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Old 12-15-2012, 11:21 PM   #1601
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Update, so I put on 3mm spacers and was only able to do 5 turns on the lugs so I checked my stock wheels with the lugs that came on the car and noticed they only even did 7 turns. The stock lugs have a 3mm unthreaded bore prior to the threading starting, is this necessary for any reason? I bought a set of aftermarket lug nuts from o'reilly's and they do 9+ turns with no spacers and 6.5 to 7 turns with the spacers in, I figure this is probably fine since with stock everything it was only at 7 turns...

I've read what I can find but was curious on input if anyone sees any potential issues with running it like this?
Nah you should be ok.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:35 PM   #1602
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going to be running some work vs-xx 18 x 9 +38 f. 18 x 10 +32 what all will I need to do to make these work? my friends gettin' rid of em and i would love to have em just wanna make sure I will be able to actually use them car is currently stock
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:43 PM   #1603
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going to be running some work vs-xx 18 x 9 +38 f. 18 x 10 +32 what all will I need to do to make these work? my friends gettin' rid of em and i would love to have em just wanna make sure I will be able to actually use them car is currently stock
You'll be blowing diffs left and right. Staggered and subarus does not work well together at all.

Don't do it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:26 AM   #1604
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Wheels: Enkei RPF-----1
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Size/Offset: 18x9 Offset: 35
Tire: 235/45/r18
Suspension: BC BR
Fender Mods: I already know I'll have to grind the inner part of the rears on the inside lip. Will I need to roll the front? Will These Clear Brembos?

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:55 AM   #1605
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Wheels: Enkei RPF-----1
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Size/Offset: 18x9 Offset: 35
Tire: 235/45/r18
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Fender Mods: I already know I'll have to grind the inner part of the rears on the inside lip. Will I need to roll the front? Will These Clear Brembos?

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235/45 is too tall.

yes, you'd need to at LEAST roll the fronts. Possible pull all around depending on how low you really are.

and no, they wont clear brembos without a 13mm+ spacer. and at that point you are looking at pretty heavy fender work.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:45 AM   #1606
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Ok so I'm looking at running 17x9.5 rpf1's. They come in 38mm offset and I already know I'm going to have to run 5mm spacers in the front to clear my brembos on my 07 STI. These are the wheels I'm pretty much stuck on, but I can't decide what tires to run. I want them nice and meaty.

I previously had Work Emotion CRKAI's 17x9 +44 with a 5mm spacer in the rear to clear the suspension. Once I dropped from 255/40 Advan Neova AD08's to 245/40 Dunlop Start Specs the car sat perfect. The tires we're nice and meaty and sat perfectly flush with the rear fenders rolled. This is the exact look I'm going for.



So my question is what size tires do I need to run? I'd like to stick with Star Spec's and I'm thinking 255/40. I obviously know that fender work is going to needed but I'd like to NOT pull the fenders.. I don't mind rolling them. I'm also running bc br 10k, 8k coilovers so that will help when I lower it down. But I won't put it down too low, I actually need to raise it right now.. Any help would be appreciated!!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:24 AM   #1607
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17x9.5 +33 (effective) with 255 star specs (they fit like 265's) WILL require pulling.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:52 AM   #1608
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So you're saying run 245's? The 245/40's that I ran on my 17x9 were perfect.. so I'm thinking I'm gonna need 255/40 for my 17x9.5
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:56 AM   #1609
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So you're saying run 245's? The 245/40's that I ran on my 17x9 were perfect.. so I'm thinking I'm gonna need 255/40 for my 17x9.5
That's all fine and dandy, but you now have wider wheels with a lower offset. You won't be able to fit the same - or more amount if rubber without more fender mods. Logic dictates you'll need smaller tires, or different wheels.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:18 AM   #1610
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Ok so if I were to go with 17x9 in rpf1's would I still be left with a similar problem because of the clearance with the brembos?
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #1611
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17x9.5 +33 (effective) with 255 star specs (they fit like 265's) WILL require pulling.
Nevermind, both 17x9+35/45 require a spacer.
Johnbro-search for t3h clap's writeup on here or iwsti as well.

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Old 12-18-2012, 05:27 AM   #1612
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Wheels: Varrstoen ES 1.1.1
Size/Offset: 18x9.5 Offset: 34
Tire:?
Suspension: BC BR Extreme Low
Fender Mods: None yet

Originally, I was going to buy a 235/40/18 but none of the places carry that size here apparently and the next size is a 225/40
Just wondering if there's a big difference between the two. Is there any issues to expect besides the obvious? Also, with the 225's could I get away with just a roll or does it need a slight pull?
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #1613
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That's all fine and dandy, but you now have wider wheels with a lower offset. You won't be able to fit the same - or more amount if rubber without more fender mods. Logic dictates you'll need smaller tires, or different wheels.
I get that. However, the 245's that I ran on my wrx sat perfect in the rear with a +39 offset and the fenders weren't even rolled completely. Now on my sti it has that extra lip that sticks out probably 2mm or 3mm further. So assuming I didn't run spacers in the rear, and I did the tehclap fender mod for rolling or cutting the inside lip, and stuck with the 17x9.5 +38 on 255's is the difference going to be so drastic that I have to pull the crap of my fenders?

It's probably just my mind trying to work a way to figure this out because I like these wheels, but it seems possible.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:55 PM   #1614
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Looking to throw a set of RS 6 spokes on my 13 wrx hatch for the winter. It seems like they will fit no problem but my question is what do I need to do for the TPM system? I am not familiar with subarus tire pressure systems . Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:08 AM   #1615
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Looking to throw a set of RS 6 spokes on my 13 wrx hatch for the winter. It seems like they will fit no problem but my question is what do I need to do for the TPM system? I am not familiar with subarus tire pressure systems . Any help is greatly appreciated.
You don't "need" the sensors for the car to operate properly but the light will come on. Their is some law that a shop can't install the wheels on the car knowing the TPMS will go off. If you want the sensors I'd recommend going to the dealer or reputable wheel shop and they'll get you everything you need in order to be worry free. Also, I believe the dealer needs to program your car to recognize the new sensors.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #1616
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wheel model: ROTA DPT
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tire size: 275/35/18
suspension: BC Coilovers
alignment: Basically the same as the pic below, maybe a little bit higher so i can use the car properly and i dont want to scrub.
fender mods: Just need to know what will i need to make this fit.

Basically want someting like this. Also need advise on fitment for the rota Gforce to have the same fitment/sizing if possible.


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Old 12-21-2012, 12:18 AM   #1617
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that wheel/tire combo will require a significant pull or flares.

i believe that picture is 18x9.5 +35 with 275's. Still requires a pull and aggressive camber to clear the fenders.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:51 AM   #1618
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that wheel/tire combo will require a significant pull or flares.

i believe that picture is 18x9.5 +35 with 275's. Still requires a pull and aggressive camber to clear the fenders.
Will i have any issues with scrubbing on full lock with this combination? Do they still make a +35 or is it +30 now? i thought i read something about it earlier.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:30 AM   #1619
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year: 2002
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wheel model: trying to search
wheel size/offset: 17x9 et44 or 17x8 et??
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tire size: 235/40/17 or 225/40/17
suspension: Megan Street Series Coilovers
alignment: Aggressive stance
fender mods: Rolled

This is gonna be a project for the near future but I Did a lot of research the last few days on here and around the net. Im looking for a flush, aggressive look. Ive seen a pic that grippy monkey had posted in another thread of an 02 wagon on 17x9 +44s using 235/40/17, but im having a rediculously hard time finding rims of that size, if I were to go to 17x8, what offset should I look for to keep the flush look? and could I keep the 235/40s or would I have to step down to 225s?
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #1620
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Will i have any issues with scrubbing on full lock with this combination? Do they still make a +35 or is it +30 now? i thought i read something about it earlier.
Yea. With that setup you are going to be rubbing a lot regardless.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:47 AM   #1621
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What will I need to do to fit 18x9.5's on my 08 wrx that's lowered 2"? Or I am open to suggestions for wheel size with the parameters of... DD and want an aggressive but not stretched look.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:32 AM   #1622
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Heres the car as she looks now.... still rubbing in the rear with the fenders rolled



year: 2002
model: WRX
wheel model: Rota Grid
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +38
tire brand/model: Falken ZEIX ZE912's
tire size: 235/40/18
suspension: 06 WRX struts with 2002 tanabe GF210 springs (Rear tophats are from 02 wrx
alignment: Stock
fender mods: front Stock, rears rolled slighty .
spacers: 5mm to clear 2004 STI brembos

Bump for my old setup!

Heres a Q for you guys.... Does everyone just kill the inside on their tires running these set ups? I have pretty bad inner camber wear. And wanted to know if switching to coilovers plus a whiteline roll center adjustment kit (front) and whiteline adjustable lat links (rear) help even out the wear?
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:53 AM   #1623
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Camber doesn't typically cause uneven wear. You most likely have a toe problem. Go get an alignment.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #1624
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Camber doesn't typically cause uneven wear. You most likely have a toe problem. Go get an alignment.

Camber does cause more wear along the inside edge.


got these from google. even wear on one side is from camber most of the time. if it's uneven wear (feathering) then it's toe-in


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Old 12-23-2012, 01:12 PM   #1625
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Camber does cause more wear along the inside edge.


got these from google. even wear on one side is from camber most of the time. if it's uneven wear (feathering) then it's toe-in
too much camber combined with too low of tire pressure, sure. it can also be from driving style - i.e. too much camber, but not driving hard enough to use it.

90% of the time, uneven wear is due to toe. This is coming from someone who has run -3* of camber for several years with 0 abnormal wear problems. People often confuse "camber wear" with feathering.
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