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Old 02-07-2003, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default 48mm offset vs 51-53mm offset on wagon

for 17in wheels, what issues will having a 48mm offset present on a wrx wagon vs a 51-53mm offset wheel?

Have done the searches and it seems the 48mm's would have more of a tendency to rub with 225/45/17's.... any truth to that?
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Old 02-07-2003, 06:17 PM   #2
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with a WRX wagon, you can use all the help you can get as far as fender clearance goes. 48mm vs. 51-53mm means you'll be 3-5mm closer to the fender respectively. that's not a whole lot but there are other factors involved, too. is your car lowered at all? also, some 225s are wider than others (yep, that's right). some tire companies (like dunlop) run wide. you have to keep that in mind to. if you go to a site like www.tirerack.com and look at the section width of various tires of the same size you'll see what i mean. what i would probably do is to search this site to see what other people in your situation have been successful with.

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Old 02-08-2003, 11:04 AM   #3
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Yeah, If you can get the higher offset, get it. The other option is to get the fenders rolled so you NEVER have to worry about it. That's what I did.

I can tell you one tire that will definitely rub on a +48mm wheel. 225/45/17 Falken Azenis.
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Old 02-08-2003, 09:51 PM   #4
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Default how did you roll your fenders?

what do you do? Body shop? or self done?
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Old 02-09-2003, 03:31 PM   #5
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I can tell you one tire that will definitely rub on a +48mm wheel. 225/45/17 Falken Azenis
This probably depends on your alignment, because I have Rotas (+48) with 225/45/17 Azenis and Prodrive springs (lowers car about an inch) and they do NOT rub. I've also removed the black weatherstripping. I could check my alignment setting, but I think I have -1.5 in front and -1.3 or so in the rear. My stock rear came with positive camber!?

Your rear could have + camber which would cause rubbing, but getting an alignment and some negative camber in the rear should eliminate any problems with runnning this configuration.
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