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Old 11-21-2015, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Question about tire height on a bugeye

I have bought 2011+ STI BBS wheels for a amazing price, 200$.
The deal was too good to pass up and it also included 255/55r18

I bought 25mm hubcentric Spacer to convert the 100x5 to 114x5,
but then I ran into issues with any bump or WOT.. The rear the tire would hit the rear Quarter panel, Tried doing a simple roll and didnt work.

The next issue was the front tires it was rubbing inner top, with hard bump and turning the steering wheel quite abit would rub.

I know the tire height is too big which I think is causing all the issues, if I switch to 265/30-35R8 Will I still have these issues? The rear end I plan on getting wheel flares to not have to worry about it.

I do have friends with spare tires they can lend me for testing purposes.

I am also on stock WRX springs.

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Old 11-21-2015, 02:28 PM   #2
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Your good deal was not such a good deal.
It's going to take lots of work to get them to fit.
Even if you change tires.

Those spacers push the wheels way out there.

Options:
Sell them and get something that fits.
Convert over to 114x5 drivetrain.
Pay a body shop to modify the fenders.
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:03 PM   #3
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As I said, I am going add karlton flares or ABW flares anyways so its not like these are a added cost. I can do the work my self.

Hell i can sell the tires alone and get my money back easy, still a good deal in my book and looks amazing.
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:24 PM   #4
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you do NOT want flares for this setup. it will NOT look right.

your problem is the ****ing huge 255/55. you need a 245/40. you won't rub if you aren't retardedly low.

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Your good deal was not such a good deal.
It's going to take lots of work to get them to fit.
Even if you change tires.

Those spacers push the wheels way out there.

Options:
Sell them and get something that fits.
Convert over to 114x5 drivetrain.
Pay a body shop to modify the fenders.
this is not a difficult setup to fit. no need to jump to worst case scenario.
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:37 AM   #5
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you do NOT want flares for this setup. it will NOT look right.

your problem is the ****ing huge 255/55. you need a 245/40. you won't rub if you aren't retardedly low.



this is not a difficult setup to fit. no need to jump to worst case scenario.
Thanks for the info! Like I said Im running stock WRX springs, I did want to switch to pink springs with Koni inserts. is it the width or tire height that is the problem? maybe both?
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info! Like I said Im running stock WRX springs, I did want to switch to pink springs with Koni inserts. is it the width or tire height that is the problem? maybe both?

The height. You'd want a 255/40 at tallest for that section width.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:05 AM   #7
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Cool thanks! Would it be safer to go with 35 then? 40 would be a nicer ride wouldnt it?
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Looking to buy Federal RSR 255/40r18.

But from what i see is that federals a measurements are off so 255 is more like 265.

Would this tire size still work?
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Looking to buy Federal RSR 255/40r18.

But from what i see is that federals a measurements are off so 255 is more like 265.

Would this tire size still work?

You do not want or need a tire that big on an 8.5" wheel.

You want a 245/40.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:35 AM   #10
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You do not want or need a tire that big on an 8.5" wheel.

You want a 245/40.
So the 245/40 Federal RSR should be a perfect match for this setup?
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:26 PM   #11
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The original tire spec for the 02 was a 225/50 R16 w/an overall diameter of 24.9" and 837 revs per mile.

If you care about keeping your speedometer operating properly, you want to match those numbers on any tire change


A 245/40 R18 tire has an 25.7" overall diameter and 810 revs per mile.

A 235/40 R18 tire has an 25.4" overall diameter and 820 revs per mile.

A 255/35 R18 tire has an 25.0" overall diameter and 833 revs per mile.

These are probably your best choices
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:21 PM   #12
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Thank you, I checked Federal 595 RSR website for the 255/35r18 which states its overall diameter is 25.

http://www.federaltire.com/en/produc...ts_detail_sn=5

Their spec sheet says the 255/35r18 fit 8.5-9.5 wheels

Thank you for the info. Looks like all I have to do is purchase them.
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:19 PM   #13
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I ended up going with the 255/35r18 on the 8.5 wide.

It really doesnt buldge at all(with a straight edge) and the car handles way better then ever before.
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