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Old 10-23-2019, 09:50 PM   #8326
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They will be 11mm (1cm) out from stock. Pretty conservative setup. Maybe you can measure off your car to get a better idea?
I will upload pictures in the next few days I went for a 'conservative setup' to still maintain a good ride and sit nicely-personal preference..
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:31 AM   #8327
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I will upload pictures in the next few days I went for a 'conservative setup' to still maintain a good ride and sit nicely-personal preference..


Thatís what I thought I wanted with my old setup, but once I saw the concave Volks, I ended up changing it up. Couldnít be happier with my setup.


Went from 18X8.5+47 Work Emotion 11Rís to 18X10+40 CE28SLís. Tire size was bumped up from the stock 245/40/18ís to a 265/35/18.

The ride quality is the same if not better and the extra contact from the wider wheels and tires are pretty awesome.
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:33 AM   #8328
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Thatís what I thought I wanted with my old setup, but once I saw the concave Volks, I ended up changing it up. Couldnít be happier with my setup.


Went from 18X8.5+47 Work Emotion 11Rís to 18X10+40 CE28SLís. Tire size was bumped up from the stock 245/40/18ís to a 265/35/18.

The ride quality is the same if not better and the extra contact from the wider wheels and tires are pretty awesome.
I just followed the path of the STI- going for a subtle height 20mm all round..
I don't want to scrape on speed humps and driveways etc..
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Old 10-24-2019, 02:28 AM   #8329
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I just followed the path of the STI- going for a subtle height 20mm all round..

I don't want to scrape on speed humps and driveways etc..


With the right camber and whatnot, you wonít scrape or have the wheels rubbing the body. I have around -2.2 degrees in the front and -2 degrees in the rear with a 2 inch drop on Tein Flex Aís. I get zero scrape or have any issues even during spirited driving on mountain roads.

No fender rolling either. The only thing I scrape is the front lip but that is all.
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Old 10-24-2019, 02:29 AM   #8330
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With the right camber and whatnot, you wonít scrape or have the wheels rubbing the body. I have around -2.2 degrees in the front and -2 degrees in the rear with a 2 inch drop on Tein Flex Aís. I get zero scrape or have any issues even during spirited driving on mountain roads.

No fender rolling either. The only thing I scrape is the front lip but that is all.
can you upload a photo?
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:41 AM   #8331
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Thatís what I thought I wanted with my old setup, but once I saw the concave Volks, I ended up changing it up. Couldnít be happier with my setup.


Went from 18X8.5+47 Work Emotion 11Rís to 18X10+40 CE28SLís. Tire size was bumped up from the stock 245/40/18ís to a 265/35/18.

The ride quality is the same if not better and the extra contact from the wider wheels and tires are pretty awesome.
Once I saw your concave Volks I knew what I wanted as well. Then I saw the price . I still havenít seen anything that looks as good to me.
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:07 PM   #8332
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Once I saw your concave Volks I knew what I wanted as well. Then I saw the price . I still havenít seen anything that looks as good to me.


I got such a good deal on mine I couldnít pass it up! Now if NASIOC would stay consistent with our ability to post images, I wouldnít have to go through damn Imgur.

Which wheels do you have on your car?

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Old 10-25-2019, 02:19 PM   #8333
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Old 10-25-2019, 03:11 PM   #8334
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I got such a good deal on mine I couldn’t pass it up! Now if NASIOC would stay consistent with our ability to post images, I wouldn’t have to go through damn Imgur.

Which wheels do you have on your car?
I still run the stock 18" Premium wheels. I really like the way they look and I see tons of wheels in this thread and the photo threads but none of them really make me want to pull out my wallet. That first pic you posted above I remember commenting on a year or so ago. It was the first time I said damn, that looks really good.

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Old 10-25-2019, 08:52 PM   #8335
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I still run the stock 18" Premium wheels. I really like the way they look and I see tons of wheels in this thread and the photo threads but none of them really make me want to pull out my wallet. That first pic you posted above I remember commenting on a year or so ago. It was the first time I said damn, that looks really good.



https://i.imgur.com/XHopg7e.jpg


Cool man! I think I remember your comment. Just remember not to settle on wheels. Just save up and get what you want!
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:37 PM   #8336
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Thatís one neat looking WRX!!! 🔥💥🔥
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:52 PM   #8337
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Thatís one neat looking WRX!!!


Thank you and itís an STI
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:03 PM   #8338
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Looks awesome.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:16 PM   #8339
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Figured I'd join in on the fun.

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Old 11-16-2019, 10:38 PM   #8340
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Looks good man, post up some more pics. I love me some ZE40's =)
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:18 AM   #8341
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:40 AM   #8342
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Here is my WRX now sitting on Coil-Overs 20mm all round
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Old 11-30-2019, 01:58 PM   #8343
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Man itís hard as hell to read 300+ pages. Google search & forum search isnít giving me the proper results, but Iím positive itís somewhere in this massive thread. I apologize- I swear I tried to search!

2015 WRX, lowered on RCE Yellows with rear lower control arms to adjust rear camber. I want to run 18 x 9.5 (+38 offset) wheels with the largest ďseriesĒ tire I can, with proper fitting width (I donít want ďstretchesĒ). I also do not want to roll my fenders. I see most people recommend 255/35/18 tires. PA roads suck, and I want at least a 40 series tire.

Will 255/40/18 on a 18 x 9.5 +38 wheel give me what I desire with RCE yellows, no fender rolling, and no stretched look?

If not, open to suggestions. I can go for a smaller width wheel if necessary.

Appreciate any feedback!
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:09 PM   #8344
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If youíre lowered, 255/40 is tight. My 18x8.5 +55 doesnít rub but when I put my 20mm spacers on (18x8.5 +35), the rubbed pretty good for a while and they donít work with rally armor mudflaps either because they rub on the brackets. Also, my rear fenders are rolled and Iím lowered only .75Ē on coilovers .

Iíve run 275/35 on 18x10 +39 but took quite a bit of work to fit. I tried 255/40 on 18x9 +35 and they rubbed bad. If you want the most sidewall, 18x8.5 +45 and 255/40. If you want 18x9.5 +38, 255/35 wonít rub but will be slightly stretched. If you can find 18x9.5 +45, you can ďprobablyĒ run 265/35 without rubbing.

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Old 11-30-2019, 10:55 PM   #8345
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Oops, I did it again. Special order specs so theyíre concave. 18x9.5 +38 instead of +40.

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Old 12-01-2019, 02:01 AM   #8346
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Oops, I did it again. Special order specs so theyíre concave. 18x9.5 +38 instead of +40.



Very nice man! Howís NYC treating you?
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:58 AM   #8347
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Man it’s hard as hell to read 300+ pages. Google search & forum search isn’t giving me the proper results, but I’m positive it’s somewhere in this massive thread. I apologize- I swear I tried to search!
Have you tried the 'Search this thread' option yet?


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2015 WRX, lowered on RCE Yellows with rear lower control arms to adjust rear camber. I want to run 18 x 9.5 (+38 offset) wheels with the largest “series” tire I can, with proper fitting width (I don’t want “stretches”). I also do not want to roll my fenders. I see most people recommend 255/35/18 tires. PA roads suck, and I want at least a 40 series tire.

Will 255/40/18 on a 18 x 9.5 +38 wheel give me what I desire with RCE yellows, no fender rolling, and no stretched look?
"No stretched look" is kind of hard to pin down, as opinions vary a bit. Skeeter has hinted at the only consistent way to define 'stretched' that I can even think of - wheel width relative to the width of the tire size's "measuring width" wheel.

255/40 is measured on a 9" wide wheel. That technically makes it slightly stretched on 9.5's, and slightly 'pinched' or 'squeezed' on 8.5's. You may or may not notice the difference that half an inch makes, and a tire on its measuring width wheel may already look either pinched or stretched to you.

Ignoring the appearance aspect entirely, a mild stretch like 255/40 on 9.5" gives you a slightly bigger slice of handling-related tire characteristics at a small cost in soft ride quality. A mild pinch works the other way, favoring ride quality over handling performance. I will say here that many people would be hard-pressed to notice the differences in handling between 1/2" pinched and 1/2" stretched even in back to back driving. They'd be far more likely to notice the difference in ride.


Methinks you're placing too many competing restrictions here - wheel width, tire width, tire profile, no sheetmetal mods, and of course no rubbing (duh). I'm thinking that something will have to give. You could give it all up from one of your criteria, or maybe back off a little from each of them.

Or just bail for the least expensive alternative and run 255/40's on the OE 18x8.5 +55 wheels and enjoy a slightly 'better' ride than what either the OE 245/40's on 8.5's or 255/40's on 9.5's would give you. I am not seeing the kind of emphasis on handling that would justify 9.5's.

The tire choice you end up making also matters.


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Old 12-01-2019, 12:21 PM   #8348
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Very nice man! Howís NYC treating you?


Thanks, man. Good so far. Bought a house but takes forever to close here. I need my garage for car parts! Stuck running stock wheels/spacers because itís too cold to run summer tires. The struggle is real!

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Old 12-01-2019, 12:22 PM   #8349
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If youíre lowered, 255/40 is tight. My 18x8.5 +55 doesnít rub but when I put my 20mm spacers on (18x8.5 +35), the rubbed pretty good for a while and they donít work with rally armor mudflaps either because they rub on the brackets. Also, my rear fenders are rolled and Iím lowered only .75Ē on coilovers .

Iíve run 275/35 on 18x10 +39 but took quite a bit of work to fit. I tried 255/40 on 18x9 +35 and they rubbed bad. If you want the most sidewall, 18x8.5 +45 and 255/40. If you want 18x9.5 +38, 255/35 wonít rub but will be slightly stretched. If you can find 18x9.5 +45, you can ďprobablyĒ run 265/35 without rubbing.
Thank you for the reply. I checked, and the wheels I have been eyeing up come in 18x8.5 +44. I imagine +44 versus +45 shouldnít make much of a difference? Would run 255/40s. The 9.5 width tire was mostly for aesthetics. Iíd rather have a meatier sidewall.
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Old 12-01-2019, 04:25 PM   #8350
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Hey guys! Just signed up but Iíve always came to this forum to read and do research. I wanted to chime in on the idea of those 2015+ owners who werenít sure about fitment. Iíve read over 200 pages on this thread, went to other site to get comparisons so I just decided to pull the trigger. 18x9.5 + 40 on 265/35/18 mp4s tires. It fits stock suspension without a doubt, will be getting coils soon, had an alignment shop by me max out the camber with the camber bolts just for now until then. Picture actually make it worse but I assure you, it actually doesnít look that bad on stock height! But I will admit, if you plan on being stock height you can definitely go bigger. If youíre going to lower the car, shaving the rear is going to be a must. Looking for some feedback if any! Thanks guys

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