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Data provided for future members or current members to see in data form, what setups are causing rubbing or not. Other useful conclusions become available also.

For instance people will normally post X tire and X wheel and not post their offset.

I'm researching to figure out what size rims X person wants, and tire to use. But what if your rims are 45 offset? or 52 offset? So if we all could chime in and post:

-Tire brand and size (important since section width/ tread width/ overall diameter are different between manufacturers)
-Rim width and height
-Rim offset
-Any rubbing...if there was...was it minimal and bearable -or- too bad to keep going.
-Suspension (though this may change dynamics please verify all sizes used with X suspension)
-Using any spacers?

All of the 6 above are important in a long board of research. I can not complete a spreadsheet if these are not logged correctly.

Many people are have already provided great info about what has fit, but most of the time offset is neglected. When you are at the max or near max, offset has a major role, as well as suspension.

If there are enough entires I will provide a spreadsheet, just like Porter's tire Sticky!

This is my time to provide a single source for anyone new or old to the forums, to go to a single thread and have answers compiled.

NOTE: Many already know, but some may not...
Every 245/45-17 (any size) will not be the same size. For instance in many cases Hoosier's are usually larger than those in the same size category. While comparing, look at the manufacturer's site, or the site your buying from, even ask if you go to your local tire dealer to get the true sizes/specs of each tire. Things to look for are section width, tread width, overall diameter. Tho all of them are important. Another thing is pay attention to what pressure the tire is at for the specs. This will be handy if you are going to be real close fitment. If they test at 30 psi, and you want to run 40 psi. Obviously the tire will expand some with higher pressure.

As with almost any spreadsheet... You can sort it the way you like. It depends on your researching needs. Rims may be of most importance, rubbing may be of most importance, tires, or sort it by name to see their history and if you have questions PM them or address here, etc... Feel free to ask any questions involved here. There are many knowledgeable/intelligent people here!

Edit (4-16-14): Here are some links to calculators you can use:
http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp
http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
http://marksink.com/tire_wheel_offset/


Thanks for your info!

>>>MAX

FILE LOCATED IN THIS POST, TITLE OF FILE IS THE SAME AS LAST INFO UPDATED!
 

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Here's what I've run over the last few years:

Tire brand and size: BFGoodrich G-Force Sport 225/50/17
Rim width and height: Rota SDR 17"x7.5"
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock struts/Forester-specific Swift springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Bridgestone RE030 225/45/17
Rim width and height: Prodrive P7 17"x7"
Rim offset: +52mm
Any rubbing: some on the inner front wheel well liner
Suspension: stock struts/Forester-specific STi (pink) springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Michelin Pilot Sport 225/50/17
Rim width and height: Rota Downshift 17"x7"
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock struts/Forester-specific STi (pink) springs
Using any spacers: no
 

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stock 04 forester x tire info

snow toire info
Tire brand and size: Kumho ipike 225 60 16
Rim width and height: 16" OEM rims from 05 wrx
Rim offset: +55mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock
Using any spacers: no

Amazing traction and stopping power the last week in snow and ice in seattle.
 

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Tire brand and size: Brigestone Potenza G009 225/60/16
Rim width and height: Stock 2005 XT 16"x6.5"? (six split spoke)
Rim offset: +48
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: Stock
Using any spacers: no
Chains: SCC Super Z6 fit fine
Spare: Barely fits, cover doesn't sit perfectly flat, acceptable with cargo tray

hopefully this is useful, not the biggest tires around, but thought the chain and spare info might be useful for someone.
 

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Okay!

Sorry I lost my internet while moving for almost 2 weeks! Glad to see some interest.

I'll do the work as they come in!

>>>MAX
 

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Tire brand and size: Yokohama Geolander 215/60/16
Rim width and height: TSW Eurace 16” x 7”
Rim offset: +45mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock suspension
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Yokohama YK420 225/55/17
Rim width and height: Flik Artic 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +50mm
Any rubbing: no
Suspension: stock suspension
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Yokohama YK420 225/55/17
Rim width and height: Flik Artic 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +50mm
Any rubbing: slight rubbing on front struts at full lock - minimal
Suspension: stock struts w/ Forester STi springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Falken Ziex 512 225/50/17
Rim width and height: Racing Sparco Tarmac 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock struts w/ Forester STi springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Falken Ziex 512 225/50/17
Rim width and height: Racing Sparco Tarmac 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: 02-03 Impreza KYB GR2 struts w/ 02-03 stock WRX wagon springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Falken Ziex 512 225/50/17
Rim width and height: Racing Sparco Tarmac 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: 02-03 Impreza KYB GR2 struts w/ 02-03 Swift WRX wagon springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Kumho Ecsta SPT 225/45/17
Rim width and height: Stock Outback LL Bean 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: 02-03 Impreza KYB GR2 struts w/ 02-03 Swift WRX wagon springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Continental ContiExtremeContacts 225/45/17
Rim width and height: Racing Sparco Tarmac 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: 02-03 Impreza KYB GR2 struts w/ 02-03 Swift WRX wagon springs
Using any spacers: no
 

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Thanks. Sorry I can't keep replying, my internet is down so much now after moving. The tech was here to reconnect my cable that goes to my internet. Hetold me I should be good until Monday. Then the audit crew will come and disconnect me again because their records are not up to date.

Anyways thanks for the info. After a few more submits, I'll post a file.

Then just keep updating it.
 

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Tire brand and size: General Grabber AT 2 215/65/16
Rim width and height: stock 16" wheels
Rim offset: +48
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock suspension
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Toyo Proxes4 225/45/18
Rim width and height: Volk CE28n LE 18x7.5
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: 04 USDM STi struts and Tanabe GF210 springs (04 STi application)
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Falken Azenis 615 245/45/17
Rim width and height: Rota G Force 17x8
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: Megan Racing coilovers (wrx specific)
Using any spacers: no
 

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You might also want to use the same info from a thread on GTRydaz which currently has 36 posts using very much the same as your format (assuming you reference it)

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Here is another

Tire brand and size: Yokohama Geolander G900 215/60/16
Rim width and height: Enkei J10 16” x 7”
Rim offset: +42mm (as marked on back of wheel) +38mm (per Enkei spec on their web site on on box)
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock suspension
Using any spacers: no

Vehicle: 07 2.5X
 

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Tire brand and size: Minerva 235/45R17
Rim width and height: R131 7x17"
Rim offset: +45mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: Stock
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Nokian Z 225/60R17
Rim width and height: R131 7x17"
Rim offset: +45mm
Any rubbing: Slight rubbing on front at full load and full braking
Suspension: Stock
Using any spacers: no
 

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Can someone help me upload a spreadsheet?

I feel bad having info, but cant display it as promised. I know it can be done because Porter did it.

BTW, thanks for the last few contributions.
 

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It needs to be in an approved format to upload, i.e. zip file. Then attach it to your post as you would do with a picture. If you don't have WinZip or similar software to create a zip file, you can also just give it a .zip file extension. Just let people know to change the extension when they download it.
 

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Here's the zip file:

The date of LAST revision is on the bottom below the last item in the file.

Of course this was update with everything submitted in this thread. I havn't put my rim/tire combo on yet so I cant tell, due to the elevation. I may still get snow. Not good on summer radials!

So keep submitting of you wish, I'll let it be known when the full file gets updated.

BTW let me know if the file is there(or not!)... I see it! But this is my 1st time posting a file other than a pic! Sorry for the noobishness!
 
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