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Old 03-17-2004, 09:16 PM   #251
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245/40 17
I would stick with the 245's as they are perfect for an 8.5" wheel, however you might be able to fit 255's bit you may run into clearance problems. Lasty, congrats on the purchase they will look sweet .

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Old 03-17-2004, 09:39 PM   #252
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adam or rick

i also ordered volks ce28n 18x8.5 +44 offset. i'm also drop with tein s tech springs. whats the widest tire i can use without rubbing.
225/40/18
235/40/18 or
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Old 03-17-2004, 09:53 PM   #253
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bgbyztoy, I again would try to go for a 245. Yet to keep the overall same tire size as stock (sidewall width, and overall tire radius) I would run a 245/35/18, so that you will only be really altering the width. Congrats on the CE28N's .

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Old 03-17-2004, 10:30 PM   #254
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thanks for the quick response rick
one last question sorry to ask
will it be ok if used 235/40/18 without rubbing i am currently drop with tein s tech springs its about 2 fingers gap in the front and alittle less than 2 fingers in the rear.. im really confused right now cause people give me different opinions.. some say stick with 225/40/18 so this way i wont rub but it seems small for an 18x8.5 rim and others say i'll be fine with 235/40/18 without rubbing or should i stick with 245/35/18 i'm scared on running with wider tires due to rubbing issues so right now im really confused which set up will be good for me.. but anyways any help would be great.. thanks again
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Old 03-17-2004, 11:52 PM   #255
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Old 03-18-2004, 06:58 AM   #256
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Bgbyztoy,
I am currently running an 18x8.5 w/ 235/40-18's and lowered on pink's. There is no rubbing at all, but the 235's don't exactly hang over the rim at all. If you are looking for all season tires, you won't find a 245/35-18, but there are a few in summer tires. I'll have to go out and check again, I know that from the tire to the strut body assembly there is at least 1/2" if not more, I couldn't see back there, that is just from feel. I'm not 100% on how much room I have left to the fenders, but I think a 245 would fit. Definitely do not go with a 225, it will be very narrow on a 8.5" wheel.

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Old 03-18-2004, 07:09 AM   #257
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I too woulod go 245 -235 is bound to give more lip ezposure for potential damage.

Some tires ahve really good designs to further prevent this - T1S's and P Zero's come to mind

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Old 03-18-2004, 01:35 PM   #258
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ami2fst4u,

This is a great thread! Thanks for all the hard work. I got tired of looking for the pics everytime I forgot what each rim looked like so I put together this page to go along with the thread. I am mostly through the 17's and 18's and I will finish and try to keep it updated with this thread. I hope this helps some people out.

PICS OF WHEELS THAT FIT THE STI
http://www.geocities.com/crystalhelix/STiRims.html

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Old 03-18-2004, 01:43 PM   #259
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Justin,
You beat me to it, I am almost done with my complete site. Been working on it for a while now, it will have all the info as you have listed and then some .

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Old 03-18-2004, 01:49 PM   #260
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Sweet. I didn't want to spend too much time so I am looking forward to checking out your site.

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Old 03-18-2004, 02:29 PM   #261
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Nice work.
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Old 03-18-2004, 03:24 PM   #262
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Does anyone know anything about the fitment of :

Gram Lights or Work wheels?

I just found these rims on www.gruppe-s.com, states that they clear Brembo calipers

Gram Lights 57F 17x8.5 ET-45

Work Emotion CR 17x8.0 47
Work Emotion CR 18x7.5 42
Work Meister S1 3 Piece 18x7.5 49
Work Rezax II 17x7.5 53
Work Rezax II 18x7.5 53
Work VS-XX 17x7.5 53
Work VS-XX 18x7.5 53
Work XSA 02C 18x8.0 37

This would be a good addition to the thread.

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Old 03-21-2004, 12:47 AM   #263
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Kharne - For GTN proper size is 18x8 +42
Thanks.

Just curious, but gruppe-s told me +44. And several other pages say 18x7.5 +37.

link for STi wheels

Is +42 the best fitment?
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Old 03-21-2004, 11:48 AM   #264
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Thanks.

Just curious, but gruppe-s told me +44. And several other pages say 18x7.5 +37.

link for STi wheels

Is +42 the best fitment?
The only wheel that I know fits is the 18x7.5_ET37, however in a 8" width the offset will be different. The site you just mentioned is really just a mirror of the list I started so we both have the same info (thanks Justin ). Not sure where you got your info off of Gruppe-S but they don't even list a fitment for the GT-N on Gruppe-S.

Back on topic after viewing Rays website it seems as though the GT-N will fit in either a 18x8_ET37 and 18x8_ET42 (just depends on how deep you want the lip to be 50mm or 44mm respectively). Here is the link, look under Offset A (being it is for Brembo's) Rayswheels GT-N

Hope this helps,
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p.s. Please look at the first page I am in need of pictures of aftermarket wheels on STi's, as it is the last aspect of the website I am working on for you guys. It will make it alot easier to view all the specs and pictures.
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:47 PM   #265
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Old 03-22-2004, 06:45 PM   #266
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Please look at the first page, I would like to get this site complete for all you to view.

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Old 04-04-2004, 08:58 PM   #267
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5Zigen FN01RC = 17x8_ET35__(16.5 lbs)... (Z1 Performance)
-35 offset? isn't it will put a lot of stress on wheel bearings? any pics?
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no it would not.

There is no "right or wrong" offset for a car - there is right and wrong relative to a certain wheel. Width and offset go hand in hand, as those 2 factors affect where the weight is centered on the wheel. Now this is a relative point of course - some wheels might "fit", but would look downright awful on the car or could necessitate rolling, etc.

As for the wheel bearing issue, it's honestly not related to the wheels people are using. there are countless people with wheels in high ofsets (+50 and up), who also had wheel bearing issues - it's just another example of a not-great-out-of-the-box-part from Subaru, not a case of wheel choice.

FWIW, I have had 3 Subaru's, which wore a some total of 8 sets of wheels. Some I bought new, others were high mileage when i got them (Legacy Turbo had 165k, Legacy 2.5 GT had around the same). My Impreza was purchased new and sold after around 45k HARD miles (those who know me know the car). I have never had to replace a set of wheel bearings on any of these cars......

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So, with +35, which means it shifted 18mm outside compare to our stockers(+53), then add another quarter of an inch (half of 1/2", ~6mm) from the wider wheel, so we have a total of 24mm out compare to stock. It's almost an inch!

The reason I asked is because I am looking for wheels so that I could mount some 245s. This 17x8, +35 offset sounds perfect. It will move the wheel out and I do not have to worry about the tires rubbing the suspensions, especially the rear, but will it rub against the fender?

If there is a picture showing this offset on a subie, that would be nice. It would look bad a$$ too!

Thanks Adam!
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I'll see what I can do about getting you a pic ASAP!
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Hey Rick,

I am looking into a set of Buddy Club Racing wheels.

Will keep you updated as to specs and such.
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Old 04-13-2004, 01:55 AM   #273
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ami2fst4u, I think it would be helpful to everyone if you added how much the stock BBS wheels weigh to the front page. I found this link...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ght=BBS+weight

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Is there anyway that a SE37K would fit an STI in 18's?
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Old 04-15-2004, 01:36 PM   #275
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Well, add another to the list. I finally got my 18x8.5 +42 G-Games Wolf 77 w/VAIO (2 piece). The only problem is that Vivid threw 225/40 Kuhmo supras on instead of 235/40 Kuhmo MX's. it will be fixed shortly.
Here are the pics in the meantime.



in that last pic you can tell how the 225 gets skinnier towards the top and fatter near the rim. I know the 235 will do that a little too and be the wrong rolling diameter but I too would like to not rub and not roll fenders.
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