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Old 05-06-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default AS legal wheel suggestions

I looked over at the Tire rack but had a hard time finding 18x8.5" wheels with an offset high enough to be legal in AS.

For those of you that are running in AS, what wheel are you running?
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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Damn the 08 comes with 8.5s ? lucky!

remember you can change your offset by a 1/4 inch, or ~6mm if that helps any.

1/4 inch = 6.35 mm, and I **think** offset is measured in MM
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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I'm running Volk Racing CE28N, 52 offset. I purchased my set used and saved closed to a thousand bucks. Best advice is look for a used set of Kosei K3 (19 lbs and 50 offset) , probably cost 700 to 900 a set.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:38 PM   #4
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TRMotorsport MT1 18x8.5 et48 18.5lbs $299

SSR Type-C RS 18x8.5 et49 18.5lbs $379

Everything else I found there was over 20lbs...
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:32 PM   #5
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I picked up a used set of the Kosei K3's
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:46 PM   #6
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+48 is about .65MM out of range, but that +49 looks intriguing.

I have been looking for wheels used, but the size is so specific that it's been an uphill battle.

I seriously dig on the K3s in the gold finish, looks great.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:32 PM   #7
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Well, I thought I was going to be able to help you until I saw you have an 08. The lightest I could find for my 06 (without spending mucho money) was some Enkei RS+M. They weighed in at 16 lbs. 5.20 oz from scales at the local post office. Size is 17x8 48 offset.

Sorry, I know this doesn't help you but it may help someone down the road looking for wheels for 05-07.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:15 AM   #8
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I'm running Volk Racing CE28N, 52 offset. I purchased my set used and saved closed to a thousand bucks. Best advice is look for a used set of Kosei K3 (19 lbs and 50 offset) , probably cost 700 to 900 a set.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:46 AM   #9
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Hey, that 'Please Dont Hit Me' sticker is right where that chick hit me...

Nice placement.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:15 PM   #10
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a machine shop can readily get your et 48 rims to 48.65mm, your only talking .0255" to shave off, so I wouldn't necessarily throw out et 48 rims as a possible wheel
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:49 PM   #11
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a machine shop can readily get your et 48 rims to 48.65mm, your only talking .0255" to shave off, so I wouldn't necessarily throw out et 48 rims as a possible wheel
Hmmm, I had not thought about that option.

I recently bought the 5Zigen wheels in Flat Black because they were relatively lightweight and were so very close (ET48) that, the local events I partcipate in, no one would even care about the .0255" May have to talk to some machine shops in the area.
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my machine shop was like- ?
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:03 PM   #13
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Is the '08 STI 55 ET? I think the GD STI had a 53 ET (at least the '04's did)...
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:08 PM   #14
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Is the '08 STI 55 ET? I think the GD STI had a 53 ET (at least the '04's did)...
yes.

(or at least that's the offset on by BBS wheels that came w/ my 08. I think the standard 5 spokes are +55 as well.)
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