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Old 11-24-2011, 01:40 PM   #276
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17x9 Rays Engineering Volk GR-C 3pc +31et on 225-45-17
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:07 PM   #277
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Would a 17 x 8.5 with 50mm offset with 235/45/17's work with a stock set up, or could I run into some rubbing?

Sorry if I'm in the wrong thread for this, I'm a bit of a forum novice.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:56 PM   #278
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Would a 17 x 8.5 with 50mm offset with 235/45/17's work with a stock set up, or could I run into some rubbing?

Sorry if I'm in the wrong thread for this, I'm a bit of a forum novice.
Offset can become a problem depending on tire size and camber settings.

Find something in the 40-45 range, with a 235/40.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:59 PM   #279
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trying to figure this all out correct me if im wrong PLEASE!!

02 wrx
17x8.5 +32-35

will sit flush with no spacers required, roll needed in front and rear.

now i feel that im wrong so please correct me, i understand coilovers and tires all factor in but assume it is all done and camber is set.

will the fender need to be pulled or liners removed....
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:15 AM   #280
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fender liners need to be trimmed or removed when you roll ANYWAYS, so it mostly depends on how low you are.

you can trim the fronts enough to keep them in, if you wish to keep them. Mine took themselves off on the freeway.

flush is also going to depend on your definition of the word - the outer face will sit the same as wheels (17x9 +42). It wont be "hella flush" or anything like that, but it will be flush enough to look good. You could easily clear a 245 with a roll all around.

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Old 11-30-2011, 09:00 PM   #281
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Hey guys a noob here but I am looking to order a set of Diamond racing steelies over the winter for my 02 wagon (I am aware of their weight and that is not a concern). I really am just looking for offset guidance here.

So what are your comments on this setup:

17x8 +25 with my 225x45x17? or

17x8 +25, 215x40x17?

is +25 to low/will I need to add a bunch of camber?

I will be rolling my fenders before I install these and am lowered on prodrive sti red's.

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:46 AM   #282
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offset is too low to accommodate proper winter camber settings.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:03 AM   #283
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Sorry should have clarified I am replacing my summer setup over the winter. Would I be better off with something +30?
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:46 AM   #284
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You would be better off with something +45-48.....
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:36 PM   #285
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Quick question looking for a winter set up so buying cheap rims but still want it to look decent the tires I have are 255/45 r17 Blizzaks they fit and cleared on the stock rims but I would like a little bit better look. Im looking at 17x8 +48, 17x8.25 +25, 17x9 +35 or 17x9 +42 Im pretty much a noob and don't know much about all this I just want a set up that is as close to flush as possible without having to roll or alter my fenders or rip the guts out of my fenders. Or will any of this make a big difference to be worth messing with it?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:20 PM   #286
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winter set up you should have an 8" wide wheel AT MAX, with 195-215ish tires.

if they are for winter, who cares what they will look like. you want as much clearance on all sides of the wheel as you can get.

that being said, even for summer you shouldn't use a 255/45......
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:50 PM   #287
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Thats just the winter set that came with the car I have never used them but they are like brand new. Will that size tire not work?
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:55 PM   #288
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That tire size is too tall (255/35 is the correct sizing) and you don't want wide tires for snow driving because your car will just sit on the snow and ice instead of cutting down and getting more traction. 255s are also too wide to fit correctly on your stock wheels (8.5" minimum).
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:04 PM   #289
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sorry read that wrong it was 225/45
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:02 AM   #290
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I'm considering some 5zigen fn01r-c 18x9.5 et 35 with 265/35/18 star specs. I have an 06 sti with stock suspension. Can I make them work if I just roll fenders front and roll and lightly pull in the rear? Or is this a bit much? Thanks
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:38 AM   #291
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Not gonna work on stock suspension. There is also no point to tires that wide when the rest of the susp is stock either.
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:51 PM   #292
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Ok. Why will it not work? Rubbing against the strut? Why no point running wide on stock suspension? I wouldn't get any added grip? A little more of an explanation please.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:59 PM   #293
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So back to my question which one of those rims will get me the best flush look? I appreciate the opinions about this and that but im just wondering what will look the best and work without having to modify anything. and correction tires are 225/45.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:01 PM   #294
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Ok. Why will it not work? Rubbing against the strut? Why no point running wide on stock suspension? I wouldn't get any added grip? A little more of an explanation please.
Rubbing on the fender.... That tire size is way to wide on that wheel for it to fit properly. Roll, and pull in the rear.

Stock suspension is too soft for aggressive fitments, as your car rolls like a boat and will make the process of eliminating rubbing that much more difficult - and will lead to more fender modification than necessary.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:33 AM   #295
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Thanks for the detailed response. I really appreciate it. Coilovers are out of the question for now so I'll go for something less aggressive. Thanks again!
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:58 PM   #296
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HAH! I have the sickest combo of them all..

Dodge Spirit R/T rims on a bone stock 93 Impreza wagon..Rocking 195 70 14's ..Same size tires that were on my Ranger Pickup.. Ride all nice and comfy too.

And to all that think I am strange..I agree.. :P
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:28 PM   #297
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im trying to run Star specs. not set on them but like them. the only sizes i really like are 255 35 18. they will be on a 18x9.5.....Is that to little of a sidewall? the offset is 38

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Old 12-11-2011, 02:19 PM   #298
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No, itll be fine, but since you have the six speed you could do a 255/40 to extend the gearing a little bit. You'll definitely need to roll in the rear though with either size, they run wide.

255/35 star spec on 18x9.5 RPF1.
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:25 PM   #299
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ok cool. i read also about that i should run a 40 for gearing. But the Star specs dont come in a 255 40 so i think im going to go with
Bridgestone
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What do you think about the tires?
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:32 AM   #300
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I have no experience with the RE760, but you can read reviews (as well as seach this forum obviously) for reviews.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....za+RE760+Sport

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