After reading the Wheel/Tire FAQ I have some concerns. I bought a set of 18x8 with 42mm offset. Tires are 225/40/18. I went with the 42mm offset so that the wheel face is flush with the fender flare. I'm concerned after reading this that there is a very good chance of rubbing! By the way, I have an '02 WRX which is lowered .5"front .8"rear.
My question is:
- Has anyone run this size/offset on their WRX ???
- In your opinion, do you think I will have issues ???
tires rub from too much offset, not too little. The reason you don't want that little offset is because it will screw up the suspension. It's designed for 53mm offset and you're 11mm out of spec. That screws up the geometry. I run 225/40/18s as well but my rims are +48. Yours will stick out further (thus being flush I guess or whatever) which gives you even more clearance from the fender well.
Excellent ! Thanks for the input! ! I do run a sedan so its good to hear that you dont think I'll have any issues. That being said, do you think that I would be able to lower anymore??? I run JIC FLT-A2s so I have control over pretty much everything (camber, dampening, ride height etc)
ride height is easily adj- you'll have to give a try to see if it will work lower- I'd recommend not going lower than 1-1.25", the roll center goes to he11 in a hurry w/ a Mac P strut
remember if you do lower and experience no rubbing issues, you'll need to get an alignment done fairly soon- a change in ride height changes your camber and toe settings, might be worth well marking your current ride height so you can get back to it if it doesn't work out rubbing wise