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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; Originally Posted by T0rque I actually like the look of the 45.. You sure that is a 45?? http://www.enkei.com/size_chart/RAIJIN.pdf Here ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    I actually like the look of the 45.. You sure that is a 45??
    http://www.enkei.com/size_chart/RAIJIN.pdf

    Here it will show you the size chart for the enkei raijin. I'm 100% sure they are 45et. My only worry is the space between the strut and wheel. I only have a middle finger gap between the two. .

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    Why does that worry you? There is in absolutely no way a wheel/tire could touch the strut, if you have a finger gap, you are good


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    Possible wheels for a 2013 (which I think is the same as the 2012?) WRX.

    I was looking on tire rack and they recommend 18 inch wheels for my car such as this:

    Offset: +48mm
    Backspacing: 6.34"
    Bolt Pattern: 5-100
    Rec. Tire Size:235/35-19

    However, I like the look of the Rotas and was interested in something like this:
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    18x8.5 Rota RT5 - White (5x100/e44/73)

    On stock suspension will a small difference in offset affect handling/tire wear? Should I be able to just bolt these on and go?

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    Tire rack doesnt have the info correct. A +48 is good for anything 02-10. 11+ needs atleast a +45 or better. The RT5 in an 18x8.5 et44 will be a great fit, no added wear or stress.


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    Cool - thanks for the info!

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    Anytime


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    year: 2011
    model: WRX sedan
    wheel model: Avant Garde m310
    wheel size/offset: 18x9 + 30
    tire brand/model: Falken fk 252
    tire size: 235/40/18 or 245/40/18
    suspension: stock for now

    Should I go for a width of 235 or 245??? I'd like to lower in the future and don't mind rolling at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrxPower View Post
    Well got them on today. 18x9.5 45et. With michelin super sport 265/35. So far so good
    Great fit. Do you like the rubber? About to bite on the same tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by younoleit View Post
    year: 2011
    model: WRX sedan
    wheel model: Avant Garde m310
    wheel size/offset: 18x9 + 30
    tire brand/model: Falken fk 252
    tire size: 235/40/18 or 245/40/18
    suspension: stock for now

    Should I go for a width of 235 or 245??? I'd like to lower in the future and don't mind rolling at that point.
    245.

    235 will be too stretched. You can step up to a 255 after you lower and roll


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    Quote Originally Posted by WrxPower View Post
    Well got them on today. 18x9.5 45et. With michelin super sport 265/35. So far so good
    I really like your wheels. Do you have rubbing issues and have you rolled your fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrenelon View Post
    I really like your wheels. Do you have rubbing issues and have you rolled your fenders.
    There wouldn't be any rubbing issues with his set up. Maybe a slight rear rub from running a 265 but that could easily be fixed with a light rear fender roll or sway bars/struts


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post
    Great fit. Do you like the rubber? About to bite on the same tires.
    Yes, very much so!! Going from the stock tires to these were a big difference in feel and handling. At this point about 500 miles into them I'm use to them now. I have always been a Michelin guy and these are my first set of UHP summer tires. On my previous vehicles I used the Michelin pilot a/s which felt great to. The super sports are a great street tire. They do have a softer sidewall but that is much needed for me since this is my dd car. I'm not into autox or things like that so these tires are perfect for me. Not saying the tires wont hold its own on the track. I just dont have exprience in that area. Even though I will never push these tires to its limit I will enjoy them to the fullest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrxPower View Post
    Yes, very much so!! Going from the stock tires to these were a big difference in feel and handling. At this point about 500 miles into them I'm use to them now. I have always been a Michelin guy and these are my first set of UHP summer tires. On my previous vehicles I used the Michelin pilot a/s which felt great to. The super sports are a great street tire. They do have a softer sidewall but that is much needed for me since this is my dd car. I'm not into autox or things like that so these tires are perfect for me. Not saying the tires wont hold its own on the track. I just dont have exprience in that area. Even though I will never push these tires to its limit I will enjoy them to the fullest.
    I'll second those tires. I love them as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I'll second those tires. I love them as well.
    Thanks for the feedback guys, much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrenelon View Post
    I really like your wheels. Do you have rubbing issues and have you rolled your fenders.


    Thanks. Like Torque has said. I had to roll my rear fenders only. I'm on Eibach springs so a roll was needed. I have no rubbing at all even with two adults sitting in the back while driving.

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