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Old 04-04-2015, 04:14 AM   #1
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Default 2015 WRXs Assemble! Show me your wider aftermarket 17inch wheels!

Don't want to get a bigger diameter wheel from stock, but may want wider 17 inch wheels. Show me your 17inchers on the 2015s and inspire me!

The factory 17inch wheels look great but are so skinny and wimpy looking.

Thought about getting some spacers to widen the track, but if I ever go to a HPDE or autocross, I think the spacers may not be acceptable.

Anyways, show me your rides!!
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:37 AM   #2
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I was going to go 17x9, but we just moved down a class from STU to STX which changes the rules for wheel and tire width, limiting you to 8" width. STX is for lightly modded cars (springs, tunes, etc). You can move up classes from there(and lose unless heavily modded), go with a second set of wheels for auto-x, or get a set of 8" wheels. I wouldn't want to do an HPDE on my street tires anyways. But a few auto-x should be just fine.
If your goal is to have a daily that you can take to an auto x here and there like mine, 8 inch width is what you need.

Mine should be on this week, I will report back.
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:54 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply!

I should just keep my stock wheels then since they are 17x8, no?
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:58 AM   #4
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No worries.
You can if you would like though they are a bit heavy.

And I am saying all of that to you as someone who is looking to compete in STX class, there are other classes that can accommodate wider wheels.
What are your goals for the wheels? What class would you like to run?
If you're going to do track days I would get a second set of tires and wheels with better, more track specific meat for sure.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:48 AM   #5
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Hmmm thanks for the suggestions. Any recommendations on cheap/strong wheels and tires?

I'm going to try autox and HPDE, I'm not a full on competitor since this would be my first season, but definitely excited.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:27 AM   #6
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Default 2015 WRXs Assemble! Show me your wider aftermarket 17inch wheels!

Enkei RPf-1, pf01

OZ ultraleggera and allegerita

Even kosei wheels (though I have heard these bend on potholes)

Are all examples in 1000-1500 range, give those a look

There's tons of different info on tires all spread around you'll just have to pick a set you think works for you
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:03 AM   #7
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Also keep in mind that if you want to stay in stock class, you can't deviate more than +-7mm from your stock offset of 55 mm.

I have OZ Ultraleggera which have a 48 mm offset, so they stick out 7 mm more and are still legal for the stock/street class.



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Old 04-09-2015, 01:48 PM   #8
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Also keep in mind that if you want to stay in stock class, you can't deviate more than +-7mm from your stock offset of 55 mm.

I have OZ Ultraleggera which have a 48 mm offset, so they stick out 7 mm more and are still legal for the stock/street class.



Wow, I am a huge fan of this setup. Mind if I ask what your tire size is? Suspension stock?
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:37 PM   #9
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Stock suspension, stock Dunlop 235/45-17 Summer tires. OZ Ultraleggera 17x8 +48 wheels.
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:36 PM   #10
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Also keep in mind that if you want to stay in stock class, you can't deviate more than +-7mm from your stock offset of 55 mm.

I have OZ Ultraleggera which have a 48 mm offset, so they stick out 7 mm more and are still legal for the stock/street class.




Looks sweet! How is the drive compared to stock?
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:37 PM   #11
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Also do you have anymore pictures of this setup? What made you go for these
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:57 PM   #12
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Get 19s. It's the only hope for this car. All 17s and most every 18 looks tiny on this car. 19s make a huge difference in the looks department which the 2015 badly needs. The car simply has too much middle mass and height to make 18s, much less 17s look good. If you MUST to 17s or 18s, make damn sure the spoke design pulls the spokes to edge of the rim to make the most of the wheel diameter. Also, this car needs fatter spokes to offset it's fat looks. A few thin spokes doesn't cut it on this car. Get the right wheels for the car, not necessarily the wheels you think look cool.
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:29 PM   #13
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Looks sweet! How is the drive compared to stock?
Drives about the same. Hopefully it's better when I take it autocrossing.

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Also do you have anymore pictures of this setup? What made you go for these
I don't have any more closer pictures than this. I'll take some today or tomorrow. I went with these because I wanted gold wheels, I wanted to stay at 17" because of comfort and because I already had OE tires to use and the offset of +48 doesn't kick me out of the street class in SCCA autocross. Also, I liked the looks a lot.

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Get 19s. It's the only hope for this car. All 17s and most every 18 looks tiny on this car. 19s make a huge difference in the looks department which the 2015 badly needs. The car simply has too much middle mass and height to make 18s, much less 17s look good. If you MUST to 17s or 18s, make damn sure the spoke design pulls the spokes to edge of the rim to make the most of the wheel diameter. Also, this car needs fatter spokes to offset it's fat looks. A few thin spokes doesn't cut it on this car. Get the right wheels for the car, not necessarily the wheels you think look cool.
17s look fine to me. 19's are overkill.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:35 AM   #14
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Looks sweet but the only thing I hate about the stock wheels is that it looks so skinny and weak. Do your oz wheels look beefier from behind
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:10 AM   #15
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Man I was JUST looking for something exactly like this to see how 17's looked on our WRXs... specifically the aggressive fitments.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:35 AM   #16
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Looks sweet but the only thing I hate about the stock wheels is that it looks so skinny and weak. Do your oz wheels look beefier from behind
Maybe slightly, they're the same width as the stock ones, but due to to the 48mm offset, they stick out 7mm more. I'll try to take additional photos.
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:05 PM   #17
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Here are a few photos that I think you guys were asking for





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Old 04-11-2015, 06:12 PM   #18
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Here are a few photos that I think you guys were asking for






Thanks for the photos. Are you lowered?
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:35 PM   #19
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Nope, stock suspension.
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Bump! Anymore photos of people with 17s?
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