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    Wheel size question

    Buying new wheels for my 2013 WRX non-sti
    Out of these three sizes, which one will offer the wider stance while not causing rubbing and/or the need to roll fenders.

    1. 18x7.5 +48
    2. 18x8 +48
    3. 18x8 +35

    Yes, i'm a noob, but that's why we have forums like this for us to ask right?
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    Option 2 is probably your best bet.

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    Thanks SomeGoalie, that's +1 for option 2.
    Can anyone else confirm that?

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    I would have put it in a different subforum since there is one specifically for wheels. But I'd pick the ones that provide the best function.

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    I'd actually think option 3 would be fine unless you went hella meaty tires and went off-roading. I'm a narrow body 2010 and I'm on 18x8.5 +40 offset with no issues, especially on stock struts.

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    went 18x9.5 no rub / no fender roll. (rubs with 5 peeps in car)

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    .35 offset would be a little aggressive. You might not run into rubbing if you have stretched tires (which would look stupid), but your handling would be negatively affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    .35 offset would be a little aggressive. You might not run into rubbing if you have stretched tires (which would look stupid), but your handling would be negatively affected.
    And you may wear out suspension components fairly quickly.
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