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Old 09-10-2006, 07:06 PM   #226
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1) The lowered suspension set-up you chose (actual drop if available)
Megan Coilovers
2) The wheels you chose (size & offset).
17x8 +48 offset w/ 5mm spacer to clear brembos in the front
3) Your Tire brand and model (confirm that they are 225/45-17).
Bridgestone Potenza RE-01Rs 225/45/17
4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing?
Fenders Rolled in the front, Fenders cut in the rear
5) Are you rubbing??? (yes or no)
A little in the rear on really hard turns.
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:48 PM   #227
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If I stick with a 215/45/17 tire, and ROTA wheels with a +48 offset, will I rub on prodrive springs?
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:34 PM   #228
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If I stick with a 215/45/17 tire, and ROTA wheels with a +48 offset, will I rub on prodrive springs?
My experience: I did not rub with 225/45/17 on 17x7.5" ET48 rim, stock suspension, 02 wagon.
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Old 09-10-2006, 11:19 PM   #229
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Damn, it looks like i'm going to have to look into rolling my fenders. I didn't think the wagons could do that because of how the rear fender and door meet but i'm wrong which is good. I'm pretty sure the Cobb STG II i will be installing will rub from what i've read on this thread, but maybe not with the stock wheels and tires.
Cobb Stage 2 rubbing?? Why would that rub? I think you will be just fine, the S-techs I ride on are lower than the Cobb springs...or are you worried about the sway bar?
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:53 PM   #230
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Cobb Stage 2 rubbing?? Why would that rub? I think you will be just fine, the S-techs I ride on are lower than the Cobb springs...or are you worried about the sway bar?
I'm new to subaru's so with what i've been reading it seems like alot of people are rubbing but if you say i won't that just fine. The rubbing must be from pushing aftermarket wheels w/bigger tires. I was also concerned about fender rolling because of how the back door is basically right there with the rear fender. I do want to look into how to even out all 4 corners after the suspension is on there with spacers to make it look good.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:40 PM   #231
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if you don't want to roll your fenders, get a 7.5" wide wheel with a +48 offset and use 225/45r17 tires...99% of the time, you will be just fine and it will come closer to being flush with the fender. if you go 8 inches like me and want 235 or wider, or RE070...you will need to roll the back fenders. rolling the fenders is just fine in the back. you really only have to roll the 1/3 up top and not all the way down to the side skirt. my bumper hasnt rubbed yet. i jumped a railroad track the other night and caught air...no rub.
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:09 AM   #232
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Just got my prodrives installed...i will be running my stock 17 inch 7 spokes. Anyone have the offset of this rim? And i will be running RT615's on them shortly 225 series....I just want to know if putting this wider tire on the stock rims will cause rubbing.
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Old 09-17-2006, 10:58 AM   #233
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Classic sagging butt look... The wagon is 80-100 lbs heavier then a sedan. If you want your car level use a spring like SWIFT that has wagon specific models.

Hint: If you have a sedan with a ton of stereo equipment in the trunk, you may use wagon specific springs to lift the butt back to being level with the front.

<-------Or Prodrives. No saggy butt syndrome here.
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Old 09-17-2006, 12:10 PM   #234
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1) The lowered suspension set-up you chose (actual drop if available)
Swift '04+ (Revised Issue) Wagon Specific
2) The wheels you chose (size & offset).
Black Racing Pro N1, 48 offset, 17x7.5
3) Your Tire brand and model (confirm that they are 225/45-17).
Hankook Ventus RS2 Z212, 225/45/17
4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing?
No modifications needed. Initially confirmed by reputable chassis/body shop upon visual inspection.
5) Are you rubbing??? (yes or no)
No. Confirmed, no rubbing during 3 sessions of HPDE track lapping.


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Old 09-17-2006, 10:30 PM   #235
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SoutFL_9-2x, how much negative camber are you running in the rear?
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:34 AM   #236
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:23 PM   #237
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Cool. Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:30 PM   #238
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1) The lowered suspension set-up you chose (actual drop if available)
COBB spring on factory struts

2) The wheels you chose (size & offset).
Volk GT-N 18x7.5 48+

3) Your Tire brand and model (confirm that they are 225/45-17).
yoko ES100 235/45/18

4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing?
Rolled rear fender lip

5) Are you rubbing??? (yes or no)
At first before rolled fenders under heaving turning and only on left-hand side too (no idea why) Now after fender rolling no rubbing.

Car is a SAAB 92-x 05 by the way.
I really like the stance the COBBs have made, although I think that it might impede handling performance due to how low they are. Unfortunatley I have not been able to verify this.

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Old 09-18-2006, 07:07 PM   #239
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^^^ that's nice...
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:47 PM   #240
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1)The lowered suspension set-up you chose (actual drop if available)
Espiler ASD's with Tokico Dspecs.

2) The wheels you chose (size & offset).
04 Sti BBS

3) Your Tire brand and model (confirm that they are 225/45-17).
BFG KDW-2 225/45-17

4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing?
Rolled rear fenders

5) Are you rubbing??? (yes or no)
Before ajusting rear camber with new lateral links I didn't rub. After camber adjustment I rubbed only when I had a lot of cargo or more than two people in the car. Once I rolled the rear fenders the rubbing stopped.

Car is a 2005 SAAB 92-x


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Old 12-25-2006, 12:21 PM   #241
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Ok here is my suspension setup, do you think I can get away with not rolling my fenders or do you think I will rub? I am looking into getting Enkei RPF1 48et with 225/45-17 Hankook Ventus RS2.

Prodrive springs
Whiteline 22mm adjustable front swaybar
Whiteline 22mm adjustable rear swaybar
Whiteline front and rear HD endlinks
Whiteline HD rear swaybar mounts
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Old 12-25-2006, 01:45 PM   #242
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how wide are the wheels going to be ?? 7.5 will not rub, if you can find a 8" in +48, that is perfect. most likely, you will need to remove the fender liner thingy in the back...
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Old 12-25-2006, 02:57 PM   #243
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how wide are the wheels going to be ?? 7.5 will not rub, if you can find a 8" in +48, that is perfect. most likely, you will need to remove the fender liner thingy in the back...
They will be a 17 x 7.5 with a +48.
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:39 PM   #244
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you should be just fine. I would still take off the rear fender liner thingy just to be safe. When that thing hits your tire, man does it take a chunk out of it. Come check out my tires if you want to see what it does.
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:53 AM   #245
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you should be just fine. I would still take off the rear fender liner thingy just to be safe. When that thing hits your tire, man does it take a chunk out of it. Come check out my tires if you want to see what it does.

Cool thanks for the info. I might have my rear fenders rolled anyway just in case I decide to go with a wider tire down the road.

One other thing I just remember was that I am running some negative camber so I should have no problems with rubbing.


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Old 12-26-2006, 12:31 PM   #246
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Sorry if this is OT but...

I just mounted a set of 225/50/16 BF Goodrich g-Force T/A's on stock '01 RS wheels on an '01 RS coupe and I'm rubbing against my AGX struts. I tried to gain as much poss camber as I could but it wasn't enough. I ended up using a small dia bolt in the top hole of the strut-to-knuckle mount and got it cleared. I have also rolled the rear fenders so they now clear.

My question: Has anyone used a space (with success) on hub-centric wheels, and is there any way to gain backspacing without changing wheels or going to coil-overs?

Again, sorry if this is too OT for this thread, I'm just trying to get this solved before I shred my tires.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:21 PM   #247
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1) agx adjustable gas, purple springs, sti rear sway, rear camber

2) stock 03 16" wheel

3) kuhmo ecsta 225/50/16

4) stock fenders

5) never a rub even under full load. whats rubbing?
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:22 PM   #248
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2002 WRX Wagon

1) The lowered suspension set-up you chose (actual drop if available): Prodrive Springs, Koni Inserts (stock wagon strut housings), Noltec Camber/Caster Plates, 02/03Sedan Rear Sway
2) The wheels you chose (size & offset): 17x7" Subaru OEM (JDM V7 Legacy B4) wheels.
3) Your Tire brand and model (confirm that they are 225/45-17): 225/45/17 Advan Neova AD07.
4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing?: Nope
5) Are you rubbing??? (yes or no): Nope ^_^

Track and street no rubbing ever
update: Just replaced the Advans with Bridgestone Potenza Re01Rs and no rubbing... no problems in 225/45/17

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Old 01-29-2007, 02:37 PM   #249
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-Rolled front fenders not back no rubbing!
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:40 AM   #250
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Ok, I don't mean to jack this thread, but I can't seem to find a straight answer, and if there was one, i missed it, I'll ask anyways.

Looking to put 5Zigen FN01r-C on my WRX to match my S13 240sx (17x9 et20 w/ 235/40-17 Falken rt615). I want to do 225/45-17 rt615s on my WRX Wagon for the warmer months, but I want to know if I can do the 17x8 et48 or if I'm stuck w/ 17x7 et48.

FYI, it's a '02 and stock suspension short of doing some upgraded struts on stock springs and a rear sway bar in the very new future. I'd rather not roll my fenders, thanks.

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