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Old 10-31-2012, 06:04 PM   #1476
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okay i see, now is that due to the offset of +42mm?

I sort of did some calcs for fun and the stock height of wheel and tire is 25.3" and 215/55 matches that exactly.
you're right. for whatever reason, i was thinking it was taller.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:59 PM   #1477
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Ahh. thanks for that... been troubling me for a bit lol.

So last question - is there a good way to know if the wheel will clear the calipers without physically fitting them on the car?? basically I'm wondering if these wheels will clear..
Asking people who had the same wheels and trying it yourself. But to be honest the WRX brakes are small I wouldn't be worried. Your calipers are the same as mine, on a 2.5i you just have slightly larger rotors.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #1478
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^ lol damn. no easy way by looking at specs or something like that eh? maybe I'll just have to take a risk then o_O
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #1479
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^ lol damn. no easy way by looking at specs or something like that eh? maybe I'll just have to take a risk then o_O
It's all in the wheel design not the size. A 16" will clear the caliper but the spokes may or may not. Your WRX brakes are tiny, I don't know of any wheel that will not clear them!
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #1480
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year: 2004
model: wrx wagon
wheel model: xxr 522
wheel size/offset: 17x9 +42
tire brand/model: Eagle GT
tire size: 225/45/17
suspension: eibach 2" lowering springs
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spacers: yes/no? size? no

Still trying to learn about tire fitment and all that, hoping I can get some advice from someone more knowledgeable. I just want to know if this set up with work fine with no rubbing on my 04 wagon. Thanks guys.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:57 PM   #1481
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year: 2004
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wheel model: xxr 522
wheel size/offset: 17x9 +42
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tire size: 225/45/17
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fender mods: I want to avoid
spacers: yes/no? size? no

Still trying to learn about tire fitment and all that, hoping I can get some advice from someone more knowledgeable. I just want to know if this set up with work fine with no rubbing on my 04 wagon. Thanks guys.
find different wheels. if you do NOT want fender mods, you can't fit 9" + wheels on a lowered car. especially a wagon.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:02 PM   #1482
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could I fit a 17x8?
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:11 AM   #1483
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Another wide wheel wagon question.


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Bc Coilovers

lowered pretty good.

Im i've been looking at some 17x8.75 and 17x8.25 +35

My question is whats the most "Meaty" tire i can fit, not really into the stretched look, like the more functional look, with a wide tire.

also! i do not mind "some" poke, kinda like it.

lemme know what some gurru's suggest for a wheel size and tire size.


also, alos. I do not mind poke, would like a flush/ functional look.

Am willing to roll my fenders as aggressively as possible, would like to stay clear of the pulls, they tend to not turn out that good in my opinion.

Pretty much want the widest wheels with a meaty tire and not have to run more than 1.5 camber all around.

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #1484
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Another wide wheel wagon question.


2006
WRX Wagon
Bc Coilovers

lowered pretty good.

Im i've been looking at some 17x8.75 and 17x8.25 +35

My question is whats the most "Meaty" tire i can fit, not really into the stretched look, like the more functional look, with a wide tire.

also! i do not mind "some" poke, kinda like it.

lemme know what some gurru's suggest for a wheel size and tire size.


also, alos. I do not mind poke, would like a flush/ functional look.

Am willing to roll my fenders as aggressively as possible, would like to stay clear of the pulls, they tend to not turn out that good in my opinion.

Pretty much want the widest wheels with a meaty tire and not have to run more than 1.5 camber all around.
you wont be able to fit anything but a stretched tire on either of those wheels.

based on your last sentance, you really need to re-think what wheels will work for what you need. You do NOT need a wheel over 8" wide, and an offset of 42-48.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:38 PM   #1485
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I don't "want" to run more camber. Does not mean I won't run more camber. And who honestly "NEEDS" aftermarket wheels. It's a choice, a "want" not "NEED"
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #1486
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I don't "want" to run more camber. Does not mean I won't run more camber. And who honestly "NEEDS" aftermarket wheels. It's a choice, a "want" not "NEED"
Alot of people need aftermarket wheels for competition. People don't only buy "sweet rims" because they "look dope".

Again.

You won't fit wheels that wide with those offsets on your car without major fender work or super stretched tires.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:09 PM   #1487
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Alot of people need aftermarket wheels for competition. People don't only buy "sweet rims" because they "look dope".

Again.

You won't fit wheels that wide with those offsets on your car without major fender work or super stretched tires.
What offset should I be able to fit with a 8.5 width wheel then.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:28 AM   #1488
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What offset should I be able to fit with a 8.5 width wheel then.
on a wagon? thats difficult with 0 fender mods. If you were at least willing to roll fenders, you should be able to fit a 17x8.5 +40-45 fairly easily with a 235/40 or similar.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:36 AM   #1489
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on a wagon? thats difficult with 0 fender mods. If you were at least willing to roll fenders, you should be able to fit a 17x8.5 +40-45 fairly easily with a 235/40 or similar.
Rolling my fenders is the first thing I'm gonna do before purchasing wheels, because I do want to run the widest tire I can. I just love the look.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:39 AM   #1490
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Rolling my fenders is the first thing I'm gonna do before purchasing wheels, because I do want to run the widest tire I can. I just love the look.
browse this thread: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1588960

you can search it for wagons, and see what ranges fit your desired settings as much as possible. Most of the posts list specs with suspension + wheel/tire dimensions and camber.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:52 AM   #1491
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browse this thread: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1588960

you can search it for wagons, and see what ranges fit your desired settings as much as possible. Most of the posts list specs with suspension + wheel/tire dimensions and camber.
Yea always checking out that thread. There mainly sedans.

I have and there aren't many. I actually tried pming a couple last week. No responses.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:48 PM   #1492
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Hello,

I am looking to setup a quite aggressive look on my 2008 wrx sedan. I am currently on stockers but after this winter I will be purchasing a new setup. I was wondering what i would need to give my car a wider look and would 18 inch rims or 17 be better for the overall look. I also will be doing some type of lowering so this will have to be taken into consideration aswellz.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:22 PM   #1493
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Current set up
Wheels: 18x8.5 +48
Tires: 235/35/18
Suspension: BC Coils, pretty low
Camber: -1.75 front, -2 rear (natural, no camber plates or bolts)
Fender Mods: Rears rolled with a decent pull

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I'm looking to upgrade to an 18x9 with a 245/35 tire. What kind of offset should I look at for best "fitment?" I was thinking a +40-42 to keep from rubbing inboard, but I don't know how much camber I'll have to run to get them back under the fender.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:26 PM   #1494
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Current set up
Wheels: 18x8.5 +48
Tires: 235/35/18
Suspension: BC Coils, pretty low
Camber: -1.75 front, -2 rear (natural, no camber plates or bolts)
Fender Mods: Rears rolled with a decent pull

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I'm looking to upgrade to an 18x9 with a 245/35 tire. What kind of offset should I look at for best "fitment?" I was thinking a +40-42 to keep from rubbing inboard, but I don't know how much camber I'll have to run to get them back under the fender.
you'll need pretty aggressive camber.

you'll most likely need adjustable lateral links in the rear in addition to camber plates (if you already have them).

that much tire with that wide of a wheel will take a fair amount of work to fit on a wagon.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:31 PM   #1495
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Hello,

I am looking to setup a quite aggressive look on my 2008 wrx sedan. I am currently on stockers but after this winter I will be purchasing a new setup. I was wondering what i would need to give my car a wider look and would 18 inch rims or 17 be better for the overall look. I also will be doing some type of lowering so this will have to be taken into consideration aswellz.
Do you have a premium package (lip, skirts, rear aprons) if so I'd recommend the 18" and a base model looks better with a 17" wheel IMO.
anyways, here's your shopping list, in order.
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-Roll and pull all the fenders
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:35 PM   #1496
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That's what I'm afraid of. I really want away from the 235/35 because the KDWs are literally the only tires available in that size. And I don't want to stretch 225s onto a 9" wide wheel because that kind of eliminates the purpose of having a 9" wide wheel.

I know SubK is running 9.5s on his wagon, but he's only on 225/40 tires with pretty aggressive camber.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:44 PM   #1497
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That's what I'm afraid of. I really want away from the 235/35 because the KDWs are literally the only tires available in that size. And I don't want to stretch 225s onto a 9" wide wheel because that kind of eliminates the purpose of having a 9" wide wheel.

I know SubK is running 9.5s on his wagon, but he's only on 225/40 tires with pretty aggressive camber.
Fender flares
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #1498
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I feel like flares would be less expensive than adjustable lateral links and camber plates. Then I can go with 9.5s.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:55 PM   #1499
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That's what I'm afraid of. I really want away from the 235/35 because the KDWs are literally the only tires available in that size. And I don't want to stretch 225s onto a 9" wide wheel because that kind of eliminates the purpose of having a 9" wide wheel.

I know SubK is running 9.5s on his wagon, but he's only on 225/40 tires with pretty aggressive camber.
yea.....i was the one that built his wagon......

if you want a proper fitting tire, you can't run a 9"+ wheel on a wagon.
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I feel like flares would be less expensive than adjustable lateral links and camber plates. Then I can go with 9.5s.
With a functional amount of camber as well. Functional fender flares are a PITA to install but wagons and fat tires do not go together and without custom modification, their is no way around it.
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