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Old 07-29-2005, 06:51 PM   #1
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I just got my new wheels in today... Thought I'd share a few photo's.. 18"x8.5 +44






Trying to decide on some tires right now... looking to go with a 245/35/18 or a 255/35/18... any suggestions?
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Old 07-29-2005, 06:59 PM   #2
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:11 PM   #3
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Those are some sweet wheels , when are you installing those on your STi? Please post pics as soon as you do!
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:47 PM   #4
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I just got my new wheels in today... Thought I'd share a few photo's.. 18"x8.5 +44

Trying to decide on some tires right now... looking to go with a 245/35/18 or a 255/35/18... any suggestions?
I don't think a 255 will clear your fender lip with a +44 offset... you would want something closer to +50.
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:12 PM   #5
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:58 PM   #6
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zasy: I'm going to make a trip to The Tirerack tomorrow so they should be mounted by tomorrow.

Jweiss: After rolling the rear fender lip the 255's should fit... If not 245's definately will...

BlackWagon: I bought these new from Raja at Euro Auto Concepts. They just came in after a couple month wait. They're not the 17"s that are still for sale if that's what you are referring to.

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Old 07-29-2005, 11:02 PM   #7
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Jweiss: After rolling the rear fender lip the 255's should fit... If not 245's definately will...
You won't fit 255's with a +40 offset, even with fender lips rolled. You can fit 255s on a '04 with a +50 offset rolling the fenders, or 255s on a '05 with a +50 offset w/o rolling the fenders. But with a +40 offset the 255s will be about 1 cm past the inside of your fender.

I would try the 245.
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:34 PM   #8
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the offset is +44 not +40...

But yeah, I'm going to see what setup I can manage. I will most likely go with some 245's but just want to see about the 255's. Thanks for the input

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Old 07-30-2005, 01:39 AM   #9
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There is no one-size will (or will not) fit blanket statement that can be made regarding a 18x8.5 +44 and 245/35 or 255/35 tires.

Depending on the particular tire selected, the 255s may very well fit, while a 245/35 in a different model (even from the same manufacturer) may not.

Tire sizes are anything but absolute... I've seen .5-inch or more section width & tread width difference in this size, mounted on the same width wheel. OA diameter is going to play a role too, along with ride height (aftermarket springs? coilovers?) as well as camber.

I've had shaved 225/45/17s rub on rolled fenders when mounted on 8.5 +48 ('04 STi).
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Old 07-30-2005, 01:45 AM   #10
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^^ Good point. That's why I will be testing a few different tires/sizes.
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Old 07-30-2005, 03:38 PM   #11
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Well went to tirerack today. I had trouble finding tires that were the size I wanted. I ended up with some 245/35/18 Goodyear Eagle F1's...

Here's a few quick snapshots:




I will take some better pictures with a better camera later.

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Old 07-30-2005, 04:55 PM   #12
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Can't wait to see a few more shots with your 'other' camera. Looks great so far, well done!
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Old 08-01-2005, 02:53 AM   #13
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Beautiful... I have another rim brotha!

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Old 08-01-2005, 04:52 AM   #14
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Nice rims bro..
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Old 08-01-2005, 06:10 PM   #15
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InfamousDX: Yea I saw your pictures in the new parts thread. What tires are you going to mount on them?
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:34 AM   #16
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these rims are nice. Suprisingly, they look good on the WRB also.
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Old 08-02-2005, 01:52 PM   #17
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look nice, but use a tripod next time
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:17 AM   #18
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^ ha yea, I know... I just wanted to take some quick snapshots.

I will post some better less blurry pictures of the car in a bit.
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:42 PM   #19
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What's up with those side skirts? Where are your stockies? Have you dropped your car?

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Old 08-03-2005, 11:30 PM   #20
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I ditched the stock side skirts for painted wrx ones and JDM aero guards front and rear.

The car is lowered on coilovers, I'm going to drop it some more tomorrow after an alignment...
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