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Old 07-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #2101
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265 is a little wide for a 9" wide wheel, but it can still fit on there. 255/35 is only 1.2% smaller than stock diameter...that's pretty close. I'd go with that.


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Old 07-03-2013, 08:13 PM   #2102
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Sorry, it was in the title: "18x9.0 on PSS 265/35 on GR STi"

Didn't mention offset since I am confident +36 will work with stock susp and possible slight roll to the rear.

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Ahh yeah I don't pay attention to post titles. Sorry.

And I wouldn't call a 265 too wide for a 9" wheel. should fit fine.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:14 PM   #2103
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I'm looking to get Rota Grids for my 2013 WRX and would like an opinion:


The 17" look like they would fit no problems, any ideas on the 18"?
My 2013 WRX is wearing 18x8.5 +48 rims and 255/35 PSS tires. Stock height, no issues at all with rubbing, and plenty of rubber on he road.

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Old 07-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #2104
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My 2013 WRX on stock suspension is on 18x9.5 +34 with 255 tires. Also no issues.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:46 AM   #2105
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My 2013 WRX on stock suspension is on 18x9.5 +34 with 255 tires. Also no issues.
If you don't have your rear fenders rolled the first time you hit a bump or hit a corner hard you're in for some massive running haha
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:12 PM   #2106
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2011 WRX
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Thinking about getting some new wheels. 18x9.5 +38. Tires will probably be 255/35/18s.

Thoughts? Should be able to run these no problem, right?

Sorry is this has been posted prior in the thread, I searched through tons of posts and didn't catch it...
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:44 PM   #2107
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2011 WRX
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Thinking about getting some new wheels. 18x9.5 +38. Tires will probably be 255/35/18s.

Thoughts? Should be able to run these no problem, right?

Sorry is this has been posted prior in the thread, I searched through tons of posts and didn't catch it...
Ummm!!! Must not of looked very hard cuz right at the beginning of this thread u would have found your answer/
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:06 PM   #2108
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2011 WRX
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Thinking about getting some new wheels. 18x9.5 +38. Tires will probably be 255/35/18s.

Thoughts? Should be able to run these no problem, right?

Sorry is this has been posted prior in the thread, I searched through tons of posts and didn't catch it...
Yes they will fit, exact same setup that i have but with a 265/35/18 tire and no issues whatsoever.


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Old 07-10-2013, 11:43 PM   #2109
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Hi, I ordered some 18x9.5 +40 wheels but still deciding which tire to go for. Fenders will be rolled but will remain on stock suspension until next year.

I'm avoiding 265's to ensure tires are still tucked in the fender.
So, which should I go for? 255/35 or 245/40? Both are within the 2% rule and looks good from what I've been seeing here, but which better suits a DD on stock suspension?

I also want to avoid rubbing the fender liner when I lower it on coils.

Please advise. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:54 PM   #2110
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255/40/18

Those tires suggested will have too much stretch unless youre going for the mega flush, hella tuck or whatever you call that garbage...
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #2111
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Go with the 255/35-18 tires on your 18x9.5" wheels. Do not use the 255/40-18 because they are too tall compared to the WRX OEM tire size. In fact, they are over 2.78% taller.

And I think a 245 tire on a 9.5 wide wheel may be just a little too stretched.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #2112
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Dan I have a 2013 STI sedan and some 18 9.5 38 work emotions coming. I intend to run Michelin pilot super sports 265 35 18. My car is lowered on Eibachs and I have the camber set around 1.5 all around. Obviously I will have some clearance issues in the rear. My question is, should I roll or trim the fenders? A friend of mine actually trimmed the rear lip instead of rolling. I like how it didn't distort the outside edge of the fender like rolling does but I was wondering what your experience was. Here are a couple pictures of my car's current stance.

One more question, I keep reading that OEM Subaru lug nuts are not to be used on aftermarket wheels due to the way the lug seat is shaped but the aftermarket lugs I have seem to be the same shape as my stock lugs. Can I use stock lugs on my work wheels? I'm not cheap but the lugs I have are red and I am not sure I will like the color combo.




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Old 07-14-2013, 01:15 PM   #2113
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Dan I have a 2013 STI sedan and some 18 9.5 38 work emotions coming. I intend to run Michelin pilot super sports 265 35 18. My car is lowered on Eibachs and I have the camber set around 1.5 all around. Obviously I will have some clearance issues in the rear. My question is, should I roll or trim the fenders? A friend of mine actually trimmed the rear lip instead of rolling. I like how it didn't distort the outside edge of the fender like rolling does but I was wondering what your experience was. Here are a couple pictures of my car's current stance.

One more question, I keep reading that OEM Subaru lug nuts are not to be used on aftermarket wheels due to the way the lug seat is shaped but the aftermarket lugs I have seem to be the same shape as my stock lugs. Can I use stock lugs on my work wheels? I'm not cheap but the lugs I have are red and I am not sure I will like the color combo.
Rolling will look exactly like OEM unless you're doing something wrong.

And again... There are a thousand threads on this. The seat on OEM lugs is EXACTLY the same as aftermarket, however it's possible that the shank width of the OEMs might not fit in the pocket of your new wheels. Play it safe and just buy a set of aftermarket lugs. Anything that is m12x1.25, or advertised to fit Subaru will work.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:44 PM   #2114
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Can anybody point me in the right direction and let me know how 18x9.5 +30 with 235/40 will fit on my 2011 wrx? Will all fenders need rolling? Pulling? Any help appreciated
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #2115
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Can anybody point me in the right direction and let me know how 18x9.5 +30 with 235/40 will fit on my 2011 wrx? Will all fenders need rolling? Pulling? Any help appreciated
No pulling. Fronts will need a baby roll, and rears will need a solid roll. I flat rolled my rears for future setups.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:45 PM   #2116
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No pulling. Fronts will need a baby roll, and rears will need a solid roll. I flat rolled my rears for future setups.
Thanks man really appreciate it! Have a good one
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Can anybody point me in the right direction and let me know how 18x9.5 +30 with 235/40 will fit on my 2011 wrx? Will all fenders need rolling? Pulling? Any help appreciated
You're gonna need to run some pretty aggressive camber as well.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:26 PM   #2118
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You're gonna need to run some pretty aggressive camber as well.
I kind of figures that. I have isc coilovers. Will camber affect drivability in any way for just the wear on the inside of the tire. I run a little bit right now cause in low on my stocks
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:44 PM   #2119
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I kind of figures that. I have isc coilovers. Will camber affect drivability in any way for just the wear on the inside of the tire. I run a little bit right now cause in low on my stocks
With a +30 offset drivability is going to be horrible anyways mixed with lots of negative camber your suby will be trying to find center axes.
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Decided I'm going to run a 225 tire rather than 235. Hopefully fitment will be a little better and cleaner looking.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:41 AM   #2121
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With a +30 offset drivability is going to be horrible anyways mixed with lots of negative camber your suby will be trying to find center axes.
Is the drivability really going to be that bad? I travel a lot
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #2122
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Just to confirm, would 17x8 ET35 fit without any rubbing on stock fenders (235/45/17 tires)? I've run 17x8 ET45 just fine but wasn't sure if there was 10mm more to the outside fender without any issues.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #2123
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:25 AM   #2124
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^^^Very nice Azhunks...Here's my new setup below...18 x 9.5 TR Motorsport MT1's in 45 offset...18.5lbs each...Stock 245 tires. Now I just have to fix the ride height...

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:28 AM   #2125
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Wheels: Work Emotion 11R 18x9.5 +38
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Hi Azunhks, are your fenders rolled? Any rubbing at all? camber?
Looks pretty flush. nice work!

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