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Old 08-13-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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Question 18x9

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I am looking to buy some volks here when my stock tires wear out. I was looking at what a shop had thats an authorized dealer and they had some listed under the STi that were 18x9" (+43 offset, 5x114.3)... I was wondering if this would fit on my MY05 STi? I wasn't sure if the 9" wide wheel will fit so I am asking here if anyone knows it will or has done it. Please let me know. Thanks.

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Old 08-13-2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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Wheels seem a bit wide. Probably need to roll the rear fenders, especially if you intend on running anything wider than 235's.
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Old 08-13-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
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I agree with HomerJay, with an offset of +43 you'll probably rub. I have a friend with 18X8.5's @ +48 and he has very little room left outside his 225's, think 2/8ths of an inch.
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:28 PM   #4
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I need to know the answer to this same question, Im looking at putting the same size wheel (18x9 +43) on an 05 STi lowered with prodrive springs (very mild drop). What size tire will fit on this size wheel without rubbing if there is one? Ive searched and searched and cannot find an answer please help.

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Old 01-08-2006, 02:28 AM   #5
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Hey guys,

I am looking to buy some volks here when my stock tires wear out. I was looking at what a shop had thats an authorized dealer and they had some listed under the STi that were 18x9" (+43 offset, 5x114.3)... I was wondering if this would fit on my MY05 STi? I wasn't sure if the 9" wide wheel will fit so I am asking here if anyone knows it will or has done it. Please let me know. Thanks.

_Clint
I have a similar set up on my 04 STI. CE28 17x9 +43 in the front and 17x8.5 +52 in the rear and wrapped with 255/40/17. We can't run 9" width wheel in the rear. Unless you pull your rear fender out or go for wide body. And there is a lot of modification needed to run such as setup.
As I know Volk does not have similar offset in 18" for 5x114.3 bolt pattern.

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Old 01-08-2006, 09:50 AM   #6
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18X8.5 48 offset tires 245/35/18 BFR Fenders rolled.
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:32 PM   #7
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I have a similar set up on my 04 STI. CE28 17x9 +43 in the front and 17x8.5 +52 in the rear and wrapped with 255/40/17. We can't run 9" width wheel in the rear. Unless you pull your rear fender out or go for wide body. And there is a lot of modification needed to run such as setup.
As I know Volk does not have similar offset in 18" for 5x114.3 bolt pattern.

William
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If i'm not mistaken, thats the set up the Cusco STi street car runs too. I know it was a 1/2" difference from front to less wide in back. Don't even ask me if the offsets are the same.
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If i'm not mistaken, thats the set up the Cusco STi street car runs too. I know it was a 1/2" difference from front to less wide in back. Don't even ask me if the offsets are the same.
A lot of JDM tuner car runs these setup. I personally not recommend these setup for daily drive car. Unless, you do a lot of road racing or auto crossing

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yeah, I can imagine it really complicates tire rotation!
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:43 AM   #11
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Now that's a nice car. Nice to see someone doing something different.
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Any info for the tire size?
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:16 AM   #13
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255 or 265 ?
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...highlight=18x9

He said he was using 255/35/18 all around.
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:58 AM   #15
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255 or 265 ?
If sick JDMAddict can fit 265/35/18 on 18 X 8.5 +45 on MY04 then yes it can be done only w/ fender rolling

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=265%2F35%2F18


But I would much prefer 255/35/18 as 265 is just too extreme...
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it all depends on what the car is used for.

if it is only street driven you don't need as much clearance on the outside, but if the car is autox'd or track driven you need to either a.) make sure your tire can tuck inside the wheel or b.) have a stiff enough suspension that the tire doesn't tuck inside the wheel.

EAuto,
I really like that setup you have for wheels/tires....feel free to post pics
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^^^=Lateral pole vault?
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:06 PM   #18
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Here is some pics





Old setup
RT615 255/40/17

New Setup
Hoosier slick 245/40/17
3.8 degree camber in the front
2.5 degree camber in the rear

turns like on the rail road track

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