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Old 11-13-2010, 01:54 AM   #1251
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joconnor2120, those springs are floppy on stock struts and the tires are too tall. It's a bad combination. Roll him back to 225/40R18 and start looking at decent struts.

Don't hate the car because somebody thought 25.4" tires with lowering springs and stock WRX struts was a good idea. That's not the car's fault.
ive put tons of milage on my impreza, 235/40/18 with a 7.5 and 48et.. maybe its the 5mm offset higher that you have thats making the tires rub on something inside and cause the gash.. i also had drop springs on stock struts before i got coilovers and they were fine too. dont believe the myths you read online. for DD purposes its fine, but it will shorten the life of your struts but not by much.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:47 AM   #1252
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ive put tons of milage on my impreza, 235/40/18 with a 7.5 and 48et.. maybe its the 5mm offset higher that you have thats making the tires rub on something inside and cause the gash.. i also had drop springs on stock struts before i got coilovers and they were fine too. dont believe the myths you read online. for DD purposes its fine, but it will shorten the life of your struts but not by much.
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Good to know. At this point it is a guessing game because I am not sure what the previous owner put the car through....mods and driving. Will get the new tires and alignment and keep a close eye for rubbing. I probably will look for a better strut once the finances recover.
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:35 PM   #1253
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It matters greatly on the kind of roads you'll be driving on. If you go fast over rough roads with overly low springrate drop springs (like the GF210's) and a tire that's too tall, you are going to smack into the fender well. If you are more careful about potholes or live in a climate where there aren't any, it's less of an issue. The higher offset does not affect this, it only brings the tire closer to the strut.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:31 PM   #1254
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I just bought a 2011 wrx hatchback and want to see if I can use my old aftermarket rims from my Mazda for my winter setup. I read the first page but I just want to double check before I go out and buy new rims. I have a set of konig feathers 17x7.5 +45 with a multiple bolt pattern of 5x114.3/5x100. Will this fit without any additional wear, void warranty, etc. Thanks for not ripping on me, I just need to make a decision asap. BTW, they're currently wrapped in pilot sport a/s plus 225/45/17 with only 5,000 miles on them so I would like to get another season out of them before buying winter tires. Thanks again!
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:36 PM   #1255
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^^ the numbers look OK but what is the hub bore on those wheels? Subaru uses 56.1.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:15 AM   #1256
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Figured I would try here to get some advice. Apologies if this is not the right thread. Looking to pick up a set of Advan RS wheels. 18x9 +35 offset. I have heard I can run 235/40/18 tires on it with some camber adjustments, but wondering if that would be too stretched? This is for a 05 STi on coilovers. I was considering going with a 245 instead but don't want to do much rolling/pulling on my fenders and was not sure if I would need to with either of these setups and which tire would be more ideal? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-19-2010, 11:56 AM   #1257
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Your offset is too low if you "don't want to do much rolling/pulling on your fenders".

235/40R18 works on 18x9. Will it look stretched? Matters more on the specific tire. If you don't want stretched, don't get a 9" wide wheel.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:59 AM   #1258
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Your offset is too low if you "don't want to do much rolling/pulling on your fenders".

235/40R18 works on 18x9. Will it look stretched? Matters more on the specific tire. If you don't want stretched, don't get a 9" wide wheel.
What he said. If you aren't willing to modify fenders, you should try to stock with offsets over 40 to ensure an easier fit (and to guarentee you wont need to roll/pull fenders).

What he said about tires is also true, the section width of a tire varies greatly between manufacturer (and even a little bit between each individual tire). I had 235/40 yokohama s.drives on 17x9's and there was barely any stretch at all. If you point us in the direction of the specific tires you are looking at, we might be able to help more.
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:12 PM   #1259
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I have not considered tires yet but will once I get to that point. need to figure out the wheel first it sounds like. Thanks for the very helpful insights! Much appreciated!
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:10 AM   #1260
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What would be a correct offset for 2005 STi 18x8.5 rim? +48 or +38
the rim is a 5Zigen GN+ ProRacer.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:42 AM   #1261
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correct offset is +53. +48 will work, +38 will likely rub.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:49 AM   #1262
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Hi,

I am in the market for some wheels. I got a sweet deal on a set of 16"X7" Motegi's. They are in good shape and all. The real worry is the low offset.

I have a 07 2.5i sedan. Got it about 4 months ago and is bone stock. I am running 205/55 R16 tires. The stock offset is +55. These wheels are +35. So my question is...that's one heck of a difference..Is it recommended for a 16" wheel...

Just trying to see if anybody has done that...I have agreed upon a deal but not bought the Rims yet...I am just trying to see if it is a good idea..

Thanks

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Old 12-01-2010, 02:01 PM   #1263
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205 wide might work at +35, those are pretty narrow tires. Will certainly not help your handling though.

They'll be close to the fenders but even if they rub it would only be slightly and only on a big bump with a lot of weight in the back.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:35 PM   #1264
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Thanks...I did not buy those...
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:22 PM   #1265
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alright guys i need recomendation for fitment on my yesterdays purchace 2011 2.5i premium hatch. i am assuming that the fitment on the 2.5i is far different than the wrx hatch. I would like to fit a 235 to 245 on a 17x8 if possible.

on my 04 STI im running a work miester 17x8.5 and a 255 tire. i really like the fat look so possibly running a slightly narrower rim like 7.5" with a 235 would be ok if that would fit.

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:47 PM   #1266
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235/40R17 or 245/40R17 are ok for 17x8 but both are too wide for 17x7.5
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:30 PM   #1267
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would 18x10.5 +15 fit on an apr widebody without any camber? im using 285/3018 for tires.

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Old 12-11-2010, 03:08 PM   #1268
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Probably not. 285 even with that kit should be in the +30 range.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:37 PM   #1269
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good info, thanks
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:15 PM   #1270
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Read through the thread and while I still feel a little green when it comes to this, I think I might have made the right choice.. 06 WRX TR.... Keeping the stocks off once the snow season is over. I want to get a pair of Rota Tarmacs... 17x7.5 +48 should fit fine, right? Would a 235/40/17 fit on it or do I need to stay with a 225?
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:37 AM   #1271
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^^^ You will have no issue fitting that wheel or tire. That's the same size wheel as stock though, so idk why you would pay to upgrade when you're, er, not upgrading... not hating.. just saying you can fit a 17x8 or 17x8.5 and get a much larger tire on there without fitment issues. I run 17x8 + 45 RPF1s on my 06 TR and they don't look any more aggressive than stockers.. not to mention I have the same tire size as stock :-/
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:53 AM   #1272
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Can someone chime in if there will clear brembos without needing spacers.
http://www.nlmotoring.com/XXR-526-Wh.../52689142n.htm
18x9 + 35

I think the picture is the default 10.5 wheels but I'm not certain.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:08 PM   #1273
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Hey guys,
What is the consensus on the fit for a 18x9.5 +40 rota d-force w/ 265/35/18 Falken Azenis tires? Will I need a slight roll in the rear? I've seen the DPT's with +44 run 265/35 without rubbing, was just wondering if there would be a significant difference with the D-force. Vehicle is '10 STI.
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:43 PM   #1274
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slight roll in the rear, should work
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:43 PM   #1275
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my girl just bought me rota grids 17x9 any tire size suggestions? also wanna run a good coilover setup thinking about the BC br series

guess i should say that i want to know what width tires would be ideal
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