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Old 03-16-2021, 07:37 AM   #5901
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year: 2003
model: WRX
wheel model: Enkei T6S
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +45
tire brand/model: Kenda Vezda UHP AS
tire size: 225/40ZR18
suspension: Tein Street basis Z coilovers (little bit lower than stock waiting to put wheels in before dialing in)
alignment: stock
fender mods: None
spacers: None

wondering if i should roll fenders to run the above setup.

any tips?
This is strictly from a tire and wheel perspective - I have no idea how well any of this is going to fit your car.

A 9.5" wide wheel is outside tire industry guidelines for 225/40 tires (and it really doesn't have enough sidewall height to accommodate that much extra 'stretch').

I suggest either going with 9" wide wheels if you want to stay with the 225/40-18 tire size or going with 235/40-18 tires if you want to keep the 9.5" wheel width.


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Old 03-22-2021, 04:23 AM   #5902
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What tire size? offset? fender mods? camber? asking cause i have 18x8.5 +45 for a 04 wrx wagon and i wanna know how much tire i can fit and what i have to do to minimize rubbing. thank you
Update: ended up getting Michelin p/s a/s4 245/40/18 stock suspension with a light fender roll all around. I donít rub unless Iím going into corners at high speeds or bumps going fast. The rubbing isnít digging into my sidewall itís just grazing it. I plan on getting a flush fender roll and it should do the trick.
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Old 03-24-2021, 04:57 PM   #5903
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year: 2005
model: STI
wheel model: Enkei PF05
wheel size/offset: 17x9 +40
tire brand/model: RE71R or Pilot Sport 4S
tire size: 245/45 or 255/40
suspension: Tein Flex Z coilovers (currently 13.75 inches hub center to fender), WL sway bars, and anti lift and roll kits.
alignment: stock
fender mods: None
spacers: None

I think these will clear brembos but I don't know that for sure, I have a fender roller and plan on getting the WL rear lateral links for better adjustment as well. Trying to keep camber at -1.5 max but not sure if that is possible. I know the +42-48 range for offset would be better for fitment but I really like the PF05 and they are pretty light and come in gold lol. Just trying to see how much work it would take to fit these before I pull any triggers.

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Old 03-26-2021, 07:21 AM   #5904
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Year: 2006
model: WRX
Wheel Model: Enki RPF1
wheel size/offset: 17x9+45mm
tire brand/model: Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R
tire size: 235/45
suspension: stock (I have Tien H.Tech lowering springs I can install as well)
alignment: stock
fender mods: None
spacers: None

I'm pretty new to the fitment game and this is my first modified car, and will be my first wheel setup purchase, so I was just curious if this would fit well, or if anyone with a bit more experience than I sees something wild here or has any advice. I've been trying to do research (including Unabomber's thread) and this is what I've come up with, however still figured it would be a good idea to run it past you guys since the forums have infinitely more experience in this field than I do.
I am thinking I may have to roll my fenders to prevent rubbing, however I figure someone has certainly tried running a similar setup to this at some point and knows firsthand what is needed in order to fit this setup. Any help that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-27-2021, 07:31 PM   #5905
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This is strictly from a tire and wheel perspective - I have no idea how well any of this is going to fit your car.

A 9.5" wide wheel is outside tire industry guidelines for 225/40 tires (and it really doesn't have enough sidewall height to accommodate that much extra 'stretch').

I suggest either going with 9" wide wheels if you want to stay with the 225/40-18 tire size or going with 235/40-18 tires if you want to keep the 9.5" wheel width.


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On a 18x9 +38 offset would a 265/35/18 fit a 2012 wrx?
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:28 AM   #5906
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Here's how it plots up against OE 245/40-18 on 8.5" ET+48 wheels - I don't know how much sheetmetal clearance exists on a 2012 but it looks good on the inboard (strut) side. OE wheel and tire sizes pulled from wheel-size.com.



Hope it helps.


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Old 04-05-2021, 11:50 AM   #5907
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I have been searching high and low to try work out what the wheel and tyre setup is on this car comparing to others etc.

Hoping to find someone familiar with the car, or otherwise someone good at guessing wheel/tyre sizes as I'm trying to work out wheel size and offset, as well as tyre size as I would like to do something similar. Anyone keen to take a guess?





I'm thinking 15 or 16 inch... leaning towards 16 with perhaps a 225/55 or something like that.

Have found the pics of the car in a couple adds for king raised springs in a few places including primitive racing, but have had no luck finding wheel specs anywhere.
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:00 PM   #5908
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2007 STI
Wheel Model: BBS LM
Size / Offset: 17 x 9 +20
Tire Brand: Falken ZE950
Size: 255/40
Suspension: BC Coilovers
Alignment: ~ -2 all around
Spacers: None
Rubs rear on hard bumps

I love the look of this car! I just bought some BCs and was wondering what fender mods you did to accommodate the bigger tires? Other than your wheel offset, I have the same setup. Thanks man.

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Old 04-25-2021, 03:18 PM   #5909
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All fenders rolled and slight pull in the front.

Donít think the pull was needed but just wanted to make sure they didnít rub.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-13-2021, 11:18 AM   #5910
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Default 2007 STI Fitment Question

Year: 2007
model: STI
Wheel Model: Avid1 AV20
wheel size/offset: 17x9+35mm
tire brand/model: Michelin Pilot Sport 4s
tire size: 245/40
suspension: Feal 441 Coilovers
alignment: -2.3F/1.3R
fender mods: Rear trimmed
spacers: None

Wondering if anyone can confirm that the Avid1 AV20s with the specs above will clear the Brembos on an 07 STI. I did some searching and found info on the 18s but nothing for the 17s. I really don't want to run spacers and those spokes look pretty steep so I'm a little concerned.
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Old 05-13-2021, 04:50 PM   #5911
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2021 WRX - totally STOCK suspension

Will it fit:

18x9.5 +35
255/40 tires?
265/35 tires?

I have no plans to modify suspension at all. I want as beefy of a setup I can get on stock suspension with no rubbing issues what so ever.

Considering 18x9.5 +35mm offset, possibly a higher offset if I can find something +38 or +40, but for now Iím set on some wheels with +35.

Ideally 255/40 because itíll be beefier, but if 265/35 looks just as good Iíll go with those.

Thank you!
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Old 06-20-2021, 11:15 PM   #5912
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I have. 2018 sti was seeing if I would be able to run 18x9.5 +18 I just have stock suspension right now but Iím not opposed to rolling the fenders
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:00 AM   #5913
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Pretty sure you'd need to do more than just roll the fenders - the outer faces of the wheels and tire treads/sidewalls would be almost 2" further outboard than stock.


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Old 06-21-2021, 09:03 AM   #5914
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Year: 2015
Model: STI
Wheel Size: 18inch Stock
Tires: 245/40 ZR 18

I am looking to put some beefier tires on my STI. Currently I am running 245/40 ZR 18. Looking for a higher profile was wondering if anyone has recommendations on wheel size and tire size.
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Old 06-21-2021, 12:03 PM   #5915
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So I need a little help with some fitment I am trying to run a 18x9.5 + 18 I am assuming that I need to roll and pull the fenders.Does anybody have any insight for me on the set up
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:31 PM   #5916
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I have been searching high and low to try work out what the wheel and tyre setup is on this car comparing to others etc.

Hoping to find someone familiar with the car, or otherwise someone good at guessing wheel/tyre sizes as I'm trying to work out wheel size and offset, as well as tyre size as I would like to do something similar. Anyone keen to take a guess?

xxx

Have found the pics of the car in a couple adds for king raised springs in a few places including primitive racing, but have had no luck finding wheel specs anywhere.
Team Dynamics 15x7 5x100, 225/60/15, king springs (custom to primitive racing). Talk to Paul at Primitive Racing
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Old 08-12-2021, 04:59 AM   #5917
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year: 2003
model: WRX STI Sedan
wheel model: VOLK TE37 SL
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 either +45
tire brand/model: ?
tire size: 235/40/18
suspension: BC RACING
alignment: -?
fender mods: ALL FENDERS HAVE BEEN ROLLED
spacers:no

would this wheel work with just camber changes?
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Old 09-03-2021, 01:47 PM   #5918
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Default 2015 WRX Base Stock Maximum Tire Size

Good day.

year: 2015
model: WRX Base
wheel model: Method MR50267012515
wheel size/offset:16"x7" 15mm (OR can be 30mm(?))
tire brand/model:BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
tire size: 16" LT225/70R16
suspension: Currently Stock, waiting on gravel coilovers to Raise it.
alignment: Stock
fender mods:None
spacers: yes/no? size? None- Currently All Stock.

So I'm waiting on some KSport Gravel Rally Spec Coilovers, and I've just lost my third tire in 18 days. The question is: will the above rims and tires safely clear and work on my 100% stock car until the coilovers get in? My calculations indicate they they are just under 1" in diameter from the 235/45 R17 Continental DWS06's on the stock 17" rims.

Secondarily, I am also interested in opinions regarding the best wheel and tire set-up for gravel, dirt, rock, snow, slush and ice driving, as I have yet to order the rims and tires.
I intend on doing so today. All input welcome.

Swift response appreciated- having a ride out here is Survival.

Thank You.

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Old 09-23-2021, 07:28 AM   #5919
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I live in Arizona and was looking for some good tires for my subaru

checked several online and finally decided to go for

Michelin LATITUDE SPORT 3

weighs around 40 pounds and tread of 9/30"

so far I am happy with my purchase, no noise or suspension issues, none.

You can check out more on: https://autosphile.com/best-tires-for-hot-climate/
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:17 PM   #5920
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year:2010
model: STI Hatch
wheel model: Enkei TS-V
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 38 or 45
tire size: 235 40 18
suspension: Stock, looking into HKS Coils
fender mods: None. Would consider rolling if needed but don't have easy access !

Just looking for advice ! I'm not married to these numbers as I'm just looking for a clean fitment and they are just what I have found as potential fits. Advice is appreciated.
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:09 PM   #5921
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Default 2004 wrx wheel fitment, mainly tires

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year: 2004
model: wrx
wheel model: enkei pf09
wheel size/offset: 17x9 +45mm
tire brand/model: don't know
tire size: don't know
suspension: stock
alignment: I don't like camber but don't mind fender pulling
fender mods: none yet
spacers: no spacers yet

I like the enkei pf09 wheels but I am very confused on tire sizes and which to pick. Yes I've looked through this forum, yes I've looked at it on other sites but I haven't really seen these wheels in this size. I don't mind fender mods but don't like camber so if anyone can rec tire sizes that'd be great.
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Old 10-20-2021, 06:34 PM   #5922
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Default Fitment help 2004 Sti

Year:2004
Make: Subaru
Model: STI
Wheels: Work Meister S1
Tires: not sure
Suspension: BC racing br series
Fender mods: willing to roll fenders NOT roll them
Spacers: none
Camber: donít know current camber


Iím looking to purchase some wheels on my sti and wanted some input before I placed the order. The wheel I plan on installing is a work Meister S1 18x9.5 with a 37 offset. I understand there will need to be modifications done to the fenders such as rolling and I am willing to do that. However, I would draw the line at pulling them. I want to keep body as close to OEM as possible. My question would be: will these be able to fit without having to pull the fenders?
I did the calculations and from my setup I have now, the new wheel would stick out 27 mm more and would be 11 closer to the suspension. I currently have coilovers on the vehicle (BC Racing BR series) fronts have camber plates and rears do not. Not sure what tires I would do yet but wanted to confirm these would work without having to pull fenders. I am willing to adjust camber as needed. Would prefer nothing super crazy but Iíll do what I have to.

Thanks

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