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Old 08-14-2012, 05:43 PM   #1226
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Year: 2004
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Wheels: 18x9.5 grids
Tires : 245/45/18
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I'm really rubbing hard on the right rear and its about to drive me nuts, I am gonna get my fenders pulled next week but I'm thinking about ordering new tires any suggestions?
235/40 (very slight stretch) or 245/40. The 45 aspect ratio is too tall of a tire!
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:47 PM   #1227
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235/40 (very slight stretch) or 245/40. The 45 aspect ratio is too tall of a tire!
O crap I meant to put its already a 245/40 but do you think I should go 235/35
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:04 PM   #1228
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O crap I meant to put its already a 245/40 but do you think I should go 235/35
235/35 will be too short for your gearing. 235/40 or 245/40, or 255/35.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #1229
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Quick question... I'm currently on varrstoens 18/9.5 + 22, BC BR type coil overs with 255/35/r18 tires, ohlins 10k front and BC 7k rear speings, with lots of aggressive rolling and pulling in the fenders as well as a good bit of negative camber... It's been 30k miles and I'm already dealing with extreme camber wear...

I'm considering going back to my OEM BBS' with factory tire size (225/45/17) since 1. this is my daily and I really don't want to spend 600.00 every so many months. 2. The car is currently corner balanced, aligned, and set up for autox/canyon driving so I don't want all that to have been for nothing And 3. To dial out the camber to achieve even tread wear on the tires thus netting me better mileage out of them..

I'm curious that with my suspension adjusted to fit the varrstoens already will I have to adjust anything but camber to keep my tires from rubbing due to suspension travel...and of course I realize I'll need another alignment...
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:28 AM   #1230
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Quick question... I'm currently on varrstoens 18/9.5 + 22, BC BR type coil overs with 255/35/r18 tires, ohlins 10k front and BC 7k rear speings, with lots of aggressive rolling and pulling in the fenders as well as a good bit of negative camber... It's been 30k miles and I'm already dealing with extreme camber wear...

I'm considering going back to my OEM BBS' with factory tire size (225/45/17) since 1. this is my daily and I really don't want to spend 600.00 every so many months. 2. The car is currently corner balanced, aligned, and set up for autox/canyon driving so I don't want all that to have been for nothing And 3. To dial out the camber to achieve even tread wear on the tires thus netting me better mileage out of them..

I'm curious that with my suspension adjusted to fit the varrstoens already will I have to adjust anything but camber to keep my tires from rubbing due to suspension travel...and of course I realize I'll need another alignment...
camber&toe is all you would have to change. Caster is unadjustable. since you are already corner balanced i wouldnt dare mess with the height settings at all. going back to BBS will net you a noticeble increase in performance from being absurdly lighter than your varostoen, not to mention it will "feel sharper" with proper offset. it sounds like you will be VERRY happy if you care more about how it drives than looks factory BBS are one of my favorite wheels for these cars, both form and function
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #1231
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camber&toe is all you would have to change. Caster is unadjustable. since you are already corner balanced i wouldnt dare mess with the height settings at all. going back to BBS will net you a noticeble increase in performance from being absurdly lighter than your varostoen, not to mention it will "feel sharper" with proper offset. it sounds like you will be VERRY happy if you care more about how it drives than looks factory BBS are one of my favorite wheels for these cars, both form and function
if they are es2.2.1's, they are actually pretty damn light for the size.

19lbs for 18x9.5.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #1232
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Nvm, figured it out.

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Old 08-17-2012, 04:22 PM   #1233
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camber&toe is all you would have to change. Caster is unadjustable. since you are already corner balanced i wouldnt dare mess with the height settings at all. going back to BBS will net you a noticeble increase in performance from being absurdly lighter than your varostoen, not to mention it will "feel sharper" with proper offset. it sounds like you will be VERRY happy if you care more about how it drives than looks factory BBS are one of my favorite wheels for these cars, both form and function
Well I have the camber plates front and camber bolts rear... Which the front camber plates allow for caster adjustment if I'm not mistaken? Either way that's great to hear I REALLY don't want to go through the headache of having to pay to have everything removed from the car and rebuilt again to adjust for the taller tire and bump stop...

I'll probably end up running spacers and extended lugs just to fill out the ridiculously pulled and rolled fenders lol...the car is my DD so I'd like to keep it looking good like on these wheels but not for 600.00 every 30k miles when I cover that distance in less than 8 months for commuting...

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if they are es2.2.1's, they are actually pretty damn light for the size.

19lbs for 18x9.5.
Yes they are the 2.2.1's and yes they're actually lighter than the TE-37's that they're replicating!
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:35 PM   #1234
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Yes they are the 2.2.1's and yes they're actually lighter than the TE-37's that they're replicating!
no they aren't, but yes are light for their size.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #1235
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no they aren't, but yes are light for their size.
Weird... I forget where I read that... I can't believe someone would lie on the INTERNET NO LESS!
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #1236
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Found a good deal on these, and curious about fitment on a 2006 WRX Wagon:

Rota Tarmac 3, 5x100, 18x8, 48mm with Continental Extreme Contact DW235/40/18

Any thoughts? My first impression was that they are going to be too big, but it's a great deal so want to be sure. The ride height is stock.
Nah 18x8 is fine im thinkin of going 18/10 lol. I dont have nothing against rotas but prepair to hear some **** tarmac 3s are my fav rotas tho good choice
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:17 PM   #1237
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Year: 2005
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Wheels: stock 16's
Tires : 205/55/16
Fenders: rears rolled
Suspension: sti swap
Alignment: none
I want to know what you experienced guys think about me running:

17x9 +42 235/40

or your suggestions...Let me hear it...i can take it
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:24 PM   #1238
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year: 2011
model: WRX
wheel model: XXR 530
wheel size/offset: 17 x 9.75 +25
tire size:235/45/17
suspension: eibach coils
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:11 PM   #1239
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year: 2004
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wheel model: Linea Corse Lemans
wheel size/offset: 18 x 9.5 et30
tire brand/model: Nankang NS2
tire size: 235/40/18
suspension: ISC N1 Coilovers. Front and Rear Camber Plates. H&R Rear Camber Bolts.
alignment: Front -1.5 rear -3.25
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:18 PM   #1240
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This has to do with mainly gearing... What's the best tire size/diameter for clearance and gearing?

05 WRX, 17x8 +48 Rota torque

**stock 4.4" sidewall and 24.9" diameter(need smaller tire to help gearing)
235/40-17 is a 3.7" sidewall and 24.4" diameter(most common)
255/35-17 is a 3.5" sidewall and 24" diameter(even better gearing but fitment issues?)

I know the sacrafices on handling with the 255 as it will become a little sloppy and the 235 is the most common and perfect for a 8" wheel but I want my gearing to be better so a little help haha
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:39 AM   #1241
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I bought a TE37SL 18x10 +40.
Can anyone please help me decide what tire size to get with this wheel spec. I would appreciate!
And i'm still sitting on stock suspension too.
Coilover is my next project.
I'm thinking about 255/35:18 or 265/35:18.
This is just for daily driving to work and for vacation trip.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:31 AM   #1242
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I bought a TE37SL 18x10 +40.
Can anyone please help me decide what tire size to get with this wheel spec. I would appreciate!
And i'm still sitting on stock suspension too.
Coilover is my next project.
I'm thinking about 255/35:18 or 265/35:18.
This is just for daily driving to work and for vacation trip.
You'll need coilovers before you install those. you'll also need some form of rear camber control, which means you'll need new LCA's.

Daily driving you went way overboard. You'll need to roll fenders with either tire size.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:41 AM   #1243
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This has to do with mainly gearing... What's the best tire size/diameter for clearance and gearing?

05 WRX, 17x8 +48 Rota torque

**stock 4.4" sidewall and 24.9" diameter(need smaller tire to help gearing)
235/40-17 is a 3.7" sidewall and 24.4" diameter(most common)
255/35-17 is a 3.5" sidewall and 24" diameter(even better gearing but fitment issues?)

I know the sacrafices on handling with the 255 as it will become a little sloppy and the 235 is the most common and perfect for a 8" wheel but I want my gearing to be better so a little help haha

A shorter sidewall will make it stiffer and not really sacrifice handling. it's almost all a myth anyways blown out of proportion to look cooler. I have been racing cars since i was 8 and I always have had better handling with the slightly shorter and wider tire depending on what class or car i was running. the only time my handling on any of my cars was effected was by tires that were not correct for the type of application i was using them for, like DOT drag radials on Road Atlanta in a 1000 hp gutted Mustang. tons of forward grip but the ass end always washed out at any throttle position over certain speeds.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:37 AM   #1244
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You'll need coilovers before you install those. you'll also need some form of rear camber control, which means you'll need new LCA's.

Daily driving you went way overboard. You'll need to roll fenders with either tire size.

What is an LCA?
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:52 AM   #1245
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:43 AM   #1246
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2003 wrx sedan
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tires are 225/45r17
no adjustments on camber or fenders
AP racing 4 piston BBK front
Rotora 4 piston BBK rear

I want to get the Rota Grids 17x9.
Can I run these rims with my set of tires? also, what is the min offset to clear the Big Brake kit? I like the deep dish look. 42 is what I'm thinking...

A big thanks to you guys!
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:45 AM   #1247
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2012 STi Sedan
I will be running 18/9.5 +32
Tires - 245/40
Anyone think if Im gonna need a pull, I know Im gonna need a role.

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Old 08-23-2012, 02:09 AM   #1248
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Anyone think if Im gonna need a pull, I know Im gonna need a role.
Think you will be fine with roll!
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:08 AM   #1249
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2003 wrx sedan
tanabe full suspension set stiff
17x7 ROH adrenaline
tires are 225/45r17
no adjustments on camber or fenders
AP racing 4 piston BBK front
Rotora 4 piston BBK rear

I want to get the Rota Grids 17x9.
Can I run these rims with my set of tires? also, what is the min offset to clear the Big Brake kit? I like the deep dish look. 42 is what I'm thinking...

A big thanks to you guys!
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:13 PM   #1250
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2003 wrx sedan
tanabe full suspension set stiff
17x7 ROH adrenaline
tires are 225/45r17
no adjustments on camber or fenders
AP racing 4 piston BBK front
Rotora 4 piston BBK rear

I want to get the Rota Grids 17x9.
Can I run these rims with my set of tires? also, what is the min offset to clear the Big Brake kit? I like the deep dish look. 42 is what I'm thinking...

A big thanks to you guys!
Brake clearance has nothing to do with offset. We can't really say if they will clear or not.

You should be using much wider tires.
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