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Old 04-26-2019, 12:44 PM   #5801
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:48 PM   #5802
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2002 Impreza TS EJ20


Seems like the right place on the forum for my first post. Picked up a 2002 Impreza TS for my son. I've got six weeks to run through it before I take it from here in San Diego to Fairbanks, AK via the ALCAN highway.

Needs tires, wheels wouldn't hurt. I'm looking at a A/T tire so that it doesn't get crushed on the way there and to make things a little easier for him. Here's the thing though. It's not a 2.5. Granny must have blown up her EJ251 because I got it with a EJ20 (non-turbo) JDM swap in it. I think it's a dog on 195/60/15s but then again I've never driven a Subaru until two days ago. What do I know.

Back to the (kinda) appropriateness for this thread....

Is there a consensus or rule of thumb as to what's just too sluggish for motor/trans combos with stock gearing? Probably looking at 205/70s (+2 in tire size and 7-8 lbs). Trying to avoid the slippery slope that is massive suspension swap although it'll probably at least get spacers, fresh front lca's.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:18 PM   #5803
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Originally Posted by dirtyser View Post
year: 2013
model: STi Sedan
wheel model: Volk TE37 SL
wheel size/offset: 18x10 +30
tire brand/model: Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R
tire size: 265 35 R18
suspension: Fortune 500
fender mods: Rolled Rear Fenders
spacers: No Spacers
Do you have any pics on this? Are you rubbing? Iím getting a good deal on TE37 with the same specs.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:20 AM   #5804
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year: 2019
model: Impreza Sport-Tech 2.0L
wheel model: super speed rf03rr / advan rs reps
wheel size/offset: 18x8.5 et35 / 18x9 et28
tire brand/model: Yokohama all seasons
tire size: 225/40/18
suspension: either H&R Springs at 1.2" drop, or megan coilovers to reach 2" drop
fender mods: prefer no fender mods
spacers: no spacers

Hey guys, I've searched a number of pages in this thread and haven't found anyone with the same fitment question as me. I'm looking to drop on either H&R springs at a mild 1.2" drop, or go megan coils for a functional 2" drop as this is my daily which my wife uses 50% of the time so it can't be slammed.

I'm looking at a set of wheels either in 18x8.5 et35 or 18x9 et28. I'm trying to go for a look that's flush with fender but don't mind a bit of poke as long as it won't rub with my 225 tire.

Any idea which wheel is the better option to achieve the look i'm going for? Any pictures similar to my fitment question would be greatly appreciated as well!
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:30 PM   #5805
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Year: 2019
Model: WRX base
Wheel Model: 18x9.5 AVID1 AV20 38 offset
Tire Brand: unsure
Tire Size: unsure
Suspension: Stock

Buying new wheels and not sure what size tires. I know that I have seen people run 255/35r18 and 265/35r18.

I was wanting to know if it was possible to run 255/40 or 255/45, to avoid busting a wheel on pot holes. I don't want to get into modifying anything.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:16 AM   #5806
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Hey all! I've searched a bunch of fitment threads and did not find what I was looking for so I'm here!

My son runs a 07 STi in Production class CSCS Time Attack (Canada eh!) We have been running RPF1's in 17x8 +45 and RS4's in 255/17/40 with no fitment issues. They clear the Brembos fine and we have not had to do any fender work.

But we want to run 17x9 so we got some RPF1's in 17x9 +35. These need a 10mm spacer to clear the Brembos but in trial fitment this week-end we had two issues. 1: The rear fenders will need to be rolled/pulled/flared quite a bit and the front poke is past the limit for our Production class.

Back to the drawing board, ie: plan B

Is there a 17x9 wheel in the 40-50 offset range that will fit with no rear fender work?

The car is on KW V3's with 380R 450F spring package, MSR camber plates front, Group N rears 2.8 neg camber front, 1.8 neg camber rear, all the Whiteline goodies (24mm bars F&R, Adj lateral links, bump stop, roll center kit etc...).

Te37's are not in the budget this season but anything under $2k would be fine.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:56 AM   #5807
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We ended up electing to stay with our 17x8 set-up for the start of this season. Eyes still open for 17x9's that tuck into that rear wheel well. Unicorns I say.

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Old 05-17-2019, 11:10 AM   #5808
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A rum runner, for reference I know 18x9 +50 ce28ís tuck into the rear well and clear the brembos. A member named .boston. has them on his 02/03 bugeye wrx with a full 05 sti swap. Not exactly what your looking for.

Baronobeefdip runs 17x9 +45 ce28. They were ultra close to the strut, BUT he was able to get them to fit well with some modifications. Check out the thread with fitment pics and the whole story/details. Expensive wheels and the 17x9 +45 may be very hard to source, but at least they exist and on a positive note these are very light weight.https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...ge=5&styleid=1
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Old 05-22-2019, 12:08 PM   #5809
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I just got my STI and living in Colorado I am thinking ahead to next winter and needing snow tires. I am going to purchase a second set of wheels. I am looking at minus sizing to 18" instead of the stock 19" wheels.

I am getting conflicting information about how small of wheels I can get. Mostly I am seeing that 18" are the smallest that will fit on the STI, but the Subaru parts website shows a 17" wheel as fitting. I would like to downsize -2 to 17" for snow tires if I can, but I am expecting that 18" is the smallest I can actual go.

My biggest question is in the offset on the wheels. The stock wheels are 55mm offset but in the aftermarket there are very few wheels with a 55mm offset. 50mm or less are most common.

The 50mm offset should be ok as far as not sticking out past the fenders, but what about the handling? Does anyone have opinion on how the lower offset effects handling? How much can you change the offset before having issue with handling and wear and tear on the suspension?
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Old 05-25-2019, 10:34 PM   #5810
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Would 225/55R17 fit a 2004 wrx trying to put Crosstrek STI wheels on my wrx if not what size tire would fit ok for daily driving wheels are 17x7 +48 offset.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:50 AM   #5811
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TDagen - thanks for the info!
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:30 AM   #5812
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I'm trying to find out if these wheels will fit my 2017 WRX. They're 18x9.5 +10 offset, Does anyone know if they'll be flush or will they poke out too much? My car suspension is stock, any info helps..

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Old 06-14-2019, 01:37 PM   #5813
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Aloha everyone! This is my first attempt at a post so forgive me if I do this wrong.
wheel model:Gram Lights 57CR 5x114 HS Gunmetallic
wheel size/offset:18x9.5 +38
tire brand/model:?
tire size:255/35/18
suspension:Factory fixed perch struts with Feal tune and RCE Black springs. Whiteline com-c top hats in front and group N top hats in the rear.
alignment:I have about 1.9 degrees of camber and caster in the front. Rear is factory.
I currently have stock wheels on and would like to know if there are any issues with these wheels and tire size. Main concerns are will they clear the calipers and will I have to roll fenders. Thanks for the help all.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:01 PM   #5814
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year: 2007
model: wrx
wheel model: Konig Dekagram
wheel size/offset: 18x8.5 +44
tire brand/model: Toyo proxy 4
tire size: 235/40r18
suspension: stock except front/rear sway bars
alignment: stock
fender mods: none
spacers: yes/no? size? No

Iím new to Subaru and searched about 40 pages of this thread and didnít really find my answer. The wheels above are the ones I want to run just not sure on the exact size and offset. Not sure in tire size either. I really donít want to do anything crazy with this car, just want a little better stance. Just to narrow the gap in the wheel wells, especially in the front. I donít want a stuffed look, just filled a little more. Also want the wheels to stick out a little more but not past the wells. I would like to stay away from suspension or fender mods. Itís my daily but I want it to look a little better. Any help and suggestions are appreciated!
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:53 AM   #5815
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wheel model: avid 1 av20
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5+38
tire brand/model: ohtsu fp7000
tire size: 245/40/18
suspension: kyb excel g struts eibach pro kit lowering spring
alignment: don't know
fender mods: rolled
spacers: yes/no? size? no

car still rubs in the rear would coilovers help me out?
i want a pair of coilovers for looks but still comfortable
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Old 06-21-2019, 11:09 AM   #5816
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2012 STi Hatchback
Factory Suspension

Looking to install
Sparco Terra
18x8 +45mm

Just wanted to see if they would clear, not rub etc.

Tire rack makes it seem like they will fit, but I would like a second opinion.
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Old 08-03-2019, 02:18 AM   #5817
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Just picked up an 2019 WRX Limited and considering purchasing the Work Emotions T7R but cannot get a straight answer from re sellers near me when asking for help. They all give me the same answer of "we have to take measurements first" AKA trying to make a quick buck.

I use my car as daily and don't plan on lowering it at all and would like to know if i should go with 18x8.5 or 18x9.5 and what tire measurements to use all around and which offset to go with as well.

I don't want any rubbing issues or have to roll the fenders and any negative camber at all. I do however want to minimize the wheel gap to about a finger or so without springs or coil overs.

Thank you for your time!

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