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Old 01-21-2019, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default 2011 WRX Eneki RPF1 17x19.5 Fitment Question?


I am hoping for a bit of help/insight. This is regarding a vehicle I have seen locally and might purchase.

I did read this very informative thread, but hoping someone would give me some additional information... (https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=2155863).

My understanding, per the thread above, is that the stock wheel on a 2011 WRX is 17x8" +53 offset with a 235/45R17 tire. The owner tells me he has Enkei RPF1 17x9.5 (not sure of the offset, but it might be +35) with 255/40/17. He says he does have rubs "over big bumps".

This wheel seems substantially wider than stock. I've browsed forums to see if this setup is an issue (personally, I always prefer stock) but did not find specific examples.

I'd like to know what damage can be caused to the vehicle due to the long-term rubbing - damage to the fender liner, fenders, etc? I prefer OEM and would like to avoid any issues with aftermarket wheels if I can. Thank you for any advice.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:05 AM   #2
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This thread has tons of fitment examples for that body style. 17x9.5s with 255s is not a very aggressive fitment, so it should fit.

Where is the rubbing actually happening? Is the car lowered? Have the fender lips been rolled? How much negative camber are they running?

Do you see any signs of damage being caused by the intermittent rubbing? If not, then it seems like it's not an issue.
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