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Old 07-31-2005, 02:11 AM   #1
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Hey guys i need some help i put on my rims finally and put on nitto 555 on the rims, i have 5zigen hyper measured at 18 by 7.5 with a 48 mm offset, but my back ones are soo low and its rubbing on the black part not the inside but that black area, i have tein h tech on the car as well, but i was wondering what do i do? can a aligment fix that? do i need spacers? do i need caber bolt? i have no idea what to do.....
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Old 07-31-2005, 02:12 AM   #2
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o yea im running 225/40/18 for the tires
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Old 07-31-2005, 04:42 PM   #3
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someone plz pass me ur knowledge ; (
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Old 07-31-2005, 04:49 PM   #4
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Raise the rear or add negative camber.
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Old 07-31-2005, 05:38 PM   #5
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or get 215's in the back or all around. all around would keep em all even but I've heard its a good thing to go 225 upfront and 215 down back to equal out the understeer. so everything sticks evenly. good luck. I'm slamming my wagon tomorrow with B+G' coilovers and I have 17x7'5 with 215s I'll let you know
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:44 PM   #6
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Wagon or sedan? I'm running the same setup on my sedan 18"x7.5" 48 offset - p-zero neros 225-40-18 and no rubbing (not even close to rubbing).
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Old 07-31-2005, 07:10 PM   #7
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sedan im surprised i thought there would never be any rubbing issue how can i just raise the rear? like its kind of driving me nuts i dont even want to drive it unless its to get it aligned im going to take some pictures and c how many finger gap i have in the rear
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Old 07-31-2005, 07:47 PM   #8
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Are you sure about the size and offset? You need to double check and make sure you got the correct wheels. You should not be rubbing based on the info you posted. Something is wrong! If you rubbing on the outside of the tire try removing the black rubber seal. If thats not enough you would need to roll the wheel opening lip.
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Old 07-31-2005, 08:18 PM   #9
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....pull the black rubber fender moldings off, and done.
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Old 07-31-2005, 11:49 PM   #10
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im afraid when i do its going to hit the body ... but i was wondering could the springs not be compressed right?? or any way to tuck the tires in... because its rubbinb on the edge and the tire kind of sticks out
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Old 08-01-2005, 01:23 PM   #11
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if my tires are a bit out if i get the camber that will fix the problem in my rear??
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:24 PM   #12
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Are you sure about the size and offset? You need to double check and make sure you got the correct wheels. You should not be rubbing based on the info you posted. Something is wrong!
yes, check the wheels - which are also available in 18x7.5 5x100 ET35. It would not be the first time that someone was sold ET48 but actually got ET35 - it should list the offset right on the wheel - remember to check all 4.

Your alignment would have to be miles off to get an ET48 18x7.5 to rub on a WRX sedan with any 225/40x18 that I'm aware of. If the wheels check out - and the tires, for that matter - then alignment followed by other suspension related issues.

there's lots of sedan owners running 18x8 ET48 Rotas with 225/40x18's - no problem...
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:13 PM   #13
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yea thast what i was thinking too ; (
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:34 PM   #14
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would i be rubbing in all the tires because the front are no where close to rubbing... at all
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Wagon or sedan? I'm running the same setup on my sedan 18"x7.5" 48 offset - p-zero neros 225-40-18 and no rubbing (not even close to rubbing).
Yeah, you shouldn't be rubbing especially with a sedan.
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if got ET35 rims wouldnt my front rub as well? well thx alot for eveyones help im going to take it to someone here in socal and have him look at it... and take it from there
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I;d pull the rear wheels off and check the sticker on the sinde - it should give the specs.

18x7.5 +48 wont rub even on a lowered car. Only other thing that makes sense is that your particular tire is wider than most. Remember, tire sizes are like shirts - not all larges are alike, and not all 225/40/18 are the same physcial dimensions

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I have an 04 wrx sedan dropped 1.5 in the rear, 18x8.5 5zigen fno1rc
Had massive rubbing issues... only went away after I had my fenders cut. (Removing the black fender moldings was not enough)
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check out www.rollyourfender.com

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Wagon or sedan? I'm running the same setup on my sedan 18"x7.5" 48 offset - p-zero neros 225-40-18 and no rubbing (not even close to rubbing).
hmmmmm I don't know aboout that. Yeah it wont rub if it just you in the car, but if there are passengers in the car with you then its going to rub like a mother******. Trust me I know. All i had was prodrives, kyb agx, 18x7.5 with 224-40 and still rubbing when i had four people with me. So i would say 18's would only be good if you had very stiff suspension or 3 or less people riding with you.
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or get 215's in the back or all around. all around would keep em all even but I've heard its a good thing to go 225 upfront and 215 down back to equal out the understeer. so everything sticks evenly. good luck. I'm slamming my wagon tomorrow with B+G' coilovers and I have 17x7'5 with 215s I'll let you know

no way! show me some more on this topic
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you guys do realize that not all tires in a given size are the same physical dimensions right? That is what is causing these relatively isolated rubbing issues - a 17, 18 or 19 x7l.5 with a +48 is a perfectly suitable size for a WRX sedan or wagon - wagon owners will, by and large, have to use a 215, and only in rare instances can use a 225 (especially when lowered). Sedan owners have to carefully pick tires if they go 225 - some are as wide as 235's and 245's, some are as narrow as 215's - there are countless threads of people running lowered WRX's (via springs and coils) with Rotas (whcih use 7.5 +48 on tons of their wheels) without incident. In short, it's a tire thing, not a rim thing
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:08 PM   #23
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yea i just realized that i got my car fender rolled or the molding off and one layer off and im fine now.... and the nitto are bigger then the yoko my friend has i thought it was interesting but its all taken care of now ; )

THX ALOT GUYS : )
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