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Old 03-06-2013, 02:21 PM   #2051
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Try again. We need alignment and fender modifications at a minimum.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:50 PM   #2052
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Hello. I have an 02 wrx that I did an 04 sti transmission swap into. This includes the hubs suspension and brembos. I have skunk2 springs on stock struts all around with Tein camber plates on the front. and I am currently running on 18x8 rims offset is 35 with 225x40 tires. My fenders are rolled and pulled in the rear nothing up front yet. I just had it aligned and the camber on the rear is at -1.5 the front is at -0.5. I'm looking to purchase a second set of wheels for track days around the 9.5 range with 245x40 tires. What offset would you recommend and do you think they will rub on this suspension setup? Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:40 AM   #2053
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I would recommend upgrading your suspension, specifically the springs, and fixing your alignment before looking at new wheels.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:45 AM   #2054
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Ok, thank for your response. What do you see wrong with alignment? And what springs would you recommend?
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:59 AM   #2055
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Ok, thank for your response. What do you see wrong with alignment? And what springs would you recommend?
U have to much camber in the rear for what suspension u are running and not enough in the front. U need either coils or a good spring and shock combo.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:28 AM   #2056
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Camber I can fix easily enough. I guess I knew coils where going to be recommended as that's the way I want to go I just haven't scraped together the funds for it yet. Good to know info though. Now back to original question though when I do get some say BC coils and my camber is addressed what offset would you recommend for 18x9.5 setup?
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #2057
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Camber I can fix easily enough. I guess I knew coils where going to be recommended as that's the way I want to go I just haven't scraped together the funds for it yet. Good to know info though. Now back to original question though when I do get some say BC coils and my camber is addressed what offset would you recommend for 18x9.5 setup?
Anything is better than Skunk2. Doesn't necessarily mean coilovers are recommended. Better springs would go a long way.

Why are you set on 18x9.5? If you can't afford a set of BC coilovers, I would recommend sticking with a 17x8 or 17x9 and run a 245/40/17. Same tire size, easier to fit, and far easier on your wallet.

If you're set on getting coilovers and a set of 18x9.5s, a +35 to +40 offset would be ideal. A 245/40/18 isn't though.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #2058
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I'm not set on the 18x9.5 I was reading about several other people going that way for track day thinking this would give me the most traction for my buck. I guess I jumped on the perverbial wheel wagon with them. I'm very open minded to different suggestions and ideas. By the way I do appreciate your candor and suggestions. This gives me a whole new path to follow with the 17x9 and different struts and springs combo. Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:49 PM   #2059
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year: 2006
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wheel size/offset: 18x8.5 or 17x9
tire brand/model:Hankook ventus v12
tire size: 235/40 but open to suggestions
suspension: sitting on BC br coilovers with rear camber plates
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I am looking for help deciding what size wheels and tires I should get. I want an aggressive look but I don't want to sacrifice performance. I live in Hampton roads Virginia and the roads are pretty crappy. So please take that into consideration. Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:41 PM   #2060
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Alright i think ive figured out what i am going to do with my 2002 wrx. Im going to buy a set of 17x8.25 XXR 527 35mm offset and put on Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 235 wide for my tire. Do you guys think this set up will look good and also have pretty good performance from the tires?
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #2061
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I'm not set on the 18x9.5 I was reading about several other people going that way for track day thinking this would give me the most traction for my buck. I guess I jumped on the perverbial wheel wagon with them. I'm very open minded to different suggestions and ideas. By the way I do appreciate your candor and suggestions. This gives me a whole new path to follow with the 17x9 and different struts and springs combo. Thanks.
I think it's a good path to take. It'll keep your costs down significantly, especially if you're attending track days. 18s will look better but the general rule is to keep your wheels as small as possible. Only go to 18s if you need brake caliper clearance.

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I am looking for help deciding what size wheels and tires I should get. I want an aggressive look but I don't want to sacrifice performance. I live in Hampton roads Virginia and the roads are pretty crappy. So please take that into consideration. Thanks.
Between the 2, I would opt for the 17x9 every time with a +42 offset +/-3. Then you can run anywhere from a 235 to a 255. You'll need to trim the rear fenders though, can't roll the rear fenders on the '05-07 STi.

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Alright i think ive figured out what i am going to do with my 2002 wrx. Im going to buy a set of 17x8.25 XXR 527 35mm offset and put on Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 235 wide for my tire. Do you guys think this set up will look good and also have pretty good performance from the tires?
Sure.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:10 PM   #2062
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I think it's a good path to take. It'll keep your costs down significantly, especially if you're attending track days. 18s will look better but the general rule is to keep your wheels as small as possible. Only go to 18s if you need brake caliper clearance.



Between the 2, I would opt for the 17x9 every time with a +42 offset +/-3. Then you can run anywhere from a 235 to a 255. You'll need to trim the rear fenders though, can't roll the rear fenders on the '05-07 STi.



Sure.
ok thanks but im not going to alter the fenders right now since its my first car and dont have any experience doing stuff like that yet
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #2063
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ok thanks but im not going to alter the fenders right now since its my first car and dont have any experience doing stuff like that yet
Then stick to wheels no wider than 8" with an et40-48.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:26 PM   #2064
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Then stick to wheels no wider than 8" with an et40-48.
Excuse my ignorance but would the 8.25 fit
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #2065
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Excuse my ignorance but would the 8.25 fit
Yes, but not with an offset lower than +45.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:50 PM   #2066
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First time Subaru owner with maybe a simple yet dumb question. Wife and I picked up an 06 Impreza OBS SE a week ago. Loving it so far. When asking a service tech on the wheel specs of the new WRX I mentioned I wanted to mount something similar to my wifes 06. The tech then told me not to change the wheel size and tire size and stick to stock as it will mess/damage the transfer case or rear differential. He told me he gets people going in all the time for this type of repair due to the wheels people install on their Subaru's and how costly it is.

I also questioned him if I would be able to keep the same outside rolling diameter I would be fine and he still stated no because my wheels were built and designed around the car. Now I never heard of not being able to upgrade on wheels on a car even if I was to go with stock wheels from say another model of the same chasis. I have seen many pictures of the 06 WRX wheels on the 06 Outback Sport SE as well as other make/brands being placed on wagons on here as.

Now offset I am familiar with and staggered being a no no is a no brainer but am I being fed bull**** or is he correct? I can see where the wheels may be designed around the car but to not be able to upgrade? I find it absurd.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:02 PM   #2067
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Needing some help.. I have a 05 wrx on tien s-tech springs. I'm looking at purchasing wheels that are 17x9 +35. I am a fan of the wide tire look so i would like to put some beefy tires on. I was thinking a 245 or a 255 width tire. Is this doable? Any kind of fender work?
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:04 PM   #2068
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Yes, but not with an offset lower than +45.
ok so there wouldnt be a way to make those xxr's with a 35mm offset fit i guess
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #2069
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First time Subaru owner with maybe a simple yet dumb question. Wife and I picked up an 06 Impreza OBS SE a week ago. Loving it so far. When asking a service tech on the wheel specs of the new WRX I mentioned I wanted to mount something similar to my wifes 06. The tech then told me not to change the wheel size and tire size and stick to stock as it will mess/damage the transfer case or rear differential. He told me he gets people going in all the time for this type of repair due to the wheels people install on their Subaru's and how costly it is.

I also questioned him if I would be able to keep the same outside rolling diameter I would be fine and he still stated no because my wheels were built and designed around the car. Now I never heard of not being able to upgrade on wheels on a car even if I was to go with stock wheels from say another model of the same chasis. I have seen many pictures of the 06 WRX wheels on the 06 Outback Sport SE as well as other make/brands being placed on wagons on here as.

Now offset I am familiar with and staggered being a no no is a no brainer but am I being fed bull**** or is he correct? I can see where the wheels may be designed around the car but to not be able to upgrade? I find it absurd.
He is a tard. As long as its the same or close to the factory diameter its fine. I have had 2 inner and outer boots replaced due yo crappy roads here in NOLA. And the owner of the suby shop was kool as hell with me car.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:18 PM   #2070
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:35 PM   #2071
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Not an expert but i would personally do atleast a 235 tyre. As far as fit it should fit with the right camber.
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Not an expert but i would personally do atleast a 235 tyre. As far as fit it should fit with the right camber.
No.

Chances are he'll still need to slightly pull the rear at the least even with a 225.
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There u go slight pull also
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:04 PM   #2074
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Hopefully I am posting in the 'right' spot for this question. Looking at new wheels and really like the Miro 111's. Have a '09 sedan, completely stock. Wondering which if either would be the best fit with little to no modification. The choices are 18x8.5 with 35mm or 18x9 with 40mm. I have been looking through the forums but to be honest, I don't really have the time to filter through 86 pages looking for the answer . I'd like to keep thing stockish, not opposed to some rolling. Also what tires would be best? Do NOT want to stretch tires or anything, a huge reason I bought this car is the handling, if this set-up is going to compromise that, I will have to figure out an different choice. Thanks in advance!!!

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #2075
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Hopefully I am posting in the 'right' spot for this question. Looking at new wheels and really like the Miro 111's. Have a '09 sedan, completely stock. Wondering which if either would be the best fit with little to no modification. The choices are 18x8.5 with 35mm or 18x9 with 40mm. I have been looking through the forums but to be honest, I don't really have the time to filter through 86 pages looking for the answer . I'd like to keep thing stockish, not opposed to some rolling. Also what tires would be best? Do NOT want to stretch tires or anything, a huge reason I bought this car is the handling, if this set-up is going to compromise that, I will have to figure out an different choice. Thanks in advance!!!

Steve
Neither. Both will require more than a little fender modification. Stick to OEM sizing since you don't have enough time to do your own research.
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