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Old 03-07-2009, 12:13 AM   #351
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The more I search, the more confusing it gets. So I am going to ask: will 17x7.5 +48 offset clear the 06/07 brakes? Pretty sure everyone has said the tire wont rub the strut or fender, which is good - but I just want to make sure it wont wreak havoc on the brakes. Im sitting on Prodrive springs.
It will ultimately come down to the wheel itself. FWIW, I had a set of 17x8 et 48 OZ Ultraleggeras that cleared the STI Brembos w/o the need for spacers on the front of my wagon.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:37 AM   #352
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1) The lowered suspension set-up you chose (actual drop if available)
STI takeoffs on stock struts
2) The wheels you chose (size & offset).
OZ racing superleggeras 17" +48 offset
3) Your Tire brand and model (confirm that they are 225/45-17).
Pirelli Pzero all seasons in 225/45/17 - now i'm on toyo proxes 4 215/45/17
4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing?
none, maybe paranoid fabrications 1/4" saggy butt spacer
5) Are you rubbing??? (yes or no)
Nope, never rubbed at all even with the p-zeroes rear or front with the sti takeoffs. although i switched over to 215s on toyo proxes 4 now.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:52 AM   #353
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^ how do the 215s look on your OZ's? thats an 8" wheel, isnt it?
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:16 PM   #354
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^ how do the 215s look on your OZ's? thats an 8" wheel, isnt it?
oops, sorry i forgot to specify. actually, i'm not too sure about it, i never really checked. i bought it 2nd hand with the 225 p-zeros on it

i think it might be 17x7.5?



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Old 03-22-2009, 04:23 AM   #355
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I've got a pretty aggressive ( insane for a wagon ) setup, one which will require a few mods but it's allot closer to working then i thought it would be.

limited black RPF1 17x8 +35, Falken 451 F 452R 235/45 R17 setup at the moment is OEM struts with pro kits.

initial observations. Setup is maxed OEM camber, 2 people in the car ( ~ 530lbs ), for initial 8km drive: fronts do fit well, no rubbing at all on so-so roads. rear end is horrid, with the weight that was in the car it wouldn't accelerate at a crawl without rubbing, result is a 22mm notch in the rear outside block pattern of the rubber.

next mod , ( today ) I will try coilovers on oem struts with ~ 1.2" drop F & R 400lb F 350lb R and a simple rear lip roll. I believe those two mods will solve the rear issues.

next mod beyond that is Koni yellows ( no real impact on setup in question in this case).

Front does give the impression of projecting past the fender, on compression though the arc path passes the tyre inside the wheel well. Pictures to follow.


Wheels were bought with the intention of adding WRC +20 fenders to the wagon which should happen before summer.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:35 AM   #356
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I'll be reporting back in a few weeks on whether 225 invo's fit on a wagon lowered with h techs with 3/8" saggy butt shims. Mine come in wednesday, then just gotta wait for decent weather.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:10 PM   #357
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update, found that my struts were blown, so built my own coilovers WITH AGX cut a strut inserts. 350ft/lb (6.1kg/mm ) 2.5" ERS springs, with 1/2" of preload. fender lip is rolled and there is ample clearance. My only issue is the body roll with OEM sway bars I do get some rub under corners at speed.

I would have to say that +38 to +40 would be perfect flush fitment for a 17x8" with 235's
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:58 AM   #358
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thinking about michelin pilot a/s plus, 225/45/17, on stock rims and spt pinks. any issues?
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:32 PM   #359
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Holy crap I am so confused. I plan to run RCE wagon springs with Tokico D-spec's. The wheels I'm looking at are the Rota DPT's (17x9 +42). What would be the best fit with or without fender rolling. I read somewhere that someone had 17x9 +42 with a 245/40/17 and didn't rub...but im pretty sure it was an Sti.

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:31 PM   #360
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rota g-force 17x8 +48 215/50/17 on swift wagon springs? 04 wrx wagon
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:42 PM   #361
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Holy crap I am so confused. I plan to run RCE wagon springs with Tokico D-spec's. The wheels I'm looking at are the Rota DPT's (17x9 +42). What would be the best fit with or without fender rolling. I read somewhere that someone had 17x9 +42 with a 245/40/17 and didn't rub...but im pretty sure it was an Sti.
I have calculated the 17x9 +43 a zillion ways, and then started all over and re-calculated it. I asked for a few other opinions and ran the figures by a couple of people that I trust to analyze my findings. I have concluded that the 17x9 +43 will fit, with fender roll and at the most may need 2-3mm worth of spacers.

What I have that is relevant to the topic:
2007 WRX Wagon
RCE Wagon springs
Koni yellows
Group N top hats front and rear
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225-45-17 OHTSU Zexius 427xi all seasons (for Portland winters)
Mounted on stock 17x7 +55
No rubbage, No issues.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:11 PM   #362
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1) The lowered suspension set-up you chose (actual drop if available)
Tein H tech Springs, STock struts, Rear struts have 3/8" saggy butt shims installed.

2) The wheels you chose (size & offset).
Rota Torques, 17x7.5 +48 offset

3) Your Tire brand and model (confirm that they are 225/45-17).
Nitto invo's in 225/45/17

4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing?
None, yet. Plan on rolling the fenders in the future to accomodate 235's

5) Are you rubbing??? (yes or no)
Nope, not 1 bit. With just myself in the car, which is who is usually in it, I took it to an abandoned building parking lot, and did a lot of hard turns. No rubbing at all.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:05 AM   #363
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I was wondering since I installed pink USDM STI springs, stick struts, on my 06 wagon will 225/45-17 fit without rubbing with 17 x7 rims?. Can I go to 17 x 7.5 and still not rub? Camber front and back is -1.1. Looking to buy Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:37 AM   #364
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I just test fit rota torques 1780s (17x8.0, +48)on my wagon and they dont look like they'd rub internally at all. outer may, but i'll roll the fenders if i have to. Inside, i've got at least 7mm of clear space between the lip of the "rim protector" on the 215 tire. i'm sure with normal tires at 225/45 it should be just right so long as the sidewall doesnt bulge too much. I'm trying to keep the tire square on the rim.You've also got to consider the max bulge will be at the bottom of the wheel where the weight is..... The fronts had 10+mm of internal clearance.

koni inserts, sti ping wagon springs.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:14 AM   #365
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Anyone in here running Work Emotions KAI's 17x8 5x100? Any rubbing on stock suspention/.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:04 PM   #366
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I test fitted Rota Torque 17x8 5x100, there was 5-7mm clear in the rear but no rubbing should happen.

They're similar wheels.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:30 PM   #367
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never mind....
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:44 AM   #368
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I've scoured this thread, but can't find a specific answer:

Will USDM STi Wagon Pink springs, on stock struts rub with a 225/45-17 on a 17x7 +48 wheel? Tires are RE960s, wheels MB Weapon / A-Tech Erasers. Car is an 03 wagon, running an 07 wagon stock suspension (struts/springs/tophats).
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:37 PM   #369
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I've scoured this thread, but can't find a specific answer:

Will USDM STi Wagon Pink springs, on stock struts rub with a 225/45-17 on a 17x7 +48 wheel? Tires are RE960s, wheels MB Weapon / A-Tech Erasers. Car is an 03 wagon, running an 07 wagon stock suspension (struts/springs/tophats).
Highly doubt you will rub.
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I doubt you will rub also. The fronts will have plenty-nuff clearance and the rears will have 5-7mm clearance. What you have to be cautious of is the bulge of the tire tread-sidewall. I am going to be running 17x8 et48 this weekend on sti pinks and it looks pretty clear!
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:20 AM   #371
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Hi all,

I need to buy my coilovers today to get them here for the long weekend.

2003 WRX Wagon
'04 STi BBS's / 53 offset? 225-45-17 RE070's
Thinking about Megan coilovers.

Will I rub?
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:16 PM   #372
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Hi all,

I need to buy my coilovers today to get them here for the long weekend.

2003 WRX Wagon
'04 STi BBS's / 53 offset? 225-45-17 RE070's
Thinking about Megan coilovers.

Will I rub?
Stock STI wheels with stock STI tires= no rub.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:25 PM   #373
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So I should have no problem fitting a 225/45/17 Michelin a/s plus on stock 06 rims, and wagon on d specs and rce springs with rear fender rolling then correct?? Thanks Jeff
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:29 PM   #374
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'04 WRX Wagon
Swift Wagon springs on stock struts
MB Wepon 17x8 +46
Dunlop Direzza Star Spec Z1 225/45/17

The front is fine no rubbing the rears suck ass as of right now no one but my seven month old son can ride back there.I'm thinking it's time for new struts and a swaybar/endlink set in the rear.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:32 PM   #375
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<-- Per my profile, this is for a 2008 2.5i Wagon (sport package, not that it makes a difference for this)

1) The lowered suspension set-up you chose - spt pinks with stock struts
2) The wheels you chose (size & offset) - Konig Zero 17x8 +48
3) Your Tire brand and model (confirm that they are 225/45-17) - 225/14/17 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric
4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing - none
5) Are you rubbing??? No rubbing!
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