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Old 04-30-2014, 12:13 PM   #1
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Not sure where to post this, but i figured I could post it here so future newbs like me can find this thread . So lets get started!

So first off I will be making 18x10 +25 offset fit on my 04' wrx wagon. No sedan front end, but possibly 280zx/240z fender flares or jetta mkii flares. Fortune auto 500's. Spacers (not sure how big) extended wheel studs and lug nuts. TIRES! .....And of course fender pull and roll

On to some pictures I took today, definitely the issues i have read up on with this size and offset. I don't even know if spacers will help much for clearance.
Fronts look like they will rub on the coilovers when I get them...


Certain that the tire will rub on the trailing arms on the rear.


Ahhhhh yesss....the poke haha....I don't like the "sunken, super duper negative camber stance" We'll see if I make this work with not too much negative camber and the flares. I don't plan to slam the car hopefully 1 finger gap or none?


No turning back now


looks like it'll rub on my bumper too :/ hrmmmm




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Old 04-30-2014, 01:05 PM   #2
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Well doing some more research i feel like i bit off more than i can chew....i wont give up though!
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:18 PM   #3
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good luck ... looks like a pretty huge undertaking
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:54 PM   #4
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I'm going to need luck haha. Placing an order on the coilovers today or tomorrow. Next would be tires.....not sure on size. Seems some people are even fitting 235/40/18 on 10's I need to find some pictures of how stretched that will be.
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:58 PM   #5
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Haha damn bro, this is a monster undertaking.
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:06 PM   #6
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I guess the biggest "inspiration" behind this i have rear quarter panel rust. So i figured what the hell, lets cover it with a fender flare and fit some wide wheels? haha
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I guess the biggest "inspiration" behind this i have rear quarter panel rust. So i figured what the hell, lets cover it with a fender flare and fit some wide wheels? haha
I got some sedan rear quarters sitting at the house for this exact project. Looking to stuff a more reasonable 17x9 35-40. Good luck. Depending on what you chose for rubber. I had 18x9 +29 under my previous sedan w 235/40 star specs. There was just a slight stretch, add an inch to that
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Maybe 245/40's or 255/35 is what ill research on. I have been talking to some people on fortune auto's, still not certain on what spring rate I want to go with. 9k/8k f/r was what i was thinking.....any suggestions.

Well looking on FA's site they come default with 8/6 k's wonder if 9/7k wouldnt be too bad especially if i plan on getting into autoX
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:32 PM   #9
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Maybe 245/40's or 255/35 is what ill research on. I have been talking to some people on fortune auto's, still not certain on what spring rate I want to go with. 9k/8k f/r was what i was thinking.....any suggestions. Well looking on FA's site they come default with 8/6 k's wonder if 9/7k wouldnt be too bad especially if i plan on getting into autoX
How are the dampers? You shouldn't need a spring that stiff.

Mann engineering/JRZ/other high end shock manufacturers sometimes go as low as 4k/4k.

If you're doing flares, you should run a proper sized tire.

Before you start modding you need to decide if you plan to be competitive in autocross or not. Read the rulebook for the class you plan to compete in. Especially if you are a total newbie....you should be learning in a stock car or else you will most likely develop bad habits.
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Definitely do not plan to get competitive just some weekend fun.
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is that first picture with strut clearance etc at +25?
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:00 PM   #12
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10 wides on stock suspension loloololol and you're surprised you're having clearance issues haha sorry
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I knew I would I'm not running wheels with stock suspension. It was a test fit to see what I need to do.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:22 PM   #14
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is that first picture with strut clearance etc at +25?
Yes and that was with the shock compressed. I wanted to see how much clearance I had. It's very doable.
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Yes and that was with the shock compressed. I wanted to see how much clearance I had. It's very doable.
intredasting. so an 18x10 +40 or whatever would have the WHEEL hitting against the strut

stock camber bolts at negative or positive?
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car is completely stock now
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intredasting. so an 18x10 +40 or whatever would have the WHEEL hitting against the strut stock camber bolts at negative or positive?
Stock suspension most likely yes. All the camber is happening at the hub which is shoving the wheel towards the strut.

With coilovers and camber plates you can adjust the stock camber bolts full positive and then use camber plates/lateral links to achieve the desires camber.
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I ain't mad at this...carry on.
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Stock suspension most likely yes. All the camber is happening at the hub which is shoving the wheel towards the strut.

With coilovers and camber plates you can adjust the stock camber bolts full positive and then use camber plates/lateral links to achieve the desires camber.
this was exactly why i was asking. plates negative, bolts positive = more (at least, inboard) clearance.
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thanks for the information, i need to definitely figure the camber issue once everything i get everything ready. So far i have the coilovers on order should be here in 3-4 weeks. Ordered some jetta flares. Stuck on tires.....245/40/18 is probably going to be too much of stretch for me i think. I am now leaning towards the 255/35/18...nankang ns-20 will be around 400 for all 4. I had 18x9 with 245/40/18 on my previous evo 8 and those seemed to be a perfect fit... :/
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I have 18x10 on my 05 wrx wagon
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I have BC BR coilovers with front and rear camber plates and front and rear camber bolts. For the front, I only needed to max out the camber plates and trim the fender liners so it doesnt rub. Oh and no rubbing against front bumper. For the rear... I almost spent two weeks to make them rub less. Both rear camber plates and camber bolts are maxed out, no rubbing on coilovers (it barely clears), rear quarters need to be pulled a lot, rear bumper needs to be trimmed to avoid cut on edge of the tires, and there is a some kind of bracket that holds the rear bumper and I had to cut out that bracket. Right now it still rubs but its not that bad. I drove mine to all the way to the Wisconsin Milwaukee with no problem. Let me know if you have more questions
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Could you post pictures! I ordered 255/35/18 . What offset are your wheels? What camber bolts are you using? Thanks a lot =]
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Could you post pictures! I ordered 255/35/18 . What offset are your wheels? What camber bolts are you using? Thanks a lot =]
A 255 is going to require a ****load of work.

Look up subK's wagon. He's gone through several different 9.5-10" widths.
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Interested.
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