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Old 06-18-2017, 10:16 PM   #6776
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Any steering issues on running wide wheels with coilovers? 255 and 9.5 up?
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:19 AM   #6777
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This weekend I mounted a set of Rays Gram Lights 57 Optimise Time Attack Editions that I got for a steal locally.

Fronts - 18x8.5 +43 with 235/40/18
Rears - 18x9.5 +38 with 265/35/18

Fitment is good with clearance on the Brembos and no rubbing whatsoever. My fenders are not rolled and I'm running stock suspension.

I haven't been able to find anyone else running a staggered setup like this. The overall diameter of both front and rear is same as stock. But I have noticed a little bit more understeer and slightly harsher ride quality.







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Old 06-19-2017, 11:31 AM   #6778
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This weekend I mounted a set of Rays Gram Lights 57 Optimise Time Attack Editions that I got for a steal locally.



Fronts - 18x8.5 +43 with 235/40/18

Rears - 18x9.5 +38 with 265/35/18



Fitment is good with clearance on the Brembos and no rubbing whatsoever. My fenders are not rolled and I'm running stock suspension.



I haven't been able to find anyone else running a staggered setup like this. The overall diameter of both front and rear is same as stock. But I have noticed a little bit more understeer and slightly harsher ride quality.

















Ummm...I thought you're NEVER supposed to run a staggered setup on our AWD cars??? The understeer and harsher ride quality is a result of this because the system isn't balanced at each corner!!! Can anyone else confirm or deny this??? Can't you mess up your transmission components doing this?!?!
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:41 AM   #6779
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This weekend I mounted a set of Rays Gram Lights 57 Optimise Time Attack Editions that I got for a steal locally.

Fronts - 18x8.5 +43 with 235/40/18
Rears - 18x9.5 +38 with 265/35/18

Fitment is good with clearance on the Brembos and no rubbing whatsoever. My fenders are not rolled and I'm running stock suspension.

I haven't been able to find anyone else running a staggered setup like this. The overall diameter of both front and rear is same as stock. But I have noticed a little bit more understeer and slightly harsher ride quality.







WOW ..you never see it because you are NOT suppose to run staggered wheels/tires on AWD ....😂😂😂😂😂
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:17 PM   #6780
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WOW ..you never see it because you are NOT suppose to run staggered wheels/tires on AWD ....😂😂😂😂😂
Everything I've read says it's possible as long as the overall diameter of the wheels/tires is the same, which mine are. The center diff cares about distance traveled per rotation, which hasn't changed. To be exact, 235/40 and 265/35 have only a 1.75mm difference. If they were the same exact size front and back they'd still fluctuate more than that due to air pressure differences and load distribution.

I'm not sold 100% on keeping these mounted but more related to looks and handling, not whether or not I'm going to hurt the c.diff.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:23 PM   #6781
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Everything I've read says it's possible as long as the overall diameter of the wheels/tires is the same, which mine are. The center diff cares about distance traveled per rotation, which hasn't changed. To be exact, 235/40 and 265/35 have only a 1.75mm difference. If they were the same exact size front and back they'd still fluctuate more than that due to air pressure differences and load distribution.

I'm not sold 100% on keeping these mounted but more related to looks and handling, not whether or not I'm going to hurt the c.diff.
At least you understand the consequences. You don't see anyone running it because it's about the dumbest thing you would want to do. There's better ways to achieve good looks. Your car though 😂
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:44 PM   #6782
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Its ok to run staggered as long as overall diameter is the same. With less than 1% difference you will be fine.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:16 PM   #6783
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Its ok to run staggered as long as overall diameter is the same. With less than 1% difference you will be fine.
Do you think I would be better off running the wider wheels up front? I know the obvious answer is yes, but I feel like 235's are awful small for the back.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:52 PM   #6784
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Everything I've read says it's possible as long as the overall diameter of the wheels/tires is the same, which mine are. The center diff cares about distance traveled per rotation, which hasn't changed. To be exact, 235/40 and 265/35 have only a 1.75mm difference. If they were the same exact size front and back they'd still fluctuate more than that due to air pressure differences and load distribution.

I'm not sold 100% on keeping these mounted but more related to looks and handling, not whether or not I'm going to hurt the c.diff.
yea - this is a NO NO
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:56 PM   #6785
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friend had his 2011sti center diff failed recently, OEM part $3200 + tax and 8hrs of labor.

prices in Canadian prices so take 35% off for exchange rate.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:53 PM   #6786
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OptionLabWheels r716 Top Secret Gold (first set in the world)
18 x 9.5 +35
255/35/18
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:57 PM   #6787
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I like those a lot. Wow.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:02 PM   #6788
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OptionLabWheels r716 Top Secret Gold (first set in the world)
18 x 9.5 +35
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Whoah. Those are beautiful.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:07 PM   #6789
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I like those a lot. Wow.


Thanks so much. Took my time with research and planning.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:08 PM   #6790
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Whoah. Those are beautiful.


Thanks. You should check them out! Great customer service and fair prices.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:47 AM   #6791
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I don't like the 35 offset... 38 is my max, and prefer 40.... but I do like the wheels.
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:10 PM   #6792
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i'm gonna be putting 18x10 +35 soon and i'm thinking of putting 265/35.



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Old 06-21-2017, 04:30 PM   #6793
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Can I guess these are 18x10.0 +35 Bronze Volk ZE40s?
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Old 06-21-2017, 05:16 PM   #6794
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Can I guess these are 18x10.0 +35 Bronze Volk ZE40s?


hehehe close! Saga
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Old 06-21-2017, 05:17 PM   #6795
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hehehe close! Saga
Oh, Saga?! Lets see some more pics.....dont hold out on us
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:13 PM   #6796
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[quote=Kami Speed;45200160]Oh, Saga?! Lets see some more pics.....dont hold out on us [/

iphone pics that i did not even edit
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:12 AM   #6797
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^^18x10s... that looks like hot garbage and will be even worse when you add a tire. i for the life of me will never understand why people buy the wrong size wheels. i mean what are you gonna do run -3 deg. all the way around to tuck it in.

i guess if u like the hella mexi poke thing from the early 2000s thats all you buddy. flame on

those wheels look like they might fit an evo.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:07 PM   #6798
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^^18x10s... that looks like hot garbage and will be even worse when you add a tire. i for the life of me will never understand why people buy the wrong size wheels. i mean what are you gonna do run -3 deg. all the way around to tuck it in.

i guess if u like the hella mexi poke thing from the early 2000s thats all you buddy. flame on

those wheels look like they might fit an evo.
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:58 PM   #6799
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I've scanned this thread for like ever-- but figured before I actually bite the bullet, if I overlooked something, I should at least ask.

I have a 2016 WRX Limited
-Looking to buy 18x9.5 +38 Rota Vector Pros
-Using Stock tires (245/40) until they wear out (only 6k miles on car)
-Planning to then replace with with 255/35 or 255/40
-Planning to install Swift Spec R Springs

I really don't want to pull/roll fenders. Would this setup be safe? Would I be better off with the RCE Yellows?

Thoughts appreciated. Also-- what's the best order to install? Springs then wheels or vice versa?

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Old 06-25-2017, 12:22 AM   #6800
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I'm going Swift, 18-9.5 et45 & 255/40, form fit and function...
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