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Old 02-10-2014, 11:52 AM   #2751
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Yeah, i went with a 255/40 on an 18x9.5 +38. I didn't rub much when it was just me in the car but with one other passenger i would get rubbing every now and then. I went with a slight roll and i've been good. I did a search on here and found this thread. May be of help to you.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ll+san+antonio
Yeah I came across that guy as well. A couple of friends of mine had some issues, not to bad mouth him or anything. So I was trying to avoid rubbing all together if possible, heh.

The wheels i'm looking at (reserved a set actually) are the nt03 in SBC. What did you end up going with on your car?
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:54 AM   #2752
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I went with Matte Bronze RPF 1's. I posted a pic on page 109 of this thread.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:00 PM   #2753
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I went with Matte Bronze RPF 1's. I posted a pic on page 109 of this thread.
ah word. the flicker link looks like it was having issues. Good choice mang!
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:04 PM   #2754
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You can rent/buy a fender roller too, they are only $180 from Eastwood.

It's not hard to roll GR rear fenders. I've rolled 3 sets now (completely flat roll) and haven't had a single chip in the paint.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:31 PM   #2755
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Oops. Fixed the link.. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:36 PM   #2756
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You can rent/buy a fender roller too, they are only $180 from Eastwood.

It's not hard to roll GR rear fenders. I've rolled 3 sets now (completely flat roll) and haven't had a single chip in the paint.
In your experience, would a light roll be considered something like a 45 degree roll? I wouldnt think that a flat roll/pull would be needed right?
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:38 PM   #2757
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I wouldn't think either will fit without a LOT of camber and/or a significant pull of all the fenders.
As long as it will fit. I already have the wheels. Im kinda leaning towards 275/35 though. Just wanted to know how much camber or fender work i needed to do
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:49 PM   #2758
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I've been struggling on the tire size as well. I'm planning on going with 18x9.5 et45 on my '12 WRX along with RCE blacks. Been going back and forth on 245/40's vs 255/35 but think i'm finally settled on the 255/35 Continental DW's. Hope the +45 won't require too much rolling.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:25 PM   #2759
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Other than the obvious bolt pattern, does anyone know if the STI 5x114 hub sits any differently on the car than the WRX's 5x100 hub? I'm seeing a lot of STI guys get a LOT wider wheels/lower offsets. Wasn't sure if it was just because or if the wheels fit differently. Just a question a quick search/google couldn't answer.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:51 PM   #2760
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In your experience, would a light roll be considered something like a 45 degree roll? I wouldnt think that a flat roll/pull would be needed right?
Yeah, maybe not even 45*. One car I helped with only took 2 quick passes with the roller, it probably only moved 20* from where it was. He was running a 255/40-17 Hankook V12 on a 17x9" ET38 wheel.

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As long as it will fit. I already have the wheels. Im kinda leaning towards 275/35 though. Just wanted to know how much camber or fender work i needed to do
Pulling the front and rear fenders, and stiff suspension will help. Having a high ride height helps too. Otherwise you'll probably need 4-6* of camber if you want to be reasonably low.

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I've been struggling on the tire size as well. I'm planning on going with 18x9.5 et45 on my '12 WRX along with RCE blacks. Been going back and forth on 245/40's vs 255/35 but think i'm finally settled on the 255/35 Continental DW's. Hope the +45 won't require too much rolling.
255/35 would be the proper sized tire.

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Other than the obvious bolt pattern, does anyone know if the STI 5x114 hub sits any differently on the car than the WRX's 5x100 hub? I'm seeing a lot of STI guys get a LOT wider wheels/lower offsets. Wasn't sure if it was just because or if the wheels fit differently. Just a question a quick search/google couldn't answer.
I think it has to do with the wheels and fitments that are available in the market in 5x114.3 as well.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:54 PM   #2761
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I've been struggling on the tire size as well. I'm planning on going with 18x9.5 et45 on my '12 WRX along with RCE blacks. Been going back and forth on 245/40's vs 255/35 but think i'm finally settled on the 255/35 Continental DW's. Hope the +45 won't require too much rolling.
It shouldn't need much since the wheel will be further away from the fender as opposed to a +38 offset that some of us have would be...not by much but it might aid in not needing a more aggressive roll with that higher offset
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:52 PM   #2762
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Other than the obvious bolt pattern, does anyone know if the STI 5x114 hub sits any differently on the car than the WRX's 5x100 hub? I'm seeing a lot of STI guys get a LOT wider wheels/lower offsets. Wasn't sure if it was just because or if the wheels fit differently. Just a question a quick search/google couldn't answer.
no. in terms of where wheels sit, its exactly the same.

the guys you see running large wheels and super low offsets are the more experienced fitment guys. you see them with both wrx and sti's.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:56 PM   #2763
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Would there be strut clearance issues with an 18x9.5 +48? Also supposing the car was lowered about 1'' on springs? 255/35 tires
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:40 PM   #2764
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'11 sedan. stock suspension

18X8.5 +45. 245/40 tire

will fit fine correct?
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:12 PM   #2765
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Yes!!! ^^
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I'm having a hard time finding any pictures of a wrx with the BBS SR wheels. Any help?
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:11 AM   #2767
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How much difference is 18x9.5 + 38 to 18x10 + 38 if both of them has 275/35 sized tires (same brand)?

Im thinking that your tires are the first one to touch the fenders if ever, so clearance issues (fender roll and camber) would be the same?
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:22 AM   #2768
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How much difference is 18x9.5 + 38 to 18x10 + 38 if both of them has 275/35 sized tires (same brand)?

Im thinking that your tires are the first one to touch the fenders if ever, so clearance issues (fender roll and camber) would be the same?
You'd have 1/4" more rim poke, but with the same size tire, the fender clearance might be a little less than 1/4" difference.

It doesn't sound like much, but unless you plan to keep the ride height high, that is a very tough fitment.
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:33 AM   #2769
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Would I need a mild or flat roll in the rear with 18x9.5 38 rpf1 with conti dw 255/35? Either being dropped on rce blacks or kw v1
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Would I need a mild or flat roll in the rear with 18x9.5 38 rpf1 with conti dw 255/35? Either being dropped on rce blacks or kw v1
Probably a moderate roll, maybe not all the way flat (but you might as well go all the way if you are doing it).
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:59 PM   #2771
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yea im going to go all the way.
I just got done ordeering my 18x9.5 38 rpf1 sbc!!! should have them in a few days!
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:34 PM   #2772
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No such thing as moderate roll, if you're going to roll you should be rolling flat, no sense in stretching that paint twice if you need the extra couple MM in the future.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:35 PM   #2773
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Would there be strut clearance issues with an 18x9.5 +48? Also supposing the car was lowered about 1'' on springs? 255/35 tires
I've got the same question. I'm looking at WedsSport SA-15R wheels in 18x9.5 for my WRX but they come in a +48 offset in 5x100 spacing at that size. I've found folks who have successfully fit 18x9.5 +45 wheels on a GR STI/WRX, running 265/35 tires with no strut clearance issues, but I haven't found anyone running a higher offset. Worst case, I suppose 3mm spacers should fix any problems, but I'd love to know if anyone has managed to get a wheel/tire setup in that size to fit without spacers.

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Old 02-13-2014, 10:26 AM   #2774
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I've got the same question. I'm looking at WedsSport SA-15R wheels in 18x9.5 for my WRX but they come in a +48 offset in 5x100 spacing at that size. I've found folks who have successfully fit 18x9.5 +45 wheels on a GR STI/WRX, running 265/35 tires with no strut clearance issues, but I haven't found anyone running a higher offset. Worst case, I suppose 3mm spacers should fix any problems, but I'd love to know if anyone has managed to get a wheel/tire setup in that size to fit without spacers.
I believe it's going to depend on what strut/coils you are running, and how much camber is dialed in.
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I believe it's going to depend on what strut/coils you are running, and how much camber is dialed in.
I've got RCE Bilstein struts with yellow springs and front camber is at about 1.7 degrees. Rear camber is at about 1.3 degrees. That setup doesn't drop the car much and actually should give me slightly more clearance then coilovers. That should be a nice setup if it does clear the front struts, since I might not even need any fender work with that high of an offset. Pretty close to pulling the trigger.

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