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Old 03-24-2005, 04:25 PM   #1
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Cool A bit of a n00b when it comes to this, but I'd appreciate it if you could help me out

Hey Gang,

well I'm looking to do some mods to mycar for the summer time and here's what I'm looking at:


Wheels: Prodrive PFF-7 18 x 8" Wheel
Suspension: Prodrive Springs w/ stock struts
Brakes: Ultra Performance Rotors Front / Rear

Now the question is, I've got a '05 2.5RS wagon and I've heard that some people have had rubbing issues with an 18x8 wheel specially after lowering it. If worse comes to worse, I'd settle for a 17x7.5 wheel (most likely the rota SDR's) but i'm also looking at getting a bigger brake calipar sometime down the road.

Basically, just need some comments on if this is a good, sound setup for a wagon. I'm mainly going to be doing Auto-X and have it be a daily driver for me and my wife.

Anyways, thanks in advance!
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:30 PM   #2
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i have 2.5 inch eibach springs and my car rubs and i have 18x7.5 but yours might not, depending on how low those go. I have a buddy with 1.5 front and 1.7 rear and he put my wheels on and didnt have any problem in harsh cornering but i dont know about your 8s
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:45 PM   #3
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i have 2.5 inch eibach springs and my car rubs and i have 18x7.5 but yours might not, depending on how low those go. I have a buddy with 1.5 front and 1.7 rear and he put my wheels on and didnt have any problem in harsh cornering but i dont know about your 8s
Yeah I really don't want to roll the fenders and if going with 17x7.5 is a better idea, i'd like to hear. So far though I haven't found anyone with the PFF7 18x8 on a 04/05 RS wagon yet.
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:38 PM   #4
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:09 PM   #5
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PM slvrwgn, he had this exact setup on his wagon for awhile. Also look for his thread in the members gallery photos forum. You can see what his car looked like with Prodrive springs and the PFF7's.
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:51 AM   #6
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I wouldnt go any larger than 17" mainly for weight.

I also would NOT run aftermarket springs on stock struts.

I would also switch to Stainless Steel brake lines/carbotech pads/and motul dot 5.1 fluid before you get rotors.
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Old 03-25-2005, 01:26 AM   #7
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I think getting swaybars would be better than getting rotors for autoXes, the stock brakes work pretty well.
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:17 AM   #8
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Double the recommendation to stick with 17s if autoXing is a priority and SS lines/pads/fluid/swaybars before rotors/BBK.

Prodrive or other mild performance spring will be OK on stock dampers for a while but plan on replacing them after not too long.
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:32 AM   #9
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i just ordered 18x8 ce28n 16lbs!
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Old 03-25-2005, 10:46 AM   #10
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if you really want good wheels for autox then get the smallest possible. If I had the money I would buy this set of 15" legacy wheels.. but I dont have money now, so I am just using the stock 16" for autox, and my 17" rotas for street.
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:55 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the feedback guys!
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:21 PM   #12
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fyi, SSR has a wheel that looks a lot like the PFF-7. they come in various sizes also, oh, and much lighter, oh, and much $$$....
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Old 03-25-2005, 05:38 PM   #13
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18s will be rough for a daily driver. Prodrive springs will be fine on stock struts. Get 225 tires and you won't rub.
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