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Old 01-10-2017, 05:18 PM   #6001
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It's tight but seems all good so far. I actually wasn't even planning on getting any ZE40's but I came across these local for a pretty good deal and snatched them up. Your pics definitely influenced me though.
Yeah we have been running them for about 5 months so far no issues. The Brembo is close but just clears.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:18 AM   #6002
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Awesome, thanks man I appreciate it! I had it in my mind I'd be rolling the rear fenders for that set up anyways. Also that was reported rubbing on the stock suspension, correct? If you could give me a link to where it states that I'd really appreciate that as well! I'd love to get my hands on anything I can read so I can learn about this stuff some more. Still very new to the game. Thanks again man
I was also looking at MB Battles and Cosmis MR7 because I like that concave style wheel. Not to burst your bubble, but the offsets just dont work on our cars. They work better for evo's. 18x9.5 +15 is going to poke a lot, like 23mm out from the fender. It will look pretty bad in my opinion and handle like crap.

I also came across the Enkei TS6, which is a similar style and comes in 18x9.5 +30. There are a few people in here running them. Even that pokes more than I wanted, so I went with Rays Gramlights 57c6 in 18x9.5 +38. Perfect fitment.

For reference, your wheels will stick out 23mm more than this.


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Old 01-11-2017, 10:51 AM   #6003
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Awesome, thanks man I appreciate it! I had it in my mind I'd be rolling the rear fenders for that set up anyways. Also that was reported rubbing on the stock suspension, correct? If you could give me a link to where it states that I'd really appreciate that as well! I'd love to get my hands on anything I can read so I can learn about this stuff some more. Still very new to the game. Thanks again man
Yeah unfortunately I'd read about someone was mentioning it about a year ago. But if you must go with that offset, get the wider set 18x10.5 +15 and get fender flare installed. At least I won't be so guilty of chopping the fender off lol
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:00 PM   #6004
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Notice how there is probably a 3/4inch to 1inch space between the outside of the new caliper and the inside of the wheel drum. An 18" wheel reduces total diameter by 1", but that clearance between the caliper will only decrease by half of that amount, or a 1/2inch. That would still leave a 1/4inch to 1/2inch gap in that area with an 18" wheel.

Plus these new calipers look identical to the JDM STI RA-R which had 18" wheels and still cleared.



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Correct. The 2018 STI 6 pots are the same as the ones they've been using on the special models in Japan since the GD chassis.

18s will fit. Offset shouldn't change either, as I believe the calipers are just as wide as the 4 pots.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:58 PM   #6005
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I have a 2017 wrx with the 17x8 +55 wheels. I found a set of Enkei RPF1 wheels with the follows specs:

17x8 +35

I intend on using the oem tires (235/45/17) if I get these wheels. Will these wheels work? Compared to the OEM there's a 20mm offset difference so I'm kind of worried that they may pose issues. Will they have any negative impact on performance? Will they poke out significantly or cause any rubbing?

Thanks a lot guys!
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:06 PM   #6006
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I wanted to run 17 in wheels with snow tires for my 2017 sti any one know if 17s fit or are they to small?
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:32 PM   #6007
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I have a 2017 wrx with the 17x8 +55 wheels. I found a set of Enkei RPF1 wheels with the follows specs:

17x8 +35

I intend on using the oem tires (235/45/17) if I get these wheels. Will these wheels work? Compared to the OEM there's a 20mm offset difference so I'm kind of worried that they may pose issues. Will they have any negative impact on performance? Will they poke out significantly or cause any rubbing?

Thanks a lot guys!
Measure the gap between the outter surface of stock tire to the fender. So about 2cm will poke out from the current setup. My guess is it will flush with fender nicely.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:42 PM   #6008
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FYI. No idea why, but my 18x10 +39 ZE40's rubbed on caliper on one side only. I swapped them around and they all clear on driver's side but just barely touch on passenger side front. I ended up filing down the caliper a tiny bit and ordered some 3mm spacers for a little more clearance.

I've had my calipers painted and I had some Hawk HPS pads installed a while ago. Other than that, clueless as to why my caliper seems to stick out a couple of more mm on one side than the other.





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Old 01-11-2017, 06:01 PM   #6009
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Has anyone had any experience of noisy wheel and do not know where it's coming from? I had a couple of mechanics to check my front brakes and wheel bearing and they seemed to be fine. It makes mono-tone rotating in motion sound (no scraping or whinning) related to speed (not rpm)..coming from driver side.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:35 PM   #6010
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Theres different sizes im not sure which ones to get for a 18 inch wheel
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:05 PM   #6011
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Wheels: Sparco Pro Corsa 18x8 45mm offset
Tires: Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 Winter Performance 245/40/R18

I use base STi 18" enkeis for my summer setup, and my last winter setup was sparco terra 17x7.5 with bridgestone blizzard ws80 215/50/R17. It's probably a combination of things, but between having a skinnier tire, smaller diameter (but taller sidewalls), and full blown winter tires, it drove like ****. It felt like I was driving on soggy dog turds. I did some research and found out that winter performance tires are a thing. I sold the old wheels and picked these PA4's up. Man. They barely feel different from my summer setup.
As for grip on ice/snow pack, I don't notice much difference. I'm sure in the really nasty stuff I might notice a little difference but so far, nothing.

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Old 01-12-2017, 01:07 PM   #6012
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Yeah unfortunately I'd read about someone was mentioning it about a year ago. But if you must go with that offset, get the wider set 18x10.5 +15 and get fender flare installed. At least I won't be so guilty of chopping the fender off lol


Yeah I finally found a picture a little bit ago of someone with some +15 wheels and it does stick out a lot! I was wondering how the HT autos flares would look if I just stuck with the 18x9.5 wheels unfortunately in my excitement I already pulled the trigger on those wheels so o could try to sell them and I'd make a little money since my buddy hooked me up with an awesome deal for em. But if I can make it work with the 9.5's I'll just do that. So my next question is how do you think the flares would look with those 9.5's would it just barely be not enough? Thanks again everyone for your inputs on this
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:50 PM   #6013
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FYI. No idea why, but my 18x10 +39 ZE40's rubbed on caliper on one side only. I swapped them around and they all clear on driver's side but just barely touch on passenger side front. I ended up filing down the caliper a tiny bit and ordered some 3mm spacers for a little more clearance.

I've had my calipers painted and I had some Hawk HPS pads installed a while ago. Other than that, clueless as to why my caliper seems to stick out a couple of more mm on one side than the other.
Could be a the thickness of the pads are slightly different. Maybe they wore out differently during the bed in process.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:13 PM   #6014
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Yeah I finally found a picture a little bit ago of someone with some +15 wheels and it does stick out a lot! I was wondering how the HT autos flares would look if I just stuck with the 18x9.5 wheels unfortunately in my excitement I already pulled the trigger on those wheels so o could try to sell them and I'd make a little money since my buddy hooked me up with an awesome deal for em. But if I can make it work with the 9.5's I'll just do that. So my next question is how do you think the flares would look with those 9.5's would it just barely be not enough? Thanks again everyone for your inputs on this
No problem bro. With 9.5 I think it may slightly be tucked inside the fender flare but I may be wrong. Most would go with 10.5 +15 though and it just looks better that way.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:36 PM   #6015
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No problem bro. With 9.5 I think it may slightly be tucked inside the fender flare but I may be wrong. Most would go with 10.5 +15 though and it just looks better that way.


Right on! Yeah that makes a lot of sense too, going 10.5 I mean. I checked and the flares add +55mm (roughly 2") width to the body and another guy was saying about 24mm (roughly 1") of my tires will go past the fenders with the 18x9.5 +15 wheels. So that being said you'd be correct on it being slightly tucked I'd be about an inch away from the fender flares.

So what I'm thinking is I'm gunna roll with it for the sake of the learning experience. I know that sounds crazy but I looked around for this answer so I'll be sure to post pictures and knowledge on here when I get back from this deployment. That way if anyone else comes across this issue it will be here. I'm hopeful though and thinking it'll look alright....hopefully. Worst case scenario I sell the wheels New and buy wider ones
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:13 PM   #6016
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Right on! Yeah that makes a lot of sense too, going 10.5 I mean. I checked and the flares add +55mm (roughly 2") width to the body and another guy was saying about 24mm (roughly 1") of my tires will go past the fenders with the 18x9.5 +15 wheels. So that being said you'd be correct on it being slightly tucked I'd be about an inch away from the fender flares.

So what I'm thinking is I'm gunna roll with it for the sake of the learning experience. I know that sounds crazy but I looked around for this answer so I'll be sure to post pictures and knowledge on here when I get back from this deployment. That way if anyone else comes across this issue it will be here. I'm hopeful though and thinking it'll look alright....hopefully. Worst case scenario I sell the wheels New and buy wider ones
With some camber adjustment, it may work out without fender flare. Check this out. 18x9.5+15

http://www.socalsubies.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=26073

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Old 01-12-2017, 05:27 PM   #6017
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With some camber adjustment, it may work out without fender flare. Check this out. 18x9.5+15



http://www.socalsubies.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=26073



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Added him on insta waiting for him to accept. He has a clean wrx! Maybe I'm missing something though I see in two different pics he has two different wheel sets some rpf1 and some others. I didn't see where he was talking about wheel specs though. I'll hit him up Ina bit and ask him.
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:40 PM   #6018
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I'm a noob when it comes to wheel fitment and the like. So I moved my stock 18" wheels from the stock Dunlops (245/40/R18) to the Pirelli Ice Zeros for the winter.

I'm not sure what is the offset ranges that would fit my car. I know that the stock wheels are +55 offset but which offsets and rim widths (looking at 18s still) are recommended for a guy just wanting to change his wheels. I'm keeping the suspension stock for now as well.

I was looking at the ROTA Grid 18x8.5 +44s and wonder if those fit.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:11 PM   #6019
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For stock look with just different rims, 18x8.5-9.0 and +40 ish. Those Rotas will fit fine.
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:00 AM   #6020
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Added him on insta waiting for him to accept. He has a clean wrx! Maybe I'm missing something though I see in two different pics he has two different wheel sets some rpf1 and some others. I didn't see where he was talking about wheel specs though. I'll hit him up Ina bit and ask him.




This is the one.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:10 AM   #6021
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Hey I have a question on fitment for the Enkei TS10 and Enkei Raijin wheels.

Which offset makes these 2 types of wheels flush with the fender? I'm looking to get either one of these and it seems like +40ish is the way to go. I have a 2016 WRX and I'm using the stock tires. My car is not lowered atm but I will lower in the future 1-1.5" and I do not want to roll my fenders or put spacers or anything like that.

I see +38 is common for the Raijin and +45 for the TS10s. Please let me know.


Incase you forgot stock tires are 245/40/18. The wheel size I'm looking for are 18x8.5 for both.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:24 AM   #6022
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Hey I have a question on fitment for the Enkei TS10 and Enkei Raijin wheels.

Which offset makes these 2 types of wheels flush with the fender? I'm looking to get either one of these and it seems like +40ish is the way to go. I have a 2016 WRX and I'm using the stock tires. My car is not lowered atm but I will lower in the future 1-1.5" and I do not want to roll my fenders or put spacers or anything like that.

I see +38 is common for the Raijin and +45 for the TS10s. Please let me know.


Incase you forgot stock tires are 245/40/18. The wheel size I'm looking for are 18x8.5 for both.
+38 will be the closest to fender line. +45 will be tucked in by 0.5inch or so unless it's 18x9.5 +45. Both wheels will be fine with inch drop....any further may need fender roll.

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Old 01-13-2017, 10:53 AM   #6023
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Hey I have a question on fitment for the Enkei TS10 and Enkei Raijin wheels.

Which offset makes these 2 types of wheels flush with the fender? I'm looking to get either one of these and it seems like +40ish is the way to go. I have a 2016 WRX and I'm using the stock tires. My car is not lowered atm but I will lower in the future 1-1.5" and I do not want to roll my fenders or put spacers or anything like that.

I see +38 is common for the Raijin and +45 for the TS10s. Please let me know.


Incase you forgot stock tires are 245/40/18. The wheel size I'm looking for are 18x8.5 for both.
Hey! The Enkei TS-10 comes in 18x8.5 +35 which is about flush on this car. So that will be a good size. They make a +50 which can also work, but it will not be flush. It will be sunk in. The +45 is only 5x100 bolt pattern btw.

The Raijins come in either 18x8.5 +38 or +35. They both look exactly the same. So not sure why Enkei made them that way. Maybe for brake clearance. But either one will work just fine.

I can get both of these for your if interested. Let me know if you have any other questions
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+38 will be the closest to fender line. +45 will be tucked in by 0.5inch or so unless it's 18x9.5 +45. Both wheels will be fine with inch drop....any further may need fender roll.



This is the TS 10. 18x8.5 35 offset. Perfectly flush.

In this pic I'm now lowered about an inch.
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:45 PM   #6025
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This is the TS 10. 18x8.5 35 offset. Perfectly flush.

In this pic I'm now lowered about an inch.
Nice! Yeah he had choice between +38 and +45 offset
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