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Old 09-12-2019, 06:33 PM   #8276
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I've been trying to nail down a definitive answer, but I keep getting conflicting information. I mounted a set of 18x9 +35 wheels, wrapped in 255/40s. I'm personally getting a bit of rub in the rear when I have weight in the back. It seems to be that little plastic hump on the underside of the rear arches. Aside from that, no other contact. All of this is on stock suspension

I've seen others say that they've fit my size, around my size, or even my size with bigger tires and zero modification. I've also seen, and been told, that rolling fenders is necessary. At this point I'm just confused, and wondering if there's anything I can do (not really a fan of rolling fenders) to get those wheels to work without rub. I've been thinking about a 255/35 to give myself a little extra clearance as well; but, any help that anybody can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Hello,

I want to know what you want to achieve with wheel tire combo.
My goal was to look like oem but wide as possible.

I looked up your setup with willtheyfit website.



""Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 13.7mm further away from the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 26.4mm more than before.""

(It think it's too much poke.) (255 is slightly taller than 245)

I have 255/40R18 with Stock bbs without issue.

""Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is the same distance from the suspension strut as your current wheel. The outer rim will poke out the same as before.""

I looked up all the tracked sti with 9.5 and saw pattern and did simillar thing.

By aligning backside of stock wheel and aftermarket wheel. so far no rub.



Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 1.4mm closer to the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 11.4mm more than before.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:04 PM   #8277
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Beautiful! That's a great set up and it looks great with the stock suspension!

Do you have any shots from directly behind or head on?
Like this???







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Old 09-12-2019, 07:20 PM   #8278
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Beautiful! That's a great set up and it looks great with the stock suspension!

Do you have any shots from directly behind or head on?
Like this???










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Old 09-12-2019, 07:23 PM   #8279
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Beautiful! That's a great set up and it looks great with the stock suspension!

Do you have any shots from directly behind or head on?
Like this???





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Old 09-13-2019, 06:34 PM   #8280
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@evei0326 , thanks, yeah those pics work, I was trying to see how wide your 275's look, as most people seem to only run 265s.
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Old 09-14-2019, 10:27 AM   #8281
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@evei0326 , thanks, yeah those pics work, I was trying to see how wide your 275's look, as most people seem to only run 265s.
Just one more pic sorry.

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Old 09-16-2019, 02:32 PM   #8282
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Hello,

I want to know what you want to achieve with wheel tire combo.
My goal was to look like oem but wide as possible.

I looked up your setup with willtheyfit website.



""Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 13.7mm further away from the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 26.4mm more than before.""

(It think it's too much poke.) (255 is slightly taller than 245)

I have 255/40R18 with Stock bbs without issue.

""Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is the same distance from the suspension strut as your current wheel. The outer rim will poke out the same as before.""

I looked up all the tracked sti with 9.5 and saw pattern and did simillar thing.

By aligning backside of stock wheel and aftermarket wheel. so far no rub.



Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 1.4mm closer to the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 11.4mm more than before.

I had this setup from a previous build that never got installed. I knew it would be aggressive, but since I found others running similar/wilder I thought it would be alright. My main goal is just to get rid of that super tucked look, while still maintaining a meaty wheel. At this point I'd rather not buy new wheels, but the rub is beginning to ribbon my sidewalls on huge dips.
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:59 PM   #8283
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@evei0326, perfect thanks!
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:55 AM   #8284
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:08 PM   #8285
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TE-37s in 18x9.5 +38 wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 265/35
Cusco lateral link adjustable control arms + HKS hipermax GT Coilovers

Rear rubs a bit need to roll the fenders.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:51 PM   #8286
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Im looking at these rims on a 2015 WRX MY16 in an 18 rim.

http://www.autotechnik.com.au/index.php?route=product/category&path=67_202_320


What offset and tyre width combination will sit flush in the guard (neatest)?

Thanks Im advance guys!
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:53 PM   #8287
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Im looking at these rims on a 2015 WRX MY16 in an 18 rim.



http://www.autotechnik.com.au/index....ath=67_202_320





What offset and tyre width combination will sit flush in the guard (neatest)?



Thanks Im advance guys!
Of the options on that list, I would say 18x9.5 +40 with a 265/35 tire? Is the car lowered at all?
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:40 PM   #8288
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Of the options on that list, I would say 18x9.5 +40 with a 265/35 tire? Is the car lowered at all?

Car isn't lowered @ all stock height.. I want it to sit nicely without lowering it...
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:41 PM   #8289
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Of the options on that list, I would say 18x9.5 +40 with a 265/35 tire? Is the car lowered at all?

Car isn't lowered @ all stock height.. I want it to sit nicely without lowering it...
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:24 PM   #8290
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What are the downsides of going smaller to 18x8 on a daily driver?

Every time I try to search that in this thread is shows 18x8.5 results...
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:34 AM   #8291
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What are the downsides of going smaller to 18x8 on a daily driver?

Every time I try to search that in this thread is shows 18x8.5 results...
Steering response that's 'softer' and perhaps a little less precise. This is something that means more to some people than others, and some drivers wouldn't even notice the difference.

Wider rims for any given tire size do tend to improve vehicle stability in the situation where one tire is losing or has completely lost inflation pressure. What's happening is that the tire on the other side having better lateral stability starts acting like a crutch for the tire that's lost nearly all of its contribution to vehicle stability.

I've been there, out near both of the extremes in wheel width to tire size. Once where the tires were mounted on relatively narrow rims and once where the tires were mounted on wheels half an inch wider than the recommended max. Car stability in case #1 was pretty sketchy from the get-go, while in case #2 the car only felt a little "woozy". Neither car had any form of electronic stability control (neither of them even had ABS).

I suspect that stability control calibrations have to assume something about lateral tire stiffnesses as well.


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Old 09-26-2019, 09:00 AM   #8292
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Steering response that's 'softer' and perhaps a little less precise. This is something that means more to some people than others, and some drivers wouldn't even notice the difference.

Wider rims for any given tire size do tend to improve vehicle stability in the situation where one tire is losing or has completely lost inflation pressure. What's happening is that the tire on the other side having better lateral stability starts acting like a crutch for the tire that's lost nearly all of its contribution to vehicle stability.

I've been there, out near both of the extremes in wheel width to tire size. Once where the tires were mounted on relatively narrow rims and once where the tires were mounted on wheels half an inch wider than the recommended max. Car stability in case #1 was pretty sketchy from the get-go, while in case #2 the car only felt a little "woozy". Neither car had any form of electronic stability control (neither of them even had ABS).

I suspect that stability control calibrations have to assume something about lateral tire stiffnesses as well.


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In your extreme experiences are you talking over 1" narrower than stock?
18x8 would be pretty minimal difference I'd assume
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In your extreme experiences are you talking over 1" narrower than stock?
18x8 would be pretty minimal difference I'd assume
Like I said, some people are going notice differences like that more than others, and I may be among those more apt to pick up on it.


The tires in Case #1 were mounted on wheels of minimum-recommended width, which for tire sizes in general tends to be 1/2" narrower than "measuring".

Max recommended widths tend to be 1" wider than "measuring, but my Case 2 tires had a max-recommended width 1.5" wider than "measuring". My fitment due to size availability issues was another half inch past that, at 2" wider than measuring. Sidewall heights in those two situations were within 1/8" of being the same, so the difference cannot be explained by "tall sidewalls vs short ones" or "balloon tires vs rubberbands".


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Understood.
Just confirmed the wheels specs from seller
Thoughts on 18x8 +48?
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:05 PM   #8295
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Understood.

Just confirmed the wheels specs from seller

Thoughts on 18x8 +48?
Appearance will look almost identical to stock. Slightly more narrow wheel with slightly less offset. These would "tuck" under the fender similar to stock. Most folks like a more flush look so it depends on your taste.
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Old 09-26-2019, 04:25 PM   #8296
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drove up to norcal this past weekend and drove back down last sunday, took pch down from santa cruz all the way back to LA since they reopened it. 800 miles round trip




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Old 09-26-2019, 11:48 PM   #8297
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Appearance will look almost identical to stock. Slightly more narrow wheel with slightly less offset. These would "tuck" under the fender similar to stock. Most folks like a more flush look so it depends on your taste.
I am leaning towards
18x8.5 +44 Off Set 265/35 .. Thoughts??
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:12 AM   #8298
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^^ 265's on a 8.5" rim? That's a lot of meat lol.
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:14 AM   #8299
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^^ 265's on a 8.5" rim? That's a lot of meat lol.
what would you suggest???
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For 265/35's?

9.5" wide.


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