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Old 01-17-2013, 10:23 AM
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Help: Will I Rub? 18x9 +35 wrapped on 225/40/18 tires.

I have a 2007 wrx lowered on Cobb springs.

I have a set of 18x9 Rota G-forces +35 offset I was thinking of getting new tires that are 225/40/18 but I wasn't sure if it'll rub. Would I need to get the fenders rolled and pulled or just rolled?
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cobb springs aren't that low.. you should be fine with just rolling. you might even be fine without any work the width of the tire isn't that wide..
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Cobb's springs are low for springs. They are also soft. They are essentially blue S-Techs. I think you would be fine running 225s, though that size is way too small for a 9" wheel.
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Cobb's springs are low for springs. They are also soft. They are essentially blue S-Techs. I think you would be fine running 225s, though that size is way too small for a 9" wheel.

Yes they are soft. I bought the wheels used and they were originally on 215/40/18 gawwwd they were super stretched. They use to rub in the back only when the car had 4 passengers. As for the 225/40/18 tires I was looking for a stretched look. I take it I have to Roll the fenders maybe even pull to avoid any rubbing issues(when I get the 225/40/18 tires)?
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Originally Posted by parmejon View Post
Yes they are soft. I bought the wheels used and they were originally on 215/40/18 gawwwd they were super stretched. They use to rub in the back only when the car had 4 passengers. As for the 225/40/18 tires I was looking for a stretched look. I take it I have to Roll the fenders maybe even pull to avoid any rubbing issues(when I get the 225/40/18 tires)?
POSSIBLE. im thinking just a good pro roll and a little camber in the rear. should be good.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:55 AM
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Yes they are soft. I bought the wheels used and they were originally on 215/40/18 gawwwd they were super stretched. They use to rub in the back only when the car had 4 passengers. As for the 225/40/18 tires I was looking for a stretched look. I take it I have to Roll the fenders maybe even pull to avoid any rubbing issues(when I get the 225/40/18 tires)?
Rear roll would probably be fine. That being said, anything smaller than a 255 on 9" wheels is a joke. 225s belong on an 8" wheel max.
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Thanks for the help Gentlemen!
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Rear roll would probably be fine. That being said, anything smaller than a 255 on 9" wheels is a joke. 225s belong on an 8" wheel max.
How is that a joke? I'm running 215/45/17 on a 17x9.75 with 25 offset on my 240sx and my friend is running the same thing on a 03 wrx.
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How is that a joke? I'm running 215/45/17 on a 17x9.75 with 25 offset on my 240sx and my friend is running the same thing on a 03 wrx.
form over function IMO. stretched tires on slammed rides/herra frush look beast IMO. but if i were to track it, id get myself some more tire clearance, go with a proper size tire. ie. 255-265 on a 9.5wide for bettter handling. im thinking of buying another set of wheels. track wheels. forged, lightweight, 17's, proper tire fitment, proper alignment.

IMO, all comes down to personal preference.
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How is that a joke? I'm running 215/45/17 on a 17x9.75 with 25 offset on my 240sx and my friend is running the same thing on a 03 wrx.
And this is why you and your friend are ricers.

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I have the same gforces but my tires are 245/40 and the rub in the back if someone is in the car, mainly hitting dips at a decent speed. I need to roll mine and should be good.but I don't know where I can go to get them rolled, anyone have suggestions?


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