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Old 04-26-2020, 09:00 PM   #5851
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Hey everyone, I’m sure this has been answered. I just picked up a STOCK 04 GD. I’m looking to get the most aggressive look but not roll and pull fenders. I’ve been reading and researching and I think this will work but I am hoping someone can confirm.

Rota Grid
17x8 +44
Or
17x9 +42

Car will soon be on coilovers and ideally the fender just above the tire


Will either of these rub? Also, what tire size would be used for a spirited, functional weekend use car?

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Old 04-28-2020, 11:41 AM   #5852
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I知 looking to get the most aggressive look but not roll and pull fenders.
This is not possible. If you want the "MOST" aggressive look you will need roll/pull fenders. GD chassis doesn't have that much clearance.

245/40 is prob your best bet, and you will rub depending on how low you go. Unless you want to stretch tire then you can use your best judgement on previous setups.
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Old 05-03-2020, 12:41 PM   #5853
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Default 17x8 + 53 wrx wheels on 2015 Impreza

This forum is mostly WRX models and cant find the fitment I'm looking for.

anyone running any wrx wheels on a newer Impreza?

I'm looking at running the 17x8 +53 with either 215 or 225 on a 2015 Impreza, stock wheel/tire is a 17x7 +48 205/50.

Concerned with contact at the strut with the wheels pushed in further
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:55 PM   #5854
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This is not possible. If you want the "MOST" aggressive look you will need roll/pull fenders. GD chassis doesn't have that much clearance.

245/40 is prob your best bet, and you will rub depending on how low you go. Unless you want to stretch tire then you can use your best judgement on previous setups.
I guess I wasn稚 explaining myself correctly. I知 looking for wheel fitments that I won稚 have to roll my fenders with being lowered to a finger gap or so
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Old 05-04-2020, 08:32 AM   #5855
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I guess I wasn’t explaining myself correctly. I’m looking for wheel fitments that I won’t have to roll my fenders with being lowered to a finger gap or so
Probably better forget about "aggressive" defined as "flush" . . .


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Old 05-06-2020, 09:21 PM   #5856
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Probably better forget about "aggressive" defined as "flush" . . .


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With that being said what can I fit with the lowest offset? I知 not opposed to rolling after reading about it. I知 just terrified trying to roll 16 year old paint, even after heating. Am I nuts? I guess I should add that I have a set of ISC coils waiting to go on the car
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Old 05-07-2020, 01:06 PM   #5857
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With that being said what can I fit with the lowest offset? I知 not opposed to rolling after reading about it. I知 just terrified trying to roll 16 year old paint, even after heating. Am I nuts? I guess I should add that I have a set of ISC coils waiting to go on the car
Hopefully somebody who is more appearance-centered than I will be able to help you with that. Especially once more than a truly minimal amount of lowering is envisioned (like 15mm or less).

I get your concern with respect to rolling and old paint. I wouldn't want to do that either.


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Old 05-10-2020, 12:33 AM   #5858
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2009 WRX hatch
Volk ce28 18x8.5 +44
235/40/18 tire
All stock except 4pot swap
Will the volks clear the front fenders of the narrowbody? I know width is pushing it, my 17x8 +45 barely clear up front.
Ideally looking for functional fitment with a slight drop in the future.
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Old 05-11-2020, 11:08 AM   #5859
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Does anyone know if the 2014 stock WRX wheels and tires will fit on a 2002 Impreza sport? I'm more concerned about the width of the wheel and if it will fit in the wheel well w/o contacting during turning

2014 WRX Wheels/tires
-5x100 bolt pattern
-Wheel: 17"
-Tire: 235/45/R17

2002 Impreza Sport
-5x100 bolt pattern
-Wheel: 16"
-Tire: 205/55/R16

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Old 05-11-2020, 01:44 PM   #5860
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year: 2011
model: wrx hatchback
wheel model: BBS RS
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +0 offset
tire brand/model: Nankang
tire size:215/40
suspension: BC Racing Coilovers (Extreme Lows)
fender mods: Very minor fendor rolling
spacers: No
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Old 05-11-2020, 04:02 PM   #5861
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wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +0 offset

tire size:215/40
Those wheels are a whole inch past the max recommended width for that tire size. I like a little 'stretch' for cornering crispness, but that much is just silly.


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Old 05-14-2020, 08:33 PM   #5862
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year: 2004
model: Wrx sedan
wheel model: XXR 530
wheel size/offset: 18x8.75 +33
tire brand/model: Not sure yet - performance summer tires
tire size:245/35/18
suspension: KYB Struts, Perrin lowering springs
fender mods: Able to roll fenders, I don't want to pull or do anything that would damage the paint
spacers: If needed

I also have FHI 4pot/2pot brakes so need to clear those. I'm looking for a track fitment for performance summer tires, so I'm looking to go as wide as I can without messing up the fenders basically. Looking at 245/35/18's for the width, but not sure about clearance. 235/40 throws off the size of the tire a bit, and I think 225/40 will just be too narrow for an 8.75.

Edit: I'm looking at ESR SR12's now in 18x8.5 +35. I think they will fit better and are a nicer wheel

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Old 05-16-2020, 01:11 AM   #5863
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Year: 2002
Model: WRX
Wheel Model: Rota Grid
Wheel size/offset: 17x9 +35
Tire size: Recommendations?
Suspension: Stock
Alignment: Stock
Fender Mods: Don't really want to do any

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Old 05-17-2020, 04:58 PM   #5864
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2013 WRX hatchback. Stock wheels, stock height. 225/55/17 Falken Wildpeak Trail. Rubs a bit. Be careful haha!
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