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Old 04-18-2016, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default Need some advice: 235/40 or 255/35 - 18x9.5+38

Hey guys i hate to start up topics like this but i guess that's why we are all here and i am deff. No expert would love to here some input.

My car is a 2004 wrx
Coilovers: Fortune Auto 500
Wheels: Work wheels
Size & offset: 18x9.5 +38

So here comes my questions
At first i was thinking of running 245/35's
But then i started looking at the 255/35 or 235/40

I daily my car so is not track used or anything for that matter. I do have a job that requires me to travel everywhere. I will be rolling my fenders but i want to here and if you guys have any pictures that would help. I am looking to buy some "continental extreme contact DWS06"
If that helps any? Also my coilovers have front camber plates but no rears.. Will my stock rear camber bolts work or should i purchase some. Any info would be great.


I did some research online "wheeldude & other sites" but i guess what better place there here.

Thank you in advice guys/girls.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:53 AM   #2
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you'll have a hard time fitting either of those tire sizes on your wagon without a good amount of work. do some reading in the fitment threads, thats why those threads exist.

There is no OEM camber adjustment in the rear. Ideally you want camber plates f+r.

You really want a 225/235.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:26 AM   #3
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you'll have a hard time fitting either of those tire sizes on your wagon without a good amount of work. do some reading in the fitment threads, thats why those threads exist.

There is no OEM camber adjustment in the rear. Ideally you want camber plates f+r.

You really want a 225/235.

My car is not a wagon is a 2004 wrx sedan.

Would rear camber bolts do the work scooby?

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Old 04-18-2016, 11:36 AM   #4
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My car is not a wagon is a 2004 wrx sedan.

Would rear camber bolts do the work scooby?

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Rear camber bolts will be a good solution if installed and torqued properly. However, rear camber plates and/or adjustable lateral links would be much better and more reliable.
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I believe Fortune Auto sells a camber plate kit for the 500 series for the rear of that chassis design. I would assume that with the camber plates, Lower Control Arms, and a bit of fender roll and pull, you should be square.

Edit: They do. Rear Subaru Camber Plates (Sold in Pairs)

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Old 04-18-2016, 04:08 PM   #6
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Rear camber bolts will be a good solution if installed and torqued properly. However, rear camber plates and/or adjustable lateral links would be much better and more reliable.

Thank you for the input guys
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My car is not a wagon is a 2004 wrx sedan.

Would rear camber bolts do the work scooby?

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for whatever reason, I read wagon. Apologies.

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Rear camber bolts will be a good solution if installed and torqued properly. However, rear camber plates and/or adjustable lateral links would be much better and more reliable.
This.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:13 PM   #8
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So i got my hands on some 255/35's Continental tires.

Anyone have more info regarding rubbing issues? no rubbing issues?
What's the solution if so?

I just rolled all 4 fenders.

Still waiting on my coilovers to arrive
Front camber plates. No rears.

My question is if anyone out there has some pics.

My car is a 2004 sedan wrx

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Did you roll the fenders flat or did you pull them at all? A 255 tire on an 18" wheel is probably going to require some more work.

Edit: Also, why didn't you get rear camber plates?

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Old 05-12-2016, 06:40 PM   #10
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Edit: Also, why didn't you get rear camber plates?
This ^. I'm pretty sure you are gonna need them.

See Fitment Calculator here.



This is a 255 setup on a 2004 with front and rear camber plates, lower control arms, and coilovers.


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Old 05-13-2016, 08:44 AM   #11
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kinda in the sale problem
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