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Old 10-11-2012, 09:08 AM   #1219
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Originally Posted by FlexMentallo
I am trying to decide between two tire sizes for wheels that I have coming in a few months and wanted to get opinions from this thread.

year: 2011
model: WRX 5DR
wheels : TE37SL 18x9.5 +45
tire : Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position All-Seasons either 255/35R18 or 265/35R18
suspension: Stock (for now, I may go for a small drop later, not interested in the super slammed thing, I need to do more research on coilovers and springs before doing this)
usage : daily driver

I read this entire thread, sounds like with the 255s I may get away with no fender roll, 265s will almost definitely need a fender roll. There was only a couple of folks in that thread running 18/9.5 wheels with +44/45 offsets - most seem to have +38s in this wheel size.

The 265s are probably my preferred choice - I like the meatier look, they are closer to stock wheel diameter, and I like the idea of putting more rubber on the road. My concern with them is if they are going to rub on the inside struts at all. Or I might just ***** out and get 255s.

I don't mind getting my fenders rolled if I have to, I am more interested on getting opinions on 255s vs 265s with this wheel size and offset - especially from folks running a similar setup.

Or feel free to yell at me for being a dumbass, I know that happens a lot in this thread.
I plan on getting DPT's 18x9.5 +44 with 265/35/18's on stock suspension and my research tells me it will fit no problem.
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