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Old 08-12-2014, 09:47 AM   #776
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Could someone please photoshop these on a white WRX please? my skills are severely lacking. Thanks! They are the Forged Niche Invert H73.






Here's my attempt. What do you guys think (I know it needs to be lowered)?
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:51 PM   #777
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Question Enkei TSP6: Offsets 35, 45, and 50

I'm strongly considering copying Bellipotens and going with Enkei TSP6. I would be wrapping them in 235/40-18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and will leave the car at stock height. It seems I have four options:

18x8 +35
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I love the way the +35 offset looks with the 235 tire, but am concerned about the steering feel vs the offsets that are closer to the stock value of +55.

Which size/offset would you choose?
Will +35 rub since Pilot Super Sports are said to run wide?
For those that have experience with the stock offset vs an offset like +35 or lower, how does handling compare?
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:57 PM   #778
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18x8 +45 is what i'm running and it's what i'd suggest. good size, not too wide. tires are more affordable in this size range; it's basically the same as the stock wheel diameter w/ 235/40/18 as you suggest

18.8.5 +50 probably would be a good choice too but you'd lose some of the curb protection running a 235 on the slightly wider rim; it would probably look great tho. 245 is well suited to that rim size but your speedo would be off by 1.6% or something like that

+35 should not rub, esp if you're not doing a drop.

+45/50 is closest to stock and will change your suspension geometry the least; id stick with those offsets if possible; 18x8.5 ET 50 is quite close to stock; its only 5mm different from the stock STI setup
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:14 PM   #779
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I'm interested in the Enkei RPF1 18's and will not be changing the stock suspension. What's the best option if I do not want any rubbing or fender rolling?

I saw from previous pages that RaceComp Engineering had 18x9.5 +45 with 265/35 tires. Is this the best option? Or should something more conservative be used for what I'm after? I do like the flush look but not at the sacrifice of functionality.

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Old 08-12-2014, 08:23 PM   #780
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http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...sort=DiscountR



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Old 08-12-2014, 08:24 PM   #781
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I'm planning on getting these rims. What do you think? Also with the tires I would get extreme continental dws. Would these match up clean on Grey 15 wrx?

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Old 08-12-2014, 08:38 PM   #782
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Thought the same thing myself. Might as well save up a little more and BAM, helluvalot nicer wheels that the stock ones

I got a set of four 20mm for 120 in the classifieds to hold me over until I at least go through these dunlops.

Lowering springs going in this weekend.


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Old 08-12-2014, 08:47 PM   #783
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I got a set of four 20mm for 120 in the classifieds to hold me over until I at least go through these dunlops.

Lowering springs going in this weekend.


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You get the RS-R springs?
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:40 PM   #784
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Could someone please photoshop these on a white WRX please? my skills are severely lacking. Thanks! They are the Forged Niche Invert H73.



Here's my attempt. What do you guys think (I know it needs to be lowered)?
i did this reaalllllyy fast for you so you can get an idea lol.. not really a fan. thanks rallysportdirect for the pic

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Old 08-12-2014, 11:14 PM   #785
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18x8 +45 is what i'm running and it's what i'd suggest. good size, not too wide. tires are more affordable in this size range; it's basically the same as the stock wheel diameter w/ 235/40/18 as you suggest

18.8.5 +50 probably would be a good choice too but you'd lose some of the curb protection running a 235 on the slightly wider rim; it would probably look great tho. 245 is well suited to that rim size but your speedo would be off by 1.6% or something like that

+35 should not rub, esp if you're not doing a drop.

+45/50 is closest to stock and will change your suspension geometry the least; id stick with those offsets if possible; 18x8.5 ET 50 is quite close to stock; its only 5mm different from the stock STI setup
Yeah, I feel like 18x8.5 +50 is what I *should* go with, but I'm tempted to go with +35 for the look. I'd love to hear from others in regards to the handling difference between the two.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:55 PM   #786
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I have an ISM WRX. Living in Canada, I will be using the factory rims for winter and getting new rims for the summer. Likely Nurburgrings. As such, I have been checking in on this thread regularly. The question above about 235/40 18 vs 245/40 18 is something I was wondering about too. I note Tirerack recommends 235/40 18 as the go to size in 18s for the WRX. But isn't the factory size tire for an STI 245/40 18? If so, does that mean that the speedo for the WRX is set up differently than on the STI?
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:21 PM   #787
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That's what I was reading about and was a bit curious. Maybe I should I call subaru about that. Because like I said bout to order 235/40/18..

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Old 08-13-2014, 03:54 PM   #788
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:09 AM   #789
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I have an ISM WRX. Living in Canada, I will be using the factory rims for winter and getting new rims for the summer. Likely Nurburgrings. As such, I have been checking in on this thread regularly. The question above about 235/40 18 vs 245/40 18 is something I was wondering about too. I note Tirerack recommends 235/40 18 as the go to size in 18s for the WRX. But isn't the factory size tire for an STI 245/40 18? If so, does that mean that the speedo for the WRX is set up differently than on the STI?
based on the different tire sizes (not to mention the fact that the cars come w/ different wheels), i'd assume that yes, the cars are going to be different. shouldn't be too much of a surprise; the cars are alike in look but have different engine, transmission, suspension parts - even a different center console. given that the vehicle has the advanced controllable differential as well, it doesn't seem all that odd to me that the car's computers would be set up to accommodate a different size wheel.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:11 AM   #790
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That's what I was reading about and was a bit curious. Maybe I should I call subaru about that. Because like I said bout to order 235/40/18..

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it is very unlikely they will have anything to say about this topic; order w/o any hesitation; that's the ideal size for an 8" rim
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:15 AM   #791
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How come I can't find this vendor (Heuberger) on eBay anymore? They had listed a black set of 18x8.5 ET 55 "STI special edition spec C" wheels I wanted for my red 2015 WRX.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:45 PM   #792
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I just bought work Kiwamis for my wrx. They're 18x8.5 +47. What size tire should I be looking for?
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:57 PM   #793
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235/245 would fit best
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235/245 would fit best
What about sidewall height? Also if the wheels were mounted and balanced to a '13 sti, should I have them rebalanced for my car?

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Old 08-16-2014, 03:00 PM   #795
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How come I can't find this vendor (Heuberger) on eBay anymore? They had listed a black set of 18x8.5 ET 55 "STI special edition spec C" wheels I wanted for my red 2015 WRX.
I still see them listed...
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:20 PM   #796
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What about sidewall height? Also if the wheels were mounted and balanced to a '13 sti, should I have them rebalanced for my car?

I personally use 245/40 on 9"

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Old 08-16-2014, 04:45 PM   #797
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How come I can't find this vendor (Heuberger) on eBay anymore? They had listed a black set of 18x8.5 ET 55 "STI special edition spec C" wheels I wanted for my red 2015 WRX.
Found these for you:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/131269776560?nav=SEARCH

That also had the gunmetal ones
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:54 PM   #798
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Yes, these are the wheels I had seen. Thanks. Can someone photoshop these on red WRX? Anyone know how much each wheel weighs?
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:31 PM   #799
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What about sidewall height? Also if the wheels were mounted and balanced to a '13 sti, should I have them rebalanced for my car?
no. balancing has nothing to do with the car it's mounted on. balancing is per-wheel and makes sure there are no heavy spots in the wheel. a balanced wheel is a balanced wheel no matter where you mount it.

as for figuring out things like sidewall height, use www.willtheyfit.com and compare the stock overall diameter to whatever you're looking to do; ideally the diameter of the wheel is similar to the wheel you're replacing
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2639411

I tried browingfor a similar setup, and I'm pretty ignorant with wheel/ tire sizing. Would these fit a 15 on stock suspension?
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