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Old 10-20-2003, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Tire Fitament problems on GT (please post if you know)

I've got a few questions. I was just installing new brake pads and putting a set of Rota Sub-zero's on. They have 225/45/17 S-03's (mostly worn out). Any word about if this works or not? It's pretty darn close in there. lol.... I'm running Tein HA's with thier stock rates. Height is probably approx. 1.75" drop from stock. I'm gonig to finish the brakes on the other side of the car. Thanks for any info!

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Old 10-20-2003, 08:03 PM   #2
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225 45 17 + 1.75 drop = >95% rub
be prepare to roll the fender!
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Old 10-20-2003, 08:28 PM   #3
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or you could do what I did and think happy thoughts while the tires and wheels are getting installed. works every time, no rubbing.
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Old 10-20-2003, 09:37 PM   #4
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or you could do what I did and think happy thoughts while the tires and wheels are getting installed. works every time, no rubbing.
Damn, I wish I would've known that! I had to roll mine.

Yep... 225's = rolled rear fenders.

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Old 10-20-2003, 09:57 PM   #5
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hmm.. I wonder if offset +48 or +55 make a difference?!?!?
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Old 10-20-2003, 10:05 PM   #6
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I've got SSR Competition wheels, 17 x 7.5, 50mm offset. Tires are Falken Azenis 225,45-17. STi V5 struts with H&R Sport springs, approximately 1.2 in drop.

Clearance is very close on the struts, and must occasionally rub, since there's some black scuffs showing (no evidence of it on the tires, though). Rear fenders had to be rolled. I couldn't even get out of the parking lot without zingin' the rears on the fenders. That's all the wheel and tire I can stuff in there.
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Thanks for all the info guys. I went ahead and put them on. I also raised the car back up to within 1/2" of stock height, so hopefully it'll be ok until I can get some rolling done. Did you guys use a real roller or a bat?
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Old 10-20-2003, 10:44 PM   #8
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Admittedly Paul Hansen has a BE, but he is only a touch lower than std and gets contact in the rear with 225/45-17 on ET53 JDM std STi wheels.

And the earlier cars were ven tighter in the rear wheel wells IIRC...
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:54 PM   #9
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they may be tighter, but I'm rolling around with 18x7 225/40/18 +55 with about 200lbs of weight in the trunk (old wheels and tires + junk). I'm also lowererd. I'm still not rubbing.

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Old 10-21-2003, 01:01 AM   #10
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O.K. So I'm gonna ask, probably what will be the Noob question of the year.

-- What exactly is, "Rolling the fenders"?? How much does it run?? And does anyone know where I could get it done?? In So.Cal that is.

I'd like to Pre-thank anyone that can give me an answer to any of the forementioned questions.............THANX

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Old 10-21-2003, 01:19 AM   #11
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About 45 posts down


Pretty good visual representation.

You're basically taking the horizontal lip on the edge of the wheelwell and folding it up so it fits closer to the vertical profile of the fender/quarterpanel itself.

That lip is usually what rubs, especially on Subarus, and all you usually need, unless you have constant tire/fender contact, is that little bit (usually 1/2 inch or less) of extra clearance, especially if you're lowered and/or carrying weight.

That said, I run 225/50/16's on RS 16x7's (53 offset) and even with ~1200 pounds of cargo and the rear tires entirely inside the fender at rest, and the wheel disappearing over bumps, I didn't rub.


Most motorsports and decent tunig shops will be able to point you in the right direction of a shop with a roller (the best, and safest way to do it). Or you can go ghetto and just do it with a wooden baseball bat
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