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Old 08-07-2011, 02:55 PM   #101
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I just want something concave. But mostly want some ballet rims that is y either te37 or ce28. I might consider re30 but ya I m on kw v3 right now and have 2 finger gap all around. I m willing to do fender work but just don't want to pull too much
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:48 PM   #102
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I just buy Advan RG11 18x9 et 45. My car is a 05 WRX STI Without any suspension mods.
What tires you guys can recommend me without having to make any fender rolling.

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245/35/18, 245/40/18, or 255/35/18
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:23 PM   #103
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Ive read all the previous comments and havent found anything that related to mine so ill ask. Im lookin to get grids either 17x8 or 18x8.5 for a 2004 Wrx with stock struts and lowering springs. Would i need to do any fender rolling for a 225/40 or 235/40 tire?

if i maybe missed one, dont rag on me too bad
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:54 PM   #104
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Ive read all the previous comments and havent found anything that related to mine so ill ask. Im lookin to get grids either 17x8 or 18x8.5 for a 2004 Wrx with stock struts and lowering springs. Would i need to do any fender rolling for a 225/40 or 235/40 tire?

if i maybe missed one, dont rag on me too bad
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:19 AM   #105
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Lookin Either +38 or 42? too be honest I'm not really sure.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:51 PM   #106
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Thinking about 18x9 G Force for my 09 WRX sedan stock suspension. Will I have problems with this setup or should I go with 18x8 or 8.5? I will probably get coilovers next spring. Any info would help.

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Old 08-10-2011, 12:00 AM   #107
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year: 2002
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wheel size/offset: 18x9 +35
tire brand/model: Nankang NS2 (cheap for now)
tire size: 255/35R18
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:07 PM   #108
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Lookin Either +38 or 42? too be honest I'm not really sure.
both will require a rear fender roll. with that done, 235/40/18.

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Thinking about 18x9 G Force for my 09 WRX sedan stock suspension. Will I have problems with this setup or should I go with 18x8 or 8.5? I will probably get coilovers next spring. Any info would help.
i'm guessing you want +35 offset. it depends on tire size and whether or not you're willing to roll your fenders.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:41 PM   #109
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year: 2009
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wheel model: Rota dpt
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +38
tire brand/model: Falken 912
tire size: 235/40R18
suspension: bc racing coilovers
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:58 AM   #110
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i'm guessing you want +35 offset. it depends on tire size and whether or not you're willing to roll your fenders.
not planning on rolling my fenders but I want an agressive stance, so not too sure.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #111
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not planning on rolling my fenders but I want an agressive stance, so not too sure.
not gonna happen then. stick to 18x8 and 18x8.5 with +45 to +48 offset.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:00 PM   #112
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Ok so im buying a set of linea corse lemans form wheeldude but im stuck between a rock and a hard place.. my car is my daily and its an 04 sti i really really want to get the 18x9.5's because i love lower offset wheels with some camber on stis... but i dont want something thats going to be ridiculous to deal with driving daily, so im wondering is i should jsut go with the 8.5's. Basically im looking for someone who has personal insight on this any help would be greatly apreciated. thanks guys.

My rear fenders are already rolled and my fronts are getting rolled monday and i have bc racing coilovers
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:14 PM   #113
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Ok so im buying a set of linea corse lemans form wheeldude but im stuck between a rock and a hard place.. my car is my daily and its an 04 sti i really really want to get the 18x9.5's because i love lower offset wheels with some camber on stis... but i dont want something thats going to be ridiculous to deal with driving daily, so im wondering is i should jsut go with the 8.5's. Basically im looking for someone who has personal insight on this any help would be greatly apreciated. thanks guys.

My rear fenders are already rolled and my fronts are getting rolled monday and i have bc racing coilovers
i've gone from 17x7.5 +53 to 17x7.5 +50 to 18x8.5 +48 to 18x8.5 +45 to 17x9 +42 to 17x9 +39 to 17x9 +43 to 17x8 +53 to 17x10 +38 to 18x9 +35.

i drive ~20k miles a year and i haven't had any issues with any of those setups. does tramlining increase with lower offsets and wider tires? yes but i've never found it to be much of an issue. in my opinion, 18x9.5 +30 is a fairly mild setup compared to what many others are starting to do with their cars.

if you like the look of lower offsets, you'll be disappointed with the 18x8.5 +40 and you'll most likely regret buying them. an 18x9.5 +30 with a 235/40/18, 245/35/18, 245/40/18, or 255/35/18 wouldn't take much to fit without rubbing. tire size will dictate how much negative camber you need to dial in and/or fender work.

leave your front fenders alone, there's no need to roll them unless you want to run less than -2* up front. the front fenders on my current car are untouched for both the 17x10 +38 with 255/40/17s and 18x9 +35 with 245/40/18s, but i'm running -2.6* camber up front.

the rear fenders are where you'll run into issues, but of course that depends on tire size, fender work, and camber.

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Old 08-11-2011, 06:31 PM   #114
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haha profile is filed out thanks for your insight man its greatly apreciated i think your right that i would be disappointed wtih the 8.5's ill just wait to see if i need to roll the fronts after i get the wheels i have a set of 225/40/18's on the car right now and i plan on stretching them on the new tires, reason i was gunna get the front rolled is because i still want to be fairly slammed... do you go throught tires quickly with 2.6*?
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:48 PM   #115
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this is my current ride height with untouched front fenders, not as low as some but lower than most. my only gripe against rolling the front fenders is that the fender liners become loose. at this ride height, i don't rub with the 17x10s or 18x9s.

camber doesn't wear tires down, toe does. with those 225s, you won't have to touch your front fenders at all. ask for -2* camber and 0.0* toe all around as a starting point. i go through tires quickly because of how much i drive, but i'll get at least 1 and up to 2 years on summer tires depending on the tires i choose.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:36 PM   #116
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what are those and how stiff is your suspension
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:05 PM   #117
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Hey guys, I couldn't find a better place to post this. I purchased some new wheels the other day and spent a bunch of time trying to figure out which tires are going to be best, I landed on 245/45 because it is the exact same overall diameter as my stock wheels/tires.

Here is where I am at now:

year: 2006
model: Outback
motorsport: Moderate Spirited Driving
wheel model: Rotiform BLQ
wheel size: 18x8.5
wheel offset: +45
tire brand/model: ExtremeContact DW
tire size: 245/45-18
suspension: Legacy GT suspension (lowered 3" and more stiff than factory Outback. To eventually be changed but its great for now)
alignment: Close to factory spec
fender mods: None
spacers: None

Now I am concerned because more than half the people I have talked to have said that 245/45's are going to look absurd. Granted, the majority of them are saying I should be stretching tires and that is not the route I am interested in going. I want to be able to drive my car (through DC at that) and not have to worry about anything.

Anyone have any thoughts? For reference:



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Old 08-13-2011, 11:11 PM   #118
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How many threads are you gonna post that in?
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:25 PM   #119
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How many threads are you gonna post that in?
Pretty much until someone offers me an answer than isn't, Its stupid, stretch your tires you're doing it wrong, and actually offers some real advice or suggestions.

(Short Answer, this is the last one.)
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:36 AM   #120
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:17 PM   #121
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Pretty much until someone offers me an answer than isn't, Its stupid, stretch your tires you're doing it wrong, and actually offers some real advice or suggestions.

(Short Answer, this is the last one.)
i would run 245/40/18s and deal with the speedo error personally.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:47 AM   #122
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:00 PM   #123
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year: 2008
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:27 PM   #124
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year: 2004
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wheel size/offset: 17x8 +48
tire brand/model: Pirelli Winter 240 Sottozero
tire size: 205/55/17
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Anyone have thoughts on this setup? Mainly wondering if it will be enough offset to make up the visual difference between the wagon control arms and sedan fenders?

Where's my wagon guys?
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only thing i don't like in that setup is a 205 on an 8" wide wheel
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