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This is a discussion on 07 wrx wheel fitment question within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So im looking to get the Rota G-Force 18x9.5 will this rub?? and can i run this on stock suspension ...

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    07 wrx wheel fitment question

    So im looking to get the Rota G-Force 18x9.5

    will this rub?? and can i run this on stock suspension

    i curently have 19x7.5

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    i'm also interested in this fitment question. i've got an 06 and my biggest concern is reducing the gap. i want to go as wide as possible, any suggestions? can coilovers fit more wheels?

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    No... coilovers cannot fit more wheel.... they just give you more ride height adjustability. I actually had LESS clearance between the tire and the lower collar on my coilovers. I had to run 5mm spacers to keep the tires off the coilovers.

    I recently removed my coilovers due to a neck injury, and intentionally purchased a softer, more streetable suspension setup - I use KYB Gr2 struts with Tanabe DF2 springs. I am very low.... any lower and it would adversely affect my handling... and likely cause my front CV shafts to cut into the frame. I plan on going back to coilovers once I replace the WRX with a daily driver and can use the WRX only occasionally.

    I still wanted to be low.... but still handle extremely well.... and squeeze the absolute widest tires humanly possible under the car.

    Not to toot my own horn.... but I am 120% happy with my wheel/tire/suspension setup... especially after seeing and reading about others' horror stories and rubbing/fitment issues. I do not rub at all.... ever.... and I am quite low. I don't know of anyone who has been able to ride as low as I do.... squeeze as much tire under the car as I have.... not rub at all.... not be "hellaflush"..... and not have to stretch/pull their fenders.

    I run a 17x9 with a 44 offset... and 255/40/17 tires. (Work Cr-Kai if you're curious)
    My fenders are moderately rolled.... but they are not stretched/pulled.
    I run 2 degrees of negative camber... and I have 2-3mm of clearance between the strut and the inside of the tire.

    That is the absolute MAX you can go without pulling fenders, or running excessive camber on an 02-07 Sedan. The offset is particularly important. Any more offset in either direction and I would be rubbing the fenders, or the struts.

    The only other alternative is to run wide wheels with skinny tires..... which may look "cool" in the eyes of many... but my primary concern was track performance.. I guess you could always purchase 17x11 wheels with a 25 offset and a 215 tire?? LOL

    (Just doing my part to help stop the stupid hellaflush movement - LOL)

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