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The 245+ Club

12:38 AM 09-14-2017
Maybe so, they were $500 slightly used (not heat cycled out).
07:46 AM 09-16-2017
245-50-18 Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus on 18x8.5
08:46 PM 09-20-2017
Hey Guys,

I got a fitment question for the gurus.

Next summer I'm planning on going a bit more aggressive; adding flares and wider wheel/tires to match.
Now I'm kinda stumped on the wheel size I would need.

Currently my suspension is: WRX wagon springs with KYB struts.... going to be dropping it with Epic Engineering springs next summer.

I love the mesh look of the BBS LMs but I definitely should not spend that much on wheels. So I'm considering the XXR 521s

Here's the plan:
- Add fender flares. More than likely these ones: (2002-2008 SG Forester Regular Fender Flares)
- Wheels: These: (XXR Wheels: 521 18x10 Flat Black Rims)
I'll be ordering size: 18X10 +25

So my question is....
Would this wheel size be appropriate for the fender flares?... IF not, what should I do to make it fit this proposed "stance"
What size tires would you guys recommend?

I appreciate any feedback you guys have!
03:17 PM 10-22-2017
2016 WRX Limited OEM wheels 18x8.5 +55
15mm 5x114 hub adapters (+40 effective offset)
245/45r18 Rydanz Roadster R02 tires
Lowered on 2011 WRX takeoffs
02:37 PM 10-23-2017
2007 Wrx wheels 17x7
20mm spacers
Lowered on Tein S Tech Integra rear springs and Scion TC front springs
07:21 PM 12-10-2017
Finally mounted and in! Enkei RS05RR 18 x 9.5 +35, 255/40/18

11:13 PM 01-19-2018
Originally Posted by Duderotomy
This is the place for anybody who's running a tire size of 245 or wider, no matter what generation Forester.
Everybody can post up their tire specs along with their wheel, chassis and suspension specs in case anybody wants to make reference back to them later on to see if they can fit a 245 or bigger on their ride.
2018 Subaru Forester XT Touring DBA-SJG (inspired by the 2016 AUDM tS STI and the Audi SQ5)
Dark Gray Metallic exterior with Saddle Brown leather interior
  • Petrol P6A (by TSW) 19x8, 5x100, +35 offset
  • Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ 245/45ZR19
  • STI JDM Flexible Strut Tower Brace
  • 2015+ WRX STI 20mm rear sway bar

Notes: No rubbing or scraping. Wheels and tires are flush. Ride is only slightly firmer than stock but handles very flat in the corners. The OEM shocks could be a tiny bit more damped to handle the moderate increase in spring rate. But other than that I've extremely happy with this setup. Overall still a softer ride than my previous car (2015 WRX Limited with OEM suspension and 18x8.5 wheels with 245/40ZR18 Michelins).

09:26 AM 01-20-2018
^Yep u did it right man with the springs & 19"s. Looks great [emoji106]

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07:17 AM 02-08-2018
What wheels dimensions are you using? I got some OZ 18x8 +85 offset with Conti DWS60 245/50r18 and the rims looks so inward :(

I'm a new member driving 2018 Forestet XT Touring.

11:55 AM 02-08-2018
Wow! +85! Lol! Can't believe those clear the suspension.
05:11 PM 03-05-2018
just got them in installed 245/50/18
06:00 AM 03-06-2018
Looks good man. SJ? Offset?

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03:54 PM 03-06-2018
18x8 with a 45 offset
04:38 PM 03-06-2018
Originally Posted by 415dad
18x8 with a 45 offset

Do you think there is enough clearance between tire and front strut to run a 18x8.5 with +48 offset?
07:51 AM 03-11-2018
Originally Posted by 415dad
just got them in installed 245/50/18
Looks perfect.