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Old 07-20-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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I would like to buy a new set of rims and tires for the ride. Not 100% sure what to get but this is what I am thincking.

17x7 OZ Superleggra but they dont fit big brake kits
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17x8 Rota Torques with 235/40/17 tires

Just some questions?
1) 17x8 Rota Torques weight 18.1 lbs(silver) 18.5 lbs(otherwise)?
2) Will the tire size fit under a 03 WRX with Eibach's without fender rolling?
3) Is there a better option in regards to weight, without braking the bank(VOLKS)?
4) Will the +48mm ofset clear everything just fine?

Thanks for all the imput. With your helpo I should be able to make the correct decision for the long term.
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Old 07-20-2004, 01:55 PM   #2
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17x8 Rota Torques with 235/40/17 tires
good idea - what tires?

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1) 17x8 Rota Torques weight 18.1 lbs(silver) 18.5 lbs(otherwise)?
don't think you're going to notice that .4lb difference - or whatever it really is - get the color you want

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2) Will the tire size fit under a 03 WRX with Eibach's without fender rolling?
if you have a wagon, you'll need to roll the fenders no matter what. if you have a sedan that isn't ridiculously low, the ET45 Eibach RPF-1's will work fine with 235/40x17 - search for RPF1 under screen name Cosworth for more info

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3) Is there a better option in regards to weight, without braking the bank(VOLKS)?
the 15.5lb. 17x8 Eibach RPF-1 is your answer at about $250 each

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4) Will the +48mm ofset clear everything just fine?
if you have a sedan, both the ET48 Rota's or the ET45 Eibach's will work fine - many have already fitted one or the other combo with good results

buying rear camber bolts would be a good idea too and then get a performance alignment if you are still running on factory alignment specs
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Old 07-20-2004, 08:59 PM   #3
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ripvw,

I was thincking of going with the BFG KDW 235/40/17 on a 03WRX sedan. You mentioned the 15.5lb. 17x8 Eibach RPF-1. Is that actually made be Eibach(like the spring people)? Can someone get me a linck to a picture or website? I am just questioning the actual value of the Rota Torque17x8. Maybe there is a lighter rim out there that I should be considering? As the stock WRX rim is 16.5lbs, I would lke to go lighter or about the same weight. It is also important that the rim choice can acomidate big Brembo brakes!!!! I installed camber bolts both fornt and rear, so it shouldnt be a problem to get it all setup. And what kinda performance alignment are you talking about? I only street drive the car, somtimes hjarder than I should. I would like something sporty. Again thanks for all the help people!!!!!!!

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Old 07-20-2004, 09:47 PM   #4
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ENKEI RPF-1
For example

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Old 07-20-2004, 10:40 PM   #5
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ENKEI RPF-1
For example

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thanks, I went totally brain dead - ENKEI

no idea why I wrote Eibach once, much less multiple times...
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Old 07-20-2004, 11:05 PM   #6
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I'm saving up for the Enkei RPF1s myself. They're an awesome bargain considering what you get, nothing against Rota. I was really considering Rotas myself, but I'd rather spend a little more for what I really want.
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Old 07-20-2004, 11:12 PM   #7
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FWIW, I have an '03 sedan with 17x8 torques and falken azenis in 225/40/17 along with Prodrive springs. I autocross the car and have had no rubbing issues. I know you were thinking of running 235s, but falken azenis tend to run a little wide and might be comparable,
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Old 07-21-2004, 12:41 AM   #8
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1) 17x8 Rota Torques weight 18.1 lbs(silver) 18.5 lbs(otherwise)?

I know of a few people that are reading a bit higher on scales like a 1.5 lbs more for different colors.

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Old 07-21-2004, 11:02 AM   #9
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So a 17x8 +45 (enkei) would work with no rubbing. My friend had volks 17x8 +44 with 225/45 and he rubbed in the rear with people in the car.
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Old 07-21-2004, 10:17 PM   #10
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I have the enkei RPF-1s with 235/40/17 yoks avs100
these things are very light weight & very strong!
worth ever penny!

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Old 07-22-2004, 12:32 AM   #11
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I agree with everyone the Enkei RPF-1 is a god wheel, Ijust dont love the style. I was origonaly iterested in the OZ Superlegra's until I found out they dint fit Big Brake Kits BBK. I would like a wheel that will be able to acomidate STI Brembos. So I was looking at the Rota Torques. This is the kinda style I am after no ofense anyone!!! But I still want a good quility light weight wheel. Thats the major delema!! So what doi you thinck, can you guys help me out????

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Old 07-22-2004, 11:12 AM   #12
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where did you get the RPF-1's?
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:39 PM   #13
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Can Anyone recomend a nice wide light rims that will fit big brakes? I kinda need some help on this one. I dont realy like the Enkei RPF-1, personal taste!

Thanks for the help!!!
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:58 PM   #14
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There is also the new Enkei RP03 that is now available in 17x8", et48 fitment. About a pound or so heavier than the RPF1 and a simple 5-spoke design. Also used the Enkei MAT semi-forging process that the RPF1 uses for strength in the wheel where its needed. They fit the STi big brakes and the Stoptech's. Both verified. Available from Nino's here on the board.

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Old 07-23-2004, 12:41 AM   #15
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If my car would fit them, I'd get the RP03s. I like that wheel. Kinda vaguely remnds me of one of my favorite wheels. Volk Racing Challenge F-Zeros:



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