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Old 08-03-2005, 02:06 AM   #1
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can anyone tell me that pls

will 18"x 7.5 with +42 ( 225/40/18) cause rubbing issue on a 05 WRX??

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Old 08-03-2005, 04:00 AM   #2
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Old 08-03-2005, 04:27 AM   #3
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sedan or wagon?

what specific tires?

how much have you dropped the car - what springs are you running?

FWIW, people have successfully run 18x8 ET48 wheels with 225/40x18 on the sedan with moderate drop springs, i.e. Prodrives, SPT, STI - no rubbing

ET42 is going to make it 6mm closer to the fender - can be a problem with rubbing on the rear fenderwell of a sedan depending upon how wide the tire is and how low the car is dropped. rolling the fenders will solve the problem. if you have a wagon you will have to roll the fenders with that offset even at stock suspension height - less room with the wagon - I know...
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Old 08-03-2005, 04:40 AM   #4
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sedan or wagon?

what specific tires?

how much have you dropped the car - what springs are you running?

FWIW, people have successfully run 18x8 ET48 wheels with 225/40x18 on the sedan with moderate drop springs, i.e. Prodrives, SPT, STI - no rubbing

ET42 is going to make it 6mm closer to the fender - can be a problem with rubbing on the rear fenderwell of a sedan depending upon how wide the tire is and how low the car is dropped. rolling the fenders will solve the problem. if you have a wagon you will have to roll the fenders with that offset even at stock suspension height - less room with the wagon - I know...
thx for the reply
I have a 05 WRX sedan running stock suspension (no drop at all)

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Old 08-03-2005, 04:56 AM   #5
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thx for the reply
I have a 05 WRX sedan running stock suspension...
then it may indeed work. still would be nice if you could test size the rear to see how much fender clearance you have. check out this illustration from Jon Bogert may help you to see what you're up against:

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This'll give you an idea of relative position on an '04 STI. I put this together when shopping for wheels:

you can see how close that ET46 7.5" wheel is to the fender - and I'm not sure but I think the '04 STI has a little more room than the standard WRX sedans. you might get some more help on this issue a little later in the morning - only insomniacs like me and desperate people like you are up this early in the morning...
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Old 08-10-2005, 12:58 AM   #6
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any one have more detail about it?

i have PM some member in the club... and i keep getting different answer. is there anyone actually running with the same setup ? 18x7.5 with 42mm offset using 225/40/18 on a stock height 05 WRX sedan

thx for your help

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