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Old 03-24-2008, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default New Volk Racing RE30 Sizing 08 STi Specific

Figured I'd let you all know that there will be some new Volk Racing RE30 sizing coming out here in the near future.

18x9 +50mm!!

ooh it's going to be pretty.

All these 2008 STi have no reason to not get this size wheel.

It's going to fit like a charm.

this 18x9 +50mm is to the GR what the 18x8.5 +52mm is to the GD

here's some more info on it if you're curious

New Volk Racing RE30 sizing!! Must Read for 2008 STi. » t3h_Clap’s Wheel33tist Blog

Thoughts?

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Old 03-24-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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Hot. If I wasn't stuck to stock class AX rules I'd be all over these, or maybe the 18x9.5s
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:18 PM   #3
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agreed the 18x9.5 +47mm is a pretty awesome fitment on the 08 STi
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:32 PM   #4
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Hot. If I wasn't stuck to stock class AX rules I'd be all over these, or maybe the 18x9.5s
these would be an excellent street/track wheel.

slap on some 245/40/18 RT615s or even some 265/35/18s....

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Volk may be crossing over with the JDM Civic Type-R application. Note the special fitment on Weds' site for the TC105n for the Type-R:

http://www.weds.co.jp/products/wedssport/tc105n.html

When I contacted Weds about this wheel, they confirmed that the 18x9 +50 DOES fit the '08 Sti . I've encouraged Mackin to stock this wheel (and the RE030 9.5 in +40 or +47), but at this time they insist on continuing to stock lame +35mm offsets, claiming this is what everyone wants

My only concern is this: if I run 275/35/18's on +50 offsets, I gain ~10 mm on the inside tire wall. If I use stock struts, no problem, people have already done it on the wide tire thread. But what about coilovers? I saw one person with an '06 Sti report needing a +15mm spacer on +53's with 275's and KW V3's! This seems odd, and the '08 may have better front strut clearance than '05-07, but I just don't know yet. At this point I'm inclined to run something like the +47 or +40 Volks, or maybe the +45 TRM MT1's. At least with these offsets I can add a 5 mm space if needed and still be on ARP studs (right?).

ps- also don't know if the '06 was running camber bolts or camber plates. Do KW Variant 3's come with plates? I guess that could make a big difference...

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i needed a 15mm spacer to clear my +53mm stock bbs with 275s in the front.

the fitment issue was with the spring perch in the front.

these 18x9 +50mm will be similar to the current 18x8.5 +52mm fitments you see on the GD's

not very aggressive but great for a stock body, stock strut car.

of course going to a wider and lower offset will be needed if you decide to upgrade to a coilover setup or run a wide ass tire.
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