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Old 09-07-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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I did a search but did not find a definitive answer. My GF just bought me a set of Work Emotion CR Kiwami size 18X9.5 +38. I have a 2005 Sti and they are lowered on JDM Pinks with stock struts. I know i will have to fender roll front and rear. My question is what tire size? I know 235/40 will fit but not to sure if the tire will be super stretched. Anyone know if 245 will fit without a massive amount of camber etc.? Thanks for everyones input
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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I did a search but did not find a definitive answer. My GF just bought me a set of Work Emotion CR Kiwami size 18X9.5 +38. I have a 2005 Sti and they are lowered on JDM Pinks with stock struts. I know i will have to fender roll front and rear. My question is what tire size? I know 235/40 will fit but not to sure if the tire will be super stretched. Anyone know if 245 will fit without a massive amount of camber etc.? Thanks for everyones input
255/35 could fit with a slight pull in the rear.

There is nothing to roll in the rear, you have to trim it.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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Anyone with pics of 245 40 on their cars? 255 is a bit big but if it fits I'm sure the 245 will to
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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255/35 could fit with a slight pull in the rear.

There is nothing to roll in the rear, you have to trim it.
False.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #5
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On the 05-07 sti? Yeah, not much there...
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On the 05-07 sti? Yeah, not much there...
Still rollable. The cleanest pulls are ones that start as rolls, not shaved.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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so do you think 245's will fit without pulling? I plan to roll all corners but want to decide on the width of tire that will fit nicely thanks for all your help
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:12 AM   #8
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so do you think 245's will fit without pulling? I plan to roll all corners but want to decide on the width of tire that will fit nicely thanks for all your help
If you have a way to get appropriate camber needed to run this set up (-2-2.5ish), sure.

Can you do it with NO fender mods? Nope.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:57 AM   #9
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Guess I'll have to stick with the 235 for now
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