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Old 01-31-2004, 10:57 PM   #76
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Yes our OB VDC has 225/60-16's I almost swapped with the wife but she would notice and make me put them back
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Old 06-16-2005, 03:59 PM   #77
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I unknowingly had 17x7 Motegi's with a +40 offset. I had some major tire wear on the inside edge of my Kuhmo's -to the point of the rubber breaking to expose the wires. I'm guessing the offset had a lot to do with that. Took me quite a while to figure it out- in fact, I'm still guessing whether or not that's the definitive answer to the tire wear. Anyone have problems with this?
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Old 06-17-2005, 03:46 PM   #78
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what about the position of the wheel bearing relative to the wheels mounting surface?

i.e the spindle

would that distance change calculated loads exibited on the bearing?
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:38 PM   #79
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After reading all this helped me out a lot! But could you guys help me figure out what offset I need to run a 17x9.75 on my 2003 wrx?
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #80
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After reading all this helped me out a lot! But could you guys help me figure out what offset I need to run a 17x9.75 on my 2003 wrx?
Obviously it hasn't.

And you haven't provided nearly enough information.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:45 PM   #81
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I am so confused by all the conflicting infopinions here that I am no further in my understanding than when I started. So, quick question please. I have an 02 wrx sedan. I want to run an 18x8.5, possibly 18x9, but no more than that. I like the concave look, I will favor performance. What offset can I run on a wheel this size and clear struts but not adversely affect handling? I will be running coil-overs and run a functional ride height. Not slammed, track-inspired. Please help. I am a newbie and cant find a straight answer. Thanks Thanks everyone!
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:55 PM   #82
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18x8.5 plus 44 to 48 range with a 235-40-18 or 225-40-18 - you can run those normally with out rolling or pulling the rear.

18x9 plus 38 to 42 range - 245-35-18 and roll the rear.

The above are safe numbers but with coilovers and camber plates to adjust camber you have a little room to play with.
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