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Old 07-20-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
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Ok sooo after the shop gave me a 35 offset for an 05 WRX i called them and the informed me that Konig doesnt make a 45 offset Imagine wheel in black.....so he told me he could take off 5 mm or whatever to make the tires not rub.....now the question is should i let him do it or try to get my money back?
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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get your money back .... even 40mm will not work correctly
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Old 07-20-2005, 06:12 PM   #3
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ye but if he machines it down to 45...i guesswhat i am trying to say is does anyone know about this process? grinding down the rim to get the right offset? he ensures me that its safe and that the manufactures do the same thing to their wheels but it sounds fishy to me...
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Old 07-20-2005, 06:31 PM   #4
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get ur money back , its not worth him screwing up and then ur wheel doesnt roll right.. and then the possibility of coming off... just get a new wheel altogether with a safe offset
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Old 07-20-2005, 06:39 PM   #5
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yea the more i think about it the more i want to return them.....the guys being a bitch because he says no returns on wheels blah blah...but he said hes ganna call me back to tell me whats up so ill be wiating
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Old 07-20-2005, 07:42 PM   #6
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ok so before i go in and act a fool.....is a 225/45 tire to big for 05 WRX? It is rubbing now but i am %99 sure that it rubs becuase of the offset....anyone know for sure?
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Old 07-20-2005, 08:19 PM   #7
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What does taking 10mm or even 5mm do to the structural integrity of the rim? Rims have to take a hell-of-a-lot of force every time you hit a bump. Making them that much thinner seems very risky to me.
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Old 07-20-2005, 08:39 PM   #8
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thats what im saying man
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A great big, whole bunch of people, here, run 225/45-17's with absolutly no rubbing issues what-so-ever, ever.
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would that mean that 225/45/18 would be fine....im guessing they are i mean as long as i have corect offset everything should be fine
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:33 PM   #11
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ok so before i go in and act a fool.....is a 225/45 tire to big for 05 WRX? It is rubbing now but i am %99 sure that it rubs becuase of the offset....anyone know for sure?
i run that on my gc...
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:51 PM   #12
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would that mean that 225/45/18 would be fine....im guessing they are i mean as long as i have corect offset everything should be fine
....ASSuming is bad juju....a 225/40-18 is a much better size choice.
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yes it is a better size choice...if you didnt ASSume, and actually read the post you would see that i already have the tires and the question was asking if the tires are to big....not if they are a "much better size choice".....thanks tho
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....they are too big, IMO.
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:30 AM   #15
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It depends on the tire, as long as they're within .3" of the stock 25.1" total diameter, then all is well. Even the Subaru factory accessory 17" wheel/tire combo is 24.6", which is a little far for my taste. The Continental TS790 is 25.3" total diameter in 225/45, but it's a winter tire.
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225/45-17 or 225/40-18 are the correct sizes
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alrite i got refunded for the rims and 2 tires...so i am stuck with 2 225/45/18 tires......should I
A.get another 2 of the same size
B.get 2 225/40/18 and use them for the back and keep the 45 on the front
C.get 2 225/40/18 and use them for the front and keep the 40 on the back
D.try to sell and get all new 225/40/18?
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alrite i got refunded for the rims and 2 tires...so i am stuck with 2 225/45/18 tires......should I
A.get another 2 of the same size
B.get 2 225/40/18 and use them for the back and keep the 45 on the front
C.get 2 225/40/18 and use them for the front and keep the 40 on the back
D.try to sell and get all new 225/40/18?

....no...no...no...yes.
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where to sell them and why do u feel so strongly about not having 45?
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where to sell them and why do u feel so strongly about not having 45?

ebay and they are the wrong size....a taller tire is, IMO, a bad thing for a WRX.
I went with a slightly shorter tire than a 'correct' size, 235/40-17 and am lovin' it.....unless you drive a LOT on the highway....then a taller tire might be better for mileage, but is bad for performance.
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well i drive 50 miles on the highway everyday....what kind of performance will i be missing out on?......no sharp turns??will it rub???
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well i drive 50 miles on the highway everyday....what kind of performance will i be missing out on?......no sharp turns??will it rub???


....might rub....but the car will be sluggish....especially with a heavy wheel.

I don't give a rats ass what the hell it looks like as long as it performes well.....and big, heavy, too tall wheel/tires aren't on my hit list....

...some nice, light, 17's and forget the heavy 18's....IMO.
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225/45-18 is too big. Even 225/40-18 is a little bigger than stock, but a hell of a lot closer. My suggestion would be to sell the 225/45-18 tires, and get a set of 17's with 225/45-17 tires. www.ebay.com or www.craigslist.com are two good places to start. If you have to have 18's get 225/40-18. 225/45-18 is just too big for the WRX.
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Screw that, 255 40 17 is the only way to go!!!!

Listen to them though, they are completely right. You DO NOT want a taller tire on a wrx. There is not enough torque to drive the thing and it will make the car feel slower than it already is.
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alrite if you guys know anyone thats intrested tell them to pm me...i have two 225/45/18 toyo proxe 4 withabout 1000 miles on them thanks for your help!
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