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Old 01-15-2006, 09:42 PM   #51
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Picking up a set of stock evo tires (235 45 17 yoko A046's) for my summer tires.. fingers crossed they won't rub on my 7.5" te37's with prodrive springs and kyb struts..........

might just roll the fender for good measure though once it gets warmer that is.
Hey... good luck with that. What model year do you have and do you know the offset of your te37's?
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:29 PM   #52
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its an 02 bugeye baby blue wagon.. et 48 I beleive, and its too cold to go outside and check thanks bigsky, I just hope they dont rub too bad, but could be a good excuse for coilovers
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:09 AM   #53
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wagon MY:2003
rim size:17x7.5
rim offset:+48
rim brand & model:enkei rp02
tire brand & model:hankook rs2
tire size: 235/40r17
tread (actual patch) width:will get back to you on that
camber adjustments: approx. 1.5 front and back
suspension: megan racing coilovers
lowered?:13.4" front 13.2" rear hub to fender
fender rolling?: no
rubbing w/o load?: not yet
rubbing w/ load?: not yet
(handling /gearing):sticks better gearing the same... side by side the tires are identical in height. on paper they are .4" shorter.
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:02 PM   #54
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wagon MY:2003
rim size:17x8.0
rim offset:+48
rim brand & model:Rota Torque
tire brand & model:Falken FK451
tire size: 245/35/17
tread (actual patch) width:haven't measured
camber adjustments: -2.3 front and -1.5 rear
suspension: Stock with '04 STi springs. 25 mm swaybars f/r
lowered?:a bit from the springs
fender rolling?: yes
rubbing w/o load?: not yet
rubbing w/ load?: not yet
(handling /gearing):Gearing is great for autocross. However, I wouldn't want to drive on these every day since they'll rack up mileage on the car pretty quick! A decent tire, but not as good as the old Azenis.
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:21 PM   #55
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EDIT: ooops, misread the 245/35/17...thought it said 235/45.

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Old 03-18-2006, 08:58 PM   #56
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With an inch less sidewall on the 245/35-17's than stock you'll really feel the bumps and pot holes. I don't think I'd use those tires as a daily driver either. I'm old.

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Old 04-06-2006, 07:17 PM   #57
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This is a friends car.

wagon MY:2003
rim size:17x8.5
rim offset:+48
rim brand & model:GN+ maybe
tire brand & model:Falken RT-615
tire size: 255/40/17
tread (actual patch) width:???
camber adjustments: ~-1* front and -1.5 rear
suspension: Stock
lowered?: Nope
fender rolling?: No
rubbing w/o load?: not yet
rubbing w/ load?: not yet
(handling /gearing): Not my car so I can't say... Thats a big effin tire though

I am too wimpy and only run 225/45 on 17x7.5s
No rubbing with the rolled fenders though.
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:36 PM   #58
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wagon MY:2004
rim size:17x?
rim offset: ?
rim brand & model:MB Motorsport weapon
tire brand & model:yokohama es100
tire size: 225/45/zr17
tread (actual patch) width:?
camber adjustments: stock
suspension: stock...to be tein ss-p next week
lowered?: i said next week...sheesh
fender rolling?: nope
rubbing w/o load?: hope not
rubbing w/ load?: same
(handling /gearing): they definitely stick better...road noise is borderline unbearable...starting to get weird wear pattern along corner of tire where tread meets sidewall.
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Old 04-07-2006, 12:03 AM   #59
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Quote:
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This is a friends car.

wagon MY:2003
rim size:17x8.5
rim offset:+48
rim brand & model:GN+ maybe
tire brand & model:Falken RT-615
tire size: 255/40/17
tread (actual patch) width:???
camber adjustments: ~-1* front and -1.5 rear
suspension: Stock
lowered?: Nope
fender rolling?: No
rubbing w/o load?: not yet
rubbing w/ load?: not yet
(handling /gearing): Not my car so I can't say... Thats a big effin tire though
Wowww.... he doesn't rub w/ full load on 255/40/17 on 17 X 8.5 +48..

You sure you looked at the right size?
The most agressive wagon I've seen is 245/40/17 on 17 X 8.5 +48 tires and he had coil overs and MAD camber and coilover setup plus his fender is definately extremely rolled to compensate the width of the wheel.

I am so positive that it will rub on Wagon w/ full full load when you go into a deep dip.

Got pics...? I'm interested to see
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:57 AM   #60
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key words "not yet"
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:59 AM   #61
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you know what they say "rubbin is racing" but seriously there was an evo last weeks auto-x running 285 V710's... so jealous.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:53 AM   #62
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wagon MY: 2002
rim size: 17x7.5
rim offset: 48
rim brand & model: Volk TE37
tire brand & model: Yokohoma Advan a046
tire size: 235 45 17
tread (actual patch) width: hmmm
camber adjustments: -1.8 front -1.6 rear but sliipped while racing to +.2 front
suspension: kyb agx prodrive springs
lowered?:
fender rolling?: in rear
rubbing w/o load?: no
rubbing w/ load?: not while auto-x with no spare.. i dont usually carry bricks around in my wagon.
(handling /gearing): handled really nice before the suspension slipped. tires grip very well, and track very nicely... dont run dual camber bolts, they will slip
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:43 PM   #63
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Thanks for the post-up, elsanto... your handling info is esp. interesting.

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...there was an evo [at] last weeks auto-x running 285 V710's... so jealous.
Fat is phat with tires, for sure. For me, the question is whether or not my torque would spin the wheels with a narrower footprint. If the answer is no, then I've sacrificed go for show by carrying useless rotational mass.
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:53 PM   #64
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with the 2.5 id say bigger is better.. i was spinning the 225's around with little effort. might be my driving style, but im stubborn.
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Old 04-13-2006, 12:57 AM   #65
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ok anyone think this will rub

17x8
offset 48
225/45/17
lowers on s techs and kybs gr2 struts anyone think i will have a problem????
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:59 AM   #66
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wagon MY: 2003
rim size: 17x8.5
rim offset: 45
rim brand & model: Gramlight 57f Bronze
tire brand & model: Hankook Ventus RS2 Z212
tire size: 235/40/17
tread (actual patch) width:
camber adjustments: F-1.6 R-.7
suspension: AGX front, STi rear struts
lowered?: Prodrive STi Springs
fender rolling?: nope
rubbing w/o load?: not even close
rubbing w/ load?: i had 5 people in my car and one guy said he heard a scratching noise coming from the rear when we were turning in a parking lot. i pretty much do what i can to not have anyone in the back seat at all.

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Old 04-13-2006, 03:17 AM   #67
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That's for the report, jdadour.
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.... i pretty much do what i can to not have anyone in the back seat at all.
...or you could just take it out! (I did .)
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Old 04-13-2006, 09:01 AM   #68
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99 subi you'll be fine. just do it!
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:29 AM   #69
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Quote:
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ok anyone think this will rub

17x8
offset 48
225/45/17
lowers on s techs and kybs gr2 struts anyone think i will have a problem????
Depending on the type of tire, that may well rub. It did on my wagon (with stiffer springs than those S-Tech POS).
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:49 PM   #70
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wagon MY: 2002
rim size: 17x8
rim offset: 48
rim brand & model: 5Zigen Fn01r-c
tire brand & model: Hankook Ventus RS2 Z212
tire size: 235/40/17
tread (actual patch) width:
camber adjustments: F-1.5 R-1
suspension: Tein Flex F10K, R8K
lowered?: yes 13.75" from wheel center to fender
fender rolling?: yes
rubbing w/o load?: nope
rubbing w/ load?: nope, haven't autocrossed or tracked these tires/wheels yet, but I'm not expecting any rubbing. I'll edit if it happens

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Old 04-14-2006, 01:03 PM   #71
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Thanks, secu256. Those are sweet rims (I like 'em) and some mean rubber.
(Do Hankook Ventus RS2's come in a K212 or did you mean Z212? Thanks.)
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:08 PM   #72
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Doh, yeah they're the z212's. I just copied jdadours post for all the info that was asked for and didn't notice the error.
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:26 PM   #73
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s'cool. I hadn't noticed it there either.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:15 PM   #74
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2005 Saabaru
7.5x17 rota grids w/ 48 offset
235/45-17's (forget what brand, i'll check later)
Tein H-tech lowering springs/stock struts
no fender rolling (yet)
rubs like hell with or without load.

<--renting fender roller and having 1/2" spacers made for strut tops. (adds negative camber and ride height.)

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Old 04-20-2006, 11:37 PM   #75
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Upgraded from 17x7.5 ET48 Rota Attacks to 17x7.5 ET53 OEM '04 STI BBS wheels
upgraded from 225/45x17 Falken FK451's to 225/45x17 OEM STI Bridgestone RE070's.

If you've ever seen the RE070's, you know how wide they run - they dwarf the FK451's - more like a 235/45x17 and hence the post. no rubbing thanks to the ET53 BBS offset and the mild rear drop of the Prodrives

wagon: '02 WRX
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Bridgestone RE070
static "patch" width damn close to 9" @ 36psi
F-2.0/R -1.5
Prodrive/Koni/Noltec
yes - about 1.25" F/.5" R
no fender rolling
no rubbing with/without load (drove 300 miles today with about 250 lbs. of stuff in the back)

and oh yeah - I love the combo!
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