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Old 04-19-2005, 01:25 AM   #1
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Default Will 17x9 ET48 fit on all 4 corners??

I tried the wheel forum but something tells me this crowd will know better. Im very new to the subaru scene so Im still learning what will fit. I can get the wheels in any offset I want so if 48 is to low I can do 53 or whatever is recomended. Thanks for your insight.
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:41 AM   #2
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i think 48 would be optimal. should be the highest with lower offsets being doable, but should work with fender rolling
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:43 AM   #3
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I think it would work, but i also think this is in the wrong forum.
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:45 AM   #4
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Yea Im sorry my thread just hasnt gotten any response over there and these wheels take forever and a month to get.

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I think it would work, but i also think this is in the wrong forum.
Thanks for the insight. this should look amazing!
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Old 04-19-2005, 02:50 AM   #5
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It would help to know what your sticking this on. I've seen 9" wide wheels only on 05 STi so far without having to modify the fenders.
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Old 04-19-2005, 02:55 AM   #6
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Good Lord do you want to understeer or WHAT?? Why in the hell would want to run 255 tires?
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Old 04-19-2005, 03:12 AM   #7
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i put 9" wide konig moonson on my 02 wrx wagon..no problem at all...
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Old 04-19-2005, 09:41 AM   #8
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Good Lord do you want to understeer or WHAT?? Why in the hell would want to run 255 tires?

i'm running 17x9s up front with 255 toyo ra-1s all around. Car handles amazing. No understeering what so ever. I dont know why you think the car would understeer just by putting huge tires on it.
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:20 AM   #9
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I wouldnt run 255's anyway.

This is going on an 02 WRX sedan.
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:42 AM   #10
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18x9 +41 with a 255/35/18 Toyo T1-S Tire...

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Old 04-19-2005, 01:29 PM   #11
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18x9 +41 with a 255/35/18 Toyo T1-S Tire...

wow, one of the hottest, most aggressive wheel/tire set up on a Impreza I have seen so far, good job! Look very nice!

Go 265 next time, that is what I am getting next, I just confirmed it would fit
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:30 PM   #12
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Good Lord do you want to understeer or WHAT?? Why in the hell would want to run 255 tires?
increasing or decreasing tire size on all 4 wheels together do not change the balance of the car
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:52 PM   #13
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i've always thought that when u go with wider wheels u need a lower offset in order to clear the struts. so i'd think u'll need a lower offset than 48, maybe around 40+ since the 8" wide Volks have a 44+ offset. if u rub with the fenders thats easy fix just roll or even cut ur fenders, but if u rub with ur struts u cant just shave off part of ur struts right? but again the 17x8.5 volks have a 50+ offset and they fit fine on the STi, so dont quote me on this......
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:57 PM   #14
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Any fender mods? If so what and do you still rub after??

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Old 04-19-2005, 02:15 PM   #15
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Any fender mods? If so what and do you still rub after??
front fenders are untouched, the rear fenders were cut by my body shop before the car was painted. They just took down the lip on the inner fender, doesnt rub at all...
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i've always thought that when u go with wider wheels u need a lower offset in order to clear the struts. so i'd think u'll need a lower offset than 48, maybe around 40+ since the 8" wide Volks have a 44+ offset. if u rub with the fenders thats easy fix just roll or even cut ur fenders, but if u rub with ur struts u cant just shave off part of ur struts right? but again the 17x8.5 volks have a 50+ offset and they fit fine on the STi, so dont quote me on this......

Sorry, had to quote you cause your right. I'm running TE37s 17x8.5 +50 offset with S0-3s 245/40, and I only have about ~2 mm of clearence from the rear strut. As for the rear fenders, I had to remove the rubber strip because they mere rubbing a bit.


I was thinking off going to 17x9 as well, and have already done all the calculations. The absolut highest offset you can go with is +44 maybe +45 on the stock strut, and even then you'll have to roll the rear fenders if you plan on lowering the car.

p.s. I'm riding on pink struts and springs, so I don't know how the struts compare to each other size wise. I'd say go with 17x9 +44
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I REALLY would like to see a pic of your car, white STi with 17x8.5 +50 offset Are the TE37 white? If you have a pic, please post it, I would really appreciate it
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My 17x9's up front are et53. They have about 5mm clearance on the coilovers. Just enough to prevent rubbing.
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Sorry, had to quote you cause your right. I'm running TE37s 17x8.5 +50 offset with S0-3s 245/40, and I only have about ~2 mm of clearence from the rear strut. As for the rear fenders, I had to remove the rubber strip because they mere rubbing a bit.

I was thinking off going to 17x9 as well, and have already done all the calculations. The absolut highest offset you can go with is +44 maybe +45 on the stock strut, and even then you'll have to roll the rear fenders if you plan on lowering the car.

p.s. I'm riding on pink struts and springs, so I don't know how the struts compare to each other size wise. I'd say go with 17x9 +44
I agree 17x9 +44 would fit. I just put some 18x8.5 +45 on my 04' STi, like a few have said, the rear strut clearance is the concern, for my wheel, there is about 1/4" (~6mm) of clearance between the wheel and the strut on the rear. I say go with +44 or lower would be safe, a +43 would be safer......

Keep in mind, your camber setting have a direct effect on your wheel/tire clearance with these very aggressive width set up.....
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My 17x9's up front are et53. They have about 5mm clearance on the coilovers. Just enough to prevent rubbing.
The front is wide open, the rear is the concern. Basically whatever fit on the rear would fit on the front..
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Old 04-19-2005, 03:31 PM   #21
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since we're thinking wide, i dont think most of you have seen this STi.
I think they're 305s, or something.
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Old 04-19-2005, 03:58 PM   #22
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you have any more shots of this car?
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:13 PM   #23
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I believe they are 275's not 305's. Not sure about the rim size....18x?? CCW Wheels. I think trhoppe on here would know....mainly hangs out in the motorsports forum.



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Well my rears are 17x8.5 et 48 with the 255, i dunno if that helps at all.
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since we're thinking wide, i dont think most of you have seen this STi.
I think they're 305s, or something.
tires that stick outside of the fender with 1000 lbs springs suspension that don't travel at all don't count in my book. With those kind of set up, the width is limitless, the car just can't turn a whole lot
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