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Old 03-05-2020, 02:56 AM   #8426
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drove up to norcal this past weekend and drove back down last sunday, took pch down from santa cruz all the way back to LA since they reopened it. 800 miles round trip





Hey would you mind sharing specs of your whole wheel/suspension setup please. Thatís damn perfect
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:01 AM   #8427
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Should fit fine. Those are only 20mm difference in offset from stock.
Here is a 18x8.5 +44 but it would be very similar
Thanks. What rims are those, they look good?
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Old 03-07-2020, 02:05 PM   #8428
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Thanks. What rims are those, they look good?
Rota grid, found the pictures on wheeldude.com
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Old 03-21-2020, 10:53 AM   #8429
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However when these tires are mounted up this weekend I will absolutely be mounting these up and getting some impressions and photos.
Excited to see them on. I'm debating getting these wheels and have seen them on two cars on Instagram but the picture quality of the dgm one wasn't that great. Your pictures are higher quality lol.

I wish they made this in a 9.5 +38 but they only make it in either the 45 or 35. My understanding is the +35 will rub.
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:52 AM   #8430
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Here is my 19 STI w/ Advan Racing RG3 Indigo Blue 18x9.5 +45. Tires are 255/40 General AS05's

Stock ride height for now have some new Cygnus X-1 Coilovers ready to go on just not had the chance yet.

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Old 03-25-2020, 04:53 AM   #8431
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^^ Looks good man, curious what made you go 40 series over a 35? lol
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:10 AM   #8432
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^^ Looks good man, curious what made you go 40 series over a 35? lol
Guessing appearance, for one thing, and these are 18" wheels, not 19's.

Shorter tires make for bigger tire to fender gaps . . . all around the tire, not just at the top.


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Old 03-25-2020, 10:57 AM   #8433
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^^ Looks good man, curious what made you go 40 series over a 35? lol

He will rub when heís lowered.
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Old 03-25-2020, 12:30 PM   #8434
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Thanks for the reply as for my choice on tire size:

Crappy WV roads, a little better ride quality, closer to OEM speedo error, and appearance overall.

Hopefully no rubbing will occur as I am only looking for a drop in the .4-.6" range. I have the long travel Cygnus X-1 coil overs that have a max drop height of 1" and a max rise height of 1" over OEM. So even if I wanted to I cannot go any lower than 1" on overall drop.

If I do by chance rub in the rear I will just adjust it back up until it does not rub or roll the fenders. Not really a big deal.

Also have LCA's and rear toe links to go on as well.

Not looking for an extremely flush or slammed setup, just something that is functional, handles well and looks good overall. The car will see some possible snow duty also.

Thanks again

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Old 03-26-2020, 02:53 AM   #8435
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Anyone know how 18x9.5 +35 would fit an sti lowered on rce yellows? Thinking of going 265/35/18 for the tires. Reading that some tires are actually wider than others with same dimensions (Michelin pilot sport A/S vs Continental A/S). Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:41 AM   #8436
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Anyone know how 18x9.5 +35 would fit an sti lowered on rce yellows? Thinking of going 265/35/18 for the tires. Reading that some tires are actually wider than others with same dimensions (Michelin pilot sport A/S vs Continental A/S). Thanks!

Just to be safe, just go with 255/35/18ís.
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:16 PM   #8437
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Just to be safe, just go with 255/35/18ís.
good idea, any idea how to check on whether or not a certain wheel would clear the 2020 brembos?
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Old 03-26-2020, 02:20 PM   #8438
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Hi guys, I'm looking to get new wheels for my 2019 WRX.

I think I've finally narrowed it down to a wheel I like at a price point within my budget.

BAVAR RACING - BVR02 Matte Gold - 18x9.5" +35mm
BAVAR RACING - BVR02 Matte Gold - 18x8.5" +35mm

I was wondering which wheel size would fit with no modifications on stock suspension? Also what is recommended for tire sizes? I see sizes ranging from 245/40/18 to 265/35/18 on the forums. I'm pretty new to all of this and haven't seen this brand or wheel until today, so I was also wondering if anyone has any opinion/feedback of whether the brand is reputable or not. I'm not sure if this is relevant info to what I'm asking but I live in Canada so the roads aren't the best and these wheels would be used exclusively for the summer time.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:43 PM   #8439
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Hi guys, I'm looking to get new wheels for my 2019 WRX.



I think I've finally narrowed it down to a wheel I like at a price point within my budget.



BAVAR RACING - BVR02 Matte Gold - 18x9.5" +35mm

BAVAR RACING - BVR02 Matte Gold - 18x8.5" +35mm



I was wondering which wheel size would fit with no modifications on stock suspension? Also what is recommended for tire sizes? I see sizes ranging from 245/40/18 to 265/35/18 on the forums. I'm pretty new to all of this and haven't seen this brand or wheel until today, so I was also wondering if anyone has any opinion/feedback of whether the brand is reputable or not. I'm not sure if this is relevant info to what I'm asking but I live in Canada so the roads aren't the best and these wheels would be used exclusively for the summer time.


If you want a good quality, strong, reasonably priced, and made in Japan wheel, I would recommend Enkei RPF1ís.
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Old 03-27-2020, 05:43 AM   #8440
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good idea, any idea how to check on whether or not a certain wheel would clear the 2020 brembos?
Shop on sites like tire rack and or fitment industries.

General speaking if they don't have your specific model on there, list your car as 2015 Sti they almost identical to those Brembo's just different part #.
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:32 AM   #8441
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Shop on sites like tire rack and or fitment industries.

General speaking if they don't have your specific model on there, list your car as 2015 Sti they almost identical to those Brembo's just different part #.
2015 STI has 6-pots ??
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:18 AM   #8442
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Also what is recommended for tire sizes? I see sizes ranging from 245/40/18 to 265/35/18 on the forums. I'm pretty new to all of this
That's the right tire size range to be looking into for those wheel widths. Wider than 265/35 may be possible, but the wider you go (or the more aggressive you go with wheel offset) the more likely it becomes that you'll end up with a rub under some driving conditions. 245 - 265 is generally considered 'safe' and shouldn't call for any extra work (fender rolling?) as long as the wheel offsets aren't pushing the wheels out much further than necessary for strut side clearance.

Every tire size has a range of wheel widths that is considered acceptable by the tire industry for mounting it on.

More or less in the middle of that range is "measuring width" - the width wheel on which a tire's actual dimensions were made. Car mfrs tend to pick this width, as it seems to be a good compromise between cornering/handling and ride comfort. This is where the WRX's OE 245/40 on 8.5" and the aftermarket 265/35 on 9.5" combinations fall.

Minimum-recommended fitments favor ride quality at a little cost in handling 'sharpness' (steering response may feel a bit 'lifeless', if that makes sense). 255/40 on 8.5" falls here, is only a little taller than 245/40, and is enough bigger of a tire that you can legitimately get away with running them at a couple of psi less inflation for still more improvement in ride quality (there is an officially accepted procedure for figuring this out). 265/35's need at least 9" wide wheels.

Maximum-recommended fitments favor cornering and handling 'crispness' - that "right-now" feeling as you start to turn the steering wheel. It actually is tire industry-acceptable to mount 245/40's on 9.5" wide wheels, for a max-recommended fitment. Ride quality will definitely get firmer, and people more sensitive to that might say harsh. "Harder-feeling".


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Old 03-27-2020, 04:34 PM   #8443
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:35 AM   #8444
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2015 STI has 6-pots ??
No but my companies you'll find that makes wheels that clear brakes it'll do the same for 6-pots
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:42 PM   #8445
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The wheel I want comes in the size of 18x9.5 +35. Can I fit a 265/35 tire?

I'd like to avoid rolling or pulling the fenders on a stock suspension. From what I have gathered it seems like I'd either have to go +40 offset or 255 wheels.

My goal is for a flush wheel, minimized the wheel gap, close to stock final diameter, widest wheel possible and no stretched tires.
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