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#1 Old 04-18-2014, 05:46 PM
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rota grid sizes for my car? help?

Im looking to get white rota grids for my car. i have a 2004 wrx.
i also need tires. so what size rims and what size/kind of tires should i get? help
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18x8.5 +44 on 235/40/18

17x8 +48 on 245/40/17

18x9.5 +38 are too wide and too low of an offset for Subarus.
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You'll need your fenders rolled but you'll be fine on a +38.
It's not "recommended" , but look around and you'll find a billion people with that set up and doing it just fine.

You'll lose a little bit of the factory benefits in steering and put a touch more stress on your hubs. But again, I've never heard of one person complaining.

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9.5" +38 will be a performance, reliability, and streetability decrease over the 8.5" +44s. It's simply too large for a street driven Subaru and the offset is too low to work well with Subaru suspension geometry (on any model, not just an '04 WRX). Not to mention that size will stick out past the fenders.
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sedan or wagon?

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What mosc said - wagon fenders are slightly narrower than sedan fenders on 2nd generation WRXs (2002-2007).

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sedan or wagon?
Whoops! Good call.

The widest you can fit on a lowered wagon without fenders rubbing is 17x8 +48 on 235/45/17.

A sedan can fit wider.
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I happen to know someone in this very thread that's rolled and pulled, sitting on BC BR's

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I bet the gentleman to whom you're referring also has 17x9 +42s with 245/40/17 worn out Star Specs with a one finger gap all around, a near perfect corner balance, and semi-reasonable camber settings, given the rest of his questionable setup... and he still rubs ever so slightly on the most massive of bumps, say whaaaat!
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Whaaaaaat!!!
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I rub too. #### it, tire width is worth it.
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My opinion with these wheel sizes;

18x8.5 +44- good for pavement use, but may need some fender roll

17x8 +48 on 245/40/17- will do some off roading, but need extensive mods and fender roll

18x9.5 +38- just right for pavement
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My opinion with these wheel sizes;

18x8.5 +44- good for pavement use, but may need some fender roll

17x8 +48 on 245/40/17- will do some off roading, but need extensive mods and fender roll

18x9.5 +38- just right for pavement

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I personally have 18x9.5 +38 with a beafy 245/40 tire on my 06 STi.. My rear fenders are not rolled at all, and the fronts were ever so slightly touched up.

Seeing as you're an WRX, you probably won't need the spacer to clear brembos like I did, so your fitment would clear the front fenders even better than I do. A couple of these pictures I even had a 6mm spacer in the rear also, but it rubbed on big bumps so I ended up taking them out.



This is with extra 6mm spacer, later took it back out





this is no rear spacers




edit- Not sure if OP will even see this, hasn't replied in what is that; like a month and a half? But whatever.
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well I saw it... and shed a tear on behalf of your car's ruined handling :*(

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