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Old 01-09-2018, 09:43 PM   #7226
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18 x 9.5 +40

Your wheels would stick out a full 3/4" out further than mine
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:01 PM   #7227
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18 x 9.5 +40

Your wheels would stick out a full 3/4" out further than mine
Are your wheels flush with the fender? It is hard to tell from your photo. I really don't want anything past the fender, so I may just pass on the wheels I was looking at.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:29 PM   #7228
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That spec fits well. If you look a couple posts up there is a blue STI with black WedsSports RN05M. Those wheels are 18x9.5 +38 with a 255/40 RE71R tire. That is an extreme performance tire so the sidewall is going to be larger than say a Yokohama S.Drive tire. He rubbed with that setup. If he would have went with a 255/35 he wouldnt have rubbed.



In my opinion that setup with lowering actually looks pretty good. There is a gap but it doesnt look out of place.



Will look a bit like this if you go with Swift Spec R. Gives a nice drop and will never sag over time.






Are those pics with 255/40?
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:14 AM   #7229
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Are your wheels flush with the fender? It is hard to tell from your photo. I really don't want anything past the fender, so I may just pass on the wheels I was looking at.


Yes, mine are pretty much flush
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:39 AM   #7230
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Enkei Nt03+M 18x9.5 +40
265/35 Federal RS-RR
Tein Coils/ Rear LCAs
-1.5 camber all around / Rolled fenders
Fender rolling was not needed when I had the Dunlop Direzzas 255s. Switching to the Federal 265s was a big difference. Federals tend to run bigger & I would rub on dips & hard turns in the rears. Hope this helps someone out there.




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Old 01-10-2018, 07:05 PM   #7231
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What do you all think about a 235/45/17 on a 17×7 +38 on a 18' I'm worried thats to wide. Opinions?
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:24 PM   #7232
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What do you all think about a 235/45/17 on a 17×7 +38 on a 18' I'm worried thats to wide. Opinions?
Factory is 17x8, on the 235/45-17. Want mine?

No seriously, 17x7 seems pretty darn tiny. 17x8 +35 ish could be good.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:50 PM   #7233
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Factory is 17x8, on the 235/45-17. Want mine?

No seriously, 17x7 seems pretty darn tiny. 17x8 +35 ish could be good.
Kinda my thoughts as well. I have a 225/60/17 on the 17x7 now and it's got a good buldge at 35psi. But the wheels are nice and wanted to run stock tires on them. (Cheap Ass) guess its time to pony up.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:16 PM   #7234
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Kinda my thoughts as well. I have a 225/60/17 on the 17x7 now and it's got a good buldge at 35psi. But the wheels are nice and wanted to run stock tires on them. (Cheap Ass) guess its time to pony up.
225/60-17 is a tire reserved for a small SUV.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:35 PM   #7235
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Are those pics with 255/40?
Oh cool, that's my car! Those are 245/40 on 18x8.5 +30.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:41 PM   #7236
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Oh cool, that's my car! Those are 245/40 on 18x8.5 +30.
On swift springs?
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:05 PM   #7237
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Are those pics with 255/40?
Not sure. I think they are 245. I showed this pic because this is almost the same outside fitment as 18x9.5 +38 with Swift lowering springs. Since someone asked if 18x9.5 +38 with lowering springs would look good.
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:37 PM   #7238
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@Kami speed I'm leaning towards 18x9.5 +38 | 255/40 lowered on either rce yellows or swift springs on the GTworx struts...you think it will look sharp or have decent amount of wheel gap? Also, would I have to roll the fenders? Thanks
edit: not my car, taken from iwsti

18x9 +35 advans wrapped with 255/40 continental extreme contact dropped on swift spec, fenders untouched, 255 will fill the fender and wheel gap better than 245/40







here is mine same spec as above 18x9 +35 ze40 with 245/40 re11s on swift specs, untouched fenders as well






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Old 01-11-2018, 05:39 PM   #7239
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18x9 +35 advans wrapped with 255/40 dropped on swift spec, fenders untouched, 255/40, 255 will fill the fender and wheel gap better than 245/40





Wow your 18 is gorgeous! That is the perfect setup. Nice looking car man!
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:56 PM   #7240
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On swift springs?
Those pictures are when I had the Swifts, yes. I have coilovers now.

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Not sure. I think they are 245. I showed this pic because this is almost the same outside fitment as 18x9.5 +38 with Swift lowering springs. Since someone asked if 18x9.5 +38 with lowering springs would look good.
Yeah, 245. The fitment is closer to a 9+35 which pokes slightly less than a 9.5 +38...but yeah pretty darn close!
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:19 PM   #7241
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Anyone know if 18x9+30 with 255/35/18 tires will be okay for stock 15' STi suspension?

Anybody have any pics of that setup?
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:25 PM   #7242
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I’ve been following this post for a long time and I’m still confused while shopping/planning for summer Tires

What is the most common size people go with for the 18” wheels. Stock suspension and I don’t want to deal with rubbing or rolling
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:17 AM   #7243
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You probably haven’t read nearly enough if you’re still asking that, but anyway:

Do you mean wheels or tires?
Generally, people base their tire size off of wheel width. (eg 9.5” = 255 - 275 / 8.5 = 245)
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:42 PM   #7244
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You probably haven’t read nearly enough if you’re still asking that, but anyway:

Do you mean wheels or tires?
Generally, people base their tire size off of wheel width. (eg 9.5” = 255 - 275 / 8.5 = 245)


Ah I meant tire size, sorry. What’s the most popular tire size for 18” wheels? I just got a set of weds sport wheels 18x9.5 + 35. Just looking for normal fitment that won’t rub with stock suspension
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:19 PM   #7245
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255/35 or 265/35 on stock suspension. 265 will likely rub without rolled fenders on lowered suspension.

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Old 01-13-2018, 04:28 PM   #7246
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255/35 or 265/35 on stock suspension. 265 will like rub without rolled fenders on lowered suspension.


It all depends on the setup. I have my 15 STI lowered on Tein Flex A’s. About 1.5” all around with -2.2 degrees of camber in the front and -2 degrees in the back. The car has Super Pro rear LCA’s. I have 18X10+40 CE28SL’s on 265/35/18 tires. Tires are Firestone Firehawk Indy 500’s. I’ve only rubbed slightly on the P/S rear once on a pretty hard turn.

The fenders are all still stock. Even with a few people in the car. But I also have the suspension set pretty stiff.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:54 PM   #7247
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“Winter wheels”. SoCal life...
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:32 AM   #7248
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Not a bad choice in wheels sir, one of my favorites.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:20 PM   #7249
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I just can't find the exact answer to my fitment issue.
I'm contemplating purchasing
57dr gramlights which are 18x9.5 +38 For my 15.
I have 245/40 tires already. I'm going to install fortune 500 coils but I DON'T want to roll or pull any fenders.

Does this set up work without rubbing?

And for the future, since I would never buy 245 tires again, would a 255 or 265 tire still work?

I see a lot of conflicting info.

Thanks
I rub rears at 265/40 on an 18*9.5. Just rolled the rears this weekend and still bottomed out this am on the way to work on the highway.
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:21 AM   #7250
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I rub rears at 265/40 on an 18*9.5. Just rolled the rears this weekend and still bottomed out this am on the way to work on the highway.
265/40 is too tall... you need 265/35 or 255/35 IMO

265/35 on 18x9.5+38: (didn't rub at this height and no rolled fenders- Tein Flex A)
2016 WRX- 02/26/17 by Jeff Ruhl, on Flickr

Here is 255/35 on 18x9.5 +35 as an extra bonus No rubbing on this at all- Swift Spec-R Springs
2016 WRX 5-29-17 by Jeff Ruhl, on Flickr

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