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post #16 of 95 Old 08-09-2013, 04:23 PM
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Ran my first Wrx, an 02 with +36 and 225-40-18, also 8.5 and only rubbed a little on the back on big potholes. I should have rolled my rear fenders but just didn't care that much.
I was also lowered almost two inches.
My car was not stances like most kids would call stanced. It was just right for me.
This is what I did and I'm not saying its ok. Just throwing my .02 in the pot.

I'm going a little crazier on my 11!!!! Can't wait

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Sorry, forgot to add. My wheels were from eBay as well, about 550$ shipped

Do NOT read my post and disregard what Mosc said though. He defiantly knows his SH*T

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It must be dat ass tho...huh Blaze lol!
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OP, +35 is way too low of an offset for a Subaru. It will only hurt performance handling, general road manners, and long term reliability.

Riot Act, not street driven Subaru on earth warrants 9.5" wheels. Even 9" is excessive. Unless you tracking on a competitive level, you will never be able to take advantage of any tire larger than what can be fit on an 8.5" wheel.
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OP, +35 is way too low of an offset for a Subaru. It will only hurt performance handling, general road manners, and long term reliability.

Riot Act, not street driven Subaru on earth warrants 9.5" wheels. Even 9" is excessive. Unless you tracking on a competitive level, you will never be able to take advantage of any tire larger than what can be fit on an 8.5" wheel.
I still do at least one AutoX event per year and also do 3-4 Mountain Runs per season. A 9.5" wheel is right up my alley. Although not ideal, an 8" wheel is def not an option for me. Gotta remember this is not my DD either. And trying to find a 9" wheel (which I'd love) between 40-45 of my liking is impossible!

The 9.5" wheel width combined with a 45mm offset will help me put my offset/wheel where I want it to be inside the wheel well. So even if I'm not "fully" taking advantage of what this wheel/tire combo offers, it's still balancing form/function well.






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Thank god...thought that's what you were going for lol!


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I will still hold a close to perfect alignment

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Alignment specs can always be modified for application

I'm quite good with coming up with my own specs. I did a lot of custom spec setting with my Z. I had 18x10" wheels on the back, full coil over setup, and wore tires perfectly!


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Alignment specs can always be modified for application

I'm quite good with coming up with my own specs. I did a lot of custom spec setting with my Z. I had 18x10" wheels on the back, full coil over setup, and wore tires perfectly!


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Size:  51.6 KB that's my car on the rack it allows is to get really low cars on the rack. The one volkswagon I did on the side after work he needed his rear camber set to -4.5 it was a real pain. Had to lift the car then. Loosen the control arm and let the weight of the car pull the wheel with in the spec he wanted. 40$ for a custom alignment I think it's a pretty good deal..


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Those lifts are bad ass! I hated having to use planks everytime I lined mine up lol! And I was only dropped .5/.8" on the Z on Hotchkis springs. They sit so low from the factory though that any drop is too much lol!

But the Eibach Camber Kit for the rear of the Z is where it's at! Also came with a toe bolt and could adjust caster -/+1 degree. I just slightly bored out the struts in the front and used a cam bolt to correct things as the .5" drop on the front barely even changed my camber settings. The rear was an entirely different story though lol! The .8" drop coupled with an 18x10 et25 wheel made OE alignment specs get tossed out the window lol!

But my wheels/tires, Hotchkis springs, Stillen F&R strut braces, and Hotchkis F&R sways made for one badass 350z. I miss it....BADLY!


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Basically my set up right now is, stock ride height with 205/50/r17's. It has extreme body roll which I can't stand so, I've decided to buy the Eibach pro plus kit. And some sort of new sneakers. I have a set of 18x8's but they are +38 offset, which seems to be too aggressive from what you've all told me.
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Not undoable at all.
That's probably around the range I'll be at on my 11, but that's just my preference.

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Yeah I'd stay away from using them wheels man. Post em on CL or NASIOC and I'm sure they'll be scoffed up in no time.

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These are the wheels that I have, on my old passat.

They will be plasti dipped in copper metallic flake with a polished lip

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But the bolt pattern is 5x112.5 so I would need adapters to use them.
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