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Old 04-15-2003, 06:25 PM   #51
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Well I ran the autoX on Sunday with the new wheels & tires and had a great time. My run group was the dryest of the day, so I was able to explore the limits of the new tires' adhesion. R compounds are NIIICCCEEE. Now, to answer the question on everyone's mind, I HAD ZERO RUBBING. For curiosity's sake I wish I hadn't rolled my rear fenders in preperation, because I think this setup would have cleared without it. Oh well. I'll need them rolled when I go for a lower ride hight. I'll post an update when I do.

To sum up, 235/40/17's (9.125" actual section width) on 17 x 7.5 +48 wheels will work on a WRX wagon with STI struts and springs. I am also running a Cusco rear swaybar set on 24mm, but I think the STI rear sway would work in this setup as well (without rubbing that is).

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Thats good news. Someone should try those 17x8 45 enkies with 235/40 on a wagon.
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Old 04-15-2003, 06:32 PM   #52
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Old 04-15-2003, 06:33 PM   #53
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nicd-

I'm totally green with envy! I love the rims.

I also "Chickened" out when buying tires. Went with the 215's.

Sry if I mess up the thread
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Old 04-15-2003, 06:41 PM   #54
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Thats good news. Someone should try those 17x8 45 enkies with 235/40 on a wagon.
I've kinda considered it, but it would probably be a while as I don't want to spend the money right now. I'd feel better about it if the Enkeis weren't +45 offset too.
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Old 04-15-2003, 06:46 PM   #55
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Thats good news. Someone should try those 17x8 45 enkies with 235/40 on a wagon.
Yeah, I would like to try those as well. The 235/40 Kumho's really should be on at least an 8 inch rim. They are a bit pinched on the Rota's. Problem is right now my credit card is glowing red and smoking. I need to let it cool down before I try and use it again .

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Old 04-16-2003, 10:23 AM   #56
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They rubbed too much not to roll the fenders. If I am not mistaken the 225 Azenis is like a 235 in most other brands.

I imported these when I ran the GB for the GC07C.

I am having them put back on as we speak so I will post some pictures later.
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Old 04-18-2003, 01:21 PM   #57
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Specs:
1) Tein s-tech springs (wagon specific)
2) Rota subsero's 7.5 X 17, 48ET
3) Falken Azenis 225/45/17
4) Rolled fenders
5) Still rubs under hard cornering

Just to let you know, I haven't rolled the fenders completely flat, although they are close...I am not sure what else to do, I have tried my luck with eibachs, now I have tried a wagon specific spring....Hope this helps
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Old 04-19-2003, 04:25 AM   #58
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Yeah, you should.
Honestly, I'm really close to it...but I'm not hip on being the trailblazer
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Old 04-23-2003, 03:05 AM   #59
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Whoops, need to revise my previous assement. My T1-S's, 225/45-17 had slight rubbing fully laden. Just the outside edge of the sidewall from the rubber trim. Not too worried but perhaps a hair more negative rear camber might help. Don't really want to roll the fenders.
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Old 05-03-2003, 12:04 AM   #60
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Have a 2002 WRX wagon with some serious rubbing issues.

The rear track (on stock 16" rims) measures approx. 3/4" wider than other wagons of same model year yet identical to 2002-2003 WRX sedans. Car has a build date of 7/01 which seems very early for a 2002 wagon. In both cases below Kumho Ecsta MX 100 tires are mounted.

215/45/17 tires on 48et rims WILL rub in back on both stock springs and H&R's. When lower it rubs easier but even at stock levels when under load it will make contact with the fender. 225/45/17 rubs severely at any ride height will almost any load. Even the 205/55/16's will rub slightly under "track" conditions.

Luke? any insight experience with this??

Thanks,
Lee
Wow, that is strange. My wagon has a 5/01 build date (yesterday was its birthday!!) but I've never noticed any rubbing with prodrive springs and stock-sized snow tires. Now that the snow tires are almost bald (two long winters) I'll be putting on my worn RE730s in 225/45 (UK 17 inch rims, 53mm offet) tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Old 05-15-2003, 02:00 AM   #61
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I have this setup on my '03 wagon and have no issues with rubbing whatsoever:

Specs:
1) Prodrive springs
2) 17 x 7.5 Rota Attacks with 48mm Offset
3) 225/45/17 Sumitomo HTRZ IIs
4) None
5) Nope

Waited a week after installing springs before having it professionally aligned to -0.7F and -1.2R camber

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Old 05-16-2003, 02:51 AM   #62
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I am going to chime in on this.

Specs:
1) Eibach Pro kit
2) 17 x 7.5 Tarmac with 48mm Offset
3) 225/45/17 SO3
4) None
5) No rubbing, though when I once tried to do a doughnut I'm sure my front tires rubbed. Got me scared there and I stopped.

Now that I'll be getting a STI V2 front lip for my wagon, I have another thing to worry.

BTW if anyone interested on the lip check this thread. Qvelocity vendor is close to completion.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=353994
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Old 05-16-2003, 05:18 PM   #63
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This is all so confusing

Currently I have:

1. Prodrive Springs
2. Prodrive P7's (+52)
3. 215/45-17 S03's
4. No Rubbing
5. No Fender Roll

But......

My S03's are almost gone and I can't afford $700+ for new tires this time around.

I really want to get Falken Azenis', but since they are a wide 225, I'm worried about rubbing. Not so much on the fender, but on the strut.
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Old 05-16-2003, 10:15 PM   #64
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2002 wagon with Ground Control adjustable coilovers and Eibach springs (F315#; R280#). Lowered about 3/4" for the street.

No rubbing with either:
Rota Attacks 17x7.5 (ET48) Toyo T1-S, 225/45x17 or SSR Comps 17x7.5 (ET50) Bridgestone S-03, 225/45x17

On track with the suspension lowered another 1/2" (1 1/4" - 1 1/2" total) the Attack/Toyos rubbed the rear fender liner a bit. So I had the fenders rolled (front ones too!).

Inner clearance is close to being an issue as well. Both setups are less than 5mm from both the front and rear struts.

Kumho Victoracer V700 (225/45x17) will be mounted on the Attacks for next weekend trackday.

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Old 05-19-2003, 12:19 AM   #65
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Planet,

I highly recommend the Sumi HTR ZIIs @ $98 a pop from TireRack. Would also recommend you check out the Yoko AVS ES100 for about $10 more each. I wanted the Yokos which were on backorder, so I opted for the Sumis and have been happy.

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Old 05-22-2003, 03:07 AM   #66
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I had to roll my fenders with S03s and Tein Wagon coilovers lowered 1". Serious rubbing at autox.

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nicd - how much did they rub on your wagon? since it appeas that Falkens run wider, would you have expected to need to roll the fenders with something like an S-03?
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Old 07-07-2003, 07:53 PM   #67
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Lets hear the testimonies! Anyone running prodrive springs on their wagon with 225/45/17 Sumitomo HTR+s? Any issues?
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Old 07-08-2003, 03:03 PM   #68
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I'm running prodrive springs and if you read earlier 215/45-17 Kumho 711's.

I will soon be running 225/45-17 Falken Azenis RS one of the widest tires in that size. I'll let you all know how the 'rubbing' if any goes. I will adjust rear camber as needed & will probablly roll the fenders as a precontionary, but hopefully I can get away without rolling them.

Thanks - Jon
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Old 07-08-2003, 04:38 PM   #69
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It would be great if you didn't roll the fenders at first to see if you can get away with it.
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Old 07-09-2003, 01:07 AM   #70
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Little off subject but I am running 225/40/18 yoko es100s with prodrive springs no rub at all. Drove it pretty hard this weekend and had no issues



http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...3/fbc68228.jpg

Updated photos with tint. Little grainy will have better photos soon
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Old 07-09-2003, 01:28 PM   #71
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Post the following

1) The lowered suspension set-up you chose (actual drop if available)
50mm DMS Rally-style setup (maybe 1/2" drop if that ... not much)

2) The wheels you chose (size & offset).
SSR Competitions 17x7.5 ET50

3) Your Tire brand and model (confirm that they are 225/45-17).
Dunlop SP9090 in 225/45-17

4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing?
none

5) Are you rubbing??? (yes or no)
no, not on California fireroad waterbars or on hard camber turns on the track.
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Old 07-09-2003, 05:56 PM   #72
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tmking:

Just wanted to say that you wagon looks absolutely badass!

I'm having prodrives installed on mine next week, and will post pics. Thanks for the info!

Regards
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Old 07-11-2003, 08:17 AM   #73
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It would be great if you didn't roll the fenders at first to see if you can get away with it.
I'll do that. Would you like me to put the stock rear bolts back in? I'm currently running camber bolts to take out some of the negative rear camber I got when I lowered it.

Thanks - Jon
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Old 07-12-2003, 01:52 AM   #74
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Default Re: Confirmed 225/45-17" tires that fit lowered WRX Wagon

1) The lowered suspension set-up you chose (actual drop if available)

tein wagon. perches are at the very bottom... not sure what ride height that adds up to.

2) The wheels you chose (size & offset).

18x7.5+48 advan rg.

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

225/40/18 michelin pilot sx-gt. yeah i know different size but same problem regardless...

4) Any modifications made to prevent rubbing?

die grinder

5) Are you rubbing??? (yes or no)

it used to (see above)

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Old 07-15-2003, 06:59 PM   #75
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1) stock

2) Stock 04 STi BBS 17x7.5

3) 225/45/17 Potenza R070

4) none

5) not a bit
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