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Old 08-18-2013, 11:24 AM   #2226
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You're going to be limited mostly by how much "bulge" you want to have. A 235 width is a good match for an 8" wide wheel. If you wanted to go with something wider, like a 255, it would start to look kind of plump on the wheel.

Here's a 255 on a an 18x8" +48 wheel:



That's not TOO bad, but I probably wouldn't go any wider.

Any of those widths will have no problems with clearing the suspension and fenders.

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This is the kind of setup I have been looking for!!

First off, let me begin by saying thank you Dan and everyone else on the thread with your excellent tips and expertise knowledge on the subject. This kind of information is very beneficial. Now to the point...

If you don't mind, what set of wheels are these? Rota Formula wheels? Also, you say the tire was a 255. Is this 255/35R18? I want to keep stock suspension/height. I'm assuming this car was lowered. I shouldn't have any issues with this selection of wheels/tires on stock height should I? Thanks for the help.

I really like this setup, but after reading some more its not preferred because of the handling loss (roll on corners). I would hate to diminish my handling, but how much worse is it? I see a 245/40R18 is recommended on an 18x8" wheel. I wish I could see in comparison...
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:03 PM   #2227
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18x9.5 et 35
265/35/18 Michelin Pilot Sports
H&R springs. Rolled rears ONLY. NO rubbing issues
This is the best looking set up I've seen so far, any issues with speedbumps / bad roads? What about handling? Did it improve or start to feel sloppy.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:33 PM   #2228
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Alright.. I've been using a tire calculator all last night and today, and running out to measure wheel distances... and I just want to know what people think.

So I'm looking at getting some wheels made, and the company claims that any size/fitment is possible, so now I'm toying with offset. Wheels and suspension are all stock right now, so 235/45/R17 +53 on 17x8 wheels

Possibility: OEM tires (for now) on 17x9 +44

According to tirerack, the factory Dunlops are recommended for 7.5-9" wheels, so I shouldn't be in any kind of dangerous stretch territory until I can afford some decent rubber. What I'm wondering is if that offset will be low enough to fill the wheel wells nicely. According to an offset calculator, the new wheels would stick out 22mm, or just over 3/4". However when I put in some of the wheel specs I see on here that look good, people are sitting out 1-1.5".

Thoughts? (if it matters, this is my DD that see's mostly city, and some gravel. Also used for auto-x)
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:04 PM   #2229
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First. This isn't a picture request thread.

Second. Don't bump a couple hours of your first post. Just because of that, people won't help.

Actually read the thread before asking question. Seriously. Read the first post. That's all you had to do.
FIRST: Although this isn't an official picture thread, people are continuously posting pictures of their setup. Does that not make it reasonable to ask for pictures of a setup that I have not yet seen posted in the last 80+ pages?

SECOND: I bumped my post after ~19 hours (a day in actual time), not hours like you stated. Again, I don't find this unreasonable.

THIRD: I read the 1st page 10x times (not joking) and have not read or seen anything addressing my specific question for fitment of these specific wheels on stock suspension. If I did miss something please point it out for me. Much appreciated!
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:05 PM   #2230
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i'm running stock suspension. willing to roll fenders. they are work emotion +32 offset its a deal i cant pass up on. anyone have experience running 19s?
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #2231
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I have a 2011 STI hatch, but fitment will be the same. I recently purchased a used set of Work 11r's in 18x9.5 +38 mm w/ Dunlop Z2 255/35's. I also have coilovers and adjustable control arms sitting in the garage. If I roll the rears could I get low enough to barely tuck the tire in the wheel well?
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:54 PM   #2232
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I have a 2011 STI hatch, but fitment will be the same. I recently purchased a used set of Work 11r's in 18x9.5 +38 mm w/ Dunlop Z2 255/35's. I also have coilovers and adjustable control arms sitting in the garage. If I roll the rears could I get low enough to barely tuck the tire in the wheel well?
How low r u plus what do u have for camber correction.

Depending on those tires I'd say u r good for just a rear fender roll unless u r slammed then I'd say u would want some camber correction or some rear fender pull as well.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:49 AM   #2233
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17x10 offset not sure.

I want custom made rpf1 in blanks can it be done? I laff now but hey beats buying works right now and in 18's. If its not poosible 17x9.5 offset +42 is what i guess ill stick w if i cant do x10. Probably need spacers and a bit of pull.

I heard this could cause wheel bearing failure?

Not looking for slammed/stance/tuck MOAR AGGRESSIVE!
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:09 AM   #2234
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17x10 offset not sure.

I want custom made rpf1 in blanks can it be done? I laff now but hey beats buying works right now and in 18's. If its not poosible 17x9.5 offset +42 is what i guess ill stick w if i cant do x10. Probably need spacers and a bit of pull.

I heard this could cause wheel bearing failure?

Not looking for slammed/stance/tuck MOAR AGGRESSIVE!
With a +42 offset they shouldnt be to harsh on the wheel bearings but definately consider a jdm power steering cooler if not done so already
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:28 AM   #2235
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i cant find a power steering cooler anywhere for my car year. point me in the right direction. moar research but is it true? and is this the only way that will save my wheel bearings?
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:19 AM   #2236
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BUMP (sorry for the repeated comment, the pic did not upload last)
Please do not bump your posts. This thread gets plenty of traffic, so there's no need.

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First off, let me begin by saying thank you Dan and everyone else on the thread with your excellent tips and expertise knowledge on the subject.
You're welcome.

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If you don't mind, what set of wheels are these? Rota Formula wheels?
Yes.

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Also, you say the tire was a 255. Is this 255/35R18?
I think so, but it's been a long time ago.

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I want to keep stock suspension/height. I'm assuming this car was lowered.
I'm not sure. I don't show any record of us lowering the car.

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I shouldn't have any issues with this selection of wheels/tires on stock height should I?
No.

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I really like this setup, but after reading some more its not preferred because of the handling loss (roll on corners). I would hate to diminish my handling, but how much worse is it?
GRIP is not worse. But SHARPNESS of steering feel is worse when the tire is squishing around a lot.

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So I'm looking at getting some wheels made...

Possibility: OEM tires (for now) on 17x9 +44
Our Mach V Awesome wheels are 17x9 +42, and look like this:







Now, those two pics above are with 255/40R17. I don't have pic with 235/45R17 handy, but this is with 235/40R17 on our BRZ...



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What I'm wondering is if that offset will be low enough to fill the wheel wells nicely.
See pics of our white STI above.

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Anyone have Rota g-forces in either 17" or 18" on a 11+ hatchback and stock suspension? If yes, can you share pictures and details on the tire and offset setup? Any rubbing problems?
The make/style of the wheel does not matter in terms of fitment. Find out the sizes this wheel comes in, and then ask fitment questions about size. This thread is not for comparing aesthetics. You can find pictures of those wheels on a car in other threads.

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FIRST: Although this isn't an official picture thread, people are continuously posting pictures of their setup. Does that not make it reasonable to ask for pictures of a setup that I have not yet seen posted in the last 80+ pages?
Most likely the exact size/offset/tire you are considering HAS been posted. Just not in that exact wheel style.

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THIRD: I read the 1st page 10x times (not joking) and have not read or seen anything addressing my specific question for fitment of these specific wheels on stock suspension. If I did miss something please point it out for me. Much appreciated!
To reiterate, it doesn't matter if it's a Rota G-Force or an SSR MS-1, if it's the same offset and size, it fits the car the same.

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i'm running stock suspension. willing to roll fenders. they are work emotion +32 offset its a deal i cant pass up on.
19x10.5 +32?
You can pass up on. Do pass up on. It is far too wide to do anything useful with on your car.

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anyone have experience running 19s?
There's pictures of my car on 19's on the VERY FIRST POST IN THIS THREAD. You're killing me here.

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Old 08-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #2237
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I want custom made rpf1 in blanks can it be done?
Please keep this thread on-topic. The topic is wheel fitment, not wheel shopping, wheel manufacturering, or...

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I heard this could cause wheel bearing failure?
Again, a topic that can be discussed elsewhere.

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i cant find a power steering cooler anywhere for my car year. point me in the right direction. moar research but is it true?
Please discuss in another thread.

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Old 08-20-2013, 11:28 AM   #2238
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got it sorry dan!
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #2239
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same^, rpf1's coming soon
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:58 AM   #2240
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I am looking to run 19x9 +43 (smoking deal on a wheel set) on a 13 WRX hatch with stock suspension/stock brakes. I plan to roll the rears and hope that setup and offset would keep the tire fairly flush? Would anyone know if this setup would require spacers? Also on that same wheel what would most guys run for tire size (do not want to look stretched) assuming this is even a possible setup for this car? 265/35R19?? I want nice grip without a ton of change in the steering feel and dynamics.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:39 PM   #2241
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I am looking to run 19x9 +43 (smoking deal on a wheel set) on a 13 WRX hatch with stock suspension/stock brakes. I plan to roll the rears and hope that setup and offset would keep the tire fairly flush? Would anyone know if this setup would require spacers? Also on that same wheel what would most guys run for tire size (do not want to look stretched) assuming this is even a possible setup for this car? 265/35R19?? I want nice grip without a ton of change in the steering feel and dynamics.
You can't run that size tire. Well you could, but the overall diameter of the 19" wheel with a 265/35 would almost a full inch larger than stock... Aka it would make your gearing even taller, have a BIG affect on your speedometer and actually make your car slower. You want a 265/30 if you want to run that 19" wheel, that will bring the overall diameter very close to stock and therefore should have no issues rubbing with that offset with a slight roll in the rear. And at that tire size the speedometer will have very little difference from stock. However, know that that tire is going to be very low profile and harsh riding.

Depending on what tire you choose as well will affect how well it fits on the wheel too as some tires are wider/narrower than others. A 265 Michelin Pilot Super Sport for example would probably look a little big for the wheel. I would recommend going with an 18" wheel with a 35series tire to give a little more comfortable ride. Especially with the stock rotors that are pitifully small to begin with :-/
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:50 PM   #2242
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Have: oem 235/45r17 on stock rims (2011 wrx 4dr)
Want A: 235/40r17 stock rims
Want B: 245/40r17 stock rims

Will either A or B be fit fine? The car is stock right now, and will be for a while, just need new tires and want to get something good.

255/40r17 would be too much?

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Old 08-20-2013, 03:21 PM   #2243
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235/40 is a bit short, 255/40 will bulge
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:51 PM   #2244
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I was planning on running a set of Rota Grids 17x9 5x100 +42 with 245/40-17 tires on my 2013 WRX, from what I have read it looks like there should be no issues but mainly the tire size is what I was wondering about.
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...but mainly the tire size is what I was wondering about.
What exactly were you wondering about the tire size?

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What exactly were you wondering about the tire size?
Sorry to be more specific, was wondering if that tire size will work well with the wheels, also a confirmation that there should be no issues with that setup(rubbing, needing fenders rolled, etc).
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I have a 2011 STI hatch, but fitment will be the same. I recently purchased a used set of Work 11r's in 18x9.5 +38 mm w/ Dunlop Z2 255/35's. I also have coilovers and adjustable control arms sitting in the garage. If I roll the rears could I get low enough to barely tuck the tire in the wheel well?
I don't see where this was answered so here goes. I have work emotions 18 9.5 38 with 265 35 mich pss. My rears are rolled and they clear fine so I would say a 255 tire should have plenty of space between the tire and fender they will tuck nicely after a roll. The front won't give you any issues unless you really slam it. My car has about 1 finger all around.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #2249
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XXR 527s 18x8.75 +35 running 245 40 18s

Stock suspension no rubbing no fender modifications

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Sorry to be more specific, was wondering if that tire size will work well with the wheels, also a confirmation that there should be no issues with that setup(rubbing, needing fenders rolled, etc).
It should fit with no issues.

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