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Old 09-28-2017, 04:58 PM   #376
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I decided to lower the rear about 3/8" and I am so glad I did. Really evened out the look as I felt the rear felt a little to high compared to the front. Now the rear is perfect. No rubbing at all anywhere, which surprised me. If you saw the setup in person, you would be shocked it doesn't rub anywhere. I was certain I was going to rub, but I tried hard to get it to and it's good.

I think I am wanting to pick up some SPC rear lower arms soon as I want to dial the driver rear camber out a bit. It's current sitting at -2.5 and the passenger side is -2.1. I would like to dial the driver side to -2.1 and dial the fronts in to around the same. But I am waiting to see on what I am going to do on the wheels first (see below).

So someone with an 18 STI is running the Enkei RS05RR 18x9.5 +35 wheels. These were one of my favorites wheels I wanted to run on the car, but I've heard they do not work with the brembo brakes. If I am not mistaken, the 6 pot brakes on the 18 STI's are much larger and the member who is running them isn't having any clearance issues. They said there is plenty of room between the brakes and the wheel, so it really begs the questions as to why people were saying this wheel won't fit. With that said, anyone have any hook ups for Enkei wheels????

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Old 09-28-2017, 05:04 PM   #377
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I still like matte silver wheels better on your color but those wheels were my first choice for the BRZ, just too expensive. Good canít wait to see them. Pics of said drop?
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:12 PM   #378
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I still like matte silver wheels better on your color but those wheels were my first choice for the BRZ, just too expensive. Good canít wait to see them. Pics of said drop?
I think my wheel color preference is gunmetal, black, then silver. They are pricey, but I think the overall look would be perfect for what I am after. Nothing is happening yet. I want to see if anyone has any hookups or deals. Right now I am getting quotes for 2k shipped.

I haven't taken any pictures of the rear adjustment yet. I'll be sure to post a picture or two when I get the chance.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:26 PM   #379
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You must be reading my mind. These are the same wheels I am considering also in the future also. They look so good!
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:24 PM   #380
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Have you contacted Geoff? I'm pretty sure he is able to get you some enkeis. However, at 2k shipped, I'd hold off for a while and get some Volks. Brand new you should be able to find certain sets between $2600-2800, but in the used market low 2's is definitely possible if you're willing to wait.
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:27 PM   #381
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You must be reading my mind. These are the same wheels I am considering also in the future also. They look so good!
Great minds think alike!

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Chris,
Have you contacted Geoff? I'm pretty sure he is able to get you some enkeis. However, at 2k shipped, I'd hold off for a while and get some Volks. Brand new you should be able to find certain sets between $2600-2800, but in the used market low 2's is definitely possible if you're willing to wait.
I haven't contact him about the wheels. I should though since he was so great with my suspension.

Well, I know I would be able to get the enkei's way cheaper, so I am not biting the bullet yet. I am in absolutely no rush to do anything right now with winter coming up. Just have been toying with the idea of a new set of wheels. Still love the 57dr's, so no rush!
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:33 PM   #382
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While I love the Enkeis, I have a soft spot for the 57drs
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Old 09-29-2017, 09:33 AM   #383
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I read somewhere that 2015-2017 base STi Enkei wheels do not fit the 2018 calipers without a 3mm or 5mm spacer.

I could be wrong, but it's possible the 4 pot brembos are fatter than the 6 pots. Also I can't seem to find the thread.

*Edit: in regards to your post about the RS05RRs.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:07 AM   #384
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While I love the Enkeis, I have a soft spot for the 57drs
As do I! They fit this body style very well. Looks very meaty and aggressive. Plus they are SUPER easy to clean.

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I read somewhere that 2015-2017 base STi Enkei wheels do not fit the 2018 calipers without a 3mm or 5mm spacer.

I could be wrong, but it's possible the 4 pot brembos are fatter than the 6 pots. Also I can't seem to find the thread.

*Edit: in regards to your post about the RS05RRs.
That is what I heard as well, but seemed odd to me that a 6 pot caliper that is clearly much larger fits those wheels without any issues. I guess there's only one way to find out!
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:33 PM   #385
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Few quick pictures of current height. Not that great of pictures but you get the drift





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Old 09-29-2017, 03:44 PM   #386
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Height looks great. If you want to look lower without going lower just get some sideskirt extensions. Compliments the lip really well.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:46 PM   #387
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Height looks great. If you want to look lower without going lower just get some sideskirt extensions. Compliments the lip really well.
Thanks bud. I'm happy with the current height. If I can nit pick, I would lower the front about 1/8", but right now I don't scrap or rub anywhere. Practical height right now.

Yeah I have thought about doing a full carbon fiber lip kit, just not sure I want to pony the money for it. The rear definitely needs something since it hikes so high up.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:52 PM   #388
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Agreed on both points.
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:09 PM   #389
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So after doing research, it looks as those wheels only fit the wrx and the 18 STI's. Even though the 15-17 STI has "smaller" brakes, the size of the caliper is larger and will require a 3-5mm spacer to clear. Guess I'll just wait to get something else down the line.
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:03 AM   #390
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Anyone have any SSR wheel hookups? Looking to snag some ssr gtv02ís

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Old 10-07-2017, 12:45 AM   #391
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YES. I mean I donít, but... excellent choice.
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:50 AM   #392
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YES. I mean I donít, but... excellent choice.


Haha I was just at a local meet by my house and saw a GR STI with these on it and it looked perfect. I think these will suit the car better than the 57drís.
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:29 PM   #393
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I decided to lower the rear about 3/8" and I am so glad I did. Really evened out the look as I felt the rear felt a little to high compared to the front. Now the rear is perfect. No rubbing at all anywhere, which surprised me. If you saw the setup in person, you would be shocked it doesn't rub anywhere. I was certain I was going to rub, but I tried hard to get it to and it's good.

I think I am wanting to pick up some SPC rear lower arms soon as I want to dial the driver rear camber out a bit. It's current sitting at -2.5 and the passenger side is -2.1. I would like to dial the driver side to -2.1 and dial the fronts in to around the same. But I am waiting to see on what I am going to do on the wheels first (see below).

So someone with an 18 STI is running the Enkei RS05RR 18x9.5 +35 wheels. These were one of my favorites wheels I wanted to run on the car, but I've heard they do not work with the brembo brakes. If I am not mistaken, the 6 pot brakes on the 18 STI's are much larger and the member who is running them isn't having any clearance issues. They said there is plenty of room between the brakes and the wheel, so it really begs the questions as to why people were saying this wheel won't fit. With that said, anyone have any hook ups for Enkei wheels????

This. Do this. so amazing, would look great under lapis blue
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:46 PM   #394
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This. Do this. so amazing, would look great under lapis blue


Iíve found that these wheels wonít work in this car. Need spacers and extended studs.
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:40 AM   #395
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Morning fellas!

Haven't been doing much to the STI lately as I have been thoroughly enjoying its current state. Very simple and overall everything has been performing perfectly. Handling the daily duties and family life well.

With the Holidays fast approaching I figured it is a good chance to get some stuff for the car, so I am trying to decide on the next round o' mods. I figured I would see what everyone else would be interested in seeing me review. Each option is around $500.

Option A
- Cobb black/red shift knob
- Overland designs alcantara shift and e-brake boots
- 35% tint all around

Option B
- Subispeed CB Tail lights (clear lens with black reflector and red running light)

Option C
- Morimoto C lights with smoked corner lenses
- Subispeed JDM S4 DRL Fog Light Bezels (not the switch backs)
- Subispeed Black LED Front Turn Signal Housings
- Subispeed USDM F1 Smoked Rear Fog Light

Let me know your thoughts!
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:46 AM   #396
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Option C, minus the headlight mods and add the window tint but 30% instead.
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:54 AM   #397
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Option C, minus the headlight mods and add the window tint but 30% instead.
Not a fan of the headlight mods? I am a big lighting freak, if you haven't noticed.

I wouldn't do anything lower than 35%. The interior is dark and 35% and makes it look darker than 35%. Also, I had 20% on my Jeep and couldn't see anything at night. I was even considering 50% just to reduce the heat in the car as well as add some protection. It would be 85% for function and 15% for looks.
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:58 AM   #398
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I'm just biased because I like the stock LED lights. The C-light mods always look way too bright and out of place to me.

My car has 30% tint if you want a reference. It's a nice in between.

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Old 10-17-2017, 12:06 PM   #399
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I'm just biased because I like the stock LED lights. The C-light mods always look way too bright and out of place to me.

My car has 30% tint if you want a reference. It's a nice in between.
I see what you mean. Well, the C lights would be set as the DRL (as well as the S4 JDM fog bezel lights as well). I actually prefer this look to the inner DRL's, but I can appreciate keeping it simple.

The difference between 23 and 35 is very minimal. I had 35% on my WRX and looks just as dark.

http://i.imgur.com/wldrFPR.jpg
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:56 PM   #400
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Yeah I'd have to agree. Also that's a beautiful hatch.
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