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I am going to do 5mm spacers on mine. Should be just enough :)

I gotta figure out how much work the rear studs are gonna be though.

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well i just sold my 18x8s and now i am hopefully getting into a set of 17x9's.
I already have coilovers and a rear fender roll...anything else i am gonna need to make a 255 work?



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What I would like to know is what would be the best setup with 18's. I have STi struts with swift spec R springs. What offset, wheel with and tire size could be used to fill the arches but not scrub.
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What I would like to know is what would be the best setup with 18's. I have STi struts with swift spec R springs. What offset, wheel with and tire size could be used to fill the arches but not scrub.
It's gonna be tough to get really agressive with STi struts, the body is much larger than say a body of a coilover. This is what will limit your tire size (in width).

I think with a proper alignment you could get away with this w/out rubbing:

--18x9 or 9.5
--35mm offset
--255's are the widest fo sho (255/35/18 a 40 series might be too tall)
--camber plates and/or camber bolts (h&r makes great bolts!)
--1/2" strut spacers to counteract the "sag" in the rear

No matter what, you're gonna need to roll and pull your front and rear fenders. The rears more than the fronts.

I'm guestimating on this one, but it makes sense in my head.


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well i just sold my 18x8s and now i am hopefully getting into a set of 17x9's.
I already have coilovers and a rear fender roll...anything else i am gonna need to make a 255 work?
A proper alignment and you're gold!!

Can't wait to see pics!!

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^u daily drive with that set up or is it only for track?


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What size tire for bbs sti wheels. Wrx struts/springs. I have stock 215/55/17 geosqueelers now and the look stretched.

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There was someone about a year ago that had some rims on that were sticking way out. It was excessive also like most jimmy owners do. It was a black forester if I remember. I'll see if I can find it.
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Found it.

https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...-am-nutz-3483/

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What size tire for bbs sti wheels. Wrx struts/springs. I have stock 215/55/17 geosqueelers now and the look stretched.
You could do 245's at the widest because it's an 8" wide rim.

245/45/17's might rub the fender, not sure what people run on the BBS, but I'm sure a 40 series would look fine.

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don't see any pics :(
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Ok, Im sorry, but thats HOTT, my 240sx history has taught me to love wicked offsets!!! Zero offset FTW!!!

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My 17x9 DPTs should be here tomorrow. Wrapping them in my 245/45/17 Yok w drives. haha wide snow tires.... will post asap
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^u daily drive with that set up or is it only for track?
That was my daily driver setup. My bike sees most of the action nowadays.

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