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Old 08-18-2019, 09:34 AM   #8258
Norm Peterson
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Join Date: Mar 2019
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: our wrx IS the family sedan
'19 WRX Limited 6MT
'08 Mustang GT (the toy)


Originally Posted by MountainMan10 View Post
Tire rack shows a wheel 18x9 with a 55 offset for the WRX. So the OEM 55 mm offset is OK with at least some wheels even with a 9 inch width. This implies the stock inside clearance is more than 7mm.
A really crude measurement of the clearance between the inner wheel flange and the strut on my '19 WRX shows about 19 mm clearance there (that being the OD of the 1/2" socket that I could slip through that space).

From that, you should be able to go all the way to the OE +55 offset with 18x9.5 wheels before strut rubbing even starts to be a concern.

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