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Old 09-25-2013, 01:37 AM   #3026
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Just wondering if a 225/65r17 tire will fit on my 2009 WRX?
the car is still stock ride height. Will be putting the tires on my oem rims.
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that will not fit without forester suspension. period.
Holy hell. that's a good 3.5" taller tire.
Ignoring the fender and wheel liner clearance, I don't see there being anyway a tire of that height would clear the spring perch on the front struts with the OEM wheel.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:56 AM   #3027
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year: 2005
model: wrx sti
wheel model: linea corse leman
wheel size/offset: 18 x 9.5 +30
tire brand/model: hankook evo v12
tire size: 235/40/18
suspension: apexi s1 coilovers
alignment: some negative camber, but it's all natural.
fender mods: roll all around, minor pull in rear.
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Slowly lowering my car little by little to get rid of the wheel gap, but here is a picture of my setup.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:35 PM   #3028
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I do not condone nor suggest stretched tires. But there is a lot of info on this size. It will fit with a 245/40 and a good roll
Thanks for the info I started rolling my fenders to get the wider tires on there since I don't like the stretched tires on my car and would feel pretty unsafe... Thanks again
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:57 PM   #3029
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Quick question... Has anyone successfully mounted 255/40/17 on a 17x8 +47 without rolling fenders or having the tire contact the strut?

Car is an '02 WRX on stock struts and Eibach springs. I got new wheels for autocross (8" is widest allowed for my class) and I can't afford tires for them yet and a friend is selling some 255/40/17 takeoff RS3's from his Miata that I was hoping to use just to finish up the season and get some seat time while I save for a class-legal set (225 or 235 width), and I don't want to roll fenders for the temporary set if I don't have to.

I did a lot of googling and there are quite a few GD STi's that claim to have fit that size without a roll, but I don't think they were on stock struts? And there were no pictures to verify, so I'm hesitant to believe them.

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Old 09-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #3030
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I highly doubt it will clear the strut! I mean HIGHLY doubt. But you could get away without a roll
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:37 PM   #3031
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Rolling isn't that big of a deal anyways! Fender mods are allowed in any class right?
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:05 AM   #3032
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Rolling isn't that big of a deal anyways! Fender mods are allowed in any class right?
Yes as long as it retains factor look and is not significantly wider then stock.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:58 PM   #3033
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Rolling isn't that big of a deal anyways! Fender mods are allowed in any class right?
Yes, fender rolling is allowed in STX. My issue was more in spending the time and $$ to roll the fenders just to make a very temporary tire solution work so that I could save a bit of money.

And also, if what dburgoon says about strut clearance is correct, I won't be able to use them anyway.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:03 PM   #3034
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^^ a set of stockers will work great for some seat time until you can get some 235's.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:56 PM   #3035
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^^ a set of stockers will work great for some seat time until you can get some 235's.
I have a few seasons of seat time split between my past cars, and it's not as much fun anymore on the horrible 205/55/16 no-seasons that came on this car.

And I can't find any decently priced used 17" tires to put something on my new 17x8's so I'm stuck with the stockers for the time being.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #3036
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If your just looking for some cheap tires. Look into Achilles tires. Usually under $85 a piece. Had them on my last m3 and my Wrx. Not the best tire but they work
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:07 PM   #3037
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If your just looking for some cheap tires. Look into Achilles tires. Usually under $85 a piece. Had them on my last m3 and my Wrx. Not the best tire but they work
That's a terrible name for a tire.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:12 PM   #3038
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That's a terrible name for a tire.
I thought the same thing when I first bought them
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #3039
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year: 2002
model: Imprexa wagon ts
wheel model: XXR 522
wheel size/offset: 17x8 +35
tire brand/model: Open to suggestions
tire size: Open to suggestions
suspension: Megan track coils
alignment: Stock
fender mods: none - really dont want to roll them
spacers: no

Let me know what you think?
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #3040
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year: 2002
model: Imprexa wagon ts
wheel model: XXR 522
wheel size/offset: 17x8 +35
tire brand/model: Open to suggestions
tire size: Open to suggestions
suspension: Megan track coils
alignment: Stock
fender mods: none - really dont want to roll them
spacers: no

Let me know what you think?
If you don't want fender mods that offset is too low.

This has been covered several times, please actually read the thread instead if jumping straight to "post".
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:30 AM   #3041
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2006 wrx wagon.
22mm sways, endlinks
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Sedan front end with sti control arms.

BC BR coilovers 8/6k swift springs camber plates front and rear.

V7 sti swap.

Plans for the car. Spirited DD. and track duty.

Wheels : 18x9.5 +44

I want to be able to run 255/35/18 star spec 2's or any summer tire really and still have it functional. The fronts are rolled and have plenty of room. The rears are more problematic. Even though the offset is pretty high it looks like it could be pretty dang close. I pulled the rear lips just a tad with the fender roller. But will go to a body shop to have them professionally pulled if this setup can actually be fictional without looking like a 4x4 truck.

This is kinda what I'm looking for with a little higher in the rear. On this wagon it's 18x10 +20 255/35/18.



If anyone could help me with a little guidance it would be greatly appreciated.

My option B is selling my wheels and going with Enkie 17x9's or 17x8's. Or 18x8's.

Would rather put the 255's on my currently setup if it's possible.

I would also be trimming back the rear bumper tabs.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:33 AM   #3042
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Also! I'm thinking inboard clearance might be an issue? The the wheels/tires came with 225/40's on them (got a super good deal) from previous owner and they had tons of tread left, so I said what the hell and lowered the car a good amount and maxed the camber on all fours. Closest I could get without touching the coilover was 2.5F and 1.8R. That was also before the sedan front end. Just thought that info might help I guess.

Thanks agin for any help.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:36 AM   #3043
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+44 will have inboard clearance issues on a wagon. I'm running -2.9* in the rear (using camber plates) with an 18x9.5 +38, 235/35 tire and I rub on the inside of the wheel well over some bumps. The front still has all kinds of room though.

Your best bet would be to sell this set up and go for something in a +35-38 range.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:06 AM   #3044
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+44 will have inboard clearance issues on a wagon. I'm running -2.9* in the rear (using camber plates) with an 18x9.5 +38, 235/35 tire and I rub on the inside of the wheel well over some bumps. The front still has all kinds of room though. Your best bet would be to sell this set up and go for something in a +35-38 range.
Really you rub in the rear? With a 235? Are you slammed. I have room for more tire and I'm only running 1 degree right now. We'll it looks like room. (Tire too fender lip)
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:51 PM   #3045
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Starting to lean towards Enkie 17x9 +45. How big of a spacer will I need to clear the brembos? 10mm from and 3-5mm rear?

Guessing a 245/45 or 245/40 star spec would fit that perfectly?
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #3046
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Ok guys if you could help me out real quick before I pull the trigger on these that'd be a huge help. Which of these size tires would I be better off going with if I prefer not to roll?

year: 2013
model: WRX Hatch
wheel model: Enkei Nt03 +M
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +40
tire brand/model: Continental ExtremeContactDWS
tire size: 245/40/18 or 255/35/18 [Please advise]
suspension: Stock
fender mods: Willing to roll if necessary but would prefer to wait until I get coilovers.

Yes I've searched lol I just want a final definitive opinion. Thanks guys!
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:47 PM   #3047
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Buddy just put on 18x9.5 +35 with 255/35 hankook v12's rolled rears slightly and coilovers. Plenty of clearance inboard. Fits perfectly and looks perfect.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:33 PM   #3048
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Buddy just put on 18x9.5 +35 with 255/35 hankook v12's rolled rears slightly and coilovers. Plenty of clearance inboard. Fits perfectly and looks perfect.
Pics or it didn't happen! sounds like a good setup for people to base their questions around! But there will still be people to ask if the same specs fit because their lazy! Thanks for posting
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:27 PM   #3049
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Really you rub in the rear? With a 235? Are you slammed. I have room for more tire and I'm only running 1 degree right now. We'll it looks like room. (Tire too fender lip)
I'm tucking about half the sidewall in the rear.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:01 PM   #3050
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I'm tucking about half the sidewall in the rear.
Lol. Well there's the problem. I don't plan to tuck anything.
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