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Old 02-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #401
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From the replies here so far, just from observation, it seems that all 18" wheels require rolling or some fender mod in order to fit. Could anyone confirm that's correct for the most part, even on stock suspension?
Not even close. Only people trying to put wheels that don't fit on really suffer from this problem.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:28 PM   #402
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Even on stock suspension? The car once suspension is done will be for road racing
maybe you should do some more research since you're asking what size tire to run for road racing.

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Ok I'm looking at picking up some work CR Kai 17x9 +40 for my 2005 Sti. The car is lowered on tein s-techs.
Will I need any fender work? What would be the best size tire to run.
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yes, rear fenders will need to be trimmed at a minimum. 245/40/17 or 255/40/17.

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Not even close. Only people trying to put wheels that don't fit on really suffer from this problem.
or people trying to run a wider tire than stock. my 18x8.5 +48 and 17x9+42 fit just fine but require fender mods to run a 255 wide tire.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #403
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or people trying to run a wider tire than stock. my 18x8.5 +48 and 17x9+42 fit just fine but require fender mods to run a 255 wide tire.
True. It was a general statement from what he was observing based on what others were asking about running in the thread.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:55 PM   #404
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Nhat I have tried searching on here for that info. If u could pm me some insight of what u know. It is my dd and will be used for road racing on weekends and events.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #405
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True. It was a general statement from what he was observing based on what others were asking about running in the thread.
True, I was just wondering if this was just a rule of thumb, that 18" wheels, regardless of width or suspension, would require rolling or fender mods to fit, which I guess is not true.

So just to be a little more specific, would a 18x8 wheel +(42-48) offset with a 245 width tire require any such mods? Sorry about the newb questions, just doing research for an upgrade this spring.

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Old 02-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #406
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year: 2003
model: WRX Sedan
wheel model: XXR 527
wheel size/offset: 18x8.75 +20 offset
tire brand/model: unsure
tire size: 235/40/18 or 245/40/18
suspension: tein coilovers front, megan coilovers rear
alignment: -2.0* all around
fender mods: Front and rear rolled, rears also cut for STI flares.

Hey, I'm looking at purchasing these rims but am unsure what size tires to get or if I will need to do some fender pulling or not. I'm trying to go for a flush look, but I don't really want too stretched of tires. Will these fit on my car and what size tires 235/40/18 or 245/40/18? (what's the biggest tire I could run??) Also, will these rims clear brembo calipers?

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Old 02-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #407
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you will need to roll your fenders if you want to look "flush". neither of the tires will be TOO stretched. yes they will clear brembos
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #408
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you will need to roll your fenders if you want to look "flush". neither of the tires will be TOO stretched. yes they will clear brembos
My fenders are already rolled so I should be fine?
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:15 PM   #409
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depends on how big of a tire you want to run/how much camber
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #410
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Those aren't going to be flush. They are going to stick out past the fenders. And again, I highly recommend staying far away from XXRs.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:35 PM   #411
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year: 2003
model: WRX Sedan
wheel model: XXR 527
wheel size/offset: 18x8.75 +20 offset
tire brand/model: unsure
tire size: 235/40/18 or 245/40/18
suspension: tein coilovers front, megan coilovers rear
alignment: -2.0* all around
fender mods: Front and rear rolled, rears also cut for STI flares.

Hey, I'm looking at purchasing these rims but am unsure what size tires to get or if I will need to do some fender pulling or not. I'm trying to go for a flush look, but I don't really want too stretched of tires. Will these fit on my car and what size tires 235/40/18 or 245/40/18? (what's the biggest tire I could run??) Also, will these rims clear brembo calipers?

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neither of those tires are going to be stretched on an 18x8.75.

you're going to need more than -2* camber all around for that setup to not rub with those tires sizes.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #412
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neither of those tires are going to be stretched on an 18x8.75.

you're going to need more than -2* camber all around for that setup to not rub with those tires sizes.
Ok what if I was to go with the +35 offset and a 245/40/18 tire, would that fit fine?
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #413
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Im looking at these wheels (stated below) and im just trying to make sure they will fit, no problem. When it comes to offset im kind of dumb to it. Im always open to ideas and tips. Also if i might need to get spacers etc..


year: 2006
model: WRX Limited
wheel model: ESM-004
wheel size/offset: 17x9/38
tire brand/model: Unsure
tire size: Im thinking 215/40 17 or 225/35 17
suspension: D2 Coils
alignment: Not sure at this moment
fender mods: Should i Roll or Pull?
spacers: Will i need to run these?

Also, the center bore is 57.1. Not sure if that matters. haha

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:15 PM   #414
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Hey guys, I've been in the market for some NT03s for a while now and have been thinking about what tires to pair it up with. I would just like to know what kind of tires you guys recommend for a DD/I guess you can call it "Spirited Driving" (occasional mountain runs etc). I've heard good and bad things about the hankook v12s. I have sumitomo HTRZ IIIs right now, but I wanted to try something different. Also if I should go with 245s or 255s and what kind of fender work and camber that requires. Also if anything else is needed to support this setup, I have more a performance oriented goal in mind.

year: 2003
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wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +40
tire brand/model: (unsure) recommend me something!
tire size: 245 or 255/35/18
suspension: ST coilovers (swaybars coming)
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fender mods: none, but willing to if i have to
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:27 AM   #415
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Greetings,
I have been a member for some time now and have spent many hours reading through threads on various subjects. This forum is very educational once one can filter through the needless bickering and sarcasm. Im proud to say, this is my first post if memory serves.

I cant seem to find a solid answer to my inquiry. Here is goes..
2005 WRX wagon
Tein H tech lowering springs (approx 1")
I found a set (tires mounted) of wheels that struck me and purchased them on impulse.
The set up is: Rota Boost in 5x100 17x8 +35
Nexen 225/45/R17
My question is, will this combination fit without Being a big problem?
Im not against fender roll if I "must".
In not looking for HellaFlush look. Only want to be closer to flush than the narrow stock setup. Please let me know what you think.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:06 PM   #416
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Can someone tell me which of these fits would be most appropriate for a stock suspension and would rather not do any fender rolling...

Motegi MR 125 18x8 +35
18x8 +45
18x9 +35

If more than one of these setups would work, which would be the most aggressive without having to do fender rolling? Thanks mucho
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18x9+35 would work, but it might come close to rubbing on the rear fender lips. Should be ok, clear or contact by a few mm.

But in my opinion, you're doing it wrong... your stock wheels are nicer than those wheels in more ways than one.

Why are you not wanting to roll fenders? If you want some real wheels that would be awesome on your car...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2307031
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18x9+35 would work, but it might come close to rubbing on the rear fender lips. Should be ok, clear or contact by a few mm.

But in my opinion, you're doing it wrong... your stock wheels are nicer than those wheels in more ways than one.

Why are you not wanting to roll fenders? If you want some real wheels that would be awesome on your car...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2307031
Yeah those r beautiful wheels but im also not looking to spend 3200. Of course that would be amazing, but for the time being im in a budget. I really like the look of the motegis. I do believe those would also be wider than my stock. And im not lookin to have too much of an aggressive setup cause I live in new york and needless to say roads are less than perfect
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:38 PM   #419
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I plan on putting on 17x9.75 +25 XXR 527's with 235/40 tires for my 2008 sedan.
I have coilovers on the way but don't plan on "slamming" the car, but want to get somewhat low and ideally run about -2 camber around.

How much fender work in the front/rear will I need to avoid rubbing?
Lastly, I deliver pizza on weekends so when I come to steep driveways should I park it and walk or would I be okay tackling my way up lol.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:15 AM   #420
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Your car sir, will look like crap. Wide, low offset, not low enough, fail.

You are trying to fit wheels that barely fit the models with flare fenders on a car that doesn't. Try a higher offset less width.

Rolled and pulled fenders for sure
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I'll probably go with the 18x8.75 +35 then. That other size would only work if I went hellaflush with tons of camber and raped fenders... stupid wheels don't come in a higher offset in 17's!

Thanks!

EDIT: They come in 17x8.25 +25 is the offset/width still too aggressive with 235/40 or maybe 225/40?
Sorry for all the questions, their isn't many GR's running these sizes!

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Anyone have experience with 17x8 +35 225/45R17 application on 2005 wagon listed above?
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I'll probably go with the 18x8.75 +35 then. That other size would only work if I went hellaflush with tons of camber and raped fenders... stupid wheels don't come in a higher offset in 17's!

Thanks!

EDIT: They come in 17x8.25 +25 is the offset/width still too aggressive with 235/40 or maybe 225/40?
Sorry for all the questions, their isn't many GR's running these sizes!
You are better off with the 18" variation you listed. The 17x8.25+25 is just low offset with no actual width. There aren't many people running those sizes because they arent good choices.

You will have to roll fenders regardless.
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Anyone have experience with 17x8 +35 225/45R17 application on 2005 wagon listed above?
Easy.com, roll and slight pull fenders. Use 235/40r17 instead. You'll need about -2 camber in front and -1.8 out back. I had the same setup on my wagon before.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #425
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year: 2003
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wheel model: Rota G Force or Torque
wheel size/offset: 17x8 +48
tire brand/model: Pilot Super Sports or Star Specs
tire size: 225/45/17 or 235/40/17
suspension: RCE Wagon Springs on Dspecs
alignment: -1.3 F, -1 R
fender mods: None yet

Trying to decide if it is worth moving from my Prodrive P7's (7") to a 17x8 (maybe even 18x8)

My current 17x7 are +51, so no rubbing with a 225 tire, but lots of slop because of
the 7" rim

If I go to the 17x8's, I assume I need a rear fender roll?

Any issues rubbing the strut with 235's and dspecs (since it is a sedan strut on a wagon)?

Would I need a front fender roll with the 235's?

How does a front fender roll even help, wouldn't it rub when the wheel is turned, even if it is rolled?

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