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Old 11-17-2016, 09:24 AM   #5751
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AV-20 18x9.5 with a 255/35 tire - On RCE yellows

They also have em in 18x8.5 but I have no idea what tire i would get with those. Basically I just want a set I can bolt up that sits flush with no rubbing or turning issues at all. I have looked through literally every single page in this thread and all I have now is a headache lol.

Will that set up top fit without any issue at all, if not what is a good tire size to go with those. If 9.5 is to wide then what size tire would you guys rec for the 8.5in wheel.

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Id go with 9.5 for the more concave look. I regretted getting 8.5 over 9.5 on my last set of wheels.

For 8.5 I'd recommend a 245/35, for 9.5 I'm going 265
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Old 11-17-2016, 10:16 AM   #5752
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Why would you recommend a 245/35 on an 8.5 wheel when factory sti runs 245/40 on 8.5. I think the av20s are an 18x8.5 +33 which is the more conservative fitment barely than the 18x9.5, you still need negative camber etc.
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:00 AM   #5753
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AV-20 18x9.5 with a 255/35 tire - On RCE yellows

They also have em in 18x8.5 but I have no idea what tire i would get with those. Basically I just want a set I can bolt up that sits flush with no rubbing or turning issues at all. I have looked through literally every single page in this thread and all I have now is a headache lol.

Will that set up top fit without any issue at all, if not what is a good tire size to go with those. If 9.5 is to wide then what size tire would you guys rec for the 8.5in wheel.
I have the AV20 18x8.5 +33 with the stock dunlop tires and don't rub at all, but am at stock height. Could probably mount 255/35 but if I wanted a wider tire I would have gotten the 9.5 width wheel. I would also probably poke if I ran wider rubber on the 8.5 wheel. The 255/35 on the 9.5 wheel should be fine lowered or not, but some 265 tires run wide and thats when you can rub
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:30 AM   #5754
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So the consensus seems to be 9.5 +38 which is what I figured. Now as far as the tire, I know people were having issue with rubbing at 265 especially for the rear. Has anyone heard of someone rubbing on 255/35. Also, I heard you need special lug nuts for these wheels and as for the TPMS sensors did you guys just go to the dealer or what?
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:49 AM   #5755
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I think your easiest bolt on and go solution without any worry of rubbing and poke is the 18x8.5 +33 245/40/18. If you want wider just add more negative camber to prevent rubbing.

Go to a shop that's installing your tires get their tpms clone-able sensors installed.
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Old 11-17-2016, 12:28 PM   #5756
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:18 PM   #5757
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Lets suppose I went 18x9.5 is 255/35 gonna be my safest option for tire size?
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:24 PM   #5758
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Lets suppose I went 18x9.5 is 255/35 gonna be my safest option for tire size?
Yes, that will work. A lot of people in this thread running that set up.
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Old 11-17-2016, 03:27 PM   #5759
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put on my 05 STI BBS wheels. such good bang for the buck i aint even mad. much better than stock wheels
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Old 11-17-2016, 05:09 PM   #5760
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Ok final selection is the 18x9.5 +38mm Flat Black AV20 with BF Sport Comp 2 255/35ZR18. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:34 AM   #5761
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Going to be hard waiting until summer to put these on.


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Old 11-18-2016, 10:08 AM   #5762
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Going to be hard waiting until summer to put these on.


Beautiful! What kind of rubber are you going to put them on?
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:39 AM   #5763
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Will 17x9 +35 fit on 2017 wrx? Specifically MST MT01. If so, what do you guys suggest on the tire size? (newbie)
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:40 AM   #5764
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Beautiful! What kind of rubber are you going to put them on?
Got them used, have Hankook Ventus V12 265/35/18 already mounted on them.

Got really lucky, was about to order the wheels new, but found these for the same price with tires and caps included. Saved me a solid $800 or so
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:52 AM   #5765
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So the consensus seems to be 9.5 +38 which is what I figured. Now as far as the tire, I know people were having issue with rubbing at 265 especially for the rear. Has anyone heard of someone rubbing on 255/35. Also, I heard you need special lug nuts for these wheels and as for the TPMS sensors did you guys just go to the dealer or what?
The lug nuts and TPMS I used are linked below. Any tuner style lug nut that has the tapered cone seat will work with these wheels. Just don't use the factory lugs as they wont fully seat and cause problems. It doesn't seem like you will be keeping the factory wheels for winter or track use so you don't really need to get the sensors cloned as you won't be swapping out sets for track days or winter.

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Old 11-18-2016, 03:18 PM   #5766
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The lug nuts and TPMS I used are linked below. Any tuner style lug nut that has the tapered cone seat will work with these wheels. Just don't use the factory lugs as they wont fully seat and cause problems. It doesn't seem like you will be keeping the factory wheels for winter or track use so you don't really need to get the sensors cloned as you won't be swapping out sets for track days or winter.

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If he or anyone else who isn't going to be swapping wheels, why not just use the OEM sensors then? Just take them off the OEM wheels and put them on the new wheels... That way zero re progamming is needed at all, just make sure the sensor that came off the FR LH corner goes back in the FR LH corner with the new wheels and so on. This is how I've done it on car's in the past, is there some reason this wouldn't work on Subi?
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:26 PM   #5767
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If he or anyone else who isn't going to be swapping wheels, why not just use the OEM sensors then? Just take them off the OEM wheels and put them on the new wheels... That way zero re progamming is needed at all, just make sure the sensor that came off the FR LH corner goes back in the FR LH corner with the new wheels and so on. This is how I've done it on car's in the past, is there some reason this wouldn't work on Subi?
Sometimes depending on how old the sensors are the rubber seal around the valve stem gets damaged and slowly leaks air over time This is why they recommend buying rebuild kits for them when you get new tires mounted as the machine could bump the sensor and cause the rubber seal to become damaged and develop a slow leak. Since the car is newer this might not happen as the rubber is still soft and hasn't had the time to become brittle.
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:28 PM   #5768
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Sometimes depending on how old the sensors are the rubber seal around the valve stem gets damaged and slowly leaks air over time This is why they recommend buying rebuild kits for them when you get new tires mounted as the machine could bump the sensor and cause the rubber seal to become damaged and develop a slow leak. Since the car is newer this might not happen as the rubber is still soft and hasn't had the time to become brittle.
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Old 11-18-2016, 04:30 PM   #5769
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Well, when I ordered from NLM I called to find out when they would get my wheels in stock (2-4weeks damnit) and they were super helpful and made sure I got everything I needed. They had a install kit that had it all and he gave me all the specs I would need to place the order. Now I am just waiting to order the SC2 from Tirerack. I don't want to sit on tires for weeks waiting for wheels to find out there is a problem with them when I go to install. I was also planning to hopefully swap sensors instead of buying new ones because I have no need to swap wheels for seasons where I live.
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Old 11-18-2016, 04:33 PM   #5770
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Also forgot to mention the price! Omg hands down best set of wheels for the money by far.
Before I settled for these I was 1 single button click away from ordering Enkei GTC01RR but I just couldn't bring myself to spend that kind of money on wheels. Altho they are imo the perfect set of wheels for this car. So when I found the AV20, they look somewhat similar and are a fraction of the price. Super stoked right now
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Old 11-19-2016, 01:15 AM   #5771
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I've had my eye on the AV-20s for a while now, and am very tempted to order them before NLM's Fall sale ends. I haven't seen them in person, so I wonder how the quality is. My main concern is how well they'll hold up to pot holes. Post some pics once they come in!

Edit: Oops. It looks like today is the last day of the sale.
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Old 11-19-2016, 11:14 AM   #5772
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Hey I have those same wheels. What alignment specs are you running to make those fit? How much lower is the car than stock? I'm trying to decide on coils or lowering springs and which lowering springs to get.

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Old 11-19-2016, 11:15 AM   #5773
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Chamber is running 18x9.5 et35 with 245/40 on Tein Coils

Hey I have those same wheels. What alignment specs are you running to make those fit? How much lower is the car than stock? I'm trying to decide on coils or lowering springs and which lowering springs to get.

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Old 11-19-2016, 11:26 AM   #5774
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Hey man did you need lower control arms to adjust camber for the h&r springs? Also how did they ride?
Did anyone ever get an answer to this? I'm searching but can't seem to find anything. I really need to know lol
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Old 11-19-2016, 11:30 AM   #5775
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