This is a discussion on The OFFICIAL 2011/12 WRX wheel/tire thread within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; New wheels are on! 18x9.5 38 with 255/35. And yes you WILL rub with more than 1 person in the ...
I've read on here that quite a lot of you have opted for 18x9.5 +38. And going by the pictures your cars, they look look amazing.
I'm looking at purchasing Work Emotion D9R, which also come in that size, as well as 18x9.5 +23. I'm not too sure if they will fit, hence my need of help.
I have a 2012 WRX sedan with stock suspension, guards/fenders are rolled.
Would getting either +38 or +23 cause any problems with the stock suspension?
I'm on the lookout for coilovers but they are hard to come by in Australia.
I'm looking for a wide fitment with stretched tyres. Here is a pic of the D9R and a WRX (photo by Brendan Bannister) of how I would like my car to look like.
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I have a 2011 WRX and have Rota Grids 18x9.5 +38 and currently have hankook v12 evo's on it at 255/35/18. I'm on stock suspension. I had to roll my rear fenders to stop it from rubbing/cutting the tires.
Now I want to upgrade to some 265/35/18's because the 255's were too stretched and I didn't like the look (plus I want some more rubber so I dont scratch my wheels on curbs either!). Do you think I'll need any more modification to fit the 265's? I don't really want to do any more modding.
On a separate note, the hankook evo's are toast after about 18k miles, all inner wear. I never got a re-alignment after swapping from my stock wheels...is that the cause do you think?
Luckily Discount Tire is giving me 50% off my new tires. I think I'll switch to the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Positions...any thoughts?
Thanks! Here's a few pics:
I'm running 265/35-18 I have a roll and slight pull in the rear. Nothing in the front. How ever I'm running a 35 offset so it sits a little more out of the fender than yours.
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Any others out there that have 265/35/18 and didn't have to pull their rear fenders?