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Old 01-12-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Diversion from winter ... new summer wheels

As everyone has been talking about winter wheels recently I thought I'd put out a nice summer wheels question.

I'm looking for gold wheels for my '04 Wagon and am torn between the BBS STI wheels and the OZ Superleggera which look really sweet (Think they are my favorite).

Also torn on tire choice between S-03, Toyo T1 and the azenzis.

My current favorite is the OZ/Toyo combo (S-03 is ugly and loud apparently, everyone has azenzis ..... hmm maybe thats a reccomendation in itself) , anyone out there have that currently with an opinion ?

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Old 01-12-2004, 04:03 PM   #2
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sti wheels will have smaller chance in rubbing, the oz is 48 offset, pushing them closer to the outer fender. bbs are lighter too, other than that they pretty much look similar and are the same width.
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:19 PM   #3
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does the fender rubbing issue still exist on '04 wagons or were there any minor changes made by subaru between 03/04 to cope with the problems folks were having.

Does 17" with 215's look a little small (That gives a smaller total diameter than stock right ?)
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:24 PM   #4
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I just sold a set of 18x8 inch OZ Superleggeras in gold. They were used and sold for about $1300USD with tires...a pretty fair deal. Anyways, they were on a wagon previously and had no rubbing issues. This wagon is lowered with springs and shocks, not sure of the set-up but it is about 1.3-1.5 inches lowered.

I would pick up a set of the used BBS Sti wheels if you can find them, they are great wheels and come with a good summer tire. You will save money going for that option.

If you choose the Superleggera route I would go with S-03's or Azenis. For myself I would take Azenis sports simply for the bang for buck. S-03's are worth it but are expensive and I'm not a big fan of Toyo.
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:29 PM   #5
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the saabaru 92-x comes with 215 tires. it doesnt look small on that car... they are the same car pretty much.
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Old 01-13-2004, 06:59 AM   #6
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Wheels - I like the idea of the STi wheel, all things being similar.

Tires - Toyo's are the best all-round - wet grip/dry grip/tread
wear, but very expensive
SO3's - best dry grip, bad tread wear, very expensive
I would go with Yoko ES100 (actually I did )...very good
wet and dry grip, good tread wear, best bang for the buck
and look cool too. Recommended to me by Nino.
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:13 AM   #7
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Try Kumho Ecsta MX's. This will prob. be my next summer tire, after my Toyo T1-S's.

LaterZ!
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Old 01-13-2004, 02:43 PM   #8
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i second the yoko avs es100 tire suggestion. i have these and they are GRIPPY! great in wet too.
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Old 01-14-2004, 05:19 PM   #9
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Decided on -
Rota SDR in Gold with Yokohama AVS ES100 ... now to shop and wait for sunny weather

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Old 01-15-2004, 01:15 PM   #10
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Default Hey tonyjambo

Tony,

Check out the following link to the Suby Dude message board. I'm looking to pick up SDRs and Azenis ST-115s for my wagon (225's). Racex7 was cool enough to load down his wagon with weight and take some pics of it for us other wagon owners. He is also running the ES100s. I used those last year on my stockers. nice grip and lots of bang for the buck.

http://forums.subydude.com/viewtopic.php?t=478

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Old 01-15-2004, 09:26 PM   #11
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The azenis 225's are super wide. I have yet to read that they do not rub on a wagon. I wouldnt get them unless you have an offset of 52 or 53 for 17's. If anyone does have this set up with no rubbing issues I'd like to know.
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