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Old 03-16-2021, 07:37 AM   #5901
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year: 2003
model: WRX
wheel model: Enkei T6S
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +45
tire brand/model: Kenda Vezda UHP AS
tire size: 225/40ZR18
suspension: Tein Street basis Z coilovers (little bit lower than stock waiting to put wheels in before dialing in)
alignment: stock
fender mods: None
spacers: None

wondering if i should roll fenders to run the above setup.

any tips?
This is strictly from a tire and wheel perspective - I have no idea how well any of this is going to fit your car.

A 9.5" wide wheel is outside tire industry guidelines for 225/40 tires (and it really doesn't have enough sidewall height to accommodate that much extra 'stretch').

I suggest either going with 9" wide wheels if you want to stay with the 225/40-18 tire size or going with 235/40-18 tires if you want to keep the 9.5" wheel width.


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Old 03-22-2021, 04:23 AM   #5902
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What tire size? offset? fender mods? camber? asking cause i have 18x8.5 +45 for a 04 wrx wagon and i wanna know how much tire i can fit and what i have to do to minimize rubbing. thank you
Update: ended up getting Michelin p/s a/s4 245/40/18 stock suspension with a light fender roll all around. I donít rub unless Iím going into corners at high speeds or bumps going fast. The rubbing isnít digging into my sidewall itís just grazing it. I plan on getting a flush fender roll and it should do the trick.
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Old 03-24-2021, 04:57 PM   #5903
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year: 2005
model: STI
wheel model: Enkei PF05
wheel size/offset: 17x9 +40
tire brand/model: RE71R or Pilot Sport 4S
tire size: 245/45 or 255/40
suspension: Tein Flex Z coilovers (currently 13.75 inches hub center to fender), WL sway bars, and anti lift and roll kits.
alignment: stock
fender mods: None
spacers: None

I think these will clear brembos but I don't know that for sure, I have a fender roller and plan on getting the WL rear lateral links for better adjustment as well. Trying to keep camber at -1.5 max but not sure if that is possible. I know the +42-48 range for offset would be better for fitment but I really like the PF05 and they are pretty light and come in gold lol. Just trying to see how much work it would take to fit these before I pull any triggers.

any advice would be appreciated!
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Old 03-26-2021, 07:21 AM   #5904
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Year: 2006
model: WRX
Wheel Model: Enki RPF1
wheel size/offset: 17x9+45mm
tire brand/model: Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R
tire size: 235/45
suspension: stock (I have Tien H.Tech lowering springs I can install as well)
alignment: stock
fender mods: None
spacers: None

I'm pretty new to the fitment game and this is my first modified car, and will be my first wheel setup purchase, so I was just curious if this would fit well, or if anyone with a bit more experience than I sees something wild here or has any advice. I've been trying to do research (including Unabomber's thread) and this is what I've come up with, however still figured it would be a good idea to run it past you guys since the forums have infinitely more experience in this field than I do.
I am thinking I may have to roll my fenders to prevent rubbing, however I figure someone has certainly tried running a similar setup to this at some point and knows firsthand what is needed in order to fit this setup. Any help that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-27-2021, 07:31 PM   #5905
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This is strictly from a tire and wheel perspective - I have no idea how well any of this is going to fit your car.

A 9.5" wide wheel is outside tire industry guidelines for 225/40 tires (and it really doesn't have enough sidewall height to accommodate that much extra 'stretch').

I suggest either going with 9" wide wheels if you want to stay with the 225/40-18 tire size or going with 235/40-18 tires if you want to keep the 9.5" wheel width.


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On a 18x9 +38 offset would a 265/35/18 fit a 2012 wrx?
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:28 AM   #5906
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Here's how it plots up against OE 245/40-18 on 8.5" ET+48 wheels - I don't know how much sheetmetal clearance exists on a 2012 but it looks good on the inboard (strut) side. OE wheel and tire sizes pulled from wheel-size.com.



Hope it helps.


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Old 04-05-2021, 11:50 AM   #5907
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I have been searching high and low to try work out what the wheel and tyre setup is on this car comparing to others etc.

Hoping to find someone familiar with the car, or otherwise someone good at guessing wheel/tyre sizes as I'm trying to work out wheel size and offset, as well as tyre size as I would like to do something similar. Anyone keen to take a guess?





I'm thinking 15 or 16 inch... leaning towards 16 with perhaps a 225/55 or something like that.

Have found the pics of the car in a couple adds for king raised springs in a few places including primitive racing, but have had no luck finding wheel specs anywhere.
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:00 PM   #5908
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2007 STI
Wheel Model: BBS LM
Size / Offset: 17 x 9 +20
Tire Brand: Falken ZE950
Size: 255/40
Suspension: BC Coilovers
Alignment: ~ -2 all around
Spacers: None
Rubs rear on hard bumps

I love the look of this car! I just bought some BCs and was wondering what fender mods you did to accommodate the bigger tires? Other than your wheel offset, I have the same setup. Thanks man.

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Old 04-25-2021, 03:18 PM   #5909
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All fenders rolled and slight pull in the front.

Donít think the pull was needed but just wanted to make sure they didnít rub.

Hope this helps.
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