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Old 04-09-2010, 11:18 AM   #51
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im a sucker for gold rims....so i suggest those
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:01 PM   #52
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i am looking to spend right around 2,000. i know that the rims are right around 1200-1400, so I was looking for some quality tires to fill in that gap to 2000. Also, I havent heard a whole lot about Axis rims, anybody out there with any of these rims that have some input?
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:30 AM   #53
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my input.....i prefer a larger spoke number and skinny spoked. 8 or 10. but thats just me, if you like those ^ then get them
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:13 AM   #54
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my input.....i prefer a larger spoke number and skinny spoked. 8 or 10. but thats just me, if you like those ^ then get them
I'm the exact opposite. I'll take a 6 or 7 wider spoke wheel. I have these coming in on Friday:



Rota Grid in Gold: 18x8.5" +44
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:41 PM   #55
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MY 2010

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Old 04-12-2010, 04:54 PM   #56
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MY 2010

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love it!

what lip is that?????!!!!

such a nice stance!
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:58 PM   #57
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love it!

what lip is that?????!!!!

such a nice stance!
Looks like the optional STi front lip that you can get from Subaru. I have it on my car too, came from the factory.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:15 PM   #58
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Looks like the optional STi front lip that you can get from Subaru. I have it on my car too, came from the factory.
nice, thanks...it looks very good!
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:37 PM   #59
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I'm the exact opposite. I'll take a 6 or 7 wider spoke wheel. I have these coming in on Friday:



Rota Grid in Gold: 18x8.5" +44
very interested in seeing how this looks. what will your suspension setup be? i havent seen anyone with the +44 offset. everyone runs +48 or +35 or lower. what tire are you planning on running?
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:03 PM   #60
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very interested in seeing how this looks. what will your suspension setup be? i havent seen anyone with the +44 offset. everyone runs +48 or +35 or lower. what tire are you planning on running?
I have Epic lowering springs going on at the same time as the wheels/tires. They lower the car about 1" in the front and .9" in the rear. I'll be running 225/40/18 tires to see how those fit. TireRack claims that you can run up to a 9" wheel on 225/40 tires and since these are only 8.5" I should be fine. I'll be starting a thread with installed pictures as soon as the springs settle.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:08 PM   #61
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i am looking to spend right around 2,000. i know that the rims are right around 1200-1400, so I was looking for some quality tires to fill in that gap to 2000.
Check out TireRack.com, enter the size tires you want and then pick the brand that appeals to you. That's your best bet.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:40 PM   #62
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I have Epic lowering springs going on at the same time as the wheels/tires. They lower the car about 1" in the front and .9" in the rear. I'll be running 225/40/18 tires to see how those fit. TireRack claims that you can run up to a 9" wheel on 225/40 tires and since these are only 8.5" I should be fine. I'll be starting a thread with installed pictures as soon as the springs settle.
nice, im going to use the epic springs too. ill def be looking at whats necessary for you to fit the wheels. ill probably use a 245/40/18 tire though if i go the 18" route.

btw, did you get the springs from the group buy? if so have you recieved them yet? i didnt get mine yet
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:12 PM   #63
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I have Epic lowering springs going on at the same time as the wheels/tires. They lower the car about 1" in the front and .9" in the rear. I'll be running 225/40/18 tires to see how those fit. TireRack claims that you can run up to a 9" wheel on 225/40 tires and since these are only 8.5" I should be fine. I'll be starting a thread with installed pictures as soon as the springs settle.
Def post a link, I am dying to see more of the 09/10 WRX on Epics with 18 rims!
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:37 PM   #64
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]btw, did you get the springs from the group buy? if so have you recieved them yet? i didnt get mine yet
I ordered them a few days before the Subimods group buy was started.

I ended up getting them for $295 shipped without having to wait for 9 other people to commit to buying so I think it was worth it.

Also, with a 245/40/18 tire, you might rub. A closer fit would be a 245/35/18 tire on an 18x8.5 wheel

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Old 04-12-2010, 11:47 PM   #65
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I ordered them a few days before the Subimods group buy was started.

I ended up getting them for $295 shipped without having to wait for 9 other people to commit to buying so I think it was worth it.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:11 AM   #66
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I ordered them a few days before the Subimods group buy was started.

I ended up getting them for $295 shipped without having to wait for 9 other people to commit to buying so I think it was worth it.

Also, with a 245/40/18 tire, you might rub. A closer fit would be a 245/35/18 tire on an 18x8.5 wheel
i know, but i want a meatier tire to help fill the wheel well since the drop is pretty modest. i dont like a thin tire look, especially when there will be lots of empty space. i planned on having to roll the fenders.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:22 AM   #67
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where did you get them?
"IMPORTIMAGE" on this forum gave me that price.

His website: Import Image Online
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:05 AM   #68
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"IMPORTIMAGE" on this forum gave me that price.

His website: Import Image Online
Thanks a bunch!!
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:57 PM   #69
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Finally got some wheels! anyone want my 09 17" stockers? send me a PM.

Wheel Specs: 18" / 7.5" / 48mm
Tire and Specs: Falken Zeix 512, 225/40/18
Suspension: Progress/Koni 1.2"+ (FR), 0.8"+ (RR) ... those are the spring lowering numbers but the konis make them sit a bit lower :O
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wheel - Rota Tarmac 2 / Group A (Thanks wheeldude.com !!!!!)



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outside!


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Old 04-16-2010, 12:19 AM   #70
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Looks good.
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Wheel Specs: 18" / 7.5" / 48mm
Tire and Specs: Falken Zeix 512, 225/40/18
Suspension: Progress/Koni 1.2"+ (FR), 0.8"+ (RR) ... those are the spring lowering numbers but the konis make them sit a bit lower :O
Looks great! What Konis are you referring to? Shocks? I wasn't aware they offered any for our cars
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outside again!
AMAZING!!!
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:30 PM   #73
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Looks great! What Konis are you referring to? Shocks? I wasn't aware they offered any for our cars
thanks. yeah koni shocks. The konis aren't actually made for 08-10 wrxs, it's for 05+ Legacy GTs, but can be made to work. The fronts work fine and the rear shocks have a shorter shock body but the same stroke (i have a picture on 3gwrx.com). It also takes some work to install. You have to gut the front shocks... rear requires a bushing swap, fitting new bump stops or hacking your old ones (shaft diameter is bigger), and drilling out the top hat (that part is easy).

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Old 04-16-2010, 08:55 PM   #74
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I've been looking for some nice black wheels for my 09 Hatch, but haven't really found anything I like quite yet. Good pics and ideas here, glad I found this thread.

Does anybody know if I can get these to fit my car? DiscountTireDirect shows that the 16s fit, but I want to go with the 18X8s. Not sure if I can work that or not. Would love to put these on my scoob...

http://www.tswalloywheels.com/alloy_wheels_asan_5.php
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:39 PM   #75
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I've been looking for some nice black wheels for my 09 Hatch, but haven't really found anything I like quite yet. Good pics and ideas here, glad I found this thread.

Does anybody know if I can get these to fit my car? DiscountTireDirect shows that the 16s fit, but I want to go with the 18X8s. Not sure if I can work that or not. Would love to put these on my scoob...

http://www.tswalloywheels.com/alloy_wheels_asan_5.php
I don't see any reason why they wouldn't. They don't specify the offset, but the pictures look as though they are 'fine'.
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