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Old 05-18-2003, 10:43 PM   #1
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I was at the Specialty Subaru meet today and got to ask people this question but i still need to clear a few things up.

I ordered a set of tires (Kumho ecsta 712's) at the size of 225/45-17" and putting them on a set of wheels that are 17"x7.5" with an offset of 48.

I didn't ask everyone their offset.. but one person that had his WRX sedan lowered (and not THAT much) had rubbing on right turns.

Other people with the same setup (again not sure about the wheel offset of that particular person i asked) said that they had no problems using 225/45-17's and lowering it.

So now im wondering if i should change my order to 215's instead of 225's....

I idealy want to buy Eibach springs 1.3" in the front, 1" in the back.. a conservative drop.
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Old 05-19-2003, 01:04 PM   #2
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there are literally hundreds if not thousands of WRX sedans running with 225 tires that are lowered with no rubbing problems at all but remember that a 48mm offset is a minimum and even higher offset numbers would be better
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Check out the offset info thread at the top of this forum. I'm running the Eibach Pro Kit right now with 225's no sweat...
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Old 05-19-2003, 08:18 PM   #4
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did the person that you talked to with rubbing issues drive a wagon, by any chance?
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did the person that you talked to with rubbing issues drive a wagon, by any chance?
No it was a sedan... and only on right turns.
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that's strange, then. They must have had a lower offset than 48mm. You'll be worry free with 225s on 48 offset 17x7.5 wheels, there's probably over a thousand people with that combo that have no issues.
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Thanks a lot for all your input guys.. it's much appreciated. ^_^
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