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Old 02-18-2013, 04:25 PM   #1901
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Some help please guys.

year: 2002
model: WRX
Wheel style: Varrstoen es3
wheel size: 18x9.5
wheel offset: +34
Tires: 225/40/18
suspension: raceland coilovers Ultimo
front finders rolled and pulled rears rolled slight pull.

anyone know what to do to keep from rubbing suspension? i cant camber that much out of them due to rubbing. I have camber bolts all around and can get up to -3 maybe more but they rub like crazy on the coilover. anyone thats got any ideas help out please.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #1902
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year: 2004
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My problem is that I am a noob when it comes to wheels and tires. I've never had a vehicle worth looking into them for. So my question is what are the stock measurements and I am trying to google what they mean as I see them, but if someone has a good explanation it would be quite helpful. I want to upgrade my rims to something nicer looking and maybe slightly lower profile by like an inch or two, but nothing too extreme. I'm not looking to mod my suspension or body yet, just want to get some nice black rims without compromising anything else. So comments and suggestions would be appreciated. Beratements and informing me that I am a noob (which I know) and should search more (which hasn't been much help so far but I am just starting) will not really be appreciated, but hey, free speech and all that so have at it. Anyways, thanks for any help you guys can give me.

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:53 PM   #1903
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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.
It would be if one wanted to maintain the stock diameter but the tire selection in 245/35/18 pales in comparison to 245/40/18.

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Some help please guys.

year: 2002
model: WRX
Wheel style: Varrstoen es3
wheel size: 18x9.5
wheel offset: +34
Tires: 225/40/18
suspension: raceland coilovers Ultimo
front finders rolled and pulled rears rolled slight pull.

anyone know what to do to keep from rubbing suspension? i cant camber that much out of them due to rubbing. I have camber bolts all around and can get up to -3 maybe more but they rub like crazy on the coilover. anyone thats got any ideas help out please.
How are you dialing in -3* of camber at the knuckle? Why do you need more than -3* of camber? That setup doesn't require nearly that much camber to clear the rear fenders if they're rolled and slightly pulled. I've got more wheel and tire (17x10 +38 with 255/40/17s) than your setup and I don't rub at all anywhere while running less than -3* of camber all around (-2.5* and -1.7*) with only my rear fenders rolled and slightly pulled. My front fenders are still untouched.

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year: 2004
model:WRX Wagon

My problem is that I am a noob when it comes to wheels and tires. I've never had a vehicle worth looking into them for. So my question is what are the stock measurements and I am trying to google what they mean as I see them, but if someone has a good explanation it would be quite helpful. I want to upgrade my rims to something nicer looking and maybe slightly lower profile by like an inch or two, but nothing too extreme. I'm not looking to mod my suspension or body yet, just want to get some nice black rims without compromising anything else. So comments and suggestions would be appreciated. Beratements and informing me that I am a noob (which I know) and should search more (which hasn't been much help so far but I am just starting) will not really be appreciated, but hey, free speech and all that so have at it. Anyways, thanks for any help you guys can give me.

wheel model:
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tire brand/model:
tire size:
suspension:
alignment:

Suggestions for rim types and sizes:
We can't help you unless you determine a budget for yourself. That's first and foremost.

Start here (skip past service type): http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=46

Then go here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=25

Then go here: http://www.cars101.com/subaru/impreza/wrxsti2004.html

Then determine a budget for yourself.

And then, we might be able to help. Also, check out Member's Car Gallery so you can look at all the wheels in the world on Subarus.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #1904
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year: 2004
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My problem is that I am a noob when it comes to wheels and tires. I've never had a vehicle worth looking into them for. So my question is what are the stock measurements and I am trying to google what they mean as I see them, but if someone has a good explanation it would be quite helpful. I want to upgrade my rims to something nicer looking and maybe slightly lower profile by like an inch or two, but nothing too extreme. I'm not looking to mod my suspension or body yet, just want to get some nice black rims without compromising anything else. So comments and suggestions would be appreciated. Beratements and informing me that I am a noob (which I know) and should search more (which hasn't been much help so far but I am just starting) will not really be appreciated, but hey, free speech and all that so have at it. Anyways, thanks for any help you guys can give me.

wheel model:
wheel size/offset:
tire brand/model:
tire size:
suspension:
alignment:

Suggestions for rim types and sizes:
Like nhat suggested, determine a budget, then determine a style you like (5 spoke, 6 spoke, mesh, etc.) and find wheels in your price range.

Point of advice since you're a noob to this, read a ton. For now, I would stick with an easy fitment and as you grow more comfortable with the platform (through your reading and research) you can start to push the limits. 17 or 18x8 wheels with an offset between 48 and 53 should fit with no problem with a 225/40 tire.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:14 PM   #1905
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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?



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.
i prefer more tire. i dont like the streched look but a little bit is ok.
car is daily and occasional autox but i drive aggressive and do lots of road carving.

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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.
As long as i can keep the stock over fender in rear and not flare out. front are no limit.


245/35 isnt too common and i dont know how it would compare to 255/35. 255/35 is pretty common but it looks like there alot of work needed. what you guys think?

im not trying to be SLAMMED and lose performance since my car is "functional" as well so it will be low enough to be no wheel gap but probably not tucked.

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Old 02-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #1906
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year:07
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tire brand/model:Unsure 240/40
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:03 PM   #1907
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Will these wheels fit on my car?
Those are S2000 spec wheels. 18x9 +55? Too high of an offset to clear the rear struts.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:25 PM   #1908
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It would be if one wanted to maintain the stock diameter but the tire selection in 245/35/18 pales in comparison to 245/40/18.



How are you dialing in -3* of camber at the knuckle? Why do you need more than -3* of camber? That setup doesn't require nearly that much camber to clear the rear fenders if they're rolled and slightly pulled. I've got more wheel and tire (17x10 +38 with 255/40/17s) than your setup and I don't rub at all anywhere while running less than -3* of camber all around (-2.5* and -1.7*) with only my rear fenders rolled and slightly pulled. My front fenders are still untouched.



We can't help you unless you determine a budget for yourself. That's first and foremost.

Start here (skip past service type): http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=46

Then go here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=25

Then go here: http://www.cars101.com/subaru/impreza/wrxsti2004.html

Then determine a budget for yourself.

And then, we might be able to help. Also, check out Member's Car Gallery so you can look at all the wheels in the world on Subarus.
really im not sure im still a noob to fitments. I placed the rim on the hub and it poked out past the finder about 3/4 of an inch. although on the inside of the wheel well the rim is about an inch from the coil over and im not sure why. Im worried i wont be able to camber it at all if its that close. I have camber bolts in the rear and from what the guy said when he did my alignment is i was at -4 but something tells me there a little off. not to mention with the other side i was at -7 at one point. (on camber bolts only) if you could pm and maybe give me a little more advise that would be great.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:00 PM   #1909
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i prefer more tire. i dont like the streched look but a little bit is ok.
car is daily and occasional autox but i drive aggressive and do lots of road carving.

As long as i can keep the stock over fender in rear and not flare out. front are no limit.

245/35 isnt too common and i dont know how it would compare to 255/35. 255/35 is pretty common but it looks like there alot of work needed. what you guys think?

im not trying to be SLAMMED and lose performance since my car is "functional" as well so it will be low enough to be no wheel gap but probably not tucked.
Check out the federal tires. They are great tires and cost friendly
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:08 PM   #1910
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i like this thread already. only addition would be maybe wheel and tire brand and model.

year:2005
model:wrx
Wheel model: Miro Stp1
wheel size:18x10
wheel offset:+25
Wheel brand/model: falken ziex 912
tire size:225/40/18
suspension:megan street coilovers upgraded 135mm 10k fronts to go lower, 6k rear
fender mods:rolled and pulled front and rear, no fender liners, tucked harnesses, blow torch and hammer front fender tubs to not rub
Camber: -3.5f -4.5r
Spacers: no, but for brembos you need a 5mm spacers to clear.











omg this thing excites me in the pants :P what off set u running ?
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #1911
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sorry mate i just seen it didnt read it proply lol still this thing is hot :P
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:06 PM   #1912
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We can't help you unless you determine a budget for yourself. That's first and foremost.

Start here (skip past service type): http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=46

Then go here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=25

Then go here: http://www.cars101.com/subaru/impreza/wrxsti2004.html

Then determine a budget for yourself.

And then, we might be able to help. Also, check out Member's Car Gallery so you can look at all the wheels in the world on Subarus.

How does a budget affect what size the stock wheel well and suspension can handle without modification?

I want to stay very close to stock sizes when it comes to circumference/outside diameter and width of the actual rubber. Just some nicer looking rims that may be larger in diameter than the stock ones, but that don't use tires that are any bigger on the outside edge. Does that make any sense?

I know how to research, and those links are helpful, and I appreciate them. I've learned something new about tires. But I mostly need help understanding what fits on the 04 wrx without modification so I can pick and choose myself what rims I want.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:11 PM   #1913
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How does a budget affect what size the stock wheel well and suspension can handle without modification?

I want to stay very close to stock sizes when it comes to circumference/outside diameter and width of the actual rubber. Just some nicer looking rims that may be larger in diameter than the stock ones, but that don't use tires that are any bigger on the outside edge. Does that make any sense?

I know how to research, and those links are helpful, and I appreciate them. I've learned something new about tires. But I mostly need help understanding what fits on the 04 wrx without modification so I can pick and choose myself what rims I want.


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Like nhat suggested, determine a budget, then determine a style you like (5 spoke, 6 spoke, mesh, etc.) and find wheels in your price range.

Point of advice since you're a noob to this, read a ton. For now, I would stick with an easy fitment and as you grow more comfortable with the platform (through your reading and research) you can start to push the limits. 17 or 18x8 wheels with an offset between 48 and 53 should fit with no problem with a 225/40 tire.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:17 PM   #1914
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Yeah I was just reading that actually. I missed it before replying to nhat. Thanks for pointing me back to it though.

Edit:And thank you very much for the information, that's exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:48 PM   #1915
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i posted and no one has helped me out....

2004 WRX Sedan
BC Coilovers
F/R rolled
Rota Grids 18x9.5 +38

im planning on getting 225/40/18 Federal 595SS tires. what are you guys' input on this? i want the fender to sit right above the tire so i have no wheel gap. i know i might have to slightly pull my rear fenders. im going to get my alignment done as well; i need to get new tires.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #1916
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i posted and no one has helped me out....

2004 WRX Sedan
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F/R rolled
Rota Grids 18x9.5 +38

im planning on getting 225/40/18 Federal 595SS tires. what are you guys' input on this? i want the fender to sit right above the tire so i have no wheel gap. i know i might have to slightly pull my rear fenders. im going to get my alignment done as well; i need to get new tires.
You won't have to pull any fenders to fit a 225/40/18 stretched on an 18x9.5 +38. You'll have to go lower than having the fenders right above the tires in order for this to not look silly.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #1917
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hey guys i could use some help here. Ive searched this thread for about 20 min and found little information on the 08 wrx and the wheel fitment i want.
i was thinking about going with

Year: 2008
Model: WRX Wagon
Wheel Brand: Rota Grid
Wheel Size: 18x8.5 +44
Tire Size: 235/35/18 or 235/40/18
Suspension: stock but will prob be going with swift or STI SPT lowering springs
Fender Mods: stock but can do a fender roll. Dont like that hella flush look, trying to stay away from changing camber

So with all this being said do you guys think that i can pull this off in an 08 with some fender modification like rolling them? Any input would be appreciated!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:23 PM   #1918
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hey guys i could use some help here. Ive searched this thread for about 20 min and found little information on the 08 wrx and the wheel fitment i want.
i was thinking about going with

Year: 2008
Model: WRX Wagon
Wheel Brand: Rota Grid
Wheel Size: 18x8.5 +44
Tire Size: 235/35/18 or 235/40/18
Suspension: stock but will prob be going with swift or STI SPT lowering springs
Fender Mods: stock but can do a fender roll. Dont like that hella flush look, trying to stay away from changing camber

So with all this being said do you guys think that i can pull this off in an 08 with some fender modification like rolling them? Any input would be appreciated!
Your answer lies here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1945625

You'll need a combination of fender work and negative camber.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:57 AM   #1919
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year: 2005
model:05 WRX Sti
wheel model: Volk Ce28s
wheel size/offset: 18x8.5 + 40
tire brand/model: ???
tire size: ??
suspension: Tein SS Coilovers not yet installed (on order)
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spacers: no
need help on tires to get and size?
also will I need to roll my fenders. Thank you
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:59 AM   #1920
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Year: 2003
Model: Wrx
Wheel Model: rota g-force
Wheel offset/size:18x9+38
Tire brand: Continental dws
Tire size: 245/40/zr18
Suspension: Tanabe springs coils soon
Alignment: stock
Fender Mods: Mild roll in rear

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:08 PM   #1921
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Can anyone help!
Rims I'm planing on getting is TE37 for my 06 sti. What would be the best flush look for this car? I really wanted 17x9's. Thanks
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:33 PM   #1922
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Can anyone help!
Rims I'm planing on getting is TE37 for my 06 sti. What would be the best flush look for this car? I really wanted 17x9's. Thanks
Offset? Suspension? Tire?
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:34 PM   #1923
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i posted and no one has helped me out....

2004 WRX Sedan
BC Coilovers
F/R rolled
Rota Grids 18x9.5 +38

im planning on getting 225/40/18 Federal 595SS tires. what are you guys' input on this? i want the fender to sit right above the tire so i have no wheel gap. i know i might have to slightly pull my rear fenders. im going to get my alignment done as well; i need to get new tires.
What do you want to know?
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Offset? Suspension? Tire?
That's the thing. What would be set for me? That's what I'm asking. What offset and tire?
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Tein coilovers.
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