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Old 07-16-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default Test fit of Prodrive PFF7 (18x8")

Here are some photos of the British Pewter (silver) PFF7s I had on my WRX wagon...





I only fit one wheel, so I don't have a whole side shot. They clear the front caliper easily (nearly a good 1/4"). I'm not sure if I like these wheels on this car, and I'm now leaning towards selling them for a set of British Black Prodrive GC-010 ( http://www.prodrive-japan.com/products/gc_010e/ ) in the same size... If Prodrive USA ever gets them here.

As a bonus shot, here is a picture after the side visor (from cc-b.com) install...



-Mike-
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Old 07-16-2003, 07:53 PM   #2
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Hmm, I think I like those. What size tire do you run on those?
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Old 07-16-2003, 08:47 PM   #3
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Right now the tires are 225/40/18 Kumho ECSTA Supra 712s. I plan on switching to either the Bridgestone S-03 or Toyo T1-S in a 235/40/18 size.

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Old 07-17-2003, 02:00 AM   #4
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I've got the same rims as you Mike. The only thing is I wish they were darker like the Anthracite in the P1's, Superleggeras, GC-07's, and the new GC-10's. I think you should keep these wheels. They are a great opened-spoke design that will show those Brembos even more compared to the closed spoke design of the GC-10's. I liked how the GC-10's looked when I first saw them on Japan's Prodrive site, but have realized over time how much they look like the P1's. Although they are forged, I don't think it warrants the super-high price. I think if you decide to lower your STi (I don't blame you if you don't since the STi comes with a great suspension setup), that a reduced fender gap will really clean up the look of the car - pretty much how your white wagon looked. Seeing the PFF7's on your white wagon ultimately made me purchase a set of the PFF7's for my white sedan and now am loving how they look. Especially when I get my Stoptechs on. Are you finding that the Kumho 225/40/18's are stretched out a bit on the rims? I noticed it when I put my tires (same tires as you too) on since I had the tires from my old 18's. With this setup, I'm scared to Auto-x since the rims will probably suffer damage during those fast and tight/harsh turns. Will 235/40/18 help that you think? I don't know if it'll rub with my suspension setup. I'm upgrading to T1-S' in a month or two and want to make sure I get the proper size for these sweet rims
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Old 07-17-2003, 02:50 AM   #5
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I do think that the tires are a bit stretched on the wheel. I had them on a 7.5" wide rim, and they were fine. But, since I had the wagon and was limited in space in the rear, 225 was as wide as I could go without rubbing/rolling the fenders. I will go with 235 for my next tires, as there is enough room in the sedan fenders. As to your question about the width and auto-x... I can't really say for sure, as I never used these wheels/tires for track time. But, theoretically, the wider tires should help with handling.

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Old 07-17-2003, 11:49 AM   #6
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Old 07-17-2003, 02:58 PM   #7
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I'm now leaning towards selling them for a set of British Black Prodrive GC-010 in the same size... If Prodrive USA ever gets them here.

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Why wait? You can get them fron Japan now. Just ship them over.
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Old 07-17-2003, 03:45 PM   #8
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I don't really care to pay the expensive shipping/duty fees. Prodrive USA has told me that they should be here in 35-40 days, so I can wait.

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Old 07-17-2003, 03:48 PM   #9
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How much do the 18x8's weigh? Offset? $? Sorry many questions but this is my first planned mod (once I get the car).
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Old 07-17-2003, 05:23 PM   #10
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I think the 18x8 are like 51mm and the 17x7.5 are 48mm offset. It's a awesome set. I hope to get a set for my summer tire, I'll use the Stock for Winter usage.
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Old 07-17-2003, 07:48 PM   #11
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I've been told they weigh ~22lbs. Not exactly light compared to others/stock BBS, but they're my road-going wheels so I wasn't that picky about weight.

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Old 07-17-2003, 11:54 PM   #12
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I think the 18x8 are like 51mm and the 17x7.5 are 48mm offset. It's a awesome set. I hope to get a set for my summer tire, I'll use the Stock for Winter usage.
Do the 17's fit over the Brembos?
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Quote:
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I've been told they weigh ~22lbs. Not exactly light compared to others/stock BBS, but they're my road-going wheels so I wasn't that picky about weight.

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The 18x8 PFF7 wheels weigh exactly 20lbs. 3 oz. -- guaranteed.
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:19 AM   #14
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One additional wheel/tire weight tidbit -- the STi BBS/RE070 assembly weighs in at approx. 43 lbs, which is actually 1 pound heavier than a PFF7/Michelin Pilot Sport wheel/tire combo. Those RE070 tires are very heavy -- almost 6 lbs more than the Pilot Sports and 7 lbs more than the Sport Cups. Don't ask how I know.
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Old 07-18-2003, 02:31 AM   #15
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Good to know. I'm about 85% set on getting the GC-010s in British Black... I'm just waiting to see their retail price once they arrive in the states before I sell these.

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