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Old 11-18-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hey all, I'm looking to purchase a set of 18" XXR 527's for my '06 Subaru Impreza 2.5i. I'm planning on doing a bulk buy as far as my suspension goes in the near future (coils, spacers & wheels at once). I'm only looking to drop my ride about 3-4" and am looking to have my tires sitting outside of my wheel well (so I can get the right fitment with Karlton flare reps eventually). The first picture I've attached shows the wheels I plan on buying, and the second shows the fitment I'm aiming for. Any feedback on offset for my stance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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Old 11-18-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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3-4"? Your on crack. Kiss performance out the window


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Old 11-18-2014, 12:57 PM   #3
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I'm only looking to drop my ride about 3-4"


Wow, that is a MASSIVE DROP!!!

Your car will be hardly drivable that low. These cars do not do well lower than an inch drop without lots of work.

Perhaps think about bags so you can drive it, then drop it, so you can look cool at the hang out spots.

3-4" is big. These are not Hondas.


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Old 11-18-2014, 01:59 PM   #4
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Fair enough. I'm basically looking to get the fitment of the black STI. By eyeballing, it looks like more than 1". Either way, I'm still looking for suggestions as far as offset goes. Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:13 PM   #5
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The bottom pic is a about a 1 inch drop rear and a 1.5-2 inch drop front. 3-4 is slammed and will not be driveable. Also do you have a tire size picked out? The black STI is running a pretty meaty tire. Looks really good though.
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:19 PM   #6
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A number of vendors here sell 17x9 and even some 10" wide wheels. Look at those wheels and their offsets. The groupbuy classfied will give you an idea. Then there is the wheel/tire forum, and the gallery forum... The information is out there, and all over this board.
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:34 PM   #7
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The bottom pic is a about a 1 inch drop rear and a 1.5-2 inch drop front. 3-4 is slammed and will not be driveable. Also do you have a tire size picked out? The black STI is running a pretty meaty tire. Looks really good though.
Much appreciated brother. Also, ty Mitch for the info. I'm definitely looking for a nice thick, meaty tire, so if I can get one to fit as well as the photo with the black STI, that would be ideal. I just honestly don't know very much about tire size.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:43 PM   #8
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Try checking out the wheel and tire thread. There is also a meaty tire thread. Find specs you like for wheels and tires.


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Old 11-18-2014, 08:30 PM   #9
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I don't think you understand what 3"-4" is on the car. 3"-4" is pretty much fender, then wheel, not tire, wheel. The tire is tucked under the fender by this point. That's how low you're talking. Stock, sitting on the bump stops is less of a drop than that. Stock, bottomed out is less of a drop than that. Zero fender gap is around a 2" drop.
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:33 AM   #10
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Once again, thanks for your input Aaron. Much appreciated
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:20 AM   #11
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He's looking at nothing but cheap and knock off parts.

Don't think he gives a ****.


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