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Old 12-17-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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05 WRX Wagon, STI
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Default 18x18.5 +48 (235/40/18) - RUB on a wagon???

I am looking to get a new set of wheels for my 05 wagon. Thinking about Rota SVNs (18x8.5 +48) with 235/40/18 tires. I currently am running stock struts with Tein H-Tech lowering springs (-1.7F, -.75R). I am planning on rolling my fenders this spring. Does anyone see any potential problems with this set up?

On a side note: 17's versus 18's. I see a lot of 17's out there...and not as many 18's. Why? I realize that 18's are a stiffer ride and cost a little more (rubber). Are there other issues in the fitment category? Is the ride on a set of 17's that much better.

What do you think?
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:48 AM   #2
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As long as you roll your rear fenders you will be fine. This is a very common setup that we sell and our wagon customers have no rubbing issues once their rear fenders are rolled

17's are generally lighter and less expensive. 18's look great on WRX's and will still perform very well, if this is a daily driven setup stick with a nice smooth tire and you will be just fine If you have any specific questions feel free to PM me.

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