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Old 09-24-2003, 06:14 PM   #1
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Arrow 18" 2004 Legacy Rims for Sale

Just thought I'd pass this along.

Check um out here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...99#post4658999

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Old 09-24-2003, 06:54 PM   #2
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hmmmmm......
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Old 09-25-2003, 07:55 AM   #3
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You got them? Suhweeet! Man those wheels are nice. You have by far now the nicest Subaru in North America. Can't wait to see what you do next......
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Old 09-25-2003, 11:09 AM   #4
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I got 'em. Or at least I sent him the money and he's laughing his way to the Bahamas right now.

But he looks like a nice guy, so I'm pretty confident that he's going to come through.

Can't wait to get 'em, it'll be quite a change from the P7s!

anybody want to buy some P7s?
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Old 09-25-2003, 11:27 AM   #5
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I got 'em. Or at least I sent him the money and he's laughing his way to the Bahamas right now.

But he looks like a nice guy, so I'm pretty confident that he's going to come through.

Can't wait to get 'em, it'll be quite a change from the P7s!

anybody want to buy some P7s?
Jeff (aka DARE) is a reliable source Monovich....so no worries.
Also, can't wait to see them

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Old 09-25-2003, 12:32 PM   #6
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cool, that's good to know.

anyone know were I can get a BIG pic of these wheels? I can't find any big ones.

thanks!
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Old 09-25-2003, 02:04 PM   #7
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very nice! I wanted to get those, but I cringed when I thought of the prices for 18" rubber. What kind and size of tires are you gonna wrap those beasts with?
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Old 09-25-2003, 02:15 PM   #8
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I dunno. What sizes SHOULD I put on 'em?

any reasonably priced tired reccomendations?

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Old 09-25-2003, 03:26 PM   #9
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215/40/18 or 225/40/18? Those two sizes are within 0.2" of the stock diameter and since those wheels are only 7" wide, 225 is about as wide as you wanna go.
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Old 09-25-2003, 04:51 PM   #10
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thank you so much!

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Old 09-26-2003, 07:48 AM   #11
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28111AG090? Hmmmm..... i wonder....
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Old 09-26-2003, 10:33 AM   #12
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monovich - run 225/35/18 that'll make sure things are in check (you're lowered right?)
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Old 09-26-2003, 12:10 PM   #13
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would 35/18 give me any sidewall left?

I's a little bit lowered from the strut swap (but I swear it wasn't intentional!!!).

Will I rub if I go 40/18?

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Old 09-26-2003, 12:11 PM   #14
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28111AG090? Hmmmm..... i wonder....


you should definitely see how much they cost new, just for kicks.

the guy is selling another set, by the way.
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Old 09-26-2003, 01:09 PM   #15
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monovich -
205/50/16 = 24.071" OD 4.035 SWT (JDM Spec)
205/55/16 = 24.878" OD 4.439" SWT (Sidewall Thickness, USDM)
215/45/17 = 24.618" OD 3.809" SWT-> +2.27% JDM/-1.05%USDM
225/40/18 = 25.087" OD 3.543" SWT-> +4.22%JDM/+1.21%USDM
225/35/18 = 24.201" OD 3.100" SWT-> +0.54%JDM/-2.72%USDM

I used the 225/35/18 before w/ a 18" Volk, if you get a tire like the Pirelli PZERO ROSSO, Falken FK451, Falken Azenis ST-115, BS Potenza S0-3, Michelin Piolt Sports etc those types of tires will have plenty strong sidewalls.
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Old 09-26-2003, 01:24 PM   #16
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I was looking at the 225/40/WR18 Pirelli PZero Nero M&S as a good option . I want to get a better all weather tire than the Kumhos that I have (wich resulted in a snow wreck at less than 5mph ).

They are within my price range (about $130 each) and seem sto have decent ratings across the board at Tire Rack.

Anyone think this is a stupid decision for some reason that I don't know?

is it personal preference to go with a 35 vs. a 40, or would I be making a big mistake getting a 40? I'd rather a little bit larger sidewall. I don't want tires that are painted onto the rim.

thanks for the help.

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Old 09-26-2003, 01:29 PM   #17
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you should definitely see how much they cost new, just for kicks.

the guy is selling another set, by the way.
I tried to check but it is still too new....it is not in my system yet.
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Old 09-26-2003, 01:37 PM   #18
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monovich - well, you could give it a try! The +55mm offset really brings the tire close to the strut. Have you checked your tire/strut clearences? Best to do this on ramps. If you see wear on the lower spring perch then you'll want the 35's. But since the 225/40/18's will be taller then your 215/45/17 I would recommend the 35's just to be safe.

A strong side wall will make up in lack of sidewall (strength wise). Comfort.. well that's a different story
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Old 09-26-2003, 02:08 PM   #19
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I highly doubt there is any wear on my spring pearch, since this suspension was tuned for a 17" wheel on my exact car. I didn't see any when installing the struts. But I'll look.

The P7 is a 17x7 +52
and this wheel is a 18x7 +55.

is the effective distance from the strut on the new wheels just 3mm closer?

does the bigger offset move it closer or further from the strut? Could it be shimmed out a few mm if it's too close?

Sorry for the noob questions, I'm just learning about all this stuff as I go.

I want the 40 vs. The 35, but don't want the rub. Ahhh! the suspense!

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Old 09-26-2003, 04:12 PM   #20
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monovich - you're not only decreasing clearence horizontally by 3mm, you're also decreasing clearence vertically. You many want to see if the local tire shop can mount a set of the 40's on first and see under compression if there's enough space.
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Old 09-26-2003, 05:48 PM   #21
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I may just do that (try to mount a 40). If I can find a tire shop that will do it for me for free, or cheap, then I'd do it.

I called my friend who works at a tire shop and he said he thinks the 225/40/18 is the right size. He has a BH running 225/40/18 with a 7.5" and it's perfect. Granted, his car isn't lowered, and it's a BH.

3mm offset difference is just under 1/8". I seriously doubt that it's going to make that much difference. But like you said, the overall diameter might get bigger. But like Cajual said, it's only .2" bigger than the stock diameter, so I think I'd be okay.

Basically, nobody knows for SURE, but we've all got educated guesses.

I sure hope the wheels get here within a reasonable amount of time, that'll help solve the problem!

thanks.

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Old 09-26-2003, 09:16 PM   #22
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Wow, good find. Should be pretty rare wheels, too. That is, unless they become available on the BL/BP USDM models. Regardless, way to pioneer with a new style.

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Old 09-26-2003, 09:21 PM   #23
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I am running 215/40/18 Yokohama Paradas on a BH, and I wish I would have gotten 225's. (or better yet, 215/45's).

I definitely wouldnt go with the 35's unless you are very lowered. My stock BH has PLENTY of clearance with the 215/40's and when I replace them I will get the 225/40's. Thats what I would get if I were you.

I noticed the JDM cars have 215/45 /18's, and I looked around for some, but they are hard to find. To me, that would probably be my IDEAL size, if I can find good tires in my price range.

just my 2 cents.
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Old 09-27-2003, 09:51 AM   #24
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Monovich - The PZero's are great tires though tread life is kinda short IMHO and get a 'tad' noisy when the tread wears down. More grippy than the SZ50's on right now, but not too far off. I'd give it 7.5/10 mostly for the short tire life. I loved mine but wished they'd lasted longer. Just food for thought (seeing how long Firehawk SZ50EP's will last)


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Old 09-27-2003, 12:09 PM   #25
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i came *this*close to buying those wheels... but then i was told they don't clear 4-pot sti calipers

i was also going to get neros but my friend who has them can't stop complaining about how hard they tramline in ruts, so i ended up with contiextremecontacts instead...
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