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Old 04-20-2003, 02:36 AM   #1
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Question Any GC8'ers with 225s?

I was wondering...
with the setup - Tein coils, 17x7 +48 will 225 rub?
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Old 04-20-2003, 02:42 AM   #2
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Most likely, yes, if you have the car lowered at all. However, you probably could roll the fenders and be OK if you set the coilovers on the stiff side. This is a guess, but from seeing the limited space I have with 215's on a 17x7.5 et 48 rim, I doubt you'll have much room to deal with.

I know there are several who have fit 225's on their 98-01's, but most have mentioned at least occasional rubbing.
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Old 04-20-2003, 03:59 AM   #3
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the drop would most likely be 1.2" 1" to balance it and make go gaps....
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Old 04-20-2003, 01:53 PM   #4
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I'm running Rotas w/48 offset, 225/45X17 Bridgestone Potenza S-03s on stock suspention and I rub alot! Spring upgrade is next on my list but I'll have to wait until S-03s are gone.
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Old 04-20-2003, 03:09 PM   #5
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will you roll fenreds as Charge suggested?
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Old 04-20-2003, 04:07 PM   #6
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I run 225's w/no rubbing
stock springs/shocks, 16x7 ET55 wheels... need a 3mm spacer to clear the strut in the rear though.
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Old 04-20-2003, 04:10 PM   #7
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Nobody likes the tire forum?
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Old 04-20-2003, 04:52 PM   #8
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I run 225's w/no rubbing
stock springs/shocks, 16x7 ET55 wheels... need a 3mm spacer to clear the strut in the rear though.
True, but obviously you're running a different size diameter wheel, with a total diameter that is also different. Add to that, your offset difference, and that's why yours fit.

It can be done, it just takes work. Most people running 225's, though, are running a 17x7 or 17x7.5 wheel.
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Old 04-20-2003, 08:29 PM   #9
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Also remember that different tires will be slightly different: you want to go to tire rack and look for section widths. I've read that 9" is about as wide of a section width that will fit on a 93-2001 Impreza w/ stock wheels and suspension, but don't take my word for it, you might want to talk to your tire shop first, ask them if they can guarantee it will fit or they'll get you another size.

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Old 04-21-2003, 01:04 AM   #10
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my friend has a 99rs with prodrive p1 springs (lowers car about an inch...). he has 5zigen wheels in 17x7 +50offset, with 225/45-17 kumho 712s and it rubbed in the rear under hard cornering or with people in the back seat.
he just got the fenders rolled yesterday.
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All the reports I have heard is that even with stock ride height, 225/45R17s is going to rub in the back, and especially with the wider treadwidth ones. 17x7 or 17x7.5 wouldn't matter much. Unless you plan on running some crazy negative camber and/or roll your fender....
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Me and my friend put my SDR's (17x7.5) wrapped in 225/45/17 Kumho rubber on his 95 2.2L with Prodrive Springs and KYB AGX's and we couldnt take a corner at more than 5mph without rubbing...

I say for 225's on 17"+ wheels, youre going to have to roll the fenders...period
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Me and my friend put my SDR's (17x7.5) wrapped in 225/45/17 Kumho rubber on his 95 2.2L with Prodrive Springs and KYB AGX's and we couldnt take a corner at more than 5mph without rubbing...

I say for 225's on 17"+ wheels, youre going to have to roll the fenders...period
....exactly.
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Old 04-22-2003, 02:31 AM   #14
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Well I just got my 225/50/16's and I'm gonna need some fender rolling for sure. The rear strut is darn close (~1cm) but It should be ok.

Here are some pics too: http://community.webshots.com/album/70429949mJoXEZ
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