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Old 01-19-2021, 09:07 AM   #8551
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235 is less meat than stock lol
So you're saying that "meaty" is simply a tire section width thing?

Couldn't it also mean section height (235/45 is certainly "bigger" in this respect than a 245/40 or a 255/35)? What about sidewall shape (bulge or belly)?

I could suggest 255/40-18, which is bigger than 245/40-18 in all three respects. But it would feel a little less willing to turn in when cornering and might be a bit less precise, and by being a tiny bit taller would give away a tiny amount of forward acceleration.



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Old 01-22-2021, 03:01 PM   #8552
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Odd fitment question, but Id like to reuse a set of snow wheels:tires.

Will a 205/50R17x7.5 ET23 fit on a 2015+ WRX? Stock height. I know offset is aggressive, but the 205 has some pinch on the 7.5 wheel.
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:43 PM   #8553
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Odd fitment question, but Id like to reuse a set of snow wheels:tires.



Will a 205/50R17x7.5 ET23 fit on a 2015+ WRX? Stock height. I know offset is aggressive, but the 205 has some pinch on the 7.5 wheel.
Should be fine. They poke more than stock but nothing crazy. What suspension are you on?
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Old 01-28-2021, 11:45 AM   #8554
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Hello all!

I have a 2019 STI that I currently have my set of winter tires on. The stock wheels are 19x8.5 and I keep swapping between tire sets for winter/summer (Sottozero 3/Advan V105). I'd like to make the process a bit easier and get a standalone set of wheels that I can keep my summers on. We have access to an ATEQ TPMS tool that will make the seasonal swap a breeze.

From what I have seen over the past few days of searching is that most people switch to 18" wheels, even on the newer STI's with 19's. I'd rather stick with a set of 19" wheels instead of making a set of tires irrelevant.

With that said I've had my eye on the Gram Lights 57DR as an option to mount my oem summer tires on. I'd stick with the same size as the stock wheels at 19x8.5 and am looking at the (35) offset. I cannot find any pictures of the 2015+ STI's with these wheels, save for one on RAYS facebook with a wide body kit and extreme camber (think time-attack racer).

Does anyone have a set of these in this size, or even the 57CR's (5-spoke) that can share their experience, or better yet pictures?? I'd like to make my mind up on this before my fiance figures out what I'm up to!

Thanks for any assistance. This thread has been a great read and your cars look awesome!!

57DR 19x8.5 (18" has holes drilled between the lugs)
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Old 02-17-2021, 01:23 AM   #8555
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Finally upgraded from the stock wheels.
WedsSport SA72R 18X9.5 +38 wrapped with Falkens 255/35/18



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Old 02-17-2021, 10:54 PM   #8556
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WedsSport SA72R 18X9.5 +38 wrapped with Falkens 255/35/18
That looks really good! What's your suspension?
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Old 02-17-2021, 11:46 PM   #8557
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That looks really good! What's your suspension?
Thanks! Lowered on RCE yellows with the stock struts
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Old 02-18-2021, 12:57 AM   #8558
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Hey guys! I got a really good deal on some used TE37SLs. My only concern is fitment.
The specs are 18x10 +30 (wrapped in 265 Falken Azenis). Currently Im redoing my entire suspension (ohlin coils, whiteline swaybars, rear LCAs, front roll kits etc). I know Ill for sure have to roll the fenders but is anyone else running these wheels/specs? The car is a daily but I track it, plenty of spirited driving, some autocross etc. Im not breaking records but Im also not stancing the car out.
Are the wheels at this spec more of a detriment to the car and my use of it? Im honestly not opposed to selling or trading them at this point if it means getting a better fitting wheel. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-18-2021, 08:47 AM   #8559
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Hey guys! I got a really good deal on some used TE37SL's. My only concern is fitment.
The specs are 18x10 +30 (wrapped in 265 Falken Azenis). Currently I'm redoing my entire suspension (ohlin coils, whiteline swaybars, rear LCAs, front roll kits etc). I know I'll for sure have to roll the fenders but is anyone else running these wheels/specs? The car is a daily but I track it, plenty of spirited driving, some autocross etc. I'm not breaking records but I'm also not stancing the car out.
Are the wheels at this spec more of a detriment to the car and my use of it? I'm honestly not opposed to selling or trading them at this point if it means getting a better fitting wheel. Thanks in advance.
Everything that follows assumes that your suspension mods do not move the wheel mounting surfaces in or out.

Here's a link to an animated wheel/tire fitment plot specifically for the 2015-2019 WRX and 2015-2019 STi cars. There's a nominal fee involved that gets you lifetime access, which seems fair considering how much work must have gone into plotting it all up (including the ability to vary camber).

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...postcount=5893


I can give you a static wheel and tire only comparison against the stock WRX 18x8.5 and 245/40-18. It'll be on you to make measurements and determine clearances/need for fender modification.

I did have to assume you meant 265/35-18 . . .



I suspect that 18x10 with an ET of +40 or so would be easier to deal with. +30 looks like it isn't using all the room on the inside that it could, and pushes the outside further out than necessary.


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Old 02-18-2021, 10:59 AM   #8560
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Everything that follows assumes that your suspension mods do not move the wheel mounting surfaces in or out.

Here's a link to an animated wheel/tire fitment plot specifically for the 2015-2019 WRX and 2015-2019 STi cars. There's a nominal fee involved that gets you lifetime access, which seems fair considering how much work must have gone into plotting it all up (including the ability to vary camber).

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...postcount=5893


I can give you a static wheel and tire only comparison against the stock WRX 18x8.5 and 245/40-18. It'll be on you to make measurements and determine clearances/need for fender modification.

I did have to assume you meant 265/35-18 . . .



I suspect that 18x10 with an ET of +40 or so would be easier to deal with. +30 looks like it isn't using all the room on the inside that it could, and pushes the outside further out than necessary.


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Yes on the assumed tire specs, sorry I left that out. Thank you for the insightful response and resource. I will be looking into it further. Appreciate it!
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Old 02-20-2021, 03:52 PM   #8561
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Default ESR CS3 18x9.5 +35

First time posting. I figured I come here to ask if the wheel tire setup I'm going for will require any mods such as camber adjust or fender rolling.

I plan on going with the ESR CS3 18x9.5 +35 with the stock tires that came on the 2020 WRX Premium model that are 245/40 and I will be lowering the car with the RCE Yellows which will give it about .9 of an inch drop all around.

My guess is that I won't get any rub with this setup unless I go with tires with a taller sidewall.
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Old 02-21-2021, 09:40 AM   #8562
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Here's about how your proposed setup compares to OE 245/40-18 on 18x8.5 ET +55 wheels. I have no idea how much lowering it will tolerate.




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