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Old 09-11-2012, 02:00 PM   #1301
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i asked for two different sized wheels. what does it matter how many times i ask? im trying to get my answer straight. read the title of the thread. KEEP IT DRAMA FREE.
just to prove you wrong there's two guys right there that fit the wheels fine and ive had a set of 17x9 wheels that ive fit properly before as well. just trying to get an input on what size tires other people running.
you aren't reading enough. you keep asking blind questions with no clue. These replies do not offer NEARLY enough information.

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I got a 04 wrx sedan stock suspension with 18x9 +35 offset an mine fit fine.
Doesn't state what size tires, nor if he has camber control OR fender mods.

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Same here. I have 18x9 raderwork MTEN-80s on stock struts with lowering springs(unknown type) and I fit them just fine. Might need to have your fenders roller and possibly pulled in the rear but you should be fine.
again, doesn't provide offset or tire size, or alignment specs.

17x9 +30 will assuredly AT LEAST require a roll all around, and 225/45 or similar tires to fit properly. If you are lowered, expect even a slight pull. The trick to getting it to look like the car's you are drooling over is with that much stretch...you need to be LOW.

I had 17x9 +30 torques with 235/40's. even with -3*f/-2.7*r, I need to pull the rear due to my ride height (probably lower than you, but still might be required).

It isn't about drama, its about doing your research and either just GOING FOR IT or don't do it. I'd strongly urge you to not only read EVERY POST in this thread, but the old Church + sooper aggressive threads in members car gallery. There are tons of cars posted with fender mods, with tire size, with camber settings to get them to fit correctly.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:39 PM   #1302
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year:2011
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wheel size/offset: 17x8+35
tire brand/model:Hankook Ventus V12's evo k110
tire size: 245/45/17
suspension: koni's w/ RCE yellows
alignment: stock-getting one after suspension is installed
fender mods: will I need any?
spacers: Would prefer none.
Just purchased some Enkei PF01's 17x8+35
but I'm sort of worried about the tires that came with it.
Will I rub or have any issues with these? I know its not the optimal size but they are brand new and were included in the deal
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #1303
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Does anyone know if 19x8s with a +35 offset and 255/40/19 tire will fit on an 09 Forester XT? I want a set of these once the home business gets going better.

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:24 PM   #1304
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255 is a bit wide for an 8" wheel.

as far as height, that should be OK - its pretty close to stock diameter.

should fit fairly easily.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:50 PM   #1305
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255 is a bit wide for an 8" wheel.

as far as height, that should be OK - its pretty close to stock diameter.

should fit fairly easily.
i am worried more about it fitting without rubbing the shocks or fenders. 255 will be fine. i have almost always ran a 255 on an 8 inch wheel.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #1306
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definitely wont rub the struts. outer clearance is probably OK, esp if youre at stock ride height.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:44 PM   #1307
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definitely wont rub the struts. outer clearance is probably OK, esp if youre at stock ride height.
at stock lifted right now. I want to know if they will fit when i do go lower.

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Old 09-13-2012, 02:32 PM   #1308
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year: 2004
model: Impreza wrx
wheel model:XXR 527
wheel size/offset: +20
tire brand/model: 225/40
tire size: 18x9.75
suspension: megan lowering springs
alignment: not yet
fender mods: none yet
spacers: no

Found someone local with these wheels.
Currently on megan lowering springs, but im grabbing raceland coils in a month or two.
Just want to know if i can get these wheels to fit for the time being until i can get the coils? I also know a shop who will pull/roll my fenders and install camber bolts in the rear.

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:09 PM   #1309
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year: 2004
model: Impreza wrx
wheel model:XXR 527
wheel size/offset: +20
tire brand/model: 225/40
tire size: 18x9.75
suspension: megan lowering springs
alignment: not yet
fender mods: none yet
spacers: no

Found someone local with these wheels.
Currently on megan lowering springs, but im grabbing raceland coils in a month or two.
Just want to know if i can get these wheels to fit for the time being until i can get the coils? I also know a shop who will pull/roll my fenders and install camber bolts in the rear.
You'll need coils before attempting a fitment like that as well as camber plates.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #1310
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well i am going with camber bolts in the rear and i probably wont mount the wheels until i install the coils but im going to be grabbing the wheels first since they are for sale locally.

Why do you insist i need coils before attempting them to fit?
Is it so that i can raise my car to make em clear my fenders; stiffness of the coils compared to springs?

I know theres different definitions for "fit" these days. Yes literally i want to know if they "fit" my car until i can buy coils/camber bolts. If not its okay lol
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #1311
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Why do you insist i need coils before attempting them to fit?
Is it so that i can raise my car to make em clear my fenders; stiffness of the coils compared to springs?
Not only that, but you wont get nearly enough adjustment needed to make them fit properly with camber bolts alone in the rear, nor from the stock adjustment in front. You NEED the camber plates front and rear in addition to camber bolts.

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I know theres different definitions for "fit" these days. Yes literally i want to know if they "fit" my car until i can buy coils/camber bolts. If not its okay lol
Not only will they not fit, but they'll look stupid.

To get these to look RIGHT you need to be LOW. like fender on rim low.

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Old 09-14-2012, 01:57 AM   #1312
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After searching the thread a bit (perhaps I didn't search hard enough) I didn't find much relating to the route I intend on going, so I figured asking couldn't hurt.

I'm looking at Enkei SR6 17x7.5" +50 offset & 235/40/17s to wrap around them.

It's my understanding that this should give me no fitment issues worth mentioning on my 06 WRX Wagon. Generally speaking, it's the lower offsets and wider wheels that create these sorts of issues that I shouldn't be encountering, even on a moderately lowered suspension (currently stock, but will be lowered with STI Wagon Pinks in the near future, and later on via. means of undecided upon coilovers, likely Bilstein or Stance USA.)

Whatta you gurus think? Thanks in advance. And to keep up with the format of the thread...

year: 2006
model: WRX Wagon
wheel model: Enkei SR6 - Bronze
wheel size/offset: 17x7.5" +50
tire brand/model: Federal 595 EVO / 595s
tire size: 225/40/17
suspension: Stock for now, later on STI Wagon Pinks & eventually coilovers.
alignment: Stockity Stock.
fender mods: Ditto.
spacers: Negative, ghost rider.

Will it blend?

Cheers.

Edit: Alternately there are a few variables in the above equation. I CAN go with a +40 offset if that would better suit fitment. Additionally I can go 225/45/17 on the tires, if necessary. (Assuming the above figures simply won't work.) I'd like to avoid rolling my rear fenders if possible, though I realize with the WRX Wagon, there's not much room for play when it comes to increases in tire/wheel width.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:43 AM   #1313
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I am running 17x7 with a 51 offset and 225/45/17s on my 100% stock 04 wagon. It is pretty close to the rear struts and control arm but clears the fender lip fine. The 7.5 will put you really close possibly too close especially if you run the wider tire. If you found the wheels in a 45-48 offset you would probably be just right.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #1314
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from what i've read, 225-45-17 should fit no problem on a bugeye wagon, with STi BBS wheels. Looks like the offset is 53.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:32 PM   #1315
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I am running 17x7 with a 51 offset and 225/45/17s on my 100% stock 04 wagon. It is pretty close to the rear struts and control arm but clears the fender lip fine. The 7.5 will put you really close possibly too close especially if you run the wider tire. If you found the wheels in a 45-48 offset you would probably be just right.
Unfortunately I can only get them in either +50 or +40. I wonder if +40 would put me in the fenders.... hmm.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #1316
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you wont be anywhere near the fenders unless you are tucking tire. Go with the +40.

I ran a 17x7.5 +43 for a while wiht 225/45's and 0 issues, and i was tucking tire.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:00 PM   #1317
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you wont be anywhere near the fenders unless you are tucking tire. Go with the +40.

I ran a 17x7.5 +43 for a while wiht 225/45's and 0 issues, and i was tucking tire.
Okay, and that applies to a wagon as well? I know they're a bit squirrely on the tire/wheel subject haha. Thanks again btw
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #1318
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Okay, and that applies to a wagon as well? I know they're a bit squirrely on the tire/wheel subject haha. Thanks again btw
Ahh a wagon. Yes you should be ok of you are dumped. If in doubt, get the +50.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:44 AM   #1319
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Ahh a wagon. Yes you should be ok of you are dumped. If in doubt, get the +50.
Well it's in the least of my intent to slam it. I think at worst, I'll be looking at a 1 1/4" drop up front, and roughly a 1" drop in the rear, as IIRC, the PSS9/PSS10 Bilsteins have an adjustable range between 1-4.5cm of drop over stock. Prior to that, I intend to run STi Wagon Pinks, which will garner similar height results to that of the 1-2cm figure. I think in that case, I should be just fine with the +40 offset 7 1/2" Enkei, though I'd love to find someone locally with a similar spec'd wheel to throw it on, just to find out haha...
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #1320
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sorry, i meant "unless you are dumped" haha.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:01 PM   #1321
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Good 'nuff! Thanks for the info. as it should help immensely. Again, to clarify, I'm understanding that I SHOULD be okay going with a 17x7.5" wheel w/ +40 offset, 225 wide tires (possibly 235?), and a moderate drop in suspension height, yea? So if I get these wheels and I end up raping my rear fenders, I can send the angry lynch mob to your address? lol

Edit: Ended up going with something in between the two. I love Enkei wheels but the more I looked at the SR6, the more I felt nitpicky about the chrome lip.... Ended up going with the Sparco (Made under contract/partnership by O.Z., though I understand they're gravity cast and spun. Manufacturing is down in China, and thus the lower costs) Assetto Gara in Gold. Fell in love with the look, and while they're certainly not RPF01s, they seem to be a lot of bang for the buck. It's not every day you get a set of what are essentially OZ wheels for under 650 shipped, new in box.

17x7.5" +48mm offset, which is a bit less than the 50 so I feel a bit more comfortable about them being closer to flush with the fenders, but also far enough away from the inner strut that I've no concerns of rubbing on jack diddly. Will post my results, since the Wagons are few and far between in the spectrum of aftermarket wheels, once they arrive and get mounted on/around the 22nd. Thanks again for the input.

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Old 09-16-2012, 12:33 PM   #1322
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Pulled wheels off a 99 Legacy
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This is the biggest tire that can fit a stock obs.
Thoughts?
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:52 PM   #1323
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i already feel dumb thinkin about asking bout need to ask
better safe than sorry

firstly, i know that staggered setups are bad for our awd system

secondly, i know that i can run same width staggered offsets

so question is
will i be alright running same wheels with bigger spacers in the rear opposed to the frnt

since it essentially is just pushing out the offset

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #1324
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Oh great and powerful Fittment Gods! I beg of you please show me a sign if these Rims will clear the Evil Brembo's on a 2012 STi ?!

XXR 530 17x7 5/100 - 5/114.3, 35mm
XXR 522 17X8 5x114.3 - 5x120 et35

I'm desparate to find winter Mags and its all very confusing... I actually almost bought a second hand pair of wheels/tires but to be sure I tried them on my STi and they were missing 3 mm to clear the Brembos.
If they do not fit, please feel free to suggest an XXR model that does. I'll buy the necessary tires afterwards.

Thank you for helping this newb STi (all stock) owner
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #1325
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Oh great and powerful Fittment Gods! I beg of you please show me a sign if these Rims will clear the Evil Brembo's on a 2012 STi ?!

XXR 530 17x7 5/100 - 5/114.3, 35mm
XXR 522 17X8 5x114.3 - 5x120 et35

I'm desparate to find winter Mags and its all very confusing... I actually almost bought a second hand pair of wheels/tires but to be sure I tried them on my STi and they were missing 3 mm to clear the Brembos.
If they do not fit, please feel free to suggest an XXR model that does. I'll buy the necessary tires afterwards.

Thank you for helping this newb STi (all stock) owner
find a set of CRV steelies for your winter wheels. far cheaper than even cheap-o XXR's.
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