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Old 09-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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Ok so I'm going to be buying a set of Rota Grid 17x9 wheels for my 02 WRX Sedan.

I'm curious what offset would be ok.

Tires-235/45/17
Kyb agx struts w/ eibach Pro kit.

Please help, will be ordering today.

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Old 09-16-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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You want some where around +38 to +42 range. I don't know what is available in that wheel. You will need to roll the rear to keep them from rubbing.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #3
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You want some where around +38 to +42 range. I don't know what is available in that wheel. You will need to roll the rear to keep them from rubbing.
^^^^ this I highly suggest not going less than +38 but depends what u r looking for do some searches lots of good info in here.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:07 PM   #4
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why 9" wheels when you only want to run a 235?

you'd do better going to a 235/40.

+42 and no less than a 245.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:35 PM   #5
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^^^^ this I highly suggest not going less than +38 but depends what u r looking for do some searches lots of good info in here.
Only one available is a +35 in a 17x9... how much issue are we talking here?
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:38 PM   #6
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why 9" wheels when you only want to run a 235?

you'd do better going to a 235/40.

+42 and no less than a 245.
I have a set of new 235/45/17...I want the concave look in the grid. if I can do that with a 17x8 or 17x8.5 I will. I currently have 5zigen fno1rc in a 17x8 +48....

I want no thinner than 17x8 but I also want an offset that will make the face concave some. Without a lot of suspension/body work.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:39 PM   #7
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Only one available is a +35 in a 17x9... how much issue are we talking here?
at LEAST a roll all around, as well as some form of camber control f+r. you'll more than likely need more adjusment than stock front can offer, and there is no factory adjustment in the rear.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #8
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at LEAST a roll all around, as well as some form of camber control f+r. you'll more than likely need more adjusment than stock front can offer, and there is no factory adjustment in the rear.
I have rear camber bolts. Any idea what width of tire+offset would sit flush w the fender or stick out juuuust a tad? Lowest number offset possible w a min. Of 8in width. I don't mind a small fender roll. Id rather not make any suspension mods tho.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:19 PM   #9
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if you want fender flush, there will need to be fender and suspension mods. period.
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if you want fender flush, there will need to be fender and suspension mods. period.
Alright....well last question

What size wheel and offset with 235 can I run to make the wheel have the concave look with no suspension mods? MINOR fender mods are ok. I appreciate this guys.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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i dont think you will need any fender work with the eibach pro kit. the drop is not low enough unless you would run with like a crazy 20" wheel or something.

if you want semi flush, than a +25 should be fairly good. having major poke would look goofy with a semi drop.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:08 PM   #12
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Concave is all in the wheel design. Chances are you won't get something you "like" that is an easy fitment, and will require some form of fender modification.

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i dont think you will need any fender work with the eibach pro kit. the drop is not low enough unless you would run with like a crazy 20" wheel or something.

if you want semi flush, than a +25 should be fairly good. having major poke would look goofy with a semi drop.
horrible advice. know how I know you've never fit wheels?

a 9' +35 WILL require fender mods. PERIOD. stock height or otherwise, the lower you are, the more work will be required. at LEAST a roll, regardless of tire size.

the problem with running stretched tires on wide wheels is that if you aren't LOW it wont look how you think it will.
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I have a set of new 235/45/17...I want the concave look in the grid. if I can do that with a 17x8 or 17x8.5 I will. I currently have 5zigen fno1rc in a 17x8 +48....

I want no thinner than 17x8 but I also want an offset that will make the face concave some. Without a lot of suspension/body work.
you want dumb things

you already HAVE the perfect size wheels for your car

why do you want to cause yourself headaches
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:28 PM   #14
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you want dumb things

you already HAVE the perfect size wheels for your car

why do you want to cause yourself headaches
I'm with Uncle Scotty on this one, especially considering OPs proposed tire size. The only thing a wider wheel is going to do for you in this case is add weight and stress on other components.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:32 PM   #15
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you want dumb things

you already HAVE the perfect size wheels for your car

why do you want to cause yourself headaches
One wheel is damaged and not repairable. I also cannot find the exact wheel local to replace.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:26 AM   #16
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Went with the Limited Enkie rpf1. 17x8 +45 in Black. Ill post pics up somewhere. Should arrive Friday.
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Went with the Limited Enkie rpf1. 17x8 +45 in Black. Ill post pics up somewhere. Should arrive Friday.
now there ya go......perfect
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:30 AM   #18
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now there ya go......perfect
Thank ya thank ya
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