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ghost911 12-30-2012 01:16 AM

2012 wrx sedan Wheel and tire help
 
what is the best wheels and tire specs for my 2012 wrx sedan?

i want to be flush with the body
i want to lower the car about maybe an inch
and good for future upgrades

i was looking at these specs, but i think the x10 is to much and may rub when lowered
- 18x10 215/40/18 Front
- 18x10 215/45/18 Rear

man show 12-30-2012 04:01 PM

I'm not up to date on third generation (08+) models, but I do know that you shouldn't mix and match tire sizes on these cars. Tires should be the exact same size, brand, and model all around and be within 1/32" to 2/32" of each other in terms of tread or you risk damaging your differentials. If you have to replace one tire, you should almost always replace all four. Be sure to rotate them often - I rotate mine front-rear every other oil change, or ~6k.

brfatal 12-30-2012 05:07 PM

1. 10" wide wheels on street driven Subaru has never been a good idea any point in the history of time.

2. 215s on 10" wheels? Really? :rolleyes:

18x8.5 +48 w/ 245/40/18s or 255/35/18s.

man show 12-31-2012 10:47 AM

I'll also say that 17" wheels look better on second gen (02-07) models, while 18" wheels look more at home on third gen (08+) models. You could go with 18x10 wheels, but they would look much better with meatier tires and that setup would most likely require some fender modifications (rolling/pulling) in order to avoid rubbing. Please do not stretch an itty bitty tire on a super wide wheel - it looks stupid.

horrorbiz 12-31-2012 12:03 PM

[quote=ghost911;289042]what is the best wheels and tire specs for my 2012 wrx sedan?

i want to be flush with the body
i want to lower the car about maybe an inch
and good for future upgrades

i was looking at these specs, but i think the x10 is to much and may rub when lowered
- 18x10 215/40/18 Front
- 18x10 215/45/18 Rear[/quote]

As Man Show mentioned, you will definitely blow your diff mixing tire sizes. I'd recommend 18x9 245 or 255/35/18...

ghost911 12-31-2012 06:44 PM

[quote=horrorbiz;289095]As Man Show mentioned, you will definitely blow your diff mixing tire sizes. I'd recommend 18x9 245 or 255/35/18...[/quote]

And 18x9 255 35 18, would be perfect flush? When lowered etc..upgrades

man show 01-01-2013 12:17 PM

[quote=ghost911;289113]And 18x9 255 35 18, would be perfect flush? When lowered etc..upgrades[/quote]

That depends... what offset?

brfatal 01-01-2013 12:57 PM

When will people start to realize that flush is bad? Flush means you can't run the correct size tires. :(

mosc 01-02-2013 04:26 PM

OP looks at a flush car and says "man, that looks cool". I look at it and say "man, that guy completely destroyed the handling of his car. What a ####ing moron".

the RIOT act 01-02-2013 04:58 PM

A 10" is def aggressive for us Ghost. I'd do some extensive research on offsets, cause that's what's going to give you the "flush" look not wheel width or tire size. I haven't looked into or suited anything 3rd gen yet or I'd have a better opinion on offset, but even if you're stretching your tires you'll wanna do a little wider on tire width like a 225 if you do go with a 10". Make sure your "overall diameter" stays the same!! This can easily be done with the right tire size no matter what look you're going for. Don't mess with your OD though cause like others mentioned you will destroy diffs.


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brfatal 01-02-2013 05:22 PM

A 225? Anything smaller than a 275 is a waste of a 10" wheel. 275s would be more of a detriment on the streets than beneficial.

the RIOT act 01-03-2013 06:50 AM

Believe me I agree lol, but he's clearly going for a stanced out look. I had a 350z before my wrx and had 285's on my rear 10" wheels. Was just helping with his request of what should be on there for the look he wants.


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ghost911 01-30-2013 06:55 PM

[quote=the RIOT act;289175]A 10" is def aggressive for us Ghost. I'd do some extensive research on offsets, cause that's what's going to give you the "flush" look not wheel width or tire size. I haven't looked into or suited anything 3rd gen yet or I'd have a better opinion on offset, but even if you're stretching your tires you'll wanna do a little wider on tire width like a 225 if you do go with a 10". Make sure your "overall diameter" stays the same!! This can easily be done with the right tire size no matter what look you're going for. Don't mess with your OD though cause like others mentioned you will destroy diffs.


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didnt mean those tire specs on rims size, thanks for not bashing me. i hate really stretched out tires, it does look like shit.

this is what im looking for

BBS LM rims
rim: 18x9.5
offset: +30
hub 73
tires: 225-40-18 slight stretch
bolt pattern 5x100

the RIOT act 01-30-2013 08:02 PM

2012 wrx sedan Wheel and tire help
 
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Def no bashing no matter what. Everyone's allowed to their own taste, ESP on their own car lol. But lemme make sure I'm understanding now. You don't want a stretched look? A 225 will be a pretty aggressive stretch. A 265 would give you a straight sidewall though, so a 245 might be what you're looking for if you want a slight stretch. The pic attached is a 245 on a 9.5 wheel so you have a reference to help decide. Hope this helped man. [ATTACH]5976[/ATTACH]


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ghost911 01-30-2013 09:19 PM

I want a kinda of a stretch nothing major. And I don't want to much either because its not good for racing from what I hear, which makes sense.

Also I seen this set up on a guys car already same exact car as me lowered. Only issue I would need to know if rubbing would accure. His ride has those specs and lowered about an inch.. I'll get picture and post it

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