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Old 02-20-2006, 06:33 PM   #176
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Well.... I did it... and i don't rub. I took it around some pretty nasty corners too. I didn't roll my fenders either, but i plan too. Im gonna post pics later of how close it is.
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Old 02-21-2006, 05:14 PM   #177
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swanny, how about some pics
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:43 PM   #178
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Your wish is my command.
(sorry for the bad pics, i took these with my cell)


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Old 02-25-2006, 02:55 PM   #179
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Anyone know if the following will rub?

06 WRX
STi/SPT wagon specific springs (Drop: 0.5 to .75")
Rota Torque: 17x7.5 48 offset
225/45/17 RE070's

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Old 02-26-2006, 03:14 AM   #180
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rotas(48 offset) usually rub with wide 225 on stock height. your choices are using higher offset wheels or rolling fenders (which imho is better in a long run allowing you to go for 17x8 and wider tires)

you may check this(spt wagon springs + sti bbs + re070s):
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=762685


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Anyone know if the following will rub?

06 WRX
STi/SPT wagon specific springs (Drop: 0.5 to .75")
Rota Torque: 17x7.5 48 offset
225/45/17 RE070's

Thanks,

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Old 02-26-2006, 11:57 AM   #181
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Why are so many people posting stock suspension setups?

btw, Swanny07, car looks good! Good info.
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Old 02-26-2006, 08:18 PM   #182
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I didn't think non OE springs were still considered a Stock setup?

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Why are so many people posting stock suspension setups?

btw, Swanny07, car looks good! Good info.
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:36 PM   #183
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Alright, I've been reading this whole thread and I'll ask the rest of you since I can't find a simliar setup at this point.

I'll be running 17x7 BBS RK wheels (+48mm offset) on an 02 WRX wagon and I'm looking at either a set of used 225/45/17 RE070 or a new set of Hankook RS2 Z212 in the same size. As far as my suspension goes, I will be stock for the next two months, and then I'll be switching over to the SPT wagon specific springs and stock struts. The RE070 and the Z212 both have a 8.9 inch width, but I read an earlier post that mentioned a 7 inch wide rim will take about .2 inches off the section width. I really don't plan on running any wider as far as wheels or tires, so if I don't have to roll my fenders I'd rather not. Does anyone have any idea on whether or not this will rub? Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2006, 03:35 AM   #184
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1) Tein Flex, Set at a Mild drop (VERY VERY mild) 24mm cusco rear swaybar
2) ssr gt7's +50mm 17/7.5
3) Bridgestone RE070
4) none
5) Slight slight in the rear on the inner lip on the top, but doesn't ever compress that much with this setup to rub
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:17 PM   #185
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- 02 outback sports wagon
- 215/40/18
- 18x7.5 +48mm

which brand of spring tht i should use..so that i wont rub my rear fender??
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:19 PM   #186
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so after looking thru thread this i assume i will be ok with 17x7.5 rims and 225/45's with my tiens s techs ? or should i be scared of possible rubbage
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:39 PM   #187
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so after looking thru thread this i assume i will be ok with 17x7.5 rims and 225/45's with my tiens s techs ? or should i be scared of possible rubbage
depends on the offset. seems that < 48mm -ive offset is very likely to rub.
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:53 PM   #188
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darn, maybe i will have to go 17x7 then
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:15 PM   #189
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darn, maybe i will have to go 17x7 then
OK, don't give up. It depends on tires too. Some 225s are more "blocky" than others. unless you have like 35 offset wheels or something crazy like that, I'd try it. 7.5 is a good size for 225s.
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:44 PM   #190
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Based on reading this thread, I'm going to guess this setup will rub. Can anyone confirm?

2003 wrx wagon
-sedan rear sway bar
-KYB AGX struts
-ProDrive springs
-225/45/17 Hankook RS-2s
-17" Rota Actions +48 offset, 7.5" rim

I'm currently running on 215s but I'm due for new tires, and I want to make the leap to 225s.
Thanks.
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:08 PM   #191
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...Can anyone confirm?

2003 wrx wagon 2002
-sedan rear sway bar ditto
-KYB AGX struts running Koni inserts
-ProDrive springs ditto
-225/45/17 Hankook RS-2s 225/45x17 Falken FK451's - 1mm narrower in section width than your RS2's
-17" Rota Actions +48 offset, 7.5" rim running Attacks - same width and offset
what you need to make it work is a proper alignment - so you need to find a great alignment tech and give him the proper tools to work with - camber plates or another set of camber bolts up front in addition to the OEM camber bolts, and camber plates, camber bolts or adjustable lateral links in the rear. I'm using plates up front, bolts in the rear and I'm running -2F/-1.5R. The rubbing will be on the rear fender, so rear bolts are mandatory, but IMO you want .5 degrees less rear camber than the front for better handling so that's why using an additional method of camber control up front is what I recommend

or get the rear fenders rolled and run whatever you want...
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:24 AM   #192
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So, I'm getting some 17x7 +48 wheels for my wagon on Prodrive springs.

I don't want to roll my fenders, will I have rubbing issues?
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:39 AM   #193
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So, I'm getting some 17x7 +48 wheels for my wagon on Prodrive springs.

I don't want to roll my fenders, will I have rubbing issues?
Not unless you put tires on those rims!
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:40 AM   #194
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Yeah, what I meant was should I go 215 or 225.

I've always run 215's, so I just ordered some more.
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:43 AM   #195
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So, I'm getting some 17x7 +48 wheels for my wagon on Prodrive springs.

I don't want to roll my fenders, will I have rubbing issues?
you're going to run 215/45x17, right? no problem.

the beauty of the Prodrive springs is the minimal drop in the rear, right where the wagon has fender rubbing problems. lots of people running 17x7.5 ET48 Rotas with 215/45x17 tires and the Prodrive springs - no problems at all. It's when you go up to 225/45x17 that it gets interesting
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Yeah, I decided to go with 215's, as usual.

I can't wait
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:33 AM   #197
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:37 AM   #198
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18" x 7.5 subzeros

235/40/18 yokohamas

had to trim rear wheel well lip, slight camber in rear

no rubbing with 4 passengers, aggressive driving
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:41 PM   #199
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Based on reading this thread, I'm going to guess this setup will rub. Can anyone confirm?

2003 wrx wagon
-sedan rear sway bar
-KYB AGX struts
-ProDrive springs
-225/45/17 Hankook RS-2s
-17" Rota Actions +48 offset, 7.5" rim

I'm currently running on 215s but I'm due for new tires, and I want to make the leap to 225s.
Thanks.

hmm you must have missed my posts on page 6 and 7

i had posted that I'm running 2254/45/17 Rs-2's w/o any rubbing loaded, at the track, auto-x etc..

I'm running prodrive springs as well, with noltec camber plates up front

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you're going to run 215/45x17, right? no problem.

the beauty of the Prodrive springs is the minimal drop in the rear, right where the wagon has fender rubbing problems. lots of people running 17x7.5 ET48 Rotas with 215/45x17 tires and the Prodrive springs - no problems at all. It's when you go up to 225/45x17 that it gets interesting
^^^^^^^^^ What he said. NO issues!
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