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Old 04-12-2014, 04:36 PM   #26
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I had talked to wheeldude a few weeks ago. One of the teams they sponsor has a STI on order and planned on running 18x9.5 +38.

But they were still waiting on someone to bring a actual car in to take measurements
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:53 PM   #27
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Confirmed fitment , best with spring drop 18x9.5 +38
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:24 PM   #28
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What is the wheel offset of 2015 wrx? I've heard 48, 45, even 53?
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:51 PM   #29
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What is the wheel offset of 2015 wrx? I've heard 48, 45, even 53?
Offset is 55 for the WRX

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Old 04-13-2014, 09:51 AM   #30
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About the 2015 Sti base wheels...

has anyone pulled one off (dark grey wheels) and checked if its an Enkei MAT wheel? My 2011 Sti wheels are. I expect the offset is still 55. Anyone done this yet?
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:39 AM   #31
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I want Kojin 18x9.5 et30, but I think I will go with Raijin 18x9.5 et35 to avoid more work. I'm new the low offset thing, can anyone tell me what should be done on both set ups? I just want to drop it on lowering springs, something like RCE black.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:13 AM   #32
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I want Kojin 18x9.5 et30, but I think I will go with Raijin 18x9.5 et35 to avoid more work. I'm new the low offset thing, can anyone tell me what should be done on both set ups? I just want to drop it on lowering springs, something like RCE black.
This is a brand new chassis. There isn't much information, but for a 9.5" wheel any offset north if 40 shouldn't be too difficult and will give you more flexibility in tire sizing.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:29 PM   #33
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This is a brand new chassis. There isn't much information, but for a 9.5" wheel any offset north if 40 shouldn't be too difficult and will give you more flexibility in tire sizing.
I also think that et40 wouldn't be bad, but the wheel I want is highest at et35. I don't want to get rfp1 et38 like every other Joe.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:50 PM   #34
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What about 17x9 35 or 17x9 45 with stock tires 235/45/17? would these clear with NO modifications ?
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:36 PM   #35
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While out at a client's place today had a chance to test fit his wheels.

Rota G-force
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Offset 48
Tires : Yoko s drives 255/35/18

There isn't as much space as I was hoping for.

I think I'm going to try 18x9 et38 & 245/40/18 but I'm expecting some clearance issues.




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Old 04-14-2014, 06:13 PM   #36
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Once you start lowering the car those wheels will tuck in more. Several people have test fitted 18x9.5 and 10. This will all change when coilovers and suspension options come out
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Once you start lowering the car those wheels will tuck in more. Several people have test fitted 18x9.5 and 10. This will all change when coilovers and suspension options come out
You'll gain camber but the wheels won't "tuck in more".
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:56 PM   #38
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What do you think camber does?
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:27 AM   #39
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What do you think camber does?
for starters, it doesn't "suck the wheels in". the wheel stays in the same place.

and the amount of clearance you'll gain from OEM camber adjustment isn't much at all, in addition to the natural camber needed from a drop.

see how even narrower fitments with properly sized tires that normally wouldn't need fender modification, DO need modification once you start to lower the car.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:35 AM   #40
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Looks great

Completely off topic

Can you post a picture of your headlights with just the led lights on at night to show what it looks with an led bulb?

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While out at a client's place today had a chance to test fit his wheels.

Rota G-force
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Offset 48
Tires : Yoko s drives 255/35/18

There isn't as much space as I was hoping for.

I think I'm going to try 18x9 et38 & 245/40/18 but I'm expecting some clearance issues.




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Old 04-15-2014, 10:26 AM   #42
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Yeah I checked out the gallery on Facebook. Do you have any shots from like 15 feet away from the car at night time?

Fanx!
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:39 AM   #43
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About the 2015 Sti base wheels...

has anyone pulled one off (dark grey wheels) and checked if its an Enkei MAT wheel? My 2011 Sti wheels are. I expect the offset is still 55. Anyone done this yet?
Yes. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=267
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:22 PM   #44
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WiIl 18 x 9 55 fit without rolling and still be able to be flush with the body? I saw a new WRX with 18 x 8.75 33 and they stuck out too much for my liking. Sorry for the noob question, I just don't know how much offset affects the look. I read the Wheel FAQ and it doesn't really touch on this.

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Old 04-16-2014, 12:13 AM   #45
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WiIl 18 x 9 55 fit without rolling and still be able to be flush with the body? I saw a new WRX with 18 x 8.75 33 and they stuck out too much for my liking. Sorry for the noob question, I just don't know how much offset affects the look. I read the Wheel FAQ and it doesn't really touch on this.
Here is a good wheel/tire comparison calculator. Might add some clarity to how offset works.


http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:47 AM   #46
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Here is a good wheel/tire comparison calculator. Might add some clarity to how offset works.


http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp
Got it! So by moving the offset lower you're able to go wider without problems because it moves the mounting pad closer to where the mounting pad would be with the stock size and offset.

Guess no 18 x 9 OZ Ultraleggaras for me then. Bummer!

Thanks for your help!

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Old 04-16-2014, 08:34 AM   #47
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17x9 45 enkei rpf1 stock suspension clears brakes barely
17x8 45 enkei rpf1 stock suspension clears
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:18 PM   #48
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Picked these up today , not aftermarket but still quite happy with the way it looks.
Thinking 5mm spacers will bring them out just enough. :wink:





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Old 04-16-2014, 11:26 PM   #49
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Picked these up today , not aftermarket but still quite happy with the way it looks.
Thinking 5mm spacers will bring them out just enough. :wink:
Looks good Will. What size wheels/tires/offset?? I pick up my new silver WRX next Wednesday from Ottos. Cant wait.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:33 AM   #50
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I'm kind of liking the look of enkei tsp6 in hyper silver for silver 15. Thinking 18x8.5 with 50 mm offset with 245/40 tires. How do you guys think they will match up with stock ride height. 235 tire change look? Not looking for any rim poke.
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