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Old 20-08-2017, 07:11 PM
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Does anyone know the diameter of an MY01+ STI space saver wheel and tyre? Looking to put one in the boot of my GC provided it fits.
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:04 PM
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just wanted to necro this thread as it's relevant (and more detailed than anywhere else in this thread) - got new shoes last week.

Car: 2003 Impreza WRX GDA Sedan
Rim Brand: Cosmis XT-005R
Size: 18"
Width: 9"
Offset: +25
Suspension: Stock Springs & KYB Struts - Not Intending on Lowering it.
Tyre: Michelin Pilot Sport 4 245/45/R18
Camber: None
Other Info: Arch/Guard Work Required - Have Rubbing on Rear when going over bumps. Front did rub, have removed the inner guard liners but will rub against the front of Skirt on full lock.

absolutely love the look of them. but it's not an easy fitment. I'll have to get guards pulled shortly and check back with an update on the rubbing. i have a feeling the 245/45 isn't helping, a 245/40 would have been better.

As you can see theres a bit of poke. it's not ridiculous enough to warrant new flares and cutting out the existing guards - but fielding opinions on how much i can pull out? Here's a tighter angle.

The fronts do have a bit more poke than the rears but my biggest concern is clearance on full lock. Front wheel has about 1" around all edges which is fine for driving in a straight line and braking etc.

With the factory guard liners in the front wheel wells there is a lot of rubbing. After I removed them, most of the rubbing is gone except when I go on full lock the wheel scrapes against the front of where the factory side skirt is attached and comes dangerously close (10mm or so) to this ridge/seam on the body below (marked in red).

Can this ridge/seam be dollied down flat and a reinforcement weld be done before its sealed back with Urethane or would more inner wheel well work be required? (Or too hard basket - just sell the 245/45's and go down to 40's?)
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:17 PM
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18 x 8.5 with +45 to +47 offset with 245/40/18

Will give little or no rubbing issues
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where did you get your tires stretched in perth?

Originally Posted by riceman1991 View Post
For those in the 'stance' seen..

my current set up.

• STD R5 Coilovers (Front and rear Height, Damper and camber adjustable)
• XXR 521 18x8.5+35 in Flat Black
• Adrenza 215/35R18 Tyres - Stretched
• All Guards Rolled Flat
• Adjusted and wheel aligned
Lowered as much as possible without scraping, 2.5 degree’s camber all around.

Obviously it's not the most practical setup, but looks awesome in my opinion!

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Old 18-03-2023, 08:36 PM
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Hi everyone can anyone advise my on the best wheel offset for 2014 Liberty wagon with rolled guards without protruding out past the guards. Cheers Steve
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fitment, guide, offset, rim, tyre

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