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Old 12-19-2005, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default Just got 17x8 +35 rubby, dub, dub!

I just got my rims put on 17x8 +35. With 225/45/17 tires. I wanted that widened stance/dift style look. But with my tien coilovers lowered all the way, I'm having major rubbage? Thinking about rolling all my fenders, and removing the front liners. How much more clearence will I get by doing this?ok the pics are up now...
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Old 12-19-2005, 12:20 AM   #2
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Probably not nearly enough. 35+ offset is not even close to the 45-53+ offset that AWD Subarus need. Some get away with a 42+, but I wouldn't try it.
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Old 12-19-2005, 12:51 AM   #3
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When you mean you have your Teins lowered all the way, d you mean all way? Cause that is stupid low. No wonder you rub. FWIW, I have run 17x8 35mm offset on my '04 STi with 275/40-17 Hoosiers. When I was originally at 13" from center of hub to fender lip I rubbed a bunch. Now with better ride height I'm fine.

Set your ride height at a minimum of 13.5" from center of hub to fender lip, and see if you rub. Your car will handle better too.

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Old 12-19-2005, 03:21 AM   #4
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+35 and 8" wide? I believe the edge of your rim is sticking past your fender.. by a lot.

Which means either you need plenty of camber, which might not even work, or just leave some gap so your tire doesn't turn to shreds..
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I just got my rims put on 17x8 +35. With 225/45/17 tires. I wanted that widened stance/dift style look. But with my tien coilovers lowered all the way, I'm having major rubbage? Thinking about rolling all my fenders, and removing the front liners. How much more clearence will I get by doing this?
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[translation]I slammed my pimp ride, completely disregarding proper suspension geometry, then, still not satisfied that I had screwed things up enough, I decided to put on wheels that are way outside of optimum offset for the car. [/translation]
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:43 AM   #7
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[translation]I slammed my pimp ride, completely disregarding proper suspension geometry, then, still not satisfied that I had screwed things up enough, I decided to put on wheels that are way outside of optimum offset for the car. [/translation]

....they're getting younger and dumber by the hour, no????
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Old 12-20-2005, 12:13 AM   #8
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Old 12-20-2005, 12:40 AM   #9
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When stupid people post.....
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Old 12-20-2005, 01:41 AM   #10
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:28 AM   #11
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I just got my rims put on 17x8 +35. With 225/45/17 tires. I wanted that widened stance/dift style look. But with my tien coilovers lowered all the way, I'm having major rubbage? Thinking about rolling all my fenders, and removing the front liners. How much more clearence will I get by doing this?

i'm curious if you did any research at all.

Did you even look at some of the informative stickys about wheel size?

I know the 17x8 +35mm offset is the reccomended size for the Fn0r1-c when the car is equipped with brembos, but even there it isn't worth it.

good luck with 0 suspension stroke, and you dift style
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:32 AM   #12
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What do U think about 18x8.5 with +35 offset will fit MY02 wrx?

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Old 12-20-2005, 07:33 AM   #13
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no

buy the right offset it isn't hard.

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Old 12-20-2005, 08:59 AM   #14
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super wrong offset buddy.
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....they keep getting younger and dumber by the hour, no????
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Old 12-20-2005, 12:30 PM   #16
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the tires don't even stick out of the fender. With alittle negative camber there perfectly flush, which I think looks the best. I'll put some pics up later this week.
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Either raise your car up some, or get some wheels of the appropriate offset, preferrably do both. Or get another car because this car isn't going to offer what you are looking for.
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the tires don't even stick out of the fender. With alittle negative camber there perfectly flush, which I think looks the best. I'll put some pics up later this week.
Well, you can't have them perfectly flush AND zero gap. The only way you can do that is with zero suspension travel, which would be horrible. The way you have them now, as soon as you hit a bump or the car shifts weight, they are going to rub.
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I believe the edge of your rim is sticking past your fender.. by a lot.
This is just plain wrong.
That should fit alright, actually. Sort of like 255s can fit with 45 offset. I had 245s on 45 offset 8" wide wheels and it (barely) fit fine. Raise the car up like the other people said and get a performance alignment. You should have no problems after that, as long as looks are the only thing you're after.
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Old 12-20-2005, 04:50 PM   #20
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[translation]I slammed my pimp ride, completely disregarding proper suspension geometry, then, still not satisfied that I had screwed things up enough, I decided to put on wheels that are way outside of optimum offset for the car. [/translation]
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Old 12-21-2005, 01:48 AM   #21
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yeah... i'll get the pics up tomorrow, then tell me what you think? I like the aggressive stance, maybe when you see the pics you'll like too. But its cool, everyone intitled to there opinion. Ho ho ho!~
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...Thinking about rolling all my fenders...
http://www.rollyourfender.com/
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You really need to go with another wheel. +35 is typically what Evo's run. For a subaru a +35 will stick out very far and cause some suspension issues (wheel bearings in particular) I would look into a rim with a +44-+53 offset, +48 works very well for subarus.
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yeah... i'll get the pics up tomorrow, then tell me what you think? I like the aggressive stance, maybe when you see the pics you'll like too. But its cool, everyone intitled to there opinion. Ho ho ho!~

So what you are saying is that you like the way it looks and don't care that you screwed up your suspension and steering geometries. If that is the case, then do whatever you want. You asked for opinions and multiple people have told you that what you have done is wrong and bad for the car, but all you seem to care about is how it looks. If that is all you care about, the do what you want and stop asking for advice.
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:56 PM   #25
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yeah thanks, but all was asking is how much clearence I could get by rolling my fenders? Thanks for all the other advice... i'll keep that in mind? Merry Christmas everyone!
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