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Old 07-15-2005, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default Rims Rubbing?

Im not sure if im going to have this problem, but i bought an 02 wrx and was thinking about getting some rims for it but i dont want them to rub. I used to have a 97 suby and i put 17's on it and they rubbed like a bastard. Any help is greatly appreciated. Also whats the deal with the offset of the rims?
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:03 AM   #2
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offset I believe is +48. I was running 235/40/17 Azenis ST-115 on my sedan no problem. Now I have them on my '05 wagon and only had to remove the rear fender liner
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Old 07-15-2005, 12:14 PM   #3
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i have 225/40/18 on my 2002 wrx and no problems with them rubbing but it will depend on if you are going to lower your car
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Old 07-15-2005, 02:44 PM   #4
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as long as you dont drop your car you wont have a problem runing big rims/tire combo
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Old 07-15-2005, 02:44 PM   #5
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I'm running 17" P1s on my wagon and had 215/45 for several years without any issues. When I replaced my tires this year I bumped up to 225/45's and had some rubbing issues.

Fixed by removing the rubber fender liner as mentioned above. I am assuming you have a sedan, so you will have fewer issues due to the wider fender wells.

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