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Old 10-12-2019, 09:00 AM   #5826
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Did you try the "Search This Thread" option with a couple of terms to narrow what the search would be looking for down a bit?


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Old 10-13-2019, 04:11 PM   #5827
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Hey guys! I have a 2020 WRX Premium with the 4pot brembo brakes. Are there any 17" wheels that will work with this? I live in a heavy winter area and would like to downsize from my 18"s.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:06 PM   #5828
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Hey guys! I have a 2020 WRX Premium with the 4pot brembo brakes. Are there any 17" wheels that will work with this? I live in a heavy winter area and would like to downsize from my 18"s.
The '05-07 STI BBS wheels (17x8") should clear if you can find a set. They clear the '15-17 STI brembos. You could run a 225/50R17 winter tire.

The narrower '04 BBS wheels (17x7.5") will not fit.
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:28 AM   #5829
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My car is a 2017 WRX Limited. The original wheels (Premium / Limited) have summer tires (first pic), have no issues, as expected.
For winter tires I have a set of 2015+ Base wheels (second pic).

When I mount the Base wheels there is a considerable clunk, from at least both front but it seems all four, when I hit bumps / potholes on the road.

I use the original lug nuts on both wheel sets, torqued to 85 foot pounds.

The only things I can think of are the original lug nuts are not compatible with the Base wheels or the rotors are different in some way, between Base and Limited.
Both of these theories seem unlikely.

Help me out knowledge base.



Thanks to Joe Spitz, for the pics!

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Old 10-18-2019, 05:17 AM   #5830
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year: 2019
model: wrx
wheel model: Aspire JNC
wheel size/offset: 18x8.5 +34
tire brand/model:
tire size:
suspension: stock
alignment: stock
fender mods: none
spacers: yes/no? size? No

wanted to get these wheels. Wasn't sure if they would fit my car.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:35 PM   #5831
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year: 2019
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wheel model: N/A
wheel size/offset: 18x9.5 +34 or 18x10.5 +22
tire brand/model: N/A
tire size: N/A
suspension: Stock
alignment: Stock
fender mods: None, but willing to roll if necessary.
spacers: yes/no? size? Yes, if necessary.

TheShaddix on youtube has a very nice and aggressive setup. I would love to do something similar. I'm just a total wheel noob.

Any advice/help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:57 PM   #5832
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Would anyone happen to know the wheel specs and wheels on this 2015 WRX. I am n love and would love to buy them.


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Old 11-20-2019, 07:09 PM   #5833
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Would anyone happen to know the wheel specs and wheels on this 2015 WRX. I am n love and would love to buy them.


Dang, those look niice
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:11 AM   #5834
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Dang, those look niice
I might agree with you if the picture was anywhere near being in focus.


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Old 11-26-2019, 03:51 PM   #5835
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Bought my first Subaru last week, and am already thinking about a tires and wheels upgrade. It's a 2013 Impreza sport premium wagon, with OEM 17x7 wheels and 205/50R17 tires. Looking at 17x8 wheels with +45 offset. A 225/45R17 tire is slightly smaller in diameter, and lowers the effective final gear ratio and spins the speedometer/odometer just a bit faster. If I go to a 235/45R17, it would be a slightly larger diameter than OEM. Suggestion?

The other consideration is fitment. It looks like the 225's will have plenty of clearance.(?) Am I pushing it with 235's, with everything else being stock?

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Old 12-02-2019, 02:44 PM   #5836
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Hello all, I have a little bit of a dilemma on my hands. Right now Iím running an 18x9 +30 offset 245/40/18 for the summer and the same size wheel but a 33 offset and same size tire for the winter on my 2018 Wrx. I want to throw some coilovers on and Iíve looked on fitment industries and looked around for someone throwing the same sizes(mostly 30 offset) to see how low they go and the degree of camber they use. Sadly not too many people post their coilover adjustment specs. Some people ran these sizes but rolled the fenders or rubbed but Iím not looking to touch the fenders. Because of this, I havenít found any help to my issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:14 AM   #5837
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I might agree with you if the picture was anywhere near being in focus.


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It's photobucket trying to get paid. Use this chrome extension to clear up the photo: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...bifiaedg?hl=en
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:49 PM   #5838
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I was wondering what tires that are mid-price range, but offer good grip? I have brz rims on my Subaru. So I was wondering what would be a good fit. I also have BC coil overs and adjustable rear end links if that is more useful information as to what tires I can fit.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:55 AM   #5839
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It's photobucket trying to get paid. Use this chrome extension to clear up the photo: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...bifiaedg?hl=en
Thanks for the suggestion, but at my level of understanding regarding internet connectivity things I think I'll pass rather than potentially screw up something else that's working correctly.

Never did get a notice of your reply . . . just another of those things I have no idea what to fix or where to look.

Sorry for the off-topic.


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Old 01-10-2020, 09:12 AM   #5840
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I was wondering what tires that are mid-price range, but offer good grip? I have brz rims on my Subaru. So I was wondering what would be a good fit. I also have BC coil overs and adjustable rear end links if that is more useful information as to what tires I can fit.
Please post the wheel diameter, width, and offset of the BRZ wheels - there are two different diameters, four different widths, and three different offsets. And the stock tire size for your car.

I can provide a plot comparing the two wheel/tire combinations that's more realistic than any of the online calculators.



On edit, thanks for your question, as I found a useful OE wheel reference as a result of doing a little research.


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Old 01-18-2020, 10:05 PM   #5841
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I have a set of TE37RT in 18x10 +44 with 265/35/18 tyres and they are hitting my coilovers on the 2013 wrx. Is there a way to fit them beside getting spacers? will the STI alloy lower control arm, adjustable whiteline bush and anti lift kit help to fit these wheels? Guards rolled. Thanks
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:21 AM   #5842
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I have a set of TE37RT in 18x10 +44 with 265/35/18 tyres and they are hitting my coilovers on the 2013 wrx.
How bad are they hitting? Like you can't even get the wheel & tire to mount up on the car, or just a slight rub perhaps only under hard cornering? Is it the wheel or the tire that hits, or is it both? Is it the wheel flange/tire sidewall or the tread shoulder that's involved?


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Is there a way to fit them beside getting spacers? will the STI alloy lower control arm, adjustable whiteline bush and anti lift kit help to fit these wheels? Guards rolled. Thanks
For sure not with any of those parts. Other than spacers, the only way I can think of that might solve your problem would take your alignment in the wrong direction (it's related to those aftermarket "camber/crash bolts" except for being full strength where those things are closer to half-strength - I won't ever recommend the use of those aftermarket crash bolts to anybody).

I don't know anything about the 2013, but clearly +44 is the wrong offset for using 18x10's on it. Your best bet really is to use spacers that are no thicker than just barely enough to cure the problem, and install longer and stronger wheel studs so that you'll have enough lug nut thread engagement (one stud diameter's worth). Think ARP, for starters. FWIW, removing and replacing wheel studs is not a difficult job at all (tip - you don't need an impact gun and shouldn't use one for installing wheel studs anyway).


I realize that spacing the wheel outward to clear takes away from whatever sheetmetal clearance that you have. So would the approach that affects camber. If your car is lowered, you might have to raise it back up a bit to gain a little clearance to the fender sheetmetal. What I do know is that strut suspensions can tolerate a noticeable amount of wheel and tire 'poke' without rubbing if the car isn't lowered too much.

Not a Subie, but it does have a strut suspension and it does not rub at all even when driven hard on a road course. As shown, there's a very thin DIY-fabbed spacer cut from 0.025" thick aluminum sheet. Still doesn't rub after the front of the car was lowered about half an inch. The fenders are not modified at all, and there is less than 1/16" clearance to the strut.




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Old 01-19-2020, 09:19 PM   #5843
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The inner lip of the front wheels touched the the ring locker of the coilovers. I maxed out the coilovers' camber and camber bolt but they still hit the coilovers. As you said using spacers is the only way for these wheels to fit the car or sell them . I love the red color on white car. Thanks for your help mate!
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