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Old 01-13-2013, 11:23 PM   #1
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Hello all of you Subaru veterans and wheel owner veterans. i have been doing some research on the set of wheels i want to drop on my 13 WReX. i have been a big fan of Volks Racing... altogether my list is down to TE37, TE37SL, TE37TA, CE28n, or the CE28n Genesis (don't even think this wheel works because it's 5-114.3). i have a friend in cali who has 3 full pairs of the Gens. I love having concave wheels (sunken face). so here comes the real reason for the post. Wheel guru info is very much appreciated. if i were to stay at stock height, what size wheel would i need to get to have that sunken face without ruining the steering performance of the car. i have no problem with fender rolling. also if you guys believe that it would be beneficial to get coils before getting the wheels, ill listen to that advice. any info you guys provide will be greatly appreciated and will be taken into consideration.

P.S. some might be wondering why i didn't post this in the wheel section. well it's because i'm a new guy and didn't want people needlessly flaming me for this post
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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well....technically on a stock car, any huge wide wheel will be detrimental to the performance of the car.

How much fender work depends on how much wheel/tire you want.

there are several threads in the wheel/tire forum relating to wheel fitment, including a thread that is specific to the 08+ sti/11+ wrx.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:11 AM   #3
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Just research a bit and you will find plenty of threads on this. There is in fact a "2011 wrx wheel fitament" thread that has tons of info in it around here.

Ultimately, this topic greatly depends on the exact wheel you are looking at, and the tire you plan to put on that wheel. There certainly are some concave options out there that will work with minimal/no fender work and stock suspension though ... but not many.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:33 AM   #4
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The concavity you're looking for depends on the wheel itself. Ce28n has full concave face at 9.5+ but it's not available for WRX PCD.
The ones that are available for 5x100 are 18x8.5 +44 with a flat face. There is one for sale here.
Te37's you can get from group buys on the forum but you won't be fitting 10.5" wheels on stock height.

Your best bet is to re-think your options and visit Guide to 2011+ WRX wheel fitment like other people already mentioned.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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Ok, i went and read through the 2011+ guide and i see that tires and wheel length vary greatly, so i need to figure out if lowering the car first would make it better for having some semi-aggressive wheels.. Also seems that +40 would be the lowest safest offset with minimum fender rolling. With all this said... The CE28 can work, but ill look at other wheels to see which have a good concave face at previously stated offset and maybe wheel length of 9.5.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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Yeah, as you can see there are a ton of variables when it comes to wheel fitament. And to complicate it more, wheel brands matter because some 17x9 +35 will work fine, and another brand of the same size might need a roll.

The 17x9 +35 size I referenced above is a common size used on widebody WRX's, and is probably what you will have to go with if you want a concave wheel.

In fact, I think Ravspec is still selling the Rays Gram light 57D in that size on this forum. They aren't the Volks you mentioned, but a good wheel and similar in appearance ... Not to mention about half the price.
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