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Old 08-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Rota G-Force 18x8.5 + 15/20mm spacer?

Hey guys I'm close to purchasing Rota G-Force 18x8.5 +48. I wanted to get Perrin spacers 20mm for front and 15mm for back to push the wheels out and kind of flush. I know with the OEM wheels they have little pockets in the back so the stock studs wouldn't be a problem but I was wondering if I would run into any problems with the Rota G-force. I tried to search rota and wheel spacers but came up with nothing.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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Hey guys I'm close to purchasing Rota G-Force 18x8.5 +48. I wanted to get Perrin spacers 20mm for front and 15mm for back to push the wheels out and kind of flush. I know with the OEM wheels they have little pockets in the back so the stock studs wouldn't be a problem but I was wondering if I would run into any problems with the Rota G-force. I tried to search rota and wheel spacers but came up with nothing.
if you are using bolt on spacers for only 15-20mm, you are doing it wrong.

if you are putting the wider track in the rear, you are doing it wrong.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:35 PM   #3
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if you are using bolt on spacers for only 15-20mm, you are doing it wrong.

if you are putting the wider track in the rear, you are doing it wrong.
I'm not getting it for the track. My car is just a DD but I don't like how the oem wheel is inside the fender. What should I be doing instead? I'm sorry if this is a noob question. I've never actually bought wheels before or done any wheel mods. I usually only work on mechanical stuff.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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aznboi:

I'm in a similar spot right now, I'm brand new to subies, brand new to NASIOC, and looking to change out the wheels on my SWP hatch soon.

From what I've been searching through and reading, I think you should be able to achieve what you're looking for (I'm looking to do the same except with a 9.5" width) just with the offset of the wheel and the tire combo.

Granted this is my first post...and I'm still doing a lot of research to figure what will work to achieve what I want. I don't think you'll need spacers, at least I'd think you'd want to avoid them unless it's absolutely unavoidable, and if you do I'd assume you'd want the same front/rear.

I've been thinking about getting G-forces as well, 18x9.5 if I can. Just like GetALife75 has here on page 4:

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-membe...ndlinks-3.html


...ok post is way to long and probably not overly helpful....lol. I'm just thinking you should be able to pull it off w/o spacers. I'll watch your progress though and see what people say as like I said I'm trying to do something similar. Good luck!
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:22 AM   #5
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I figured out everything I needed on this and decided not to go with spacers. However I have one more question, is the 2011 sti hub bore size the same as the 2011 sti? I keep finding the bore size is 56.1 but thats for wrx and when I search for wheels on wheeldude.com I find wheels virtually all size 73. If I get the 73 I would need hubcentric rings to reduce vibrations if I recall. Am I correct on this?
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #6
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I have a set of the 15mm front and 20mm rear perrin spacers if you're interested. Send me a pm.
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