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Old 10-14-2012, 09:28 PM   #1401
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Will a 2012 impreza 2.0i 5-door fit 18x7.5 offset 38 wheels?

OEM wheels are 17x7 Offset 48. From what i have read I may need 15mm spacers. Does anyone have this setup?

If I end up needing spacers would I need 15mm or something smaller?

I have searched but no one seems to have this setup on a 2012 impreza 2.0i
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #1402
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Will a 2012 impreza 2.0i 5-door fit 18x7.5 offset 38 wheels?

OEM wheels are 17x7 Offset 48. From what i have read I may need 15mm spacers. Does anyone have this setup?

If I end up needing spacers would I need 15mm or something smaller?

I have searched but no one seems to have this setup on a 2012 impreza 2.0i
Why the hell do you think you'd need spacers? They should be fine, though that's a pretty useless wheel size.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:47 PM   #1403
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I thought with the difference in offset 48 to 38, I would need to push the wheel out from the hub. Otherwise the wheel may look and ride funky being so deep in the wheel well.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:06 AM   #1404
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I thought with the difference in offset 48 to 38, I would need to push the wheel out from the hub. Otherwise the wheel may look and ride funky being so deep in the wheel well.
Lower offset pushes the wheels away from the hub
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:29 AM   #1405
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sc00by4life = BOSS

I can't believe I mixed them up. Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #1406
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have a question.......tires are 225/45/17 with a 17x7.5 rim +45 offset. to get the wheels to be flush with the wheel wells what size of spacer would I need?
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #1407
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have a question.......tires are 225/45/17 with a 17x7.5 rim +45 offset. to get the wheels to be flush with the wheel wells what size of spacer would I need?
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Pull out the tape measure. That'd be the best way to have the wheels fit the way you want.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #1408
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have a question.......tires are 225/45/17 with a 17x7.5 rim +45 offset. to get the wheels to be flush with the wheel wells what size of spacer would I need?
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http://rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:35 PM   #1409
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Who can tell me if I can put 17" wheels with a 5x114 bolt pattern bbs lm replicas on my 2012 base impreza hatchback, I believe my bolt pattern is 5x100 would this be a problem???
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:56 PM   #1410
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Who can tell me if I can put 17" wheels with a 5x114 bolt pattern bbs lm replicas on my 2012 base impreza hatchback, I believe my bolt pattern is 5x100 would this be a problem???
no, yes it is a problem.

unless you wanted to run adapter spacers, but I would recommend against that. Also, since we dont know what width and offset the wheels are, their may be rubbing problems with the wheels + spacers.

so....no.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:11 PM   #1411
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im running 18x9.5 +38 rota grids with 225/40/18 tires. im having issues with the wheels touching the collar of my coilovers. has anyone else had an issue with this?? i have d2 coilovers. i was thinking about running a 5mm spacer in the rear and 8mm in the fronts. would the fronts need extended studs then?? i heard anything over 5mm its recommended to get the extended ones.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #1412
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im running 18x9.5 +38 rota grids with 225/40/18 tires. im having issues with the wheels touching the collar of my coilovers. has anyone else had an issue with this?? i have d2 coilovers. i was thinking about running a 5mm spacer in the rear and 8mm in the fronts. would the fronts need extended studs then?? i heard anything over 5mm its recommended to get the extended ones.
Why don't you adjust the knuckle to have more positive camber to get you some clearance then adjust the camber plates for negative camber to obtain the settings you want? Or are you beyond this? If so, raise your collars and lower at the lower mount. You should have PLENTY of clearance with that setup.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:35 PM   #1413
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i had an alignment recently so i guess they didnt realize that the wheel was hitting the collar. i gave them a call and asked if they could do it over cuz they did a poor job of it. taking it in tomorrow ill get back on what the results are.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:00 PM   #1414
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year: 2002
model: WRX
wheel model: Varrstoen 2.2.0
wheel size/offset: 17x9/35
tire brand/model: Unsure
tire size: Unsure (235/40/17 OR 245/40/17)
suspension: BC BR coils
alignment: Lowered at least 1"
fender mods: Fenders rolled flat and a very slight pull
spacers: no spacer

Im looking to get either 235's or 245's for my 17x9/35 wheels. With my cars situation above, can I run the 245's with no rubbing? Ive seen others with 17x9/42 running 245's with no problem, with that being said, since my wheel will stick out 7mm more, should I play it safe with the 235's? Or since my fenders are rolled and pulled, can I safely run 245's? Thanks for any help
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:47 AM   #1415
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year: 2006
model: WRX
wheel model: Either Enkei RPF1s or Rota Grids
wheel size/offset: RPF1s: 17x9 +35 / Rota Grids 17x9 +42
tire brand/model: Hankook Ventus V12
tire size: 245/40/17
suspension: RCE Black Springs with Tokico Struts
alignment: willing to dial in some negative camber
fender mods: willing to roll fenders, unsure about pulling
spacers: no

So I've read and read and read some more, and I THINK I know what I need to run either of these setups, but still a little uncertain, so I figures I would turn to the fitment gurus in this thread. As far as I can tell both of these setups will fit with the rear fenders rolled, but my question concerns the offset. I am looking at the Rotas due to price and the higher offset, but I would prefer to run the Enkeis if at all possible. Would I be able to get away with just the rear fender roll, or would I have to pull also considering the lower offset?

Also, I have read a lot on here that lower offset isn't as detrimental as some people would say it is, but would this in any way sacrifice handling, or put unnecessary wear on 5x100 lugs during hard cornering? (If only the new RPF1s would come in a higher offset )
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:47 AM   #1416
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the +35 will require a roll all around, and a slight pull in the rear depending on ride height.

as far as camber adjustment...you need more than stock for both setups. the +35 will pretty much require camber plates, but the +42 could get away with just bolts.

the +42 and 245's should fit easily with just a rear roll.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #1417
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the +35 will require a roll all around, and a slight pull in the rear depending on ride height.

as far as camber adjustment...you need more than stock for both setups. the +35 will pretty much require camber plates, but the +42 could get away with just bolts.

the +42 and 245's should fit easily with just a rear roll.
That's what i wanted to know. I have camber bolts coming in tomorrow, so i think the choice is clear which way I'd like to go. Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:57 PM   #1418
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That's what i wanted to know. I have camber bolts coming in tomorrow, so i think the choice is clear which way I'd like to go. Thanks for your help!
Lol just realized that wasn't at me, but still actually helped anyways
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:52 PM   #1419
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Haha, well we were basically asking the same thing so it works out^
Thanks scooby4life
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #1420
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Hi Guys, my names Mitch and I live in Australia. I have been researching for quite sometime now on purchasing a set of wheels for my 2007 wrx wagon. Currently stock, however has Sti springs fitted. Stock wheels are 17x7 with a 55+offset with 215/40 tires.



What I am hoping to fit is a set of Rota Grids 17x9 42+ offset with perhaps either 235/40 or 245/40 tires...

These are two posts, (black wrx sedan about 2/3 down the page with XXR's- no fender work with stock suspension + wrx wagon (02) with rear fender work) I have found that are close to what im after. Links below.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...2208775&page=3
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1668222

The thing is, I am still unsure about the fitment as what I have discovered is wagons are much harder for fitment etc, especially in the rear...I do plan to put coilovers on once wheels have been fitted aswell. I dont plan to do any fender or guard work just yet. And I am not really a 'stance' guy as roads in Australia are terrible. So with that in mind, the car will never be ridiculously low, as I prefer the performance side of things.

Am I kidding myself trying to fit a 17x9? Would I be far better off with perhaps a 17x8 with a 42-45+ offset?

Any help is much appreciated guys, and I realise this will come across as a newbie question...but I have done my best to look through this thread before asking.

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Old 10-19-2012, 07:42 AM   #1421
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One last question, sorry for the redundancy. If I were to run a 17x8 +45 instead of a 17x9, would I be able to get away with a 245/40/17 with no rubbing? Also, would this be too wide for an 8" wheel? I know some tire sizes run lean/wide, and don't really know which ones yet. I'm not a fan of mushy sidewall feel. Thanks again for the help.

BTW this was on the 2006 WRX lowered on RCE blacks. I know it's two posts above, but eeehhhh.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:06 AM   #1422
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One last question, sorry for the redundancy. If I were to run a 17x8 +45 instead of a 17x9, would I be able to get away with a 245/40/17 with no rubbing? Also, would this be too wide for an 8" wheel? I know some tire sizes run lean/wide, and don't really know which ones yet. I'm not a fan of mushy sidewall feel. Thanks again for the help.

BTW this was on the 2006 WRX lowered on RCE blacks. I know it's two posts above, but eeehhhh.
What look do you want??
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:30 AM   #1423
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What look do you want??
I probably wasn't so clear about what I'm looking for. No hellflush look or anything, I'm more performance than aesthetics, though I'd like a nice balance of the two leaning more towards the former. I was leaning towards the 9" wheels for grip in corners, but I'm not going to lie, I probably don't understand half the concepts and factors as well as I should. I also realize that a wider wheel will be harder on my suspension and driveline components, and since I haven't upgraded those yet I am reconsidering the size.

The reason I ask is because like with most forums online, I tend to read a lot of conflicting information and it's hard to separate fact from opinion sometimes. I was under the impression that a 245/40 would be a good size with a nice sidewall and a little extra rubber for grip, but again, I've read people suggesting 225/45/17, 235/45/17, 235/40/17, and 245/40/17, so I'm a little confused. I don't mind a meaty tire so long as it doesn't have mushy turn in.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #1424
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I probably wasn't so clear about what I'm looking for. No hellflush look or anything, I'm more performance than aesthetics, though I'd like a nice balance of the two leaning more towards the former. I was leaning towards the 9" wheels for grip in corners, but I'm not going to lie, I probably don't understand half the concepts and factors as well as I should. I also realize that a wider wheel will be harder on my suspension and driveline components, and since I haven't upgraded those yet I am reconsidering the size.

The reason I ask is because like with most forums online, I tend to read a lot of conflicting information and it's hard to separate fact from opinion sometimes. I was under the impression that a 245/40 would be a good size with a nice sidewall and a little extra rubber for grip, but again, I've read people suggesting 225/45/17, 235/45/17, 235/40/17, and 245/40/17, so I'm a little confused. I don't mind a meaty tire so long as it doesn't have mushy turn in.
Factory on my 11' was 235/45/17 and 17 x 8" +53 its a nice size I'm not gonna lie. However, I now currently run a 9.75 wide wheel with 235's and am more on the stanced side of things (yes, i rolled my rear fenders). The one thing about online I've noticed is that you can get useful specs but like you said. Your gonna get a lot of opinions not facts. When it comes to opinion do what you like. It's your car. If you are leaning towards the 9" wheel you should be just fine. People run rotas wider than that all the time. Offset is where you need to look when your going wider. I don't see the 9" taking a toll on any of suspension components that spirited driving wouldn't normally do (you said you drive more towards performance).
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:27 PM   #1425
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Factory on my 11' was 235/45/17 and 17 x 8" +53 its a nice size I'm not gonna lie. However, I now currently run a 9.75 wide wheel with 235's and am more on the stanced side of things (yes, i rolled my rear fenders). The one thing about online I've noticed is that you can get useful specs but like you said. Your gonna get a lot of opinions not facts. When it comes to opinion do what you like. It's your car. If you are leaning towards the 9" wheel you should be just fine. People run rotas wider than that all the time. Offset is where you need to look when your going wider. I don't see the 9" taking a toll on any of suspension components that spirited driving wouldn't normally do (you said you drive more towards performance).
You're gonna have me looking back at the 9" wheels now, not that that's a problem. I did find some info regarding a 245/40 being a little wide when lowered and still needing the real fenders rolled. I have been looking for a 9" in a little higher offset, but the Rotas in +42 seem to be the highest I can find. Any suggestions? I haven't found a site that lets me search wheels by wheel size yet. I'm thinking a +45 would sit a little more comfortable...? Or do you think that will run into a clearance problem with the strut being that wide with a high offset?
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