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Old 04-01-2019, 04:11 PM   #8001
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Here are some! At stock height you should be ok with a 255/35 tire. But if you want to run 265/35 tires you will more than likely have to roll the rear fenders at least. We are a dealer of WedsSports wheels so if interested shoot me a PM and I can get you deal on these




They look great! Thanks for posting this, is the wrx on this photo on lowering springs or coils?
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:00 PM   #8002
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Old 04-03-2019, 02:40 PM   #8003
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Has anyone fitted a 17x9.5 +38mm or 17x10 +38mm in an '18+ STi?
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:55 PM   #8004
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Rota SVN 18x9 +40 with stock 245/40/18 dunlops. Lowered on Tein H-tech springs
Pretty mild setup, no rubbing or clearance issues, stock alignment specs.
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:44 PM   #8005
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Im lowered on RCE Yellows (stock struts) and currently running OptionLab R716s 18x9.5 +35 wrapped in the stock Dunlop 245/40/18s. Stock LCAs, aligned to -1.5 camber 0 toe in the front and a natural -2.0 camber 0 toe in the rear. I am about to get Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s in 255/35/18. I had a buddy that ran them with no issues on same spec wheels and suspension.

I really want to go 255/40/18 but don't want to roll fenders or modify anything else as it's just my DD and occasional AutoX-er. I'll post pics of the Indy 500s when they get mounted next week.





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Old 04-09-2019, 11:12 AM   #8006
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2018 WRX - Stock Suspension and no plans to change it because my driveway sucks.

I need new wheels and I was looking at the XXR 530D 18x9 +35

1) I should be able to run this wheel without issue, correct?

2) Would running the stock 245/40s be pushing it or should I definitely go with 255/35?

Thanks for any helpful info.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:31 AM   #8007
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2) . . . 245/40s are tire industry OK'ed for fitment out to wheels that are 9.5" wide. Not "pushing it" at all to run them on 9's.


On edit, I'll let others deal with item #1. I try to stay out of the appearance side of wheel and tire fitment topics.


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Old 04-09-2019, 12:43 PM   #8008
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2018 WRX - Stock Suspension and no plans to change it because my driveway sucks.

I need new wheels and I was looking at the XXR 530D 18x9 +35

1) I should be able to run this wheel without issue, correct?

2) Would running the stock 245/40s be pushing it or should I definitely go with 255/35?

Thanks for any helpful info.
Absolutely without any issue. I am lowered 1" and running 245/40 on 9.5" wide wheels with same offset zero issues. Will look similar to my car above as far as fitment, but a little more fender gap, less poke, and definitely less stretched. I'd be willing to bet you could go 255/40 even without issues but don't quote me. I seriously considered going 255/40/18 on my 9.5" wide wheels but was worried about rubbing the rears being lowered and didn't want to modify anything further.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:57 PM   #8009
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Absolutely without any issue. I am lowered 1" and running 245/40 on 9.5" wide wheels with same offset zero issues. Will look similar to my car above as far as fitment, but a little more fender gap, less poke, and definitely less stretched. I'd be willing to bet you could go 255/40 even without issues but don't quote me. I seriously considered going 255/40/18 on my 9.5" wide wheels but was worried about rubbing the rears being lowered and didn't want to modify anything further.
Man, I looked through so many of the pages on this thread, guess I should have started from the last one, smh.

Thanks, I think I'll be happy with the results based off your car. I think I'll pull the trigger and order them tonight.
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:02 PM   #8010
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Thinking about running stock wheels with a set of RCE yellow springs.... My friend seems to think by running springs, that my shocks will be destroyed over time.... It's a 2018 WRX. Why would this be the case?
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:33 PM   #8011
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Thinking about running stock wheels with a set of RCE yellow springs.... My friend seems to think by running springs, that my shocks will be destroyed over time.... It's a 2018 WRX. Why would this be the case?
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:50 PM   #8012
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:10 PM   #8013
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Hi all, I'm a fan of the Gram Lights 57c6, older rim but I still see a few around and want to get them. I don't want to roll fenders so I'm thinking 18x8.5 +42.. it's my first time buying aftermarket rims so I wanted to know if my thinking is correct that these would not rub on a 0.8 to 1" drop. The offset is smaller than stock so I'm assuming they will be somewhat closer to flush than that but probably not really flush? It's hard for me to judge since so many run 9.5 wide rims

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Old 04-11-2019, 05:33 PM   #8014
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Hi all, I'm a fan of the Gram Lights 57c6, older rim but I still see a few around and want to get them. I don't want to roll fenders so I'm thinking 18x8.5 +42.. it's my first time buying aftermarket rims so I wanted to know if my thinking is correct that these would not rub on a 0.8 to 1" drop. The offset is smaller than stock so I'm assuming they will be somewhat closer to flush than that but probably not really flush? It's hard for me to judge since so many run 9.5 wide rims
https://www.willtheyfit.com/index.ph...8-5&offset2=42
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:12 PM   #8015
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:37 AM   #8016
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I'm pretty sure that the OE offsets for all 2015 and later WRX and STi road wheels is +55. That would mean the +42 wheel is another 5mm (0.2") closer to flush than that willtheyfit screenshot shows.

Ref. 2018 factory shop manual and fastwrx.com

I'm only interested in dimensional accuracy here.


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Old 04-12-2019, 12:08 PM   #8017
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I'm pretty sure that the OE offsets for all 2015 and later WRX and STi road wheels is +55.

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I couldn't remember if it was +50 or +55, wasn't interested in investing that much time for something probably answered in the previous zillion pages. But good call on the +55.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:38 AM   #8018
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Default 2015 STi (My Cutlass Fish) - Summer and Winter Setup

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Finally, I post here.
Thanks to nasioc I have been planning my STi (VA) for 4yrs and here are my setup. (Stock suspension) (No Rub) (Not fender Rolled)

Winter - Stock 18 inch BBS - Kumho Wintercraft WP72
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:40 AM   #8019
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Default 2015 STi (My Cutlass Fish) - Summer and Winter Setup

Summer - Lexus RC-F Wheel by BBS - Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
25.6kg wheel and tire.
60.1mm to 56.1mm hub adapter
Lexus style Lug with Subaru Thread.
(Lexus has 12x1.5 but Subaru has 12x1.25)











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Old 04-13-2019, 10:25 PM   #8020
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:13 AM   #8021
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Sorry if this question has been asked before -- I've done some research on the differences between forged and cast wheels (and some of the in-betweens such as flow-forming) but haven't really been able to find a definitive "answer" to my long-winded question: I daily my 2015 WRX Premium and I'm looking to put some new shoes on it. I don't plan on taking it to the track, however I do often drive spiritedly (to spice up my commute), and there is a chance I might look at doing the odd Australian hillclimb (I say Australian because we don't really have an proper mountains ). Is there any reason for me to look at forged wheels, or would wheels in the <$400/ea range (i.e. cast, flow-formed, etc.) be sufficient?

I'm sure you can all understand my aversion to spending $2-3k+ on a set of forged race wheels when I really only "need" a <$1k set of slightly weaker, slightly heavier wheels.

So far I've been looking at brands such as XXR, Work Emotion, Avid.1, Enkei, Rota, and Rays/Volk.

I'm looking at the tried and true 18x9.5 +38/19x9.5 +38 range (I think 19s might be a bit much - I like a little bit of sidewall).
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Based on your description of expected use, I don't think you need to look at fully forged. Rotary-forged should be entirely sufficient, if my experience with Forgestar F14's in 18x11 on a heavier car than the WRX (street and occasional track days) is any indication.

Fully forged perhaps starts making more sense if there are contingencies for top finishes (such as free tires) and the competition is very strong. But I know where a number of class lap records at time trialing were set by a car on flow-forged wheels.


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Old 04-14-2019, 12:37 PM   #8023
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Im lowered on RCE Yellows (stock struts) and currently running OptionLab R716s 18x9.5 +35 wrapped in the stock Dunlop 245/40/18s. Stock LCAs, aligned to -1.5 camber 0 toe in the front and a natural -2.0 camber 0 toe in the rear. I am about to get Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s in 255/35/18. I had a buddy that ran them with no issues on same spec wheels and suspension.

I really want to go 255/40/18 but don't want to roll fenders or modify anything else as it's just my DD and occasional AutoX-er. I'll post pics of the Indy 500s when they get mounted next week.





Any poke with these ?
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:33 PM   #8024
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Just got my springs installed, this is day 1 so I'm curious to see what it looks like when it's settled. There is a slight stretch with my 245's but it's not bad. I will go 255's in the future.

RCE Yellow
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Looks great , any poke with this setup ? I just got these wheels and wondering about what tire size to go with . Thanks !
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:22 PM   #8025
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First post so please take it easy on me and I appreciate any help...

I'm currently going through the process of correcting the wheel and tire set up that the previous owner set on my 09 Sti hatch and because I'm quite particular about what I want I'm finding it difficult navigating the world of wheel fitment.

Current set up:

year: 2009
model: STi hatch
wheel model: Cosmis XT 206R
wheel size/offset: 18x11 +8
tire brand/model: Azenis FK453
tire size: 255/40/18
suspension: Tein Felx Z
alignment: -3.5*F/0.0*R
fender mods: Bolt on flares
spacers: 20MM non hubcentric

Goals: Autocross / Track set up with aggressive appearance (i.e. some poke, dished) and daily drivable.

I want as little stretch on my tire as possible (for appearance and maximum contact patch) which as I understand means I will need to get away from the 11" wheel and drop down to a 10" which will keep a pretty aggressive look while allowing for better tire fit options.

I also want to eliminate the 20mm spacers altogether and build this into the wheel. At the same time, I like me some poke. I also would like as much dish as possible on my future wheel and I like the concave appearance.

So I guess my question is how does one go about combining all these details and goals and ensure a great fit including caliber clearance? At the end of the day I like the look and fit of the Cosmis wheels I currently have but I'd like to eliminate the spacers and get a properly fitted tire. How does a relative noob do this with confidence considering I can't exactly test fit a wheel before ordering? The last thing I want is to spend 3k + on wheels and not have them fill in the fender or be as aggressive as I want, or not clear the stock Brembo caliber, or rub more than currently.

In sum- I want a similar look but I want eliminate my spacers and get a better tire fit than what I currently have.

For extra info, so far my preferred wheels are:

Work Emotion M8R
Work Meister M13P

And my preferred tire is the Bridgestone Potenza Re 71R

The top two images are my car with current set up, bottom is an example of tire, fit and stance appearance that I would be happy with, not necessarily the wheels I'm after as I would prefer a deep, concave dish.

Thanks for any help!


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