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18x9" wheels on an 02 wrx??

Old 10-23-2007, 09:58 AM
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The yellow '02 Cobb tuned wrx had 10 inch wide tires. It also had a some special wide body finders on it. Whenever I would see it in the mags, I had to grab a barf bag -- cuz it was sick. It had reported lateral g ability in excess of 1 (i.e., it would not slide off your bathroom wall -- unlike some other things you body produces). But that did not stop it from wipe-out during a mag foto shoot. See some back issue of import tuner.

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Old 10-28-2007, 11:10 PM
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my friend (SG5 on the forums) runs 17x9 GramLight Maximums +38 with 255/40/17 azenis on his 06 wrx...only the rear is rolled and he has no rubbing issues whatsoever on coilovers





he got the wheels off of someone who had them on a bugeye with 05+brembos


just to let you know this is stock allignment...you don't need all the stuff listed above, take it from someone who's already done it before

any pics from the rear?!?
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:45 PM
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Are you tucking the rear wheel? And do you have lateral links?
cobb bars,otherwise stock susp-not familiar with term "tuck"-horizontal lip is folded vertical,tires barely fit,no rubbing
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:40 AM
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Assuming your actually wanting to run a 9" wide wheel, what suspension setup are you using? If you're stock, DON"T DO IT as even rolling the fenders will still cause rubbing issues. Now, if you're on coils, be sure you're on a stiff enough spring before attempting or else you'll need to bump up your spring rate.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:43 PM
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screw it just get a wide body kit haha
Originally Posted by digitalseance View Post
Assuming your actually wanting to run a 9" wide wheel, what suspension setup are you using? If you're stock, DON"T DO IT as even rolling the fenders will still cause rubbing issues. Now, if you're on coils, be sure you're on a stiff enough spring before attempting or else you'll need to bump up your spring rate.
I thought about a widebody but thats just out of my budget right now. In a year probably gonna do it.

Im actually gonna run 9.5" wide rim. Im not stock either. Tein Flexs, camber plates, F/R laterral links.

Digitalseance; Have you done this or are you speculating?
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:53 PM
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Looking into 17x10.5 CCW classics with 315 A6s up front and 275 A6s in rear

What are the flex's rates?
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:43 AM
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Looking into 17x10.5 CCW classics with 315 A6s up front and 275 A6s in rear

What are the flex's rates?
That will be quite an undertaking that you have going curious to see how that works out and looks. Keep in mind im still keeping my car on the street, trying to keep it flush with some camber. As for my spring rates:

(front)Kgf/mm=10
(rear)Kgf/mm=8
non-metric speak
(f)lbs/in=560
(r)lbs?in=450

Just the stock rates.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:23 AM
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Those rates should be fine unless you're using r-compounds or have 5 people in the car and corner hard I would think.

Good luck, I'd like to see the outcome of yours as well! Mine is strictly for autocross, the car is now being trailored so....I don't have to worry about those kinds of things.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:28 PM
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What did you ever put on your car?
What package did you end up with?
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heres henry's (dunnojack) car. They are 18x10 with some crazy low offset on his stock fenders. I believe his rear fenders are rolled and pulled along with coilovers and some camber...


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What did you ever put on your car?
What package did you end up with?
Ended up with 18x9.5" rota torque r's, just rolled the fenders, and will have them on the car in the next couple of weeks
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damn i want to see henry's car with out all the stickers lol i cant find it lol i think i remember i seen it some where before
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btw, those who got their fenders rolled, where can i get it done in the east/south bay? and how much did it cost for just both the rears.
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I have a fender roller until fri. If you search you can find the thread and when/where you can meet up
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Originally Posted by EJ20PWR View Post
Ended up with 18x9.5" rota torque r's, just rolled the fenders, and will have them on the car in the next couple of weeks
what tire size did you go with?
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