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Old 05-08-2013, 02:17 PM   #2401
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I appreciate the help in advance.

Current set up:
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In the present I have absolutely no issues with rubbing

I just ordered a set up 18x9 Rota G forces with summer tires 245/40/18. My question is mainly this; I was in a small fender bender 3 weeks or so ago and the collision threw my alignment WAY off. To say the least they re-aligned the car and put it to factory specs.

I was planning on getting a new alignment with the rear camber adjusted -2 and the fronts adjusted to about -1.5. If I have this done do you foresee any issues with rubbing/knocking or should I be ok? The understanding I have is that if I leave the factory alignment and put on the new set-up I will for sure rub but if I have the alignment performed with the specs listed above I should not rub.

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:50 PM   #2402
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You'll need some form of LCA or the whiteline bushing kit to gain the camber in the rear.

If you're rolled all around, and with the right camber, you *should* be ok if you aren't slammed.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #2403
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You'll need some form of LCA or the whiteline bushing kit to gain the camber in the rear.

If you're rolled all around, and with the right camber, you *should* be ok if you aren't slammed.
So I currently do not have my fenders rolled and I do not have a bushing kit so with that being said and done would this mean that my rear camber would essentially be set to 0? I am curious to see how much rubbing would actually occur.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:04 PM   #2404
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I found a guy that had the same set up on a sedan and he mentions light rubbing..

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2181370
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:59 PM   #2405
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You'll probably still need to roll the rear fenders. With springs and struts its hard to get the amount of camber you want in the rear too because strut / spring combos are so much wider in diameter than a coilover strut / spring. There's not as much room to angle the wheel.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:18 PM   #2406
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Still looking for advice.. 2004 Sedan, Ksport Kontrol Pro coilovers, 1" to 1.5" drop 2" max. Need to know if I could pull off 18x9.5 or just 18x9 and then what tire size would be good that doesn't involve stretching, unlike I said before. (I changed my mind, I'd rather not stretch on the tires for pothole reasons lol) Also I want to mention this is my first attempt at ever lowering any car, or attempting to stance it. New wrx owner, and I used to own a Jeep wrangler, that was easy... just lift it and most all wheels/tires fit. Going the other direction seems to be pretty complicated for someone like myself. Also I would need to figure out the offset for whichever selection is more convenient. I am willing to get my fenders professionally rolled/pulled.

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Old 05-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #2407
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04 STi with stock suspension besides some TEIN Coilovers. Interested in some wheels wider than the stock BBS, preferably 8.5 or 9. I'm not going any bigger than a 17. I would also like to fit some meaty tires on there. Would I have any trouble fitting 17x8 or 9 on it and what size tires could I run? I obviously have to make sure I pick a wheel that will clear my Brembos.

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Old 05-08-2013, 09:50 PM   #2408
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04 STi with stock suspension besides some TEIN Coilovers.
Then it's not really stock suspension...
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:05 PM   #2409
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Okay so I've read for hours and I think I've narrowed it down to 18x9.5 +25, or 18x9 +25, 225/40/18, or 235/40/18. Ksport Kontrol Pro coilovers with a 1.5 - 2" drop, camber however much as needed and fender pull/rolls upon install. Thoughts? (looking for a meaty cambered look)

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Old 05-08-2013, 10:18 PM   #2410
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Okay so I've read for hours and I think I've narrowed it down to 18x9.5 +25, or 18x9 +25, 225/40/18, or 235/40/18. Ksport Kontrol Pro coilovers with a 1.5 - 2" drop, camber however much as needed and fender pull/rolls upon install. Thoughts? (looking for a meaty cambered look)
k sports are garbage.

neither of those tires are going to be "meaty" or even close to it. Both of those will stretch pretty good on a 9.5" wheel. If you plan to roll/pull anyway, just get 255/35's or 265/35.

Honestly, for someone this new, these are NOT the fitments you should be looking at. Keep in mind that pulling is permanent and irreversible without a panel swap.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:07 PM   #2411
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Thank you for your response and input scoob. I've heard good things about ksport from many of my friends whom have been doing this stuff for years. Everyone is different so can't really say anything about em unless you've tried em yourself.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:16 AM   #2412
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Everyone is different so can't really say anything about em unless you've tried em yourself.
Its not like this forum has close to 400k members.

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Old 05-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #2413
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So you haven't tried them then? Why would you review them if not?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:34 AM   #2414
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Okay so I've read for hours and I think I've narrowed it down to 18x9.5 +25, or 18x9 +25, 225/40/18, or 235/40/18. Ksport Kontrol Pro coilovers with a 1.5 - 2" drop, camber however much as needed and fender pull/rolls upon install. Thoughts? (looking for a meaty cambered look)
That offset is way wrong! On an 18x9.5 you should be looking for a +38 offset. Tire size either a 245/40 or 255/35
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:38 AM   #2415
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Okay so I've read for hours and I think I've narrowed it down to 18x9.5 +25, or 18x9 +25, 225/40/18, or 235/40/18. Ksport Kontrol Pro coilovers with a 1.5 - 2" drop, camber however much as needed and fender pull/rolls upon install. Thoughts? (looking for a meaty cambered look)
That's the worst plan I have ever heard...

Way low offset wheels with ****ty coils and stretched tires for a "meaty cambered look"?

Are you trolling?
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:18 AM   #2416
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So you haven't tried them then? Why would you review them if not?

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Old 05-09-2013, 02:23 PM   #2417
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18x9.5 +20 with 235/40/18's on BC Type BR Coilovers
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:43 PM   #2418
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^ Looks great! Nice hatch! Tastefully modded.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #2419
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thank you!!
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #2420
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I am looking at running 18X7.5 ET 45
S.Drive 215X40R18
stock suspension (For now)
fenders will be rolled if needed.
After reading several post I really don't think this will need negative camber or fenders rolled?
Any thoughts?
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:31 PM   #2421
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thats a very width and offset. you wont need to roll or anything. especially at stock suspension

rears rolled for this 18x9.5 +20 all around with 235/40/18's

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Old 05-10-2013, 02:37 PM   #2422
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^^ awesome car
saw it at the importgram meet
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:38 PM   #2423
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oh thats awesome! thanks man! wish i had the wheels on for that meet

every friday i hold a meet in east meadow, NY if ur interested 90 merrick ave, east meado at 8 pm every friday.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:37 PM   #2424
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thats a very width and offset. you wont need to roll or anything. especially at stock suspension

rears rolled for this 18x9.5 +20 all around with 235/40/18's
You have a very different car than OP.....

However, his fitment will fit just fine.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #2425
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well im assuming at 7.5 and +45 and stock height noone would have an issue lol

i jus posted my car after not as a comparison though lol
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