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Old 01-18-2006, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default 2005 STI with 18x9 wheels??? RUbbing issues??

I have a 2005 STi and I want to get 18x9 wheels, I am wondering if they would rub in the front or back? ANyone have this size and any issues? ANd pictures too if you got them please. The setup woudl be

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Old 01-18-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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What size tires?
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:40 PM   #3
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Will it rub? I don't know about +35 offset, BUT 18x9 +43 doesn't. We know for a fact. Ask stirob. 18x9+43 with a 235/40 I believe, sitting on Prodrive Springs.

After much research (months worth) and much time getting the wheels (~3 months) we now know for a fact this setup will work on a lightly lowered 2005 STi. It looks as though there could be room for more of a drop, but that hasn't been tested... yet. We should have pics up on Thursday night. We will be taking some pics at the TXIC grapevine meet, and then whoring out the pics of Rob's STi.

So, in other words, don't let anyone tell you a damn thing besides that. 18x9+43 WILL fit. We've done the research and now done actual testing and it works. The ony reason i'm kinda rambling about this is because when I was researching this back summer 05 therre was no one who knew for sure. Many people said no, but I didn't believe them.
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:16 PM   #4
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I better clean my car up for thursday, you know how dirty I keep it.

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Old 01-18-2006, 05:46 PM   #5
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I better clean my car up for thursday, you know how dirty I keep it.

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blah blah blah, dirty = smudge on rear glass. where you can't see it. you keep your car soo damn clean you can eat off it.... seriously.
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Old 01-18-2006, 06:37 PM   #6
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Dont be eating near my car.
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:20 PM   #7
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widest /35 18s i can get on there

so I should be able to do it?
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:27 PM   #8
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Well, he went with a 235. It really depends on your suspension setup. We think he could of gone bigger, possibly 255 but, didn't want to risk anything. Best bet would be to stick with the 235... maybe 245.
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:50 PM   #9
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=861404

read down toward the bottom... the zero sport sti has 18x 9's
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:25 PM   #10
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Im glad I went with 235/40 rather than the 255/35. Im thinking of lowering it a little more since Ive got plenty of room to play with, I dont think I would have had that option with the 255's.

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what you gona go with Rob?
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:56 PM   #12
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+35 offset i would bet it would rub unless you are running like 12-15k spring rates all around and not lowerd
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:20 PM   #13
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what you gona go with Rob?
Ive been hearing good things cobb sport springs, might go in that direction.
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Old 01-19-2006, 04:03 PM   #14
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I don't know bout the offset tho... Mine is 18x8 +37 and it stick out a lil' bit in the front
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I don't know bout the offset tho... Mine is 18x8 +37 and it stick out a lil' bit in the front

Bit of a difference between that and a 18x9.
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Old 01-20-2006, 11:14 AM   #16
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It sounds like im going to have lots of problems with 18x9s so i think im just going to go with 18x7.5. They dont make the wheel i want in 18x8. :-( GUess just need to get some wide meaty tires to compensate! :-)
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It sounds like im going to have lots of problems with 18x9s so i think im just going to go with 18x7.5. They dont make the wheel i want in 18x8. :-( GUess just need to get some wide meaty tires to compensate! :-)
Not if you get the right offset.

And it is semi-difficult getting "meaty" tires on a 7.5" wide wheel.
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