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Old 06-07-2020, 04:32 PM   #4701
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Iím running 255/50/18 on 8Ē wheels with +45 offset. Slight rubbing driver side front. Slight rubbing inner wheel well back but not too bad. Didnít roll fenders and havenít needed too.
Likely going to a 255/40/18 when I get new tires just to give a little more space and get closer to stock diameter. Steering controls feel pretty good though.
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Old 11-13-2020, 07:13 PM   #4702
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Hey guys need some advice.

I'm running 18x9 + 40 wheels and lowered on cusco coilovers with 245/40/18 tires

I want to get a decent amount of camber without having to roll guards. What are my options as I don't like the idea of rolling rear guards. I prefer to keep it all original if possible.

Currently it clears with -2.5 in rear camber & -2.0 camber at the front. No rub

I prefer to have it the less camber in the rear if possible -1.8 camber to eliminate under steer. Is there anyway to do this without rolling rears? Will lower profile tires work 245/35/18? or smaller width tire 235/40/18?

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


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Old 03-27-2021, 07:38 PM   #4703
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Hey all looking at a set of Konig Rennform wheel 18x9 +38mm. It seems these will fit my 2012 wrx with possible minor fender rolling. Can anyone confirm? Thanks
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:53 PM   #4704
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I am hoping someone can help me solve an issue with our 2011 wrx.

We bought new wheels (18x9.5 +38) and tires (255 35 18). While this may not have been an optimal choice, it is what we have...

Issue: during hard turns out under load the rear tires scrape on the fender.

What are our options (other than changing wheels/tires)?

-Fender rolling? If so, any suggestion around Putnam, NY?
-Coilovers? Anything less expensive?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-14-2021, 10:18 PM   #4705
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Super late to this thread but that's typically how it goes I guess. I have a 2013 WRX sedan and am looking to get some new wheels and tires. The wheels I'm looking at are 18x9.5 +25, I saw your comment about going down in offset to compensate for rubbing would +25 offset be too little for a 9.5 wide wheel? Currently on stock suspension but looking to get some coilovers in the near future. Would I need to roll my fenders aswell once I get my coilovers on? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-17-2021, 12:00 PM   #4706
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Hey all looking at a set of Konig Rennform wheel 18x9 +38mm. It seems these will fit my 2012 wrx with possible minor fender rolling. Can anyone confirm? Thanks
Again, it's not the WHEEL that interferes with the car, it's the TIRE. Without talking tire sizes, we can't really say. That said, and ideal tire size for a 9" wide wheel would be a 255 width. A 255/35R18 will probably require rear fender rolling. A 245/40R18 will probably not.

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I am hoping someone can help me solve an issue with our 2011 wrx.

We bought new wheels (18x9.5 +38) and tires (255 35 18). While this may not have been an optimal choice, it is what we have...

Issue: during hard turns out under load the rear tires scrape on the fender.

What are our options (other than changing wheels/tires)?

-Fender rolling? If so, any suggestion around Putnam, NY?
-Coilovers? Anything less expensive?
Coilovers do not change the amount the wheel moves or where it moves, so although the spring rates will usually be higher (meaning the suspension will compress less under most conditions), it will eventually compress all the way and if it rubbed before it will rub after. That would indicate fender rolling is the way to permanently solve your problem, assuming you don't want to put narrower tires and/or higher-offset wheels.

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The wheels I'm looking at are 18x9.5 +25, I saw your comment about going down in offset to compensate for rubbing would +25 offset be too little for a 9.5 wide wheel?
You are mis-understanding offset. +25 sticks out 20mm MORE than +45. An 18x9.5" +25 wheel is a terrible idea on a Subaru. Re-read the very first posts in this thread.

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Old 06-21-2021, 08:58 AM   #4707
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Hoping for some help. I've read through most of this, and checked Fitment Industries gallery, and I believe that I should be able to get the wheel/tire combo I'm looking at for my 2014 Hatch:

Enkei TS-5: 18x9.5 +45
Tires: 255 40 18

I know I'll need to get fenders rolled and am prepared to do so.

2 questions....

1) just wanted to get an opinion on if my understanding here is correct and that this wheel/tire combo will fit

2) Was planning on throwing Blizzaks on my stock wheels for a winter tire setup. Anyone see an issue there? If no, what size tire should I be looking for? I know a lot of people will size down the wheel an inch on a winter setup but hoping to avoid buying 2 sets of wheels if I dont need to!
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Old 06-21-2021, 12:29 PM   #4708
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Hoping for some help. I've read through most of this, and checked Fitment Industries gallery, and I believe that I should be able to get the wheel/tire combo I'm looking at for my 2014 Hatch:

Enkei TS-5: 18x9.5 +45
Tires: 255 40 18

I know I'll need to get fenders rolled and am prepared to do so.

2 questions....

1) just wanted to get an opinion on if my understanding here is correct and that this wheel/tire combo will fit
You'll make life a lot easier on yourself if you do a 255/35R18, and not a 255/40R18, which is 1.2% taller than even the stock STI tire, and 2.8% taller than the stock 17" WRX tire.

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2) Was planning on throwing Blizzaks on my stock wheels for a winter tire setup. Anyone see an issue there? If no, what size tire should I be looking for?
I usually just do the OEM tire size for winter tires. In deep snow, a narrow tire will be better, but then you are suffering with the narrower tire all the other times. Plus a narrower tire leaves the edges of the wheel exposed.

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Old 06-22-2021, 01:21 PM   #4709
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Default Tires 235/50R17 on WRX 2011

I need help.
I have a WRX 2011 hatchback, I use the original wheels with 235/45/R17 tires.
I have problems in my garage, the car scrapes a little at the entrance, I was wondering if putting a 235/50/R17 tire could alleviate the problem. Would this measure raise the car's height a little in relation to the ground? Or would this tire profile (50) bring me fitting problems?

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Old 06-22-2021, 04:30 PM   #4710
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I need help.
I have a WRX 2011 hatchback, I use the original wheels with 235/45/R17 tires.
I have problems in my garage, the car scrapes a little at the entrance, I was wondering if putting a 235/50/R17 tire could alleviate the problem. Would this measure raise the car's height a little in relation to the ground? Or would this tire profile (50) bring me fitting problems?
I would not do that. You will get 1/2" of additional ground clearance, but the tire is a full 1" larger in diameter, so you are likely to have tire-to-fender liner interference problems. Plus your speedometer/odo will be off by 4%.

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Old 06-30-2021, 05:22 AM   #4711
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Hi guys will 18x9.5 +45 on a 245/40/18 tyre fit without rolling rear guards? If so how much rear camber will I need to run to clear? Lowered on coilovers.
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Old 07-13-2021, 12:37 PM   #4712
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Hi guys will 18x9.5 +45 on a 245/40/18 tyre fit without rolling rear guards?
That should fit easily.

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Old 07-24-2021, 01:21 AM   #4713
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Hey guys,


I can confirm the below sizes fit without rolling rear guards and lowered on coilover suspension.


SETUP 1

18x9+40 on 245/40/18 running -2.5 camber at rear to clear

SETUP 2

18x9.5 on 245/35/18 running -2.0 camber at rear


These sizes are probably the max width specs you can go any lower offsets you will need to roll rear guards.
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