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Old 04-02-2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default 245's on wagon: the inevitable question

Some idiot had to ask, and it might as well be me. Tho I did find one other inconclusive thread on a search of this forum.

So: now that 245s are legal for STX, have any of our hard-core wagon autocrossers (ahem, KC!) tried it? Or is it impossible without flares (illegal in STX), especially in back?

Not that I'm going to try it anytime soon. I'll be fine with my new 225/50-16 Kumho MXes for now. No rubbing w/stock suspension.

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Old 04-02-2003, 05:10 PM   #2
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Impossible without fender flares - both ends rub.

I've been searching in vain for some fender flares for the wagon. It looks like the only viable route would be to have them custom-built.

Note: you could solve clearance issues on the front by putting on the Sedan fenders, but I don't really like the look (someone on the Forum did this & posted pictures a while back) and custom flares cost about the same as new fenders, unless you can get lucky and find a used set of fenders in the correct color.

Note #2: there are a couple of 235's that may fit, with a 50mm+ offset wheel. However, they're really not much wider than a 225 Azenis.


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Old 04-02-2003, 05:14 PM   #3
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I don't think it's at all possible. I had to roll the rear fenders on my sedan, and there's just BARELY enough room for the tires (245/40 17 Kumho MX). I don't believe flares are legal in STX, and you'd need them to fit the tires on a wagon. You might have a chance if you stayed with stock suspension in order to fit some 50+ offset wheels, while squeezing the the tires onto 7.5" wide wheels (not recommended by tire manufacturers).
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:24 AM   #4
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I just thought I would revisit this topic, is it legal in stx to cut the fenders, this would be ugly, but effective? I am working on a set of cf flares for my wagon, but I was quite dismayed when I found out that they were stx illegal. But they are probably legal in SM , right?
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