get away with a little more meat on my tires.
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Could I comfortably (no fender rolling) run 245/45-17 Star Specs on my '11 with stock wheels? I actually like the way they look for the time being, and won't be replacing them immediately. Was wondering if I could get away with a little more meat on my tires.
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hi guys, i need some advice fitting my wheel/tire setup, i have a set of xxr 527 18x8.85 +35 with federal ss595 245/40/18. i test fitted them and obviously they are rubbing like crazy in the rear. i know i probably should have went with a smaller tire but i'm trying to work with what i got. any hope of getting these to fit? also how is everyone adding rear camber to their 2011s? lower rear control arms? do rear camber bolts work? i'm planning to roll my rear fenders. thanks in advance guys.
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