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Old 11-14-2013, 12:30 PM   #2501
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #2502
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After seeing how common and seemingly easy it is to fit 18x9.5" +38 with a 265/35-18, I went that route. It's being a bitch to fit. The tire sits about 1/2" outside of the fender at normal camber settings. At the ride height I was hoping to be at, the fender was literally sitting on the tread of the tire. It's probably going to end up taking 3* or more of camber for the tires to clear the fenders.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:23 PM   #2503
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Looking at getting some rpf1s 18x9.5 +38, I'm slightly lowered on bc coils. Can I run 265/35s with just a roll in the rear and some camber? Or will I still rub? Suggestions?
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:03 PM   #2504
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18x9 +45 TE37SL on 2012 sti sedan.. front and back lowered to 1 finger gap and -2 camber all around.. will rub?

sorry i didn't want to go through 100 pages to find the answer.. haha.. appreciate your help! i know it's a pretty conservative set up.. just wanna make sure..

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Old 11-14-2013, 11:10 PM   #2505
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I have 265 35 18s on a 9.5 wheel and it gives me a square setup
any camber? rubbing? did you get fenders rolled and pulled? we're not into the slammed look with unnecessary camber, we kinda of want some meat yet still be lower than stock to give it its aggressive stance.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #2506
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any camber? rubbing? did you get fenders rolled and pulled? we're not into the slammed look with unnecessary camber, we kinda of want some meat yet still be lower than stock to give it its aggressive stance.
I was on tein lowering springs had to roll the rear. No crazy camber or anything stupid I'm a function kinda guy. Rears were rolled and slight pull.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:53 PM   #2507
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Looking at getting some rpf1s 18x9.5 +38, I'm slightly lowered on bc coils. Can I run 265/35s with just a roll in the rear and some camber? Or will I still rub? Suggestions?
You'll need a decent roll in the rear and a little bit of camber....I suggest you stay with 255/35 to be extra safe....there's no need to go with a 265 tire when the 255 fits perfectly BUT that's your end decision
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:59 PM   #2508
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After seeing how common and seemingly easy it is to fit 18x9.5" +38 with a 265/35-18, I went that route. It's being a bitch to fit. The tire sits about 1/2" outside of the fender at normal camber settings. At the ride height I was hoping to be at, the fender was literally sitting on the tread of the tire. It's probably going to end up taking 3* or more of camber for the tires to clear the fenders.
Did you do a decent roll and pull? Because you're gonna need to do both if you wanna sit that low with that setup...should have just went with 255...unless of course you have a specific REASON for running a 265 tire? If you want it to be meaty for looks you're doing it all wrong lol
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:08 AM   #2509
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hey guys, I am a noob to this forum and to the Subaru world in general. I leased my first STi a little over a month ago and have been loving it every since. Anyways i live in eastern Canada on a island called Newfoundland and it takes forever to get things shipped here, and im trying my best to have my wheels before chistmas!. which brings me to my dilemma, ive been searching for about a week now on what will fit my car in terms too wheel/tire size, offset and what not and cannot seem to come up with a definite answer... my car is a 2014 STi sedan COMPLETELY stock what im looking to do is fill my fenders without getting a fender roll (due to the lease agreement) and get as flush as possible. and ill say this in advance im sorry for such a noobish post but i am completely lost and i will appreciate absolutely any information you soobie enthusiasts can offer.
Since its a lease I kinda agree that you shouldn't toy around with something that could harm the car (i.e. fenders rubbing on tires POSSIBLY cosmetically damaging the inner fender liners) BUT if you want to put rims on there stick with an 8.5" wheel and go with either 235/40/18 or 245/40/18....I did this setup and never rubbed once especially with big guys (200+) in my car....it KINDA fills the gap but not really lol
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:43 AM   #2510
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Ok what about going a bit lower with the offset and same width? would it bring my stance out a bit? or maybe stay stock offset and add a half inch to the width just so the tires are a bit wider.

Thanks for your input btw it was helpful!
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #2511
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Ok what about going a bit lower with the offset and same width? would it bring my stance out a bit? or maybe stay stock offset and add a half inch to the width just so the tires are a bit wider.

Thanks for your input btw it was helpful!
Yea I'm not so sure that would even make much of a difference and because you have brembos the lower offset you go the clearance to the calipers is going to be reduced and you may need to run spacers...you could just go with a higher offset 8.5" width wheel and run 1/2" or less spacers to bring it out a little but you still won't be doing anything about wheel gap without actually lowering the car...or go with an 8.5" wheel and run 235/45 but I'm not sure if that tire being taller would rub....I doubt it would but you'll have to try and sort through these few pages to find that answer lol
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:34 PM   #2512
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Looking at getting some rpf1s 18x9.5 +38, I'm slightly lowered on bc coils. Can I run 265/35s with just a roll in the rear and some camber? Or will I still rub? Suggestions?
This covered on the first page of this thread and discussed repeatedly throughout. Not only is a 265 .1% within stock wheel/tire size, a 265 tire is made specifically for a 9.5" wheel.

I am running 18x9.5 +38 RPF1s on a 2011 WRX with 265/35s, lowered on BC coils and only needed a very mild roll in the rear. Here is a picture for reference:


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Old 11-15-2013, 02:48 PM   #2513
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This covered on the first page of this thread and discussed repeatedly throughout. Not only is a 265 .1% within stock wheel/tire size, a 265 tire is made specifically for a 9.5" wheel. I am running 18x9.5 +38 RPF1s on a 2011 WRX with 265/35s, lowered on BC coils and only needed a very mild roll in the rear. Here is a picture for reference:
Thanks. Only reason I ask for more experiences with this fitment is because I read a few people still have issues with rubbing
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:05 PM   #2514
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Yea I'm not so sure that would even make much of a difference and because you have brembos the lower offset you go the clearance to the calipers is going to be reduced and you may need to run spacers...you could just go with a higher offset 8.5" width wheel and run 1/2" or less spacers to bring it out a little but you still won't be doing anything about wheel gap without actually lowering the car...or go with an 8.5" wheel and run 235/45 but I'm not sure if that tire being taller would rub....I doubt it would but you'll have to try and sort through these few pages to find that answer lol
thanks for the help! I'm beginning to think that the only real option its a bit wider tire lol
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:52 PM   #2515
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theres a guy a couple pages back saying his wrx hatch is running 18x9.5 +40 miro 111 with 255/35/18...stock eveything, no fender roll or pull...is this a possible solution to my delimma?

also on another thread a guy told me that he was talking to a wheel vendor (suby-dude) and he said that a 18x9 +30 with 255/35/18 would fit his '11 hatch with stock ride height. Any thoughts on this?

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Old 11-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #2516
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I'm running a 18x9 +38 with a 255/35/18 and I fits nice no rubbing with no fender rolling
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:37 PM   #2517
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theres a guy a couple pages back saying his wrx hatch is running 18x9.5 +40 miro 111 with 255/35/18...stock eveything, no fender roll or pull...is this a possible solution to my delimma?

also on another thread a guy told me that he was talking to a wheel vendor (suby-dude) and he said that a 18x9 +30 with 255/35/18 would fit his '11 hatch with stock ride height. Any thoughts on this?
That miro spec is the same specs I'm running right now stock height and I rubbed like crazy with two bigger guys in my car....by myself not so much but it would rub from time to time on big bumps....rolled my rears. Go with something less aggressive.....there's really not much you can do to eliminate that wheel gap without lowering the car lol
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:18 PM   #2518
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Would 215/45/17 fit on stock 14 rims?
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:32 PM   #2519
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Would 215/45/17 fit on stock 14 rims?
Yes but they'd be smaller diameter and stretched.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:40 PM   #2520
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Yes but they'd be smaller diameter
That's perfectly fine. 235/45 sucks anyways.

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Old 11-18-2013, 05:54 AM   #2521
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I'm running a 18x9 +38 with a 255/35/18 and I fits nice no rubbing with no fender rolling
from what you can see do you think there's any wiggle room at all for adding more offset or is 18x9 +38 the most you would go?

and what does everyone else think of this?
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Thanks guys...just for additional BG...these will by my snow tires going on these wheels. A little stretched shouldn't hurt performance to the point where it is useless, correct?

Thanks again. For all the help.


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That's perfectly fine. 235/45 sucks anyways.



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Old 11-18-2013, 09:56 PM   #2523
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I'm looking to get a set of Pilot Sport A/S 3 for my stock 17x8 wheels. Would 245/40r17 be an okay size, or should I stick with the stock size for this tire?
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #2524
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I'm looking to get a set of Pilot Sport A/S 3 for my stock 17x8 wheels. Would 245/40r17 be an okay size, or should I stick with the stock size for this tire?
Stick with stock size
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:04 PM   #2525
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from what you can see do you think there's any wiggle room at all for adding more offset or is 18x9 +38 the most you would go?

and what does everyone else think of this?
I know someone running stock tire size with 18 8.5 35 wheels and he had to roll the rears. He is lowered though.
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