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Old 04-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #2326
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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone had any problems with running xd-9 +45mm with 235/45/18 on a 02 wagon? I might do this setup, but I dont know if it will rub on my coils..
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:48 PM   #2327
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I'm assuming you're talking the 18x8s. The wheels won't give you any issues, but a 45 sidewall might be a tad tall depending on your ride height. I'd look into a 235/40 instead of the 45.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:51 PM   #2328
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I'm assuming you're talking the 18x8s. The wheels won't give you any issues, but a 45 sidewall might be a tad tall depending on your ride height. I'd look into a 235/40 instead of the 45.
Im talking about the 18/9's+45. I want the wheels to be as flush as posible.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:57 PM   #2329
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18x9 +45s will probably rub on the coilover body. You'll want a minimum +42 on a 9" wide wheel.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #2330
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18x9 +45s will probably rub on the coilover body. You'll want a minimum +42 on a 9" wide wheel.
18x9+45 fits just fine, even against a stock strut to be honest. Just depends on the actual settings at the knuckle if there was any negative camber cranked there. Question is the width of the tire at the widest point, 235 street tires will not likely be a problem.

The other common problem is how low the spring perch sits if you are using coilovers, they are not all created equal. You might run into clearance problems there.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #2331
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Hmm thanks! I'd use a lower offset so my wheels could have a cooler stance/wide look, but I'm afraid of bearing problems... and it's frustrating seeing all these suby's with +35 offsets on 17 or 18x8's, because I like how they look :/
Not even a problem. 17x8+35 is a nice fit actually. I had over 110k miles with plenty of track time without bearing problems. If you want wide and nice, you really should be considering 9" wide instead.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:21 PM   #2332
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I've made up my mind I'm going with the flat black Miro 398 18x8.5+35! Would these mount right away or would it need spacers? Please help I'm ready to order them thanks!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:20 PM   #2333
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This is going to be a multi-step question. I need to have two different setups fit, and be able to interchange them without a problem. I understand if nobody can give me a definitive answer about the r-comp setup, but let me explain my reasoning for the two setups.

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year: 2002
model: WRX Wagon w/ Sedan Fenders Front
wheel model: BBS RG-R
wheel size/offset: 18x8.5 +35
tire brand/model: Hankook RS3
tire size: 245/40/18 OR 255/35/18
suspension:Feal 441 Coils, Sedan LCA's, Adjustable Lat Links
alignment: 2.5*F, 1.5*R, 13.5" F+R Ride Height
fender mods: Full Roll + Pull Rear, Full Roll Front + Trimmed Liners/Hammered Tubs
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year: 2002
model: WRX Wagon w/ Sedan Fenders Front
wheel model: Rota Titan
wheel size/offset: 17x9 et42
tire brand/model: Hoosier A6
tire size: 275/35/17
suspension: Feal 441 Coils, Sedan LCA's, Adjustable Lat Links
alignment: 2.5*F, 1.5*R, 13.5" F+R Ride Height
fender mods: Full Roll + Pull Rear, Full Roll Front + Trimmed Liners/Hammered Tubs
spacers: No.

I plan to fit these by raising ride height as much as I need to in order to fit the r-comps without rubbing, then, run the 18's daily. I figure the larger wheel will make up the gap and look okay. I know that the R-comps are going to stick out in the rear, that's fine. Mainly worried about inboard clearance and lock to lock clearance in the front.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:08 PM   #2334
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Why 275 on a 9inch wheel???? That's way to wide for that wheel. A 255 would be better.
A 275 wouldn't work anyway without major mods to fenders.

I run 18x9 with a 245 and have all four corners rolled and rear pulled and still need -2 in the rear on a 07wrx at 13.5 ride height.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #2335
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It's new tire time and I want to go bigger. I've searched some but can't find something with my setup and what I can fit. Here are the specs:

year: 2004
model: WRX Wagon
wheel model: Sparco Drift
wheel size/offset: 17x8 +48
tire brand/model: Hankook Ventus V12
tire size: 225/45/17
suspension: Tokico struts w/S-tech springs. AND STi control arms & lateral links so it's a lil' wider
alignment: Nothing special. Probably a little more camber in the rear for handling
fender mods: Rears are rolled
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Due to my control arms, I'm not sure what I can fit. I'd really like to run a 245/40/17, but not sure if it's doable with my current setup and it being a wagon. I'm also open to a 235/40/17 or 45 in the same size. Brands I am open to if one might fit better than another. But I was looking at Dunlop Direzza DZ101.

Rolling more is fine and a pull is fine too. I don't really want to cut at this point.

What do you guys think? On wagons where is the rubbing usually with a tire of that size?
Bump for being a sucker with the last post on the page.

These will be close. I looked on Tire Rack's site and using their specs and different wheel width calculations (0.2 for every 0.5 in wheel) the section width between a 225 on an 8" wheel and a 245 on an 8" wheel is only "0.5".

I'm pretty sure that will fit. I'm thinking of taking my wheel down to discount driving on my spare, buy one tire and have them mount it, then come home and test fit. Worst case I'm out 100 bucks for the tire and I can just use a smaller size I know will fit.

I'm also thinking about spacing my current wheel out with some washers the same width difference and doing a mock test fit. Of course no driving. Just cycling steering and suspension.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #2336
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Bump for being a sucker with the last post on the page.

These will be close. I looked on Tire Rack's site and using their specs and different wheel width calculations (0.2 for every 0.5 in wheel) the section width between a 225 on an 8" wheel and a 245 on an 8" wheel is only "0.5".

I'm pretty sure that will fit. I'm thinking of taking my wheel down to discount driving on my spare, buy one tire and have them mount it, then come home and test fit. Worst case I'm out 100 bucks for the tire and I can just use a smaller size I know will fit.

I'm also thinking about spacing my current wheel out with some washers the same width difference and doing a mock test fit. Of course no driving. Just cycling steering and suspension.
Was not being a sucker just trying to help. But hey whatever. I'm function over form. 275 on a 9inch wheel does no good at all. Look at wheel size charts a 9wheel will call for a tire from 245-255 for best performance.

But this is drama free right so done
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:14 PM   #2337
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I completely agree that it wouldn't look good. I'm fully expecting it to stick out 3/4"-1" from rear fenders. It's a race tire, I'm simply trying to fit as much rubber as possible, I figure the 35mm sidewall and inherent stiffness of the Hoosier sidewall will support the tire well.

Maybe I just need to play around with some wheel calculators, but I was really hoping someone with some experience with this size of r-comp could give me some information about the size of the tire itself.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:16 PM   #2338
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Why 275 on a 9inch wheel???? That's way to wide for that wheel. A 255 would be better.
A 275 wouldn't work anyway without major mods to fenders.

I run 18x9 with a 245 and have all four corners rolled and rear pulled and still need -2 in the rear on a 07wrx at 13.5 ride height.
Your offset must be very low for that much fender work to be needed. I'm guessing +35?
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Was not being a sucker just trying to help. But hey whatever. I'm function over form. 275 on a 9inch wheel does no good at all. Look at wheel size charts a 9wheel will call for a tire from 245-255 for best performance.

But this is drama free right so done
That had nothing to do with you. I'm the sucker here.

My post was the last post on the last page. So it dropped off quickly. I was just bumping it to the next page so it would be seen.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:25 PM   #2340
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Your offset must be very low for that much fender work to be needed. I'm guessing +35?
Yes 35. But these are my daily .track set soon to be 18x10.5 or 18x11 with flares though.

Honestly I have tracked them and I'm kinda liking the -2.0 rear.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:51 PM   #2341
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Sorry if this has already been asked/answered but I've looked and can't find it.

I'm getting 18x8.5 +45 rims for my 02 wrx sedan. I want to fit as much tire under there as possible. I'm willing to mod the fenders but nothing extreme. Will 255/35 clear the shocks/ struts at stock height? Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:02 PM   #2342
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It's possible this has been covered already, so I apologize in advance. I've searched, but can't find what I'm looking for in relation to my specific situation. Maybe I just suck at searching! The information that I have found seems to conflict quite badly and I just need a straight answer.

year/model: 2004 WRX wagon

wheel: There are few candidates that I'm interested in:
Enkei RPF1 -or- OZ Alleggerita - 17x7.5, +48 (for both)
Enkei RPF1 - 17x8, +45
OZ Alleggerita - 17x8, +48

tire brand/model: Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

tire size: 225/45R17 (recommended by Tire Rack vs 215/45R17)

suspension: Swift Sport springs for wagon (1" drop front, .8" drop rear), Koni damper inserts

alignment: OEM specs - they were within tolerance after the spring/damper install

fender mods: None at this time. Willing to roll the inner lip if necessary, but that is as far as I'm willing to go at the present.

spacers: no

Notes:
I like the looks of the RPF1 and the Alleggerita equally and have chosen them because they are lighter than the stock wheel. The car is a daily driver and I care more about best performance than appearance (NOT looking for a super aggressive 'hellaflush' fitment) - but I would like to fill up as much gap as I can without extensively modifying the fenders and suspension or alignment specs.

I don't currently track the car or compete in auto-x.

I would like to retain the ability to carry people and 'stuff' in the back without rubbing. This is why I wanted a wagon in the first place - fun when I want it to be, practical and useful when I need it to be.

Thanks.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:18 PM   #2343
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Can someone answer this for me:

2010 STI hatch-

I've got CCW's, 18x10+32 with 255/35 tires. I also have BC coilovers waiting to be installed. I want to install the wheels, but the Cusco rear camber arms won't be here for another 2-3 weeks. What I'm wondering is, will the wheels fit without the camber arms? I really wanna put the wheels/coilovers on already and would prefer not to wait til the arms are finally shipped.

So basically, what troubles will I run into (if its even possible) if I install these wheels/coilovers without the rear control arms?
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Can someone answer this for me:

2010 STI hatch-

I've got CCW's, 18x10+32 with 255/35 tires. I also have BC coilovers waiting to be installed. I want to install the wheels, but the Cusco rear camber arms won't be here for another 2-3 weeks. What I'm wondering is, will the wheels fit without the camber arms? I really wanna put the wheels/coilovers on already and would prefer not to wait til the arms are finally shipped.

So basically, what troubles will I run into (if its even possible) if I install these wheels/coilovers without the rear control arms?
Are your fenders pulled..?
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Are your fenders pulled..?
Not pulled, but rolled.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:17 PM   #2346
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Can someone answer this for me:

2010 STI hatch-

I've got CCW's, 18x10+32 with 255/35 tires. I also have BC coilovers waiting to be installed. I want to install the wheels, but the Cusco rear camber arms won't be here for another 2-3 weeks. What I'm wondering is, will the wheels fit without the camber arms? I really wanna put the wheels/coilovers on already and would prefer not to wait til the arms are finally shipped.

So basically, what troubles will I run into (if its even possible) if I install these wheels/coilovers without the rear control arms?
I would suspect they are going to be damn tight. Only way to know is to put 'em on. You might be in luck since you are stretching 255's onto 10" rims.
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Without LCA's you'll be forces to do more fender work than otherwise needed.

Why not run a smaller tire, less camber, and less headache.
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year:03
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wheel model:Rota d
wheel size/offset:18x9.5 +40
tire brand/model:
tire size:235/40/18
suspension:tein super street with pillow mounts full drop
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:25 PM   #2349
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Question guys and sorry if its stupid.. But is it bad for a subie to have different size tires on the back than on the front? Ive got 245/40/18 on the back and 215/45/18 in the front since i needed two front tires asap i got those, please let me know what you think?
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Question guys and sorry if its stupid.. But is it bad for a subie to have different size tires on the back than on the front? Ive got 245/40/18 on the back and 215/45/18 in the front since i needed two front tires asap i got those, please let me know what you think?
Yes that's bad. The difference in tire diameter should never exceed 3%.
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