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Old 02-15-2013, 11:04 PM   #1876
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i think you mis-read.

Properly fitting FLARES. not stock body.

18x10.5 +18ish would be perfect. Plenty of guys have run 18x10 +0 wheels w/ 275-285's with s13 flares.
Ya. Specifically speaking Karlton Flares. I am looking at THESE but gotta sell my TE37 first.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:17 PM   #1877
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year: 2002
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Wheel style: Rota G force flat black WRBlue pin strip
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wheel offset: +35
tire size: 235/40
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fender mods: rolled and pulled front and rear rolled. Soon sedan swap fenders. Just bought a parts car.
Those wheels look sick. Lovin the car too
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:00 AM   #1878
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Sup fellas I'm new here and looking into some wheels and wondering about the fitment... I want wheels to be aligned with the fenders sorta flush!
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Rota grid or xxr522
17x9+42 or 18x8.5+48
tire size: 235/40?
suspension: apexi coilovers
fender mods: hopefully not maybe a roll?
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Thanks appreciate it!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:39 AM   #1879
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Either of those should fit pretty easily with maybe a roll and a tad bit of negative camber.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:33 PM   #1880
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Wheel model: Drag DR-31
Wheel size/offset: 17x9 +38
Tire brand/model: Goodyear ???
Tire size: 235
Suspension: H&R Springs, KYB AGX struts
Alignment: ???
Fender mods: maybe slight fender roll in rear.
Spacers: None.

Figured most of this stuff out. How does it look to everybody?
You're going to need a full roll in the rear. Those springs are too soft for that low of an offset.

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So my question is:
I'm considering switching to WORK XD9 18x10 +38...

How much more will these poke?

Half of an inch is 12.5mm. So that's my guess. But according to http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp, there is no change (given i run the same size tires) Is that right?
http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp

Yup, you're looking at 13mm further out.

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year: 2006
model: wrx
wheel model: xxr 518
wheel size/offset: 18x7 or 18x8x8 not sure on ofset
tire brand/model: not sure
tire size: need suggestions
suspension: KYB shocks & struts, H&R OE Sport Springs .75 front/.5 rear
alignment: needs one.
fender mods: none atm would roll possibably but dont want to
spacers: no

hey guys. i trashed a wheel the other day and figured it was time to get a new one. so i figured i would buy 4 new ones. i really like the looks of the xxr 518s but not sure if i can get them to fit easly. they come in 18x7 and 18.8.5. will they fit with normally sized tires and if so what size.

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18x7 not even once. That would be the biggest waste of money ever. Stick with 18x8 or 18x8.5 +45 to +48 with a 225/40/18 or 235/40/18.

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Sup fellas I'm new here and looking into some wheels and wondering about the fitment... I want wheels to be aligned with the fenders sorta flush!
2005
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Rota grid or xxr522
17x9+42 or 18x8.5+48
tire size: 235/40?
suspension: apexi coilovers
fender mods: hopefully not maybe a roll?
spacers: no
Thanks appreciate it!
17x9 +42 will require a rear roll, 18x8.5 +48 won't. You can figure out which one is more flush to the fender knowing that.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #1881
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You're going to need a full roll in the rear. Those springs are too soft for that low of an offset.
What do you mean "full roll".
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #1882
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year: 2013
model: wrx 5-door
wheel model: Rota G-Force
wheel size/offset: 18x9 / 5x100 / E35 / 73
tire size: 255/35/18 Hankook V12
suspension: stock
fender mods: no
spacers: no
Is that what you want? Or is this your current setup?

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And 1mm hub rings do not exist. Do you know how small that is?
I'd like to see a 0.5mm thick ring
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:13 PM   #1883
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Thanks nhat and flat4 I'll be going with the grids most likely I'll post pics after installed too
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:25 AM   #1884
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Model: 2003 WRX sedan
Wheel model: Rota Grid
Wheel size/offset 17x8/5x100/ +38 / 56.1
Tire size: 225/45R17 N5000
Suspension: stock; but order coilovers
Fender mods: none
Spacers: no

Will they fit without any issues, +38 without fender mods? Or better off staying with +44
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #1885
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On an 8" wide wheel, you're probably better off sticking with the +44 if you want to avoid fender mods.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:36 AM   #1886
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The wheels I have know are 17x8 +44 offset. I like how they look, but would like a little more flush look. So running +38 I would need to roll the rear fenders, which is not a big deal. Or could I get away with it on stock suspension?

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Old 02-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #1887
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The wheels I have know are 17x8 +44 offset. I like how they look, but would like a little more flush look. So running +38 I would need to roll the rear fenders, which is not a big deal. Or could I get away with it on stock suspension?
Here's an idea: grab a ruler, go outside to your car, measure from the outer edge of your tire to the inner edge of the fender lip, and you'll have your answer.

By thew way, flush and stock don't go together. What's with all these people wanting to be flush without rolling fenders and/or on stock suspension

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Old 02-17-2013, 01:53 PM   #1888
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Well if you read everything, I'm not worried about rolling my fenders! Was wondering if I could get away with them on while I wait for my coilovers to get here!
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:48 PM   #1889
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+38 with only an 8" wide wheel is going to put added stress on your wheel bearings. For comparison, I'll be running the same offset with a 9.5 in a couple weeks when I get everything ready for install.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #1890
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+38 with only an 8" wide wheel is going to put added stress on your wheel bearings.
Technically, yes. But there's very little evidence to support it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:45 PM   #1891
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What do you mean "full roll".
Thanks for the clarification!
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:06 PM   #1892
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Technically, yes. But there's very little evidence to support it.
True, basic physics says it should put extra stress on the wheel bearings, but there haven't been any real "scientific" tests to prove or disprove this.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:07 PM   #1893
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year:07
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wheel modelrag DR31
wheel size/offset:18 +55
tire brand/model:Unsure 240/40
tire size:18
suspension:stock
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #1894
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I have probably a noobish question so I apologize, and I am honestly not sure if this goes here. But I looked around for it, and all I see are fitments for the STi, not base imprezas and I want to be 100% clear on things is all

This is my current car. It is just a regular stock Impreza. no STi or wrx

year: 2007
model: Impreza
wheel model: 16 x 6.5 in.
wheel size/offset: Stock (No clue)
tire brand/model: Michelin (not sure exactly)
tire size: stock
suspension: stock
alignment: stock
fender mods: stock
spacers: stock

long story short I lost a tire and damaged the rim so I want to put new ones on.
Is it possible to put something like a 17 x 8.0 in. wheels with 245/40R18 93W tires (stock 07 STi) or 18 x 8.5 in. wheels with 245/40R18 93W tires (stock 13 STi) without having issues with putting them on?

I am just afraid of clearance issues as the tires are new sizes, but I have heard of people putting tires like this onto their cars. Just trying to see if some modification is needed or if they do bolt on and work just fine as it is.

Thanks for any help in advance.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:26 PM   #1895
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I have probably a noobish question so I apologize, and I am honestly not sure if this goes here. But I looked around for it, and all I see are fitments for the STi, not base imprezas and I want to be 100% clear on things is all

This is my current car. It is just a regular stock Impreza. no STi or wrx

year: 2007
model: Impreza
wheel model: 16 x 6.5 in.
wheel size/offset: Stock (No clue)
tire brand/model: Michelin (not sure exactly)
tire size: stock
suspension: stock
alignment: stock
fender mods: stock
spacers: stock

long story short I lost a tire and damaged the rim so I want to put new ones on.
Is it possible to put something like a 17 x 8.0 in. wheels with 245/40R18 93W tires (stock 07 STi) or 18 x 8.5 in. wheels with 245/40R18 93W tires (stock 13 STi) without having issues with putting them on?

I am just afraid of clearance issues as the tires are new sizes, but I have heard of people putting tires like this onto their cars. Just trying to see if some modification is needed or if they do bolt on and work just fine as it is.

Thanks for any help in advance.

07 STI & 13 STI wheels are 5x114.3. You are 5x100. I'll let someone else handle the tire question.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:33 AM   #1896
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Is it possible to put something like a 17 x 8.0 in. wheels with 245/40R18 93W tires (stock 07 STi) or 18 x 8.5 in. wheels with 245/40R18 93W tires (stock 13 STi) without having issues with putting them on?
An 18" tire isn't going to fit on a 17" wheel.

Your base Impreza isn't any different body-wise from the WRX and STi.

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #1897
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year: 2006
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Wheel style: klutch sl14
wheel size: 18x9.5
wheel offset: +30
tire size: unknown 255/35 or 235/40
suspension: isc n1 coilovers
fender mods: soon to be rolled and pulled

what tire size do you recommend?
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:13 PM   #1898
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year: 2006
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Wheel style: klutch sl14
wheel size: 18x9.5
wheel offset: +30
tire size: unknown 255/35 or 235/40
suspension: isc n1 coilovers
fender mods: soon to be rolled and pulled

what tire size do you recommend?
245 probably fit better
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:36 PM   #1899
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year: 2006
model: sti
Wheel style: klutch sl14
wheel size: 18x9.5
wheel offset: +30
tire size: unknown 255/35 or 235/40
suspension: isc n1 coilovers
fender mods: soon to be rolled and pulled

what tire size do you recommend?
Depends on what you use your car for and what your aesthetic tastes are. Do you prefer more tire or less? Are you aiming to be slammed or just low enough?

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245 probably fit better
Better than? A 245/40/18 won't fit better than either of the sizes he listed. A 245/35/18 will only be easier to fit than the 255/35/18 simply because it's 10mm narrower.
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It would only be common sense to run a 245/35 vs. A 245/40.

How much of a pull u willing to do.
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