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Old 08-17-2011, 09:32 PM   #126
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Yea me neither but they're winters and that's what's on them. Come summer time there'd be somewhere around a 245 series tire.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:34 PM   #127
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Kind of a weird combo...

After looking up the Pirelli Winter 240 Sottozero... How are you getting 205/55/17? Unless you are talking about the Serie II...

Either way... that's a 8" snow tire... What are you trying to accomplish?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:42 PM   #128
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The tires are less important in this situation but they're HERE

My main question is how they would look in regards to the sedan fenders/wagon control arms.

For instance, (really crappy picture)


Those are 17x7 (supposedly) +35 exel radius (can anyone confirm the offset? I don't trust amazon.com...)

Not looking for hellaflush here, just trying to bring the wheel out a bit more and be able to have 17x8's.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:34 PM   #129
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So, I finally have the job to pay for wheels!

Now I'm a big stance guy, I enjoy looking at it, but not so much driving with it.

So, I've been trying to figure out what a good stance/fitment is, without being too ridiculous and causing myself too many problems.

I definitely would like to go 18's, but I'm not so sure on how wide. I was pondering at 18x8, or 18x9 with anywhere from +25 to a +38 offset.

Now I understand fender work, and the coils, but what would I have to do for camber? How do I obtain said camber? Will it be damaging to my wheel bearings? Also, as far as tires go, I'm not too big on the whole stretched thing. So what size do you think would be appropriate?

EDIT: Or perhaps that wouldn't be wide enough to even need camber? Could I tuck and roll and be safe with that much width? So many questions o.O
EDIT2: Sorry, thread got moved. Thats why the post looks so out of place.

Thank you for your time, and responses!

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Old 08-23-2011, 07:07 PM   #130
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So, I finally have the job to pay for wheels!

Now I'm a big stance guy, I enjoy looking at it, but not so much driving with it.

So, I've been trying to figure out what a good stance/fitment is, without being too ridiculous and causing myself too many problems.

I definitely would like to go 18's, but I'm not so sure on how wide. I was pondering at 18x8, or 18x9 with anywhere from +25 to a +38 offset.

Now I understand fender work, and the coils, but what would I have to do for camber? How do I obtain said camber? Will it be damaging to my wheel bearings? Also, as far as tires go, I'm not too big on the whole stretched thing. So what size do you think would be appropriate?

EDIT: Or perhaps that wouldn't be wide enough to even need camber? Could I tuck and roll and be safe with that much width? So many questions o.O
EDIT2: Sorry, thread got moved. Thats why the post looks so out of place.

Thank you for your time, and responses!
If you don't like driving it, why do you want to do it?

Camber is achieved through ride height, camber bolts, or camber plates. Your wheel bearings will be fine. As far as tires, it seriously depends on the offset. With either of the two offsets you mention (+25 and +38) you WILL need to stretch tires, and you WILL need fender work. Stick to et42+ and you'll be much happier.

You can run a 17x9 +42 and up to a 245 tire on your car without really needing to worry about rolling (maybe a touch in the rear). You don't have to be "hellaflush" for your wheels to look good.....
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:15 PM   #131
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If you don't like driving it, why do you want to do it?

Camber is achieved through ride height, camber bolts, or camber plates. Your wheel bearings will be fine. As far as tires, it seriously depends on the offset. With either of the two offsets you mention (+25 and +38) you WILL need to stretch tires, and you WILL need fender work. Stick to et42+ and you'll be much happier.

You can run a 17x9 +42 and up to a 245 tire on your car without really needing to worry about rolling (maybe a touch in the rear). You don't have to be "hellaflush" for your wheels to look good.....
Well, I should say I don't MIND driving it, but hence why I'm trying to keep it to some sort of happy medium you know?

I'm not really sweating it too hard with the whole fender rolling or any sort of body modification to get a wheel to fit. I suppose I just more get lost around the camber issue and what route to take with that.

If you wouldn't mind could you PM me and we could chat about it? I don't want to take up the thread with my noobish-ness
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:04 AM   #132
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All of you would benefit from running wide wheels, streched tires and lowering it!
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:19 PM   #133
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is a first gen wrx about the same width of a car as a second gen legacy?
i cant decide wheels i wana get for my wagon
was thinking around a 17x8+40 or 17x9+35
also considered a 16x8+15 or 18x9+35
im thinking 17s would be a good inbetween
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:23 PM   #134
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how is everyones tire wear with camber settings like 2.0 etc? im gonig for my alignment soon and have a semi aggressive stance and at the same time i do not want to kill my tires to fast. how long do you guys get out of your tires?
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:05 PM   #135
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-2 is fine. Once you start getting a little higher you will get camber wear.

I'll recommend -2 front and -1 to -1.5 rear.
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-2 is fine. Once you start getting a little higher you will get camber wear.

I'll recommend -2 front and -1 to -1.5 rear.
Ok is their anything wrong with 2.0 in the back and front?
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:30 PM   #137
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Ok is their anything wrong with 2.0 in the back and front?
no. if this is just a daily driver, there's nothing wrong with it.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:04 PM   #138
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what are the widest wheels i can go on my 2008 2.5i hatch without them rubbing? and i just got lowering springs and my fenders rolled for prep. i was thinking 17x9 or can i go wider?
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:30 PM   #139
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what are the widest wheels i can go on my 2008 2.5i hatch without them rubbing? and i just got lowering springs and my fenders rolled for prep. i was thinking 17x9 or can i go wider?
you also have to consider offset, tire size, and alignment.
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do you think a 18x8.5+35 will sit pretty flush on a 96 legacy??
dont want tons of poke-just something clean and low
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i think that'd be good. not sure what tire size you'd run but i'm sure you can figure that out on your own

older legacies have such tight fenders.
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you also have to consider offset, tire size, and alignment.
yeah idk what tires I'm gonna run, i really don't want lo pros, and idk way offset to run, I'm a noob to scoobies cause i just got mine, and I've tried seating and idk what offset is good for a stances car
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do you think a 18x8.5+35 will sit pretty flush on a 96 legacy??
dont want tons of poke-just something clean and low
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i think that'd be good. not sure what tire size you'd run but i'm sure you can figure that out on your own

older legacies have such tight fenders.
if i could get a 205/40 or something similar thatd be nice
im def not opposed to doing fender work or new to it coming from the 240 world
i just dont want to run alot of camber but according to wikipedia
the 2nd gen legacy is a half inch wider than the first gen wrx's which look pretty good with 8.5s and 9s so i cant decide on which width would look best/most aggressive without looking like too much
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:41 AM   #144
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tire size: 225/40/18
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i ordered these motegi's for my wrex and im pretty sure im gonna have to roll the fenders or not, tell me what u guys think, would they hurt my wheel bearings for a DD and if you think ill be running into any other problems such as camber issues... thanks in advance
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:31 PM   #145
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i ordered these motegi's for my wrex and im pretty sure im gonna have to roll the fenders or not, tell me what u guys think, would they hurt my wheel bearings for a DD and if you think ill be running into any other problems such as camber issues... thanks in advance
Yes you'll need some form of camber control. You might need to roll the rears but I doubt it.
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yeah idk what tires I'm gonna run, i really don't want lo pros, and idk way offset to run, I'm a noob to scoobies cause i just got mine, and I've tried seating and idk what offset is good for a stances car
"low pro's" are the only tires you'll be able to get stance with. Most 17-18 tires for our cars are "low pro" anyways....

If you don't have coilovers, sways, some form of camber control, and fender mods, you will never get "stance".
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:15 AM   #147
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sorry if im beating a dead horse here, ive been searching threads but havent been able to find a definite answer. Im planning on getting 18x9.5 +20's and I want to avoid the rim poking out. With that size wheel I see people posting that 265/35's work. Im planning on rolling my fenders and im planning on running these with coilovers.

will 265's give me a little more flushness as far as sidewalls go? Think ill have to pull my rear fenders? Sorry for posting in here but i figured it would get the best answer.
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I would imagine you would need to pull your fenders esp the rears with a 265.

Im currently considering buying a set of 18x9.5 +30 wheels. I would imagine that I would definitely need to roll the front and rear fenders. I am already lowered on bc coils. As far as needing more camber would a set of rear camber plates do the trick?

I am also looking at a 245/35/18 tire (not sure which brand yet though). how much camber would people recommend running?
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sorry if im beating a dead horse here, ive been searching threads but havent been able to find a definite answer. Im planning on getting 18x9.5 +20's and I want to avoid the rim poking out. With that size wheel I see people posting that 265/35's work. Im planning on rolling my fenders and im planning on running these with coilovers.

will 265's give me a little more flushness as far as sidewalls go? Think ill have to pull my rear fenders? Sorry for posting in here but i figured it would get the best answer.
to fit 255/35/18s or 265/35/18s, you'll need a front fender roll, rear fender roll and pull, and i'd say at least -2.5* camber all around as a starting point but most likely more.

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I would imagine you would need to pull your fenders esp the rears with a 265.

Im currently considering buying a set of 18x9.5 +30 wheels. I would imagine that I would definitely need to roll the front and rear fenders. I am already lowered on bc coils. As far as needing more camber would a set of rear camber plates do the trick?

I am also looking at a 245/35/18 tire (not sure which brand yet though). how much camber would people recommend running?
you'll want rear camber plates for sure. front fenders you won't have to touch if you run more than -2.7* camber, rears will need a roll and pull with at least -2* camber if you run the 245/35/18s but i'd go with a 255/35/18.
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you'll want rear camber plates for sure. front fenders you won't have to touch if you run more than -2.7* camber, rears will need a roll and pull with at least -2* camber if you run the 245/35/18s but i'd go with a 255/35/18.
Can I achieve that much camber on bc coils w/ rear plates? Where exactly is the limit? I am trying to learn a lot about this before I pull the trigger on a set of wheels, that way I know what I am getting myself into. Are you recommending 255/35s just because of the extra meat on the tire?

at first I was looking at these:
http://www.wheeldude.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=6461

now I am considering these because of the slightly higher offset:
http://www.ngpracing.com/store/index...roduct_id=4096

I dont mind messing with the fenders, but running that the amount of camber you mentioned for the 18x9.5 just seems like a lot.

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