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Old 07-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #826
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17x7.5+44(or 40 lol) Maxxim maze w/ 235/45/18 hankooks



I'm a little confused here. First, are your rims 17's or 18's? From your description, you say they are 17's but have 18" tires..? Is your offset 44 or 40??

Are you running stock suspension?

Not trying to knock you in any way, I actually just want these questions answered because I really like how you car looks!
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:38 PM   #827
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^Thanks! and whoops! They are 18's haha I'll go back and edit that post... They're 18x7.5 +44 offset with 235/45/18 tires. I am still running sock suspension but they fill the wheel wells more than stock because the overall diameter is 1 inch bigger than stock (OEM for a forester I think? I bought them off a friend who was using them for a forester.)

And before anyone asks about my speedometer being off, its off 1mph for every 20mph on the gauge. So not a big deal to me.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:21 PM   #828
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^Thanks! and whoops! They are 18's haha I'll go back and edit that post... They're 18x7.5 +44 offset with 235/45/18 tires. I am still running sock suspension but they fill the wheel wells more than stock because the overall diameter is 1 inch bigger than stock (OEM for a forester I think? I bought them off a friend who was using them for a forester.)

And before anyone asks about my speedometer being off, its off 1mph for every 20mph on the gauge. So not a big deal to me.
You'll want smaller tires, those are huge.

It's never about speedo accuracy but the feel of the gearing.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:07 PM   #829
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My next set will be smaller but these came on the wheels so I didn't swap them. As for the gearing it doesn't affect me, I just daily drive my car I don't push it at autocross or anything so the difference is nominal.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:41 PM   #830
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You could use 225/40/18 with those wheels with no stretch but if you want more sidewall, 235/40/18 would be perfect.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:31 PM   #831
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I guess I just have a soft spot for sidewall then...


Haha in all seriousness though I like my summer setup for now but when I get bored I'll actually spend some money on a nicer setup
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:46 AM   #832
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I guess I just have a soft spot for sidewall then...


Haha in all seriousness though I like my summer setup for now but when I get bored I'll actually spend some money on a nicer setup
I'm a fan of sidewall too - would love to see these on the car.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:30 AM   #833
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Well they don't meet the 17" standard for the thread but I'll throw the pics up haha. These are all old, pre painting the tails and bumper tim, and taken when I put them on at thanksgiving before winter got here.




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Old 07-14-2012, 12:54 PM   #834
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^^ I really like those wheels!! How much did those wheels cost?? Really tempted to put em on my legacy wagon...
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #835
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pro rally's are cheap. $150 a wheel or so?

Shoulda got 15"s tho :P.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:06 PM   #836
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My buddy wants those wheels for his rally car, but in white.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:05 PM   #837
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^^ I really like those wheels!! How much did those wheels cost?? Really tempted to put em on my legacy wagon...
Thanks! I got them from Team Illuminata but when I ordered them they said all their US distributors were out of the size I wanted in 5x100 (This was last fall though) but they ended up getting a set of 5x114 and custom drilling them for me and they still gave me a great price, and I think threw in free shipping...I don't remember lol.

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pro rally's are cheap. $150 a wheel or so?

Shoulda got 15"s tho :P.
Team Illuminata sells them for $200 a wheel, most of the other vendors I found list them up around $230.

And they are, 15x6 :P
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:51 PM   #838
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And they are, 15x6 :P
For some reason they look like 16's xD.

TIM is awesome, that's who I got my braids from.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:30 PM   #839
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I guess I just have a soft spot for sidewall then...


Haha in all seriousness though I like my summer setup for now but when I get bored I'll actually spend some money on a nicer setup
Love the wheels. Going to get a set of Enkei RC-G4's with rally tyres soon.

My road set is 16x7 STI wheels.

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Old 07-16-2012, 08:56 PM   #840
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Hello guys, i know this has been asked. Its time to replace my stock 2008 WRX Re92a that is 205/50/17 with stock rims. I want to upgrade to 215/45/17 or 225/45/17. What are your opinions, please? I see 2009 uses 225/45/17 but not sure if the rims are the same width though. My car is stock. Carry 2 passengers at back seat. Thanks.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:44 PM   #841
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Hello guys, i know this has been asked. Its time to replace my stock 2008 WRX Re92a that is 205/50/17 with stock rims. I want to upgrade to 215/45/17 or 225/45/17. What are your opinions, please? I see 2009 uses 225/45/17 but not sure if the rims are the same width though. My car is stock. Carry 2 passengers at back seat. Thanks.
Go 225/45/17 more tread/ less sidewall... 08/09 wheels are the same
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:47 PM   #842
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ASA GT1 18 x 8, 48mm offset, 225 40 tires, stock fenders
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:36 PM   #843
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ASA GT1 18 x 8, 48mm offset, 225 40 tires, stock fenders
these look AMAZINGGG!!! I need to see more pictures?! what suspension you running? Do you find the sidewall to be too thin...or is it ok. Looks fantastic. Also, where did you get them?

Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:26 AM   #844
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^^^ More pictures of the GT1'a please. They look good.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #845
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these look AMAZINGGG!!! I need to see more pictures?! what suspension you running? Do you find the sidewall to be too thin...or is it ok. Looks fantastic. Also, where did you get them?

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^^^ More pictures of the GT1'a please. They look good.
thanks guys. running epic engineering springs with stock struts for now. sidewalls are ok but would be happier with wider tires, maybe 235. got the wheels at tirerack.com
here's more pics



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For all you guys with two sets of wheels, do you just live with the TPMS light on the dash for half the year? If you put TPMS in the new wheels/tires, do you pay the dealer twice a year to "re-learn" the sensors, or do you have something that does it at home.

Thanks
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Canadian spec Subarus are lucky enough not to have TPMS.
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For all you guys with two sets of wheels, do you just live with the TPMS light on the dash for half the year? If you put TPMS in the new wheels/tires, do you pay the dealer twice a year to "re-learn" the sensors, or do you have something that does it at home.

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Just live with it... My boost gauge blocks it so i don't even notice its on...
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:44 PM   #849
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thanks guys. running epic engineering springs with stock struts for now. sidewalls are ok but would be happier with wider tires, maybe 235. got the wheels at tirerack.com
here's more pics


Do it!. I have 18x8 wheels and 235/40R18 tires and love it!
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:38 AM   #850
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For all you guys with two sets of wheels, do you just live with the TPMS light on the dash for half the year? If you put TPMS in the new wheels/tires, do you pay the dealer twice a year to "re-learn" the sensors, or do you have something that does it at home.

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I just live with the light. You don't notice it after a while.
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