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Old 04-17-2014, 08:11 AM   #51
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How would running 245/40 tires on the stock 17x8 WRX wheels be? I'm keeping my snow tires instead of the stock summers since I still need them here for CO. I want to order a new set of summers.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:30 AM   #52
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Just finished !! Rays gramslight 57c6 18x9.5 with 255/35 tires at NYIAS show now.

2015 STI launch edition

Come see us !! http://instagram.com/p/m5IHWjmSWk/
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:43 AM   #53
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Just finished !! Rays gramslight 57c6 18x9.5 with 255/35 tires at NYIAS show now.

2015 STI launch edition

Come see us !! http://instagram.com/p/m5IHWjmSWk/
What offset are those?! Look amazing!
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:50 AM   #54
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looks great! what drop is that ?
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:46 PM   #55
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test fitted 18x9.5 38 work XT7 with 245/40/18 and it cleared
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:55 PM   #56
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test fitted 18x9.5 38 work XT7 with 245/40/18 and it cleared
Pics or it didn't happen! Lol

Also - do you think a lower offset like a 18x8.75 +20 would work too?
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:11 PM   #57
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9.5 38et probably will be the best fittment just like the GR but obviously we can push the limits with some fender rolling and coils etc
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:34 PM   #58
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9.5 38et probably will be the best fittment just like the GR but obviously we can push the limits with some fender rolling and coils etc
Just used this calculator and seems like the +20 offset will just poke 10mm more than the above wheel http://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php...et2=20#content
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:31 PM   #59
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18x9.5 +38 / 255/35 tires

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Old 04-17-2014, 05:49 PM   #60
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^What are you guys dropped on? Any fender modifications?
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:53 PM   #61
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Offset is 53 for the WRX
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=271

According to that post, the stock ET is 55.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:05 PM   #62
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I'm thinking of running 19x9.5" +42 ET RPF-1's on 265/30R19's: http://goo.gl/SwrAKJ

May have to roll the fenders a bit with that setup. The stock fenders can accommodate approximately an extra inch of width, so an extra 1.26" will be pushing it without any fender rolling.

The additional 6mm of inset is practically negligible; if it becomes an issue, I can add a 5mm spacer.

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Old 04-18-2014, 03:40 PM   #63
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So basically. For say 265x40x18 roll it , and may need a 5mm spacer?
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:16 PM   #64
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So basically. For say 265x40x18 roll it , and may need a 5mm spacer?
265/40 18 would be a tall tire. I would think a 265/35 18 would be better suited. All speculation at this point though.

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Old 04-19-2014, 01:18 AM   #65
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Actually, I think I settled on 18 x 9.5". Time to go to Discount Tire and do some fitment tests. I'm curious whether +38 ET or +45 ET will result in a better fit.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:50 AM   #66
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Good little vid I found on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLo-pMVgRks
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:39 PM   #67
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Did some test fitting at Discount Tire. 18x9.5" ET+45 fits very well and looks spectacular. ET+38 will require some serious fender rolling (especially if you lower the car).

Purchased some black Enkei PF01's 18x9.5" ET+45 with Michelin Pilot Super Sport 265/35R18 tires. Looking forward to everything arriving by the end of this week/early next week.

Decided on the PF01's rather than RPF1's to allow for greater brake caliper clearance and larger rotors. The RPF-1's should clear the stock brakes, but if you ever decide to upgrade to high-end Brembo's or StopTech's at any point, RPF-1's won't clear (unless you install a massive spacer, in the 15-20mm range).

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Old 04-21-2014, 04:19 PM   #68
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When you were test fitting the wheels, were you testing it with a tire on or just the wheel?
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:57 PM   #69
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When you were test fitting the wheels, were you testing it with a tire on or just the wheel?
Tire + wheel.
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Did some test fitting at Discount Tire. 18x9.5" ET+45 fits very well and looks spectacular. ET+38 will require some serious fender rolling (especially if you lower the car).

Purchased some black Enkei PF01's 18x9.5" ET+45 with Michelin Pilot Super Sport 265/35R18 tires. Looking forward to everything arriving by the end of this week/early next week.

Decided on the PF01's rather than RPF1's to allow for greater brake caliper clearance and larger rotors. The RPF-1's should clear the stock brakes, but if you ever decide to upgrade to high-end Brembo's or StopTech's at any point, RPF-1's won't clear (unless you install a massive spacer, in the 15-20mm range).
Seems the Rays on the RavSpec fit without any rolling or pulling with their coilover setup, 38et is hardly super aggressive
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:41 PM   #71
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Seems the Rays on the RavSpec fit without any rolling or pulling with their coilover setup, 38et is hardly super aggressive
I was thinking the same thing... I think they also test fit 18x10 +20
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Did some test fitting at Discount Tire. 18x9.5" ET+45 fits very well and looks spectacular. ET+38 will require some serious fender rolling (especially if you lower the car).

Purchased some black Enkei PF01's 18x9.5" ET+45 with Michelin Pilot Super Sport 265/35R18 tires. Looking forward to everything arriving by the end of this week/early next week.

Decided on the PF01's rather than RPF1's to allow for greater brake caliper clearance and larger rotors. The RPF-1's should clear the stock brakes, but if you ever decide to upgrade to high-end Brembo's or StopTech's at any point, RPF-1's won't clear (unless you install a massive spacer, in the 15-20mm range).

Great! You just made my wheel choices just that much more complicated...lol. Thought for sure I was getting 18 x 8.5's.....now not so sure. So are you saying that et45 would not require any fender rolling? Would love to see some pics as soon as you get your set up on.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:13 PM   #73
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I was thinking the same thing... I think they also test fit 18x10 +20
Yes, they did install 18x9.5" ET+38, but judging by the photos, unless the suspension has 1mm of travel, you're going to destroy your tires on the street with the setup that they're running. Keep in mind that they have a show car. Fitting some wheels and tires into a car that doesn't move and stays on a carpeted floor is very different than a daily driver for street use.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:19 PM   #74
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So your saying Sinsear that 18x9.5 +38 will destroy the tires? or the 18x10 +22's would destroy the tires?

I'm wondering if it would be even possible to run the 18x10 +22's with a 275/40/18 rubber without having to run insane camber to make it fit (even with a full fender roll)... Not to mention running lowered springs or lowered coilovers.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:21 PM   #75
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So your saying Sinsear that 18x9.5 +38 will destroy the tires? or the 18x10 +22's would destroy the tires?

I'm wondering if it would be even possible to run the 18x10 +22's with a 275/40/18 rubber without having to run insane camber to make it fit (even with a full fender roll)... Not to mention running lowered springs or lowered coilovers.
If you want to do that setup, it'd be way easier to get a wide-body kit. Wait 6 months and somebody will surely have one.
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