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Old 05-29-2019, 11:08 AM   #8126
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How about the real version of those that are actually worthy of your car..
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:32 AM   #8127
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How about the real version of those that are actually worthy of your car..
http://desmondwheels.com/
Might be because they're basically twice the price of the Rotas, and unless they're planning on tracking the car, a fully-forged wheel is very likely completely unnecessary.

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Old 05-29-2019, 11:35 AM   #8128
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rota slipstream 18x9.5
Only example I could find was old posts from wheeldude.com not sure of they are even around anymore. But it looks like they fit the sti. 18x9.5 +38
https://www.google.com/search?q=slip...izon&prmd=sivn
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:29 PM   #8129
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Anyone running RPF1's 18x9.5 +38 w/ 255 or 265 tires on a STI?
I tested fitted Motegi Traklties in 18x9 +35 and they cleared the '18+ brembos easily. Maybe RPF1's in 18x9 + 35 would also clear too, considering that the brembos in '18+ STi's are narrower than previous years' STi's.
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:04 AM   #8130
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^^^Stock height or lowered and any rubbing?
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:52 PM   #8131
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^^^Stock height or lowered and any rubbing?
Stock height with fenders unrolled for now and have zero issues with rub. I will be lowering the car soon though.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:33 PM   #8132
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:11 PM   #8133
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Hey everyone, Iíve read through tons of pages on this forum but canít seem to find what Iím looking for.

I have a 2015 WRX Base model and want to run Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 K120ís in 265/35R18 97Y XL on 18x10 +43 (or +41) wheels. Iím on stock suspension at stock height without any fenders rolled and no spacers. Does anyone know if it will scrape or rub, or will it work without any issues? I plan on lowering it in the future in which case Iíll have to roll atleast the rear from what Iím seeing.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my post,
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:03 PM   #8134
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Closest I've seen to those specs is @stickers but he has a lower offset and smaller tires
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...php?p=46033202

With a +43 and stock height you are probably ok but I'm sure you will run into some rubbing of lowered.
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:02 AM   #8135
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Closest I've seen to those specs is @stickers but he has a lower offset and smaller tires
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...php?p=46033202

With a +43 and stock height you are probably ok but I'm sure you will run into some rubbing of lowered.
Thanks! Iím about to run 18x10 +43(or +41) on 245/45R18ís until I can afford the 265/35R18ís. Iíll let yíall know how they both work out!
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:55 AM   #8136
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Thanks! Iím about to run 18x10 +43(or +41) on 245/45R18ís until I can afford the 265/35R18ís. Iíll let yíall know how they both work out!
Do you mean the stock 245/40?
They are going to be stretched pretty good on a 10" wheel, past the approved wheel width
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:42 AM   #8137
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Do you mean the stock 245/40?
They are going to be stretched pretty good on a 10" wheel, past the approved wheel width
I wouldn't go half an inch past the 9.5" recommended max for that size either. Not under any normal or long-term circumstances, anyway. And that's coming from somebody who nearly always chooses wheels that are wider than "measuring width" for the tire size being fitted when spec'ing out a new wheel & tire package.


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Old 06-06-2019, 01:31 PM   #8138
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I wouldn't go half an inch past the 9.5" recommended max for that size either. Not under any normal or long-term circumstances, anyway. And that's coming from somebody who nearly always chooses wheels that are wider than "measuring width" for the tire size being fitted when spec'ing out a new wheel & tire package.


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Na, straight up 245/45R18ís. Itís all Iíve got until I can get 265/35R18ís. 😩
And I didnít understand this message Norm. Are you referring to the tire or to the wheel being 0.5Ē over?

Edit: I see what youíre saying. Itís a hell of a stretch on the tire. Oof. Need to get those 265/35R18ís ASAP. The wheels are 18x10 +43 (confirmed +43).

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Old 06-06-2019, 02:23 PM   #8139
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Na, straight up 245/45R18’s. It’s all I’ve got until I can get 265/35R18’s. ��
How did you end up with 18" 45-series tires? I'm seeing 45-series tires in 17" being used in 2015 with no 18's, and the 18's on later years like my '19 have been 40-series.



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And I didn’t understand this message Norm. Are you referring to the tire or to the wheel being 0.5” over?

Edit: I see what you’re saying. It’s a hell of a stretch on the tire. Oof. Need to get those 265/35R18’s ASAP. The wheels are 18x10 +43 (confirmed +43).
265/xx on 10" would be a good place to be, wheels half an inch wider than "measuring". You gain slightly better turn-in response and steering precision, with a slightly firmer ride.


FWIW, I choose to define "stretch" in terms of the wheel being wider than "measuring width" for the tire size under discussion because that has a clear point of reference. Not by visual appearance, which is purely subjective. Same goes for "pinched" or "squeezed" for tires fitted to rims narrower than "measuring".


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Old 06-06-2019, 02:44 PM   #8140
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Excessive Camber
Aggressive Tires for Street
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:19 PM   #8141
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Na, straight up 245/45R18ís.
Are these currently on the car? 245/45 is a whole different discussion. Those tires are almost an inch taller than stock and almost 1.5" taller than the 265/35.
Overall diameter will cause more problems than width.
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:02 PM   #8142
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Are these currently on the car? 245/45 is a whole different discussion. Those tires are almost an inch taller than stock and almost 1.5" taller than the 265/35.
Overall diameter will cause more problems than width.
Also replying to a couple other posts:

Diameter is definitely all kinds of jacked up. Itís a temporary set up until I get the 265ís.
I came accross these tires because the wheels I bought came with two types of tires: 245/45R18 on the front and 275/40? R18ís on the back. Didnít think the 275ís would fit so I went with the 245ís and found a couple more to make the wheels work temporarily.
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:42 AM   #8143
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:06 PM   #8144
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How are you guys this low and not scraping your skid plate? My car isnt as low and I already see scrape marks on my skid plate lol

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Old 06-07-2019, 04:40 PM   #8145
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:42 PM   #8146
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Lmaoo the first time I hit the skid plate I was like wtf is that metallic sound never heard that before. Look under and it's the skid plate scraped up haha
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:25 AM   #8148
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Hi All,

I'm looking at getting a set of 18x9 Motegi MR131s for my 18 STI on stock suspension. Would you all recommend going with a 255/35 or 255/40 for a tire? The two tires I have it narrowed down to are the Michelin Pilot Spot A/S 3+ and the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus. I would like to go with the 40s just to have a thicker side wall and it looks like they won't rub but just wanted to make sure from other's experience.
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Go with the 255/40. The 255/35 (94Y XL) is three load index numbers smaller than OE (97Y XL), while the 255/40 is actually two index numbers bigger (95Y in SL for the Michelin is comparable to 99Y in XL - the SL and XL load index tables don't translate directly).


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Old 06-09-2019, 01:02 PM   #8150
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I'm looking at getting a set of 18x9 Motegi MR131s for my 18 STI on stock suspension. Would you all recommend going with a 255/35 or 255/40 for a tire? The two tires I have it narrowed down to are the Michelin Pilot Spot A/S 3+ and the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus. I would like to go with the 40s just to have a thicker side wall and it looks like they won't rub but just wanted to make sure from other's experience.
255/40 is the better option. Slightly taller than stock but not much. The 35 series is almost 3% smaller than stock.
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