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Old 03-13-2018, 03:07 AM   #5676
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Maybe donít run that much camber and just roll/pull your fenders? I run 17x9.5 +32 with 255ís and maybe -1.5 degrees of camber on my 05

I mean 8mm spacers and ext. studs will more than likely solve your problem.

How much camber are you aiming for?
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:21 PM   #5677
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Maybe don’t run that much camber and just roll/pull your fenders? I run 17x9.5 +32 with 255’s and maybe -1.5 degrees of camber on my 05

I mean 8mm spacers and ext. studs will more than likely solve your problem.

How much camber are you aiming for?
If its just a roll, fine, but advising someone to do a fender pull that cannot be reversed (without body work) vs an adjustable amount of camber is silly. Some people run camber for aesthetics and/or performance and with camber bolts you're likely not getting past 2 or 2.5 so thats not "that" much camber to begin with especially if you're adjusting for function. Aggressive street cars and weekend track cars easily run 2.5-3 (or more) front and 2ish rear so

to answer the question directly, it depends how much camber you need to adjust. Each degree of camber is around 8-10mm of distance (at the wheel edge), so you may need a larger spacer depending on the amount of camber you need additionally

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Old 03-13-2018, 02:39 PM   #5678
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Thanks, guys. I appreciate both of the suggestions.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:20 PM   #5679
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If its just a roll, fine, but advising someone to do a fender pull that cannot be reversed (without body work) vs an adjustable amount of camber is silly. Some people run camber for aesthetics and/or performance and with camber bolts you're likely not getting past 2 or 2.5 so thats not "that" much camber to begin with especially if you're adjusting for function. Aggressive street cars and weekend track cars easily run 2.5-3 (or more) front and 2ish rear so

to answer the question directly, it depends how much camber you need to adjust. Each degree of camber is around 8-10mm of distance (at the wheel edge), so you may need a larger spacer depending on the amount of camber you need additionally


I guess that why I asked how much camber he was aiming for and it would be helpful to know what his goals are. And Iím very aware of what people run x-amount of camber for x-reasons. Some people will happily modify their fenders and others not. Thereís a happy medium between enough camber and fender rolling. Thatís why I suggested reducing the camber a bit, since he said his plates were maxed, to see if the wheel would clear the strut and then he might only have to roll his fenders.
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:10 PM   #5680
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I've read a number of pages in this thread trying to understand offset but topic changes frequently; can anyone sticky a legitimate informative piece on what offset is, what it does, factory spec vs personal opinion spec for offset?

I'm new to owning a scooby from a Volkswagen and new to the whole car ownership business of making your ride dope as heck. This forum has been recommended as a tool for learning about my car and future cars but so far the information I'm looking for is mostly arguments and I don't want to sort through 100 pages to actually understand offset.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:12 PM   #5681
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I've read a number of pages in this thread trying to understand offset but topic changes frequently; can anyone sticky a legitimate informative piece on what offset is, what it does, factory spec vs personal opinion spec for offset?

I'm new to owning a scooby from a Volkswagen and new to the whole car ownership business of making your ride dope as heck. This forum has been recommended as a tool for learning about my car and future cars but so far the information I'm looking for is mostly arguments and I don't want to sort through 100 pages to actually understand offset.

Thanks in advance.

here ya' go:
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=533787
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:20 PM   #5682
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:41 AM   #5683
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2002 wrx sedan with megan racing coilovers with camber plates. Roughly 2" of drop stock camber no fender work done as of right now. Looking to run 17x8+38 with 215-45-17. What can I expect as far as fender rolling is concerned? Minimal rubbing over big bumps doesn't bother me in which case I wouldn't bother rolling at all
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:49 AM   #5684
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:23 PM   #5685
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excellent article
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:57 PM   #5686
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Hey guys, Ive got a 05 BP9 outback and looking at raising it up by an inch or two and putting some chunkier off road tyres on for the up coming ski season and general river bed bashing.
Im wanting to keep the rolling diameter as stock as possible, so the questions are:
- Whats the smallest rim I can rum with stock brakes calipers and rotors
- whats a good offroad type tyre brand/model
- whats a good off road looking rim that fits the 100 x 5 stud pattern.

Ive had a look on line but the ones I like the look of are off proper 4wd's and are the wrong stud pattern

Any help would be great
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:28 AM   #5687
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Looking for some insight. New to wheel/tire buying. This seems like it could work.

year: 2014
model: WRX STI Hatchback
wheel model: Enkei TS-10
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +35
tire brand/model: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R
tire size: 265/35R18 93W
suspension:Stock
alignment: Stock
fender mods: Stock (willing to roll
spacers: No
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:42 AM   #5688
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Looking for some insight. New to wheel/tire buying. This seems like it could work.

year: 2014
model: WRX STI Hatchback
wheel model: Enkei TS-10
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +35
tire brand/model: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R
tire size: 265/35R18 93W
suspension:Stock
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fender mods: Stock (willing to roll
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You're gonna poke quite a bit with stock suspension and alignment. Probably wont rub since its 4x4 mode but still poke.
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:43 AM   #5689
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Hey guys, Ive got a 05 BP9 outback and looking at raising it up by an inch or two and putting some chunkier off road tyres on for the up coming ski season and general river bed bashing.
Im wanting to keep the rolling diameter as stock as possible, so the questions are:
- Whats the smallest rim I can rum with stock brakes calipers and rotors
- whats a good offroad type tyre brand/model
- whats a good off road looking rim that fits the 100 x 5 stud pattern.

Ive had a look on line but the ones I like the look of are off proper 4wd's and are the wrong stud pattern

Any help would be great
Look up Method Race wheels
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:17 PM   #5690
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You're gonna poke quite a bit with stock suspension and alignment. Probably wont rub since its 4x4 mode but still poke.
Thanks for the feedback. How would I determine how much poke I would have given my current information?

Is this essentially contingent on the wheel depth and offset paired with the body style?
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:08 PM   #5691
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Was looking for a few pieces of advice, sorry if this is in the wrong spot:

year: 2005
model: WRX STI
wheel model: 2015 STI Limited BBS
wheel size/offset: 18x8.5 +55
tire brand/model: Considering RE-71R and similar
tire size: 245 40 18 or 255 35 18
suspension: Racecomp Black

Mainly just checking to see if I will have any fitment issues with either tire size and whether there are any better regarded tire models for everyday and occasional AutoX use. Thank you in advance
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:11 PM   #5692
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Thanks for the feedback. How would I determine how much poke I would have given my current information?

Is this essentially contingent on the wheel depth and offset paired with the body style?
Essentially yes. However its easiest to use an offset calculator given if you have your current/stock wheel specs.

https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator

On the car - use a piece of string with a weight tied to it (maybe like a washer or nut or something) and tape it to the middle of the fender dangling down a few inches past the fender so effectively you'll know the outermost edge of the fender. Take a tape measure and measure the distance from the tire/wheel to said string. You will then get the measurement for how much more you can extend your wheels outer position to be flush, poke, tuck or whatever you want. Compare that to the offset calculator and make your decision. Also keep in mind, each degree of camber (+/- respectively) will increase or decrease your wheels outer edge position by approximately 8-10mm. As well as any fender rolling or pulls you may do will change the measurement.

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Old 03-22-2018, 05:26 PM   #5693
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Essentially yes. However its easiest to use an offset calculator given if you have your current/stock wheel specs.

https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator

On the car - use a piece of string with a weight tied to it (maybe like a washer or nut or something) and tape it to the middle of the fender dangling down a few inches past the fender so effectively you'll know the outermost edge of the fender. Take a tape measure and measure the distance from the tire/wheel to said string. You will then get the measurement for how much more you can extend your wheels outer position to be flush, poke, tuck or whatever you want. Compare that to the offset calculator and make your decision. Also keep in mind, each degree of camber (+/- respectively) will increase or decrease your wheels outer edge position by approximately 8-10mm. As well as any fender rolling or pulls you may do will change the measurement.
Solid. Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:40 PM   #5694
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Thanks man

Those are some sweet looking rims, and they have a distributor in Oz, so that will keep shipping down.
Will also check if any of the local rim shops can get them in.

Only issue is they don't do smaller sizes than 17".
I have the issue where if I go over the stock rolling diameter I have to get the car certified, but may need that anyway with the lift kit I want to install anyway
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:21 AM   #5695
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Thanks man

Those are some sweet looking rims, and they have a distributor in Oz, so that will keep shipping down.
Will also check if any of the local rim shops can get them in.

Only issue is they don't do smaller sizes than 17".
I have the issue where if I go over the stock rolling diameter I have to get the car certified, but may need that anyway with the lift kit I want to install anyway
Keep the stock wheels/tires and swap it out when you have to get inspections/certs
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:12 PM   #5696
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Hey, what is the opinion/difference of running 35 series tire to 40 series?
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Hey, what is the opinion/difference of running 35 series tire to 40 series?
thats rather abritrary without the width involved as the aspect ratio is the percentage of the width
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Old 03-25-2018, 08:51 AM   #5698
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year: 2014
model: WRX
wheel model: Emotion T7R
wheel size/offset: 18x8.5 +38
tire brand/model: ?
tire size: 245/40R18
suspension: Lifted King Springs
alignment: Standard
fender mods: I don't wanna
spacers: Doesn't matter

Can I run this without rolling the rear fenders? I'm dead set on a very particular style of wheel and I would rather not go with Rota Grid's due to questionable quality. I know it adds 20mm of poke, but my car sits so damn high it's hard to get an accurate measurement.
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Keep the stock wheels/tires and swap it out when you have to get inspections/certs
Would do that but:

When changing wheel/tyre combo that is out of factory spec rolling diameter you need a certification plate that is attached to the car listing the mods, also if I have an accident with non certed parts then I don't get covered by insurance.
Its a real pain as a cert plate cost about $1000 NZD. So might as well do a lift and change the height at the same time and save re certing twice
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:09 PM   #5700
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I know probably asked before... but would stock 2016-2017 WRX 18" rim fit a 2015 WRX? Trying to find a cheap alternative for 18"
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