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Old 07-18-2009, 02:26 AM   #1
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Default How will these wheels effect the ride?

i have a stock 2006 WRX. stock wheels and am looking into "Enkei EV5." how will this change effect the suspention, handling, feel and ease of my ride?

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Offset: +45mm
Backspacing: 5.74"
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Rec. Tire Size: 215/45-17
Weight: 19.0lbs.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:12 AM   #3
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:13 AM   #4
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You couldn't pay me enough to run 18's on LI.

Given the weight of those wheels, your suspension will work less effectively and the ride will become harsher.

Nice looking wheel, though.
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:35 PM   #5
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go for the 19's
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:49 PM   #6
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:51 PM   #7
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btw, anyone know how much the stock wrx wheels weigh, these Enkei weigh 19LBS.
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:22 PM   #8
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if you care about your suspension, try to get something within 5 or 10mm of stock offset. Your stock offset is +55mm
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:34 PM   #9
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btw, anyone know how much the stock wrx wheels weigh, these Enkei weigh 19LBS.
not enough!!!!

ya need 25 pound rimz for that in the hood ride
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:55 PM   #10
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2003 wrx 16x6.5 cast = 16.5 lbs.
2006 WRX 17x7 cast = 21 lbs.
2007 STI 17x8 forged = 18 lbs.
2008 STI 18x8.5 cast = 27.5 lbs.

So it looks like you will be a little lighter then stock, so it will net you a little bit of performance and some say even some gas mileage.

hope this helps a little,
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if you care about your suspension, try to get something within 5 or 10mm of stock offset. Your stock offset is +55mm
i care very much about my suspension. i dont want a clunky and strange feel to my ride. i used to have a Tiburon which had a smooth ride. i put new wheels on them and it made the ride feel rougher. bumps and potholes weren't absorbed like they were with the stock wheels.

can somebody explain in layman terms what the "offset" is and how wheels with an offset other than +55 will affect my ride?

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:18 PM   #12
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ok this is the specs of the Enkei rims im looking into. yay or nay?

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Offset: +45mm
Backspacing: 5.74"
Bolt Pattern: 5-100
Rec. Tire Size: 215/45-17
Weight: 19.0lbs.
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i care very much about my suspension. i dont want a clunky and strange feel to my ride. i used to have a Tiburon which had a smooth ride. i put new wheels on them and it made the ride feel rougher. bumps and potholes weren't absorbed like they were with the stock wheels.

can somebody explain in layman terms what the "offset" is and how wheels with an offset other than +55 will affect my ride?
the offset is how many millimeters the wheel and tire will differ from the stock size. a +45 will stick out about 10mm more near the fender opening than a +55. hope this helps. those wheels you picked seem alright.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:26 PM   #14
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the offset is how many millimeters the wheel and tire will differ from the stock size. a +45 will stick out about 10mm more near the fender opening than a +55. hope this helps. those wheels you picked seem alright.
dammit, is +45 big enough so that when i make hard turns the tire will hit the fender wall? any other differences i will notice with these wheels over stock?
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:28 PM   #15
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Get the Enkeis. Those Rotas are terrible. They will have a notable negative impact on steering and handling.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:31 PM   #16
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thats what i plan on getting, im just trying to find out if the lower offset will throw off the feel of my car and/or make the tire rub against the fender wall on turns.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:46 PM   #17
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so anyway, how would these wheels do with these tires.

wheel specs:
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Offset: +45mm
Backspacing: 5.74"
Bolt Pattern: 5-100
Rec. Tire Size: 215/45-17
Weight: 19.0lbs.


tire specs:
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Bridgestone Potenza RE070
Size: 215/45ZR17
Blackwall
ZR Speed Rated
Serv. Desc: 87W
UTQG: Treadwear: 140
Traction: A
Temperature: A140 A A


*obviously, living in the tristate area i would only use these as my spring/summer/fall wheels.
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I'm assuming those are 7" wide wheels?
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why in the HELL would you choose THAT tire and THOSE wheels????

i keep seeing more and more fail, and epic fail, on this board.......why IS that???
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why in the HELL would you choose THAT tire and THOSE wheels????

i keep seeing more and more fail, and epic fail, on this board.......why IS that???
He changed the wheel (thank god, we don't need another hellaflush ricer). He's not trying to put 215s are 9.5" wheels.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:04 PM   #21
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what what what?! what did i do. I'm a god dam noob, so sue me man. Ive had this car for a while but it was a lease so i never thought about modifying it. now my circumstances have changed and i own it. I'm looking into wheels and looking for some help. instead of yelling EPIC FAIL like a telephone tough guy being a keyboard warrior, tell me why those tires suck with those wheels. it says on the site:

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Those tires fit that recommendation; moreover, are rated pretty good. tell me why i epically failed.
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For the record, there are better tires for much less money than those. Bridgestone tends to overprice their products ridiculously.
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As far as being a ricer is concerned, I'm not trying to put underbody lights on my car/decorate it in company decals/replace my dash with carbon fiber panels and drill holes in my exhaust/etc. i drive a subaru, not a honda.
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For the record, there are better tires for much less money than those.
yea im browsing through the tires now, there are plenty of others. im deciding on whether or not to get all-seasons and use these wheels year round.
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yea im browsing through the tires now, there are plenty of others. im deciding on whether or not to get all-seasons and use these wheels year round.
If you get summer performance, stick with Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Specs. If all season, I've heard good things about Michelin Pilot Sports A/S Pluses.
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