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Old 01-03-2012, 09:04 PM   #1826
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Can I ask why would the 9.5's not work? I'm sorry just not very knowledgeable on wheels.
It wont clear the struts.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:07 AM   #1827
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so since I have had trouble finding 17x8.5's for my 07 STI what is the best offset in 17x9??? +42??

I have KW Coilovers, a slight roll and a slight pull already from the previous owner but I really would rather be as far in as I can be without clearance problems.

I was hoping to use 255/35/17's????
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:09 AM   #1828
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+42 will be the most common good offset. 255/40/17.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:22 AM   #1829
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+42 will be the most common good offset. 255/40/17.
I was just going back in to edit the size to 255/40/17 when I saw your post.

do you think there will be any rubbing at all as I am lowered quit a bit, maybe 1.5" all around?

also who has the least expensive lightweight wheels in this size 17x9 +42?? or would a +48 work as well
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:39 AM   #1830
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I was just going back in to edit the size to 255/40/17 when I saw your post.

do you think there will be any rubbing at all as I am lowered quit a bit, maybe 1.5" all around?

also who has the least expensive lightweight wheels in this size 17x9 +42?? or would a +48 work as well
If you already have your fenders rolled you should be fine. +48 will get you more outboard clearance to allow a larger tire (265?).
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #1831
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So would 18x8's with +45 work on a 07 2.5i?
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:47 PM   #1832
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would a 18x9.5 et40 w 275/35 tires, stock struts and springs clear on sti 2010 se. (rolled fenders)
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:07 AM   #1833
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would a 18x9.5 et40 w 275/35 tires, stock struts and springs clear on sti 2010 se. (rolled fenders)
Why do.you think you need such wide wheels and tires?
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:12 AM   #1834
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^just for track days.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:52 PM   #1835
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The 18 x 9.5 et 44 fit my 06 STI no issues at all....
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #1836
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So would 18x8's with +45 work on a 07 2.5i?
anybody know?
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:37 PM   #1837
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yes..
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:49 PM   #1838
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i'm looking at getting 215 40r18's stretched onto 18x9.75 +20 xxr 527's. will this setup work on my '05 rs with the stock suspension?
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i'm looking at getting 215 40r18's stretched onto 18x9.75 +20 xxr 527's. will this setup work on my '05 rs with the stock suspension?
No. And that setup is outright stupid at that.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:30 PM   #1840
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No. And that setup is outright stupid at that.
I second the motion.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:01 AM   #1841
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why would that setup be outright stupid?
and why would it not work?
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:02 AM   #1842
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Wheels are entirely too wide, tires are 5 to 6 sizes too small, and it won't work on your stock suspension.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:10 AM   #1843
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Wheels are entirely too wide, tires are 5 to 6 sizes too small, and it won't work on your stock suspension.
well then maybe you can help me?
i'm looking for an aggressive fitment on my rs without doing a lot of extra work.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:13 AM   #1844
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well then maybe you can help me?
i'm looking for an aggressive fitment on my rs without doing a lot of extra work.
You can't. Running a poor fitting setup like that cannot be done without extra money and work.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:16 AM   #1845
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You can't. Running a poor fitting setup like that cannot be done without extra money and work.
what all would i have to do?
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:01 PM   #1846
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You'll probably have to roll and pull the fenders and run some serious (2-4 degrees) negative camber. And you'll have to pay off whatever shop is going to try to stretch a 215 on a 9.75" wheel, because no reputable shop is going to be ok with mounting something like that.


In other news, forgive me for not searching through almost 40 pages of info, but I recently sold my Legacy for a 2006 WRX wagon and kept my set of wheels. They are 18x8.5 +48 and I am curious to know if they'll fit my wagon with about a 1-2" drop without rubbing or if I'll have to roll the fenders or run negative camber.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:53 PM   #1847
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Why would you want 215's? o.O
Be practical.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:11 PM   #1848
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You'll probably have to roll and pull the fenders and run some serious (2-4 degrees) negative camber. And you'll have to pay off whatever shop is going to try to stretch a 215 on a 9.75" wheel, because no reputable shop is going to be ok with mounting something like that.
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yes roll and pull fenders and yes to camber, but the second part you are wrong, and shouldnt talk about things you dont know. discount tire and les schwab have both mounted a set of 225/40 on a 10 inch rim for me, and a 225/35 on a 10inch rim for a friend.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:26 PM   #1849
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My sincerest apologies. I've never had experience trying to stretch a tire too narrow to properly seat on a wheel.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:50 AM   #1850
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Well les schwab isn't reputable, and discount tire isn't really any better.

So I'd say your statement was accurate
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