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Old 04-04-2020, 11:44 PM   #326
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Not exactly. I will try to explain. It's has more to do with the overall spoke design and the brakes. For example, with the 18+ 6 piston Brembo, the calipers sits further out because of the larger disc, so if you have a wheel design that offers more spoke clearance the closer you are to the barrel, then it should clear. Such is the case with the stock pre-18 and 18+ wheels. The 18+ cars can fit the 18" stock wheels because the wheels offers more room as the spokes extends outward. However, in case of the pre-18's 4 piston Brembo, due to the smaller disc thus the caliper sitting closer to the center, due to the spoke design, it will rub against the spokes even know that it is actually a larger wheel (19").

Hope this helps and does not confuse you even more.
This makes sense.. So if I understand correctly, the rotor offset and caliper width is the same (same poke) but the spoke clearance is needed closer to the barrel of the wheel due to the larger rotor.

Anyone know if 08-17 STI rear calipers and 2018+ STI Rear calipers interchange? I know the rotors are 1cm larger on the 2018 but are the rotor offsets the same and are the caliper mounting locations the same?

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Old 04-12-2020, 04:56 PM   #327
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I was on the youtube and came across this video of a guy running 17" Method MR503 w/215/55-17 tire on a 2020 STI, which cleared the 6 Pot Brembos. This would be a great winter set up, however I don't live in a place that's gets snow, but this size interests me as it would be great for dirt roads and paved roads that aren't kept up. What are some of the negatives of running that much sidewall on a 2018+ STI?

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Old 04-13-2020, 06:44 AM   #328
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Likely softer turn-in and less steering precision at higher lateral g's on pavement. Things that don't much matter on loose or very rough surfaces.


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Old 06-01-2020, 02:35 AM   #329
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Has anyone ran a 245/40R19 on the 2019+ STI stock wheels? Wondering if they will rub...need options for a winter tire and nothing really in a 35....
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:11 AM   #330
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You might want to look at tires in 225/40-19. They're OK'ed for fitment out to 9" wide, so they'd be fine on the OE 8.5" wide wheels. Load rating is comparable to the OE 245/35-19, though to be picky you should probably bump both front and rear tire inflation pressures up by 1 psi (33/32 ==> 34/33). They're only about 0.3" taller than the OE size, so they won't even look much different looking at the car in side view.


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Old 06-03-2020, 01:22 PM   #331
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Do the OZ Racing ALLEGGERITA HLT 18x8.5 fit for the 2018?

My local rims place is saying they won't, I'm trying to find image based proof that they do.. I could have sworn when I researched this 6 months ago that I found posts or info that they do fit?
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Do the OZ Racing ALLEGGERITA HLT 18x8.5 fit for the 2018?

My local rims place is saying they won't, I'm trying to find image based proof that they do.. I could have sworn when I researched this 6 months ago that I found posts or info that they do fit?
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Old 06-03-2020, 04:14 PM   #333
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Do the OZ Racing ALLEGGERITA HLT 18x8.5 fit for the 2018?

My local rims place is saying they won't, I'm trying to find image based proof that they do.. I could have sworn when I researched this 6 months ago that I found posts or info that they do fit?
Yes, the ALLEGGERITA HLT in 18x8.5 +55mm is confirmed as fititng by a few different online sources.

I don't have photo proof, but I can't say I've ever seen Tire Rack be wrong on fitment.
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I don't have photo proof, but I can't say I've ever seen Tire Rack be wrong on fitment.
This ^^^

Tire Rack (and most other vendors) tend to play a rather careful game when it comes to wheel width and tire size fitments. I can't say as I blame them - they're a business that would get hurt directly by any returns due to products not fitting and indirectly by internet word-of-keyboard. Hence the "safe" recommendations.


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Old 06-03-2020, 05:18 PM   #335
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Thanks guys

I contacted tire rack (even though there site says it does fit) and they confirmed it again

So going to tell this to the shop and see what they say
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Old 06-03-2020, 09:23 PM   #336
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Oakos or Dan at Mach V, the 18x9.5 +38 RPF1, do they clear the brakes? I have seen some people say spacer is needed on the front 3mm or 5mm, then others have said they fit with no problems.
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Old 06-03-2020, 09:26 PM   #337
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Thanks guys

I contacted tire rack (even though there site says it does fit) and they confirmed it again

So going to tell this to the shop and see what they say
I'd consider using a different "shop" ...
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I'd consider using a different "shop" ...
I'm in Spain currently. Even decent wheel places here have little to zero experience with the STI or the WRX. They're as rare as Lamborghini's over here.
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Old 06-04-2020, 11:06 AM   #339
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Oakos or Dan at Mach V, the 18x9.5 +38 RPF1, do they clear the brakes? I have seen some people say spacer is needed on the front 3mm or 5mm, then others have said they fit with no problems.
The 18x9.5" +38mm still does not clear the 6pots in the front, but less of a spacer is required.

A 3mm works, but is very tight so we recommend 5mm.


If you want something that clears with no spacer I recommend considering the 18x10 +38mm




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Old 06-27-2020, 01:09 AM   #340
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Planning to do TE37 Ultra 19x8.5 +35 with factory size tire 245/35/19 set-up on my 2018 STi with factory suspension. Am I going to have any issues?
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