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Old 07-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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I understand this is against the grain a bit here where proper offset is king, and anything outside of that is frowned upon. However, my car setup is a bit different and I'd like to see if anyone else has the info I'm looking for.

I have an older 2.5RS with flared fenders that's used for autox. At those events I run an 18x10 +35 with a 285/30/18 Dot R. -3 camber front, -1.8 in the rear and I don't really ever change it for street driving. Now that I'm looking at driving it on the road again soon I wanted to find something a bit more "normal" to rumble around on. I'd like something to fill out the fenders but not super wide. Prefer a 17x8 or 17x8.5 in the +25 to +30 range of offset. Those will fill out the fenders at the camber I run, look good, and let me use the 225's I have in the garage that I bought for "DD tires". The one caveat is that these also have to clear Brembos.

Any suggestions? So far all I've found is XXR's and a few Advans few and far between. Would prefer to not spend Advan type money
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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I understand this is against the grain a bit here where proper offset is king, and anything outside of that is frowned upon. However, my car setup is a bit different and I'd like to see if anyone else has the info I'm looking for.

I have an older 2.5RS with flared fenders that's used for autox. At those events I run an 18x10 +35 with a 285/30/18 Dot R. -3 camber front, -1.8 in the rear and I don't really ever change it for street driving. Now that I'm looking at driving it on the road again soon I wanted to find something a bit more "normal" to rumble around on. I'd like something to fill out the fenders but not super wide. Prefer a 17x8 or 17x8.5 in the +25 to +30 range of offset. Those will fill out the fenders at the camber I run, look good, and let me use the 225's I have in the garage that I bought for "DD tires". The one caveat is that these also have to clear Brembos.

Any suggestions? So far all I've found is XXR's and a few Advans few and far between. Would prefer to not spend Advan type money
More than likely will need spacers or have custom wheels made.

You can order a set of braids in any size/offset for the same price.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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forget looking for a 17x8.5....aint happenin

rpf1 and fno1rc are the choices

and blembos??? and on a gc???

+25 - +30???

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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More than likely will need spacers or have custom wheels made.

You can order a set of braids in any size/offset for the same price.
I was trying to stay away from spacers if I could, but I do have the extended studs if I needed to use them. I'll look at braid, but remembering their rally wheel prices doesn't give me much hope.

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forget looking for a 17x8.5....aint happenin

rpf1 and fno1rc are the choices

and blembos??? and on a gc???

+25 - +30???

gfl
Yes? A regular gold STi BBS wheel has about 1.25 inches of tuck inside my fenders with a 20mm spacer for reference.





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Old 07-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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They aren't bad. I paid $900 for my set.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:02 PM   #6
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I found a few other options. Spinwerkes and Braid are the two that seem to come up. In the meantime I ordered 1 XXR 530 in 17x8.25 +25 flavor. I'll see if it fits and go from there. If it doesn't, I'll keep looking. If it does, I'll buy the other 3 and be done.
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