This is a discussion on The Official Wheel Thread within the Member Show-Off & Photography forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by gjohns7 yeah i don't think i want to have to roll the fenders, so i'll just stick ...
From your profile, it seems that you live in Florida... so I'd skip All-Season/M+S. Don't worry... lots of Summer Performance tires are capable of handling wet nowadays (as long as they are NEWER technology tires). There are always good & bad tires from ANY manufacture. Check out some reviews. Oh yeah, I'd also skip not-well-known-brand tires unless your priority is to LAST LONG time or burning donuts.
Personally, I think Wheeldude's tires are over price (by $30-$50 per tire), so I'd rather get the tires elsewhere (Tire Rack or Discount Tire Direct... cheaper & more choices) but then you'll have to pay mounting & balancing ($60-80).
FYI, certain brand & model tires are WIDER than others (e.g. Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec... very sticky, too). And rolling fenders are NOT THAT BAD... if done properly.
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yeah mainly for the looks. my car is just a daily driver; i don't do anything crazy like autocross, so if i lose a little speed i won't mind.
I was thinking about getting Motegi Racing MR118 17X8 wheels or the Enkei Performance EKM3 (17X8) wheels. Anyone hear anything about either of them? I know they aren't high end wheels by any standards, but I'm just looking for a different look than the stock wheels. Also, anything I need to know for fitment purposes? Help and input is appreciated. Thanks!
i have a 2000 subaru 2.5rs i am looking for new rims and found some 18x8 with a 28 offset. would they fit on my car or cause any problems?
no- spacers are not meant to be used in that way. just get a set of wheels that fit with no modification. 45ish offset is probably the lowest i'd go.
would anything happen if i went lower that 45.
Your tires will rub the fenders, excess wear on your hubs and bearings and probably some handling issues. Really, you need to buy wheels that fit the car. If you have to make the wheels fit your car, you are making compromises.
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Hey guys. I'm new here and just got my suby yesterday and here seems to be the most appropriate spot to ask about the tires I've been eyeing up since before I took possession. I've had my eyes on a set of BMF Nova5 20x9's with a 275/45/20 tire. Is the rim too much for the fender area and I'm dreaming, or is this possible for our lovely type of vehicle? Thanks for any feedback ladies and gents.
20's? 275's? yeah.. that's not going to work. may i ask why you want 20's on a subaru? 18 is the biggest i'd go.. IIRC 235ish is the widest tire you can go without rubbing/rolling fenders
I liked the looks of the BMF Nova 5s. And when I put in the make and model into thewheelconnection.com when I was looking at them, the site spat out 20x9. Looks like I get to go looking again. Lol. Any suggestions for a 5 spoke wheel that'll fit suby's?
I got a buddy that works as a rep for forged distributing down in Miami, FL. 360 is a branch affiliate. I'm considering getting these wheels in the next couple of months. Custom fitment (High dollar).
If I see you around with these wheels, I will forever hate you with passion. But I'll envy you if you can afford it. I've been saving up for a while to get these and I hope I can get a discount. Check out the collections/gallery and see what options there are. I may be able to get a discount. Crossing fingers.