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Old 11-04-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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hi guys,

just thought it ll be nice for all the owners of the 2015 wrx or sti to show off their cars with 17s (non-oem)

yes,18s are nicer but with 17s, it has some advantages.
I understand that there are other threads where we can find the pictures but it ll be better to compile them here... cheers and happy posting.

please post specs of the wheels as well...
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:25 AM   #2
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:06 PM   #4
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That thread is about almost everyone wanting 18"s..


I am going to keep 17"s and im thinking of getting these
O.Z. Alleggerita HLT



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Old 11-04-2014, 03:23 PM   #5
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That thread is about almost everyone wanting 18"s..
it coveres ANY and ALL sizes.

we do NOT need threads dedicated to a particular diameter.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:54 AM   #6
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That thread is about almost everyone wanting 18"s..


I am going to keep 17"s and im thinking of getting these
O.Z. Alleggerita HLT



Offset: 48mm
Bolt Pattern: 5-114
Rec. Tire Size:235/45-17
Weight: 15.0lbs.

15lbs is super light.im favoring 17s due to the weight and cost of tyres... plus the stock dunlops r not bad at all
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:57 AM   #7
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15lbs is super light.im favoring 17s due to the weight and cost of tyres... plus the stock dunlops r not bad at all
This.
Between the fact that I won't have to buy new rubber, can get less expensive wheels, lighter wheels, won't have to worry about the speedo, and won't make the ride quality or pothole dance worse make 17's the practical choice for me. It's a rex, function over form.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:14 AM   #8
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I agree which is why I will stay with 17".. Taking almost 10 Lb's per corner will be nice.. The stock Dunlap tires are the lightest tires I have seen so far.. the other light 17" wheels on Tire rack I don't think look as sharp as those O.Z's
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:26 AM   #9
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I agree which is why I will stay with 17".. Taking almost 10 Lb's per corner will be nice.. The stock Dunlap tires are the lightest tires I have seen so far.. the other light 17" wheels on Tire rack I don't think look as sharp as those O.Z's
Yeah but at $300+/wheel for 17's?
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:44 AM   #10
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Yeah but at $300+/wheel for 17's?

So I take it you would rather have 18 inch Rota's?
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:36 PM   #11
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This.
Between the fact that I won't have to buy new rubber, can get less expensive wheels, lighter wheels, won't have to worry about the speedo, and won't make the ride quality or pothole dance worse make 17's the practical choice for me. It's a rex, function over form.


yup, subbies had always been go anywhere, do anything kinda car to me...
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:56 PM   #12
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So I take it you would rather have 18 inch Rota's?
Not at all. 20's maybe

I do agree that you'd be doing it the right way, don't want to skimp on the things that help keep your car rolling.
Seen too many broken Rotas and the like to purchase them.
If you have the $ and you'll keep them for a long time, by all means they'll be worth it.

I know some people here get modding A.D.D. and tend to move from one product to another, so that was my concern about dropping big $$ on 17's.

I'm with you, though.
I'll probably keep the stockers for winter use and buy a good set of 17's (RPF-1s near the top of the list) for all the advantageous reasons you mentioned.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:51 PM   #13
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Yeah but at $300+/wheel for 17's?
Yea well its about $400 more considering the options I found for a light Rim... The other colors and wheels available I just don't think look as good as the O.Z Finish.. so for me justifying an extra $400 bucks might me ok... well see though..

here is the cheaper option... My rex will be DGM



17x8
$199 (each)
Offset: 50mm
Backspacing: 6.42"
Bolt Pattern: 5-114
Rec. Tire Size:235/45-17
Weight: 14.8lbs.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:26 PM   #14
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Not at all. 20's maybe



I do agree that you'd be doing it the right way, don't want to skimp on the things that help keep your car rolling.

Seen too many broken Rotas and the like to purchase them.

If you have the $ and you'll keep them for a long time, by all means they'll be worth it.



I know some people here get modding A.D.D. and tend to move from one product to another, so that was my concern about dropping big $$ on 17's.



I'm with you, though.

I'll probably keep the stockers for winter use and buy a good set of 17's (RPF-1s near the top of the list) for all the advantageous reasons you mentioned.

It will be stockers for winter and BRAIDs, SSRs, or OZs in the spring. I wanna do these things once, so I intend to do it right. Wheels are a safety, handling, and cosmetic mod. I would much rather buy a higher quality 17 than step up in size to some junk because of my budget, but to each their own.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:31 AM   #15
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I would much rather buy a higher quality 17 than step up in size to some junk because of my budget, but to each their own.
100% agree. If you're doing it once then you need to do it right.

18's do look great on this car, however a nice set of 17's and some RCE yellows would look equally nice.

And I spent over $1k replacing ****ty Dunlop A/S tires on my GTI because of potholes which caused bubbles on the 18's.

Roads around VA are in poor condition, and that will probably factor into my decision to stay with 17's.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:42 AM   #16
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Lol @ all the noobs talking **** on rota.

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Old 11-06-2014, 03:54 PM   #17
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Lol @ all the noobs talking **** on rota.

Cute.


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Nothing wrong with Rota, but the lightest wheel you can get from them for this car is The Titans in 17x8 +45 are ~17lbs and the 17x9 +42 are ~17.2lbs each.

My goal is 15 pounds or lighter
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:55 PM   #18
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its not going to make you get your groceries any faster.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:18 PM   #19
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its not going to make you get your groceries any faster.
Sure it will... I just wont notice it
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:34 PM   #20
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I'm thinking of getting 17" for my summer setup and keep stockers for winter for all the reasons listed here. I'll probably end up with gold Sparco Assetto Gara.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:43 AM   #21
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I'm thinking of getting 17" for my summer setup and keep stockers for winter for all the reasons listed here. I'll probably end up with gold Sparco Assetto Gara.
What colour is your car? Would love to c the combo
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:03 AM   #22
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Mine is WRB. Problem with those Sparco wheels is that they only come in 7.5" width, and our stock wheel width is 8".
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:22 PM   #23
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Mine is WRB. Problem with those Sparco wheels is that they only come in 7.5" width, and our stock wheel width is 8".

Mine will be wrb too._the colour combination is sweet
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Old 11-15-2014, 02:08 PM   #24
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Mach V Awesome 17x9 with 255/40R17.









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Old 11-15-2014, 05:17 PM   #25
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is that stock ride height
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