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Old 09-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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Looking at some new rims and I'm really taking an interest in Rotas SVN 18x10. Since they make them in different sizes, is there any benefits or drawbacks, going from 18x8.5 to 18x10?
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
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wheel tire and suspension forum, search, read up, educate yourself.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #3
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Rims are the outer edges of a wheel.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
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The benefit is that you can fit more tire. In the majority of cases, this doesn't matter and actually adds weight where you don't need it. Some people like the looks of it, but on a street car, you don't need massive steam roller wheels. If this is for a race car that can actually take advantage of the amount of tire you can fit on a 10 inch wide wheel, you wouldn't be asking this question.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #5
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Tire fitment and aesthetics.


The 18x10 won't be a ton of work. But it will be work nevertheless.

I'd say go with the 8.5, 245/40 to be safe, 255/35 if you want meats.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #6
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Do some research and try to see that set up in person. Even looking at pictures online doesn't give you a good realistic view point.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #7
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The car was made for 8.5, so i'd stick around there. 10" wide sounds like work..fender roll, pull, spacers // hell idk

I have been considering wheels for my 06 STi, and 9" has been making me think twice.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:16 PM   #8
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06 and 08+ STi is a world of difference.


Spacers aren't a wheel fitment thing, they'd be a brake clearance thing on an STi.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #9
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The car was made for 8.5, so i'd stick around there. 10" wide sounds like work..fender roll, pull, spacers // hell idk

I have been considering wheels for my 06 STi, and 9" has been making me think twice.
What car was made for an 8.5" wheel. Correct me if I'm wrong but the widest stock wheel is 8". Also depending on the offset, spacers would be pointless and cause more fender work
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:21 PM   #10
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What car was made for an 8.5" wheel. Correct me if I'm wrong but the widest stock wheel is 8". Also depending on the offset, spacers would be pointless and cause more fender work
Stock wheel on the 2008+ STI is 18x8.5".

Consider yourself corrected.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:01 AM   #11
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Stock wheel on the 2008+ STI is 18x8.5".

Consider yourself corrected.
Good to know. I thought they were still 8" like the WRX
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