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post #932 of 1166 (permalink) Old 02-15-2016, 06:03 PM
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hey Imprezin, I have an SH not SJ so...grain of salt thing, but lcrazyaznl has managed to fit 245/45/20 on a 20x9.5 40/42 on his SJ lowered.
The 255/55/18 et38 would poke out an extra .4" over his, so depending on susp travel you may rub fenders a titch, but you should be good on the inside.
If your not sure, hit up a discount tire and see if you purchase from them, if they'll mount one wheel and test fit it front and rear. It's worth $600-$1200 to them. Plus they offer lifetime nail repair.


I used this calc to compare with what I had vs what I wanted and the went out to my car with rulers to be sure. best calc I've seen (Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com)

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Thanks I'm going to order i think the tires and mount one of them, to test fit. from what i measured i should be good. i already have rims from for 2011 WRX. which i was going to use one this.

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I recently went to a 245 40 18 Lexani tires
On Avid1 AV-21 in pearl blue at 18x9.5 at 35 offset.
Running WRX struts front with eibach
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STi pink springs and struts in the rear
Very minor rolling of the fenders.
It's rubs in the rear under hard/high speed cornering. Sway bars will control it when I upgrade them.
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new to fozzies- wondering sizing

Hello all

with most things that are useful to me, it seems as if this thread has not been used in a long time.

Regardless, if anyone sees this, I have a sizing question

I plan to run as follows as my setup

WRX wagon struts w/ 3/8 saggy butt spacer for rear

18x9.5 et38 with either a 255/45/18 or 245/45/18

Will i have any rubbing clearance issues that anyone knows of?

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I don't think it will fit on the rear. When I test fitted my 18x9.5 +38 the inside of the wheel hit the strut body.
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was it a significant rub on the strut body? by no means am i trying to cut corners, but i plan on flaring the wagon mid summer and would need spacers anyways. Would it be something maybe a 3/8 spacer could solve in the meantime?
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was it a significant rub on the strut body? by no means am i trying to cut corners, but i plan on flaring the wagon mid summer and would need spacers anyways. Would it be something maybe a 3/8 spacer could solve in the meantime?
I don't have personal experience, but looking at what Silver Surfer said up above he seemed to fit 18x9.5 +35 while clearing STI strut bodies. You'd probably only need a 3-5mm spacer and some fender rolling/pulling for 245's. 255's are a different story though.
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I don't have personal experience, but looking at what Silver Surfer said up above he seemed to fit 18x9.5 +35 while clearing STI strut bodies. You'd probably only need a 3-5mm spacer and some fender rolling/pulling for 245's. 255's are a different story though.

ya, good point. given he fit the et35 its only like 3mm of space that needs to be made
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ya, good point. given he fit the et35 its only like 3mm of space that needs to be made
Yep! Everyones setup is going to vary though, so take that with a grain of salt.
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Race tires - 275/35/18 hoosier a6
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I would assume you're on coilovers? 275s... damn, I'm seriously impressed.



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2015 XT - 18x9.5 Rota Grids - 255/45 18 Falken Azenis FK430

Lowered on Feal 441s with Whiteline Rear Camber arms and toe arms.


Looks very good!! Did you have to roll the fenders? If not.... Are you getting any rubbing or bottoming out with big road dips or turning?

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Looks very good!! Did you have to roll the fenders? If not.... Are you getting any rubbing or bottoming out with big road dips or turning?
I haven't rolled the fenders, no. I'm thinking I might have to, especially if I want to go lower. For now it seems good, and I haven't rubbed yet. I did raise the car a bit from where it was with the stock wheels. I'm fairly lucky that Florida is 100% flat!
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I haven't rolled the fenders, no. I'm thinking I might have to, especially if I want to go lower. For now it seems good, and I haven't rubbed yet. I did raise the car a bit from where it was with the stock wheels. I'm fairly lucky that Florida is 100% flat!

That's cool if you don't have to....I also went with Rota's... HG5's in hyper black at 18x8.5, +44 offset.... Wanted to go with the 19.5 but was worried of "the rub" and didn't want to roll the fenders.... Also still at stock height and still undecided on lowering it.... We'll see....

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