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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; This question is for Torque (as I see you are the Yoda here). I'm running on my 2013 hatch: -XXR ...

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    This question is for Torque (as I see you are the Yoda here).

    I'm running on my 2013 hatch:

    -XXR 527 18x8.75 +35 w/ 245/40/18 tires
    -Stock Suspension

    I'm rubbing in the rear with no one in the car. At first my fenders were taking huge chucks out of my side wall. So I rolled them mildly and now they only slightly rub now (barely on spirited driving)

    I feel this is crazy at stock height. What are my options? Should I buy stiffer springs? I want to keep my height especially after this mess but my issue lies with suspension travel. My ride seems incredibly bouncy with 4k on my odometer.

    Any of your input would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98sob View Post
    This question is for Torque (as I see you are the Yoda here).

    I'm running on my 2013 hatch:

    -XXR 527 18x8.75 +35 w/ 245/40/18 tires
    -Stock Suspension

    I'm rubbing in the rear with no one in the car. At first my fenders were taking huge chucks out of my side wall. So I rolled them mildly and now they only slightly rub now (barely on spirited driving)

    I feel this is crazy at stock height. What are my options? Should I buy stiffer springs? I want to keep my height especially after this mess but my issue lies with suspension travel. My ride seems incredibly bouncy with 4k on my odometer.

    Any of your input would be great!
    Yea that is a weird size/offset. It's pushed out there different. What you could do is take it to an alignment shop and get them to give you a custom alignment. Custom meaning to your specs and not necessarily within spec. A rear -1.5 of camber should get you to not rub. Otherwise you will need to lower the car to achieve that camber, but lowering is not needed, you can get a camber kit and get the car to a nice alignment spec. How much did you roll your rears?


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    I was thinking of using negative camber...just wasn't too into the idea.

    How does lowering the car achieve the camber I would need? I don't understand? The springs I would get would be Eibach Pro Kit on stock struts. I was concerned I would get the stiffer ride I wanted but eventually the blown struts would create the opposite effect.

    I only rolled the fenders so that they are facing maybe a 20-30 degree angle upwards.

    Thanks for the reply!

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    Lowering a car creates negative camber that most of the time needs to be corrected. Sometimes it gives to much negative camber and installing camber bolts allows an alignment shop to adjust the car back within spec.

    Eibach pro kits are designed for use with stock components but eventually your shocks need replaced which would then only make the car handle that much better over stock.

    I mentioned lowering because the 3G body styles are expensive to get a rear camber kit for.


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    I agree...I'd much rather lower it than buy a camber kit for it.

    So moving forward I should get the Eibach Pro Kit? That should relieve this issue you think?

    Thanks!

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    Getting some camber will help the tire not rub anymore. Post some pics. You can always roll the rear fenders a little more too


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    Quote Originally Posted by WrxPower View Post
    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.
    I've been eyeballing the same wheels for a while now, and I'm undecided between 8.5" or 9.5". Glad to hear that you only had to roll the rear, because I'm on the same springs. Have you noticed any decrease in steering response/ turn-in capability with the wider wheels? They look awesome on your car by the way!
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    My 2013 on 18x9.5 +35 rota torques with tanabe lowering springs Fender rolling in the rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dzanga View Post
    My 2013 on 18x9.5 +35 rota torques with tanabe lowering springs Fender rolling in the rear.
    which tanabe spring?

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    Df210 I think is the model number or df240
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dzanga View Post
    Df210 I think is the model number or df240
    Yeah I see Rally Sport Direct has them under Df210. Awesome drop and no rubbing during spirited turning?

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    None at all you have to roll the rear pretty good though haha and I had to grind the plastic on the bumper a little I will take a picture when I get home
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    My white car ran a 265/35/18 on a 18x9.5 rota DPT with an et of 35. Rear fender roll was required, not a pull of any kind.


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    Here is my set up..

    18x8.75 + 35 XXR 527
    245/40/18 Pirelli

    Stock height with a very mild roll.
    I am going to roll the rears all the way up and go with tanabe df210

    Hopefully it works? What do you guys think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 98sob View Post
    Here is my set up..

    18x8.75 + 35 XXR 527
    245/40/18 Pirelli

    Stock height with a very mild roll.
    I am going to roll the rears all the way up and go with tanabe df210

    Hopefully it works? What do you guys think?

    You probably won't have to roll all the way In the rear. I would roll a little at a time and see how it goes. If you roll too much it will pop out and make a gap


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