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Old 12-02-2004, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default Would 245's fit on 17x8 on a WRX?

Would I be able to stuff 245 kuhmo mx's or Falken Azenies on a WRX? On 17x8 5zigen Fn0r1c wheels or would I be better on running a 235/40/17.. Car would be lowered on a Jic FLTA1 coilover system and the springs are Front 7kg/ Rear 5kg
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Old 12-02-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
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the answer is yes.
You might have to roll the rear fenders a bit. I have had those tires for the past 2 years. This question has been answered a hundred times.
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Old 12-02-2004, 08:04 PM   #3
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I've searched but the answer is debatable.. My good friend Chris Perera runs 17x8 with 245 kuhmo mx's in STX without rolling his rear fenders in his WRX..
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Old 12-02-2004, 08:48 PM   #4
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doesnt suspension make a difference?

so i you just had some lowering springs you might experince some rubbage, but with some really stiff oilcovers you would be fine. am i totally off here?
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Old 12-02-2004, 08:57 PM   #5
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That's what I want to know, if the JIC's are stiff enough for the tires not to rub; Or might as well go with 235's? But 245's look so secsie
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:42 AM   #6
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they do look great. don't do it for looks. Just do it. period. The tire mounting guys looked at me funny. When they were finished, I said, "I told you it would fit". I had springs only at the time. They rubbed in the rear when I had a car full of people. Then I got tein SS coilovers (not the stiffest) and barely rolled the rear fenders for a non-rubbing daily driven autocrossing ride.

go for it. The WORST that will happen is you'll roll the rear fenders a little bit.
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:19 AM   #7
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Yes.

I ran 17x8" Rota Torques with 245/40/17 Toyo Proxie T1S Tires with KYB AGX struts and Tein H-Tech springs. The only time I ever rubbed was when I put 3 people in the back of my car, 1 95lb girl, and two guys over six feet and 200lbs. (one is closer to 300lbs)

Now... If your going to track the car, I would say that the rear fenders would need to be rolled. But that isn't a big deal at all. I rolled the fenders, modified the fender liners and all kinds of stuff on my old Integra... Just to keep my 205/45/16's from rubbing.
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:24 PM   #8
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I know everyone is talking about rubbing, but how is performance with a 245 tire on a 8" rim. I have 235 s-03's on my 8" wide rim and am going to try a different tire since they are pretty expensive. Most tires that i wuold run besides the s-03's are only 225 or 245.
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Old 12-04-2004, 10:11 AM   #9
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Anybody?.. Man those SO3 sidewalls are stiff-Sat them at costco on the display shelf..
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here's my setup w/ 245/40/17 kumho mx on 17 x 8 48mm offset Rota Torques...

http://www.subydude.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=561

i did have to modify the fender when i got out to the track... but no issues w/ it during street driving (well, taht would depends how crazy you drive on the street ofcourse)....
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Old 12-04-2004, 02:56 PM   #11
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how much for rear fender rolling?
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Old 12-04-2004, 03:30 PM   #12
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how much for rear fender rolling?

wow! how do you quantify that... all i know is that the rear lip is basicaly folder up... i'll eventually cut it off... i might even have to make more room to fit some 255/40 on the 17 x 8.5 slips i'm putting on. should b fun.
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Old 12-04-2004, 11:43 PM   #13
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I doubt you'll have any issues with fender rolling since it'll be years before you even have a car to put the tires on.
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Old 12-05-2004, 10:00 AM   #14
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1 year actually
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