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Old 11-01-2010, 11:16 PM   #151
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He doesn't have any stance though; he's on stock suspension. Kinda weird to need a fender roll on stock suspension with 18x8 +45 wheels and 235/40s unless the Star Specs run REALLY wide.
Last I heard the Star Specs run about an entire size wider.. and I think I've seen a few people on +44 or +45 and 245's that rub a bit in the rear.

Plus you have how much the tolerances vary on these cars...
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:23 PM   #152
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Put my Rota Gravels in Gunmetal (which is almost black) on my 09 HB... 18x8.5 +44 with 235/40/18 Han-kook's (Ventus V12 Evo blah blah). Too dark to take a pic but I will post one in this thread in the AM. It looks TOUGH!! Thanks for everyone's input and guidance. Clears everything with my GF210's.

Wheel Specs: 18 x 8.5 +44 Rota Gravel in Gunmetal
Tire and Specs: Hankook Ventus V12 110 EVO 235/40/18
Suspension: Tanabe GF210 STI Springs, lowered approx 1.3", stock struts
Fender Modification: Clears, "Hella Flush"
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Nice car.....
Thought i would add some pic of the rota gravells to yr pic......
Same wheels
Epic springs
tire:federal super steel 235/40
Great theard by the way....wish i saw it when i was picking my wheels.......


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Old 11-12-2010, 04:31 PM   #153
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Hey guys. I know this is wrx just thought i'd sneak in my 2.5i

Wheels: XXR 522
Tires: Continental Extreme Contact DWS 225/40/18
Fender Mods/Rub: NONE

I love these wheels. Tires are the best ive ever had.





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Old 11-17-2010, 02:30 PM   #154
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Decided to post my red 2010 wrx with gold, seems like gold and red is kinda rare. Found these bbs for pretty good price with basically new tires. What you guys think

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Old 11-17-2010, 03:03 PM   #155
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Nice cars! Red & Gold looks good, and I like the gravels too.

What size are those XXRs Str8cypherm80? I'm normally not a fan, but it looks pretty good.
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:05 PM   #156
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crap, double post

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Old 11-18-2010, 03:06 PM   #157
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[quote=DrDanimalSize;32487242]Nice cars! Red & Gold looks good, and I like the gravels too.

There aren't very many red WRXs. Red with Gold rims is a great combo.
Those nice gold rims are 2004 BBS STIs.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:00 PM   #158
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looking for a set of 2004BBS myself for a set of winter rims. I need to find someone that doesn't know what they have, lol
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:08 PM   #159
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looking for a set of 2004BBS myself for a set of winter rims. I need to find someone that doesn't know what they have, lol
Its actually pretty difficult to find these wheels, i got mine for $920 with like new tires. Usually people want a lot for them as they are really rare in good shape. i saw a set of silvers on ebay for 650 starting price
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:13 PM   #160
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yeah, I'm in CO, land of subies, and all I've seen have been priced above normal price for 5x114
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:38 PM   #161
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Nice cars! Red & Gold looks good, and I like the gravels too.

What size are those XXRs Str8cypherm80? I'm normally not a fan, but it looks pretty good.
Thanks Dr. im rolling on 18x8.5 +42. tires are 225/40/18. couldnt be more happy...well maybe if i had a set of work xd9s thatll come next.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:41 PM   #162
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Decided to post my red 2010 wrx with gold, seems like gold and red is kinda rare. Found these bbs for pretty good price with basically new tires. What you guys think

damn that is an awesome combo man! never thought red on gold would look so nice 2x points for using sti bbs. only thing i would do is lose the grille chrome is wayy too wierd. just my 02. tho.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:23 AM   #163
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damn that is an awesome combo man! never thought red on gold would look so nice 2x points for using sti bbs. only thing i would do is lose the grille chrome is wayy too wierd. just my 02. tho.
Thanks i was surprised as well, honestly i was looking for silver bbs but this deal came across i could not pass. As to the grill i was also a little disappointed when dealer found a red hatch for me and this thing was from factory instead of the stock one. Now got use to it so not sure if i am going to change it.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:50 PM   #164
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Thanks i was surprised as well, honestly i was looking for silver bbs but this deal came across i could not pass. As to the grill i was also a little disappointed when dealer found a red hatch for me and this thing was from factory instead of the stock one. Now got use to it so not sure if i am going to change it.
nice car......
if only you lived in australia.........I have my old 09 grill for sale.........

any way heres another pic
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:32 PM   #165
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Thanks i was surprised as well, honestly i was looking for silver bbs but this deal came across i could not pass. As to the grill i was also a little disappointed when dealer found a red hatch for me and this thing was from factory instead of the stock one. Now got use to it so not sure if i am going to change it.
I found this here:
http://www.subaru.com/subaru-perform...nce-parts.html
J1010FG040Chrome Sport Grille - JDM Look'08-'10 All$345.00
It's more expensive than the mesh sport grille most guys like.
It's a mater of personal taste, so maybe you could ask if anyone wants to swap?
IMHO, Gold BBS looks better on your car than silver. Class.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:19 PM   #166
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:23 PM   #167
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Anyone running this set up:
18x8.5 +45
245/35/18

Suspension: Coilovers

I purchased this set up for my 09 WRX sedan and havent installed the coilovers or rims yet, waiting till next spring. Im thinking i just need to roll the rears.

Anyone running a similar set up?

Thanks Fellas
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:03 PM   #168
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Posted this is a couple other threads, might as well do it here!

Some very quick half-assed shots. I'm going to play with the tire pressure a little today because it looks under-inflated. 18x8.5 +44 on 225/40/18 right now, going to switch to 235/40/18 when these are done. Also, i have ZERO photography skills and an entry level camera








What is your suspension setup? Any rolled fenders ? Or is it bone stock w/ just the wheels? I'm thinking of the same setup w/ the 235/40/18 tires!
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:14 PM   #169
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What is your suspension setup? Any rolled fenders ? Or is it bone stock w/ just the wheels? I'm thinking of the same setup w/ the 235/40/18 tires!
I am on Epic Engineering lowering springs and stock shocks/struts. The fenders are not rolled. I will be switching to either 235/40/18 tires or 245/35/18 tires next. There's a slight stretch with a 225 tire on 8.5" wheels. The car doesn't look as low in these pictures as it does now and in person. Those pictures were taken the day the springs were installed so I guess they settled a little.

Here are my other pictures; they're old as well:

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Old 12-07-2010, 05:13 PM   #170
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ehhhh i'll bite

Wheel Specs: 18 x 7.5 et+48, Enkei RPF1's (dark gunmetal)
Tire and Specs: Sumitomo HTR-Z III, 225/40/18
Suspension: Tein S-techs on stock struts
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:35 PM   #171
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RPF 1 17X8 et45, Star Specs 235x45
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:43 PM   #172
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Wheel Specs: 18 x 7.5 et+48, Enkei RPF1's (dark gunmetal)
Tire and Specs: Sumitomo HTR-Z III, 225/40/18
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Car looks good. do your 225s stretch at all on your 18x7.5 rim? I have 18x7.5 w/ falken 225/40 and there's a little stretch. Not sure if Falkens run narrow or if sumitumo run wide....
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:08 PM   #173
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I found this here:
http://www.subaru.com/subaru-perform...nce-parts.html
J1010FG040Chrome Sport Grille - JDM Look'08-'10 All$345.00
It's more expensive than the mesh sport grille most guys like.
It's a mater of personal taste, so maybe you could ask if anyone wants to swap?
IMHO, Gold BBS looks better on your car than silver. Class.
Thanks leftlane
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:38 AM   #174
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Car looks good. do your 225s stretch at all on your 18x7.5 rim? I have 18x7.5 w/ falken 225/40 and there's a little stretch. Not sure if Falkens run narrow or if sumitumo run wide....
I had BFGoodrich 225s on 8" wheels and there was zero stretch; tire was perfectly flush with the wheel so it definitely depends on the tire.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:57 PM   #175
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I had BFGoodrich 225s on 8" wheels and there was zero stretch; tire was perfectly flush with the wheel so it definitely depends on the tire.
good info... so my falkens on your 8" would be a bigger stretch...
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