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Old 01-25-2021, 10:50 AM   #626
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Thank you for your response.

Do I need new wheel nuts for this spacer or I can just reuse the OEM ones?
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Old 01-25-2021, 11:46 AM   #627
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Thank you for your response.

Do I need new wheel nuts for this spacer or I can just reuse the OEM ones?
https://www.fastwrx.com/products/mac...-wheel-spacers
You can re-use stock lug nuts. Also, one customer using these wheels said the 3mm spacer was too tight, like less than 1.0mm clearance, so he used a 5mm spacer.

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Old 02-03-2021, 09:19 PM   #628
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For Reference: Stock Enkei STi 18x8.5, 5x114.3. Weight: 23.72lbs. Will fit *very nicely, I might add* to a GD Chassis.. here is my 2005 Blob STi with them being test fitted. Car is on Coils. Tires: 245/40/18. Enjoy



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Old 02-04-2021, 03:45 PM   #629
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For Reference: Stock Enkei STi 18x8.5, 5x114.3. Weight: 23.72lbs.
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Old 02-12-2021, 07:35 AM   #630
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Hello everyone. This is an amazing thread! I'm in need of MUCH help!! I have a Type RA. Does anyone know the paint code for the 2018 Type RA? Or anything close to it. I know there's bbs gk1 but I can't find any consistent photos.

I made the mistake of powder coating these already perfect rims. I choose yellow gold which came out greenish and now have walts gold with clear vision. While walts gold is a great color it is much darker than OEM. I got samples of other powders and seen dozens of different variations and nothing seems close to the Type RA. Any help with be greatly appreciated!!.
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Hello everyone. This is an amazing thread! I'm in need of MUCH help!! I have a Type RA. Does anyone know the paint code for the gold rims on the 2018 Type RA? Or anything close to it. I know there's bbs gk1 but I can't find any consistent photos.

I made the mistake of powder coating these already perfect rims. I choose yellow gold which came out greenish and now have walts gold with clear vision. While walts gold is a great color it is much darker than OEM. I got samples of other powders and seen dozens of different variations and nothing seems close to the Type RA. Any help with be greatly appreciated!!! Sorry for double posting. It's my 1st time and I can't figure out how to delete a post.

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Old 02-13-2021, 02:17 PM   #632
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Old 03-30-2021, 03:34 AM   #633
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Is this wheel from a 2019 WRX or 2020 WRX? Brembo option is only offered on MY 2020 and as a 2019 owner I wonder if my wheels would clear 4pot brembos.
Looks good! I got my Fuel Wheels from 4wheelonline due to their promos and discounts at the time.
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Old 03-31-2021, 12:26 PM   #634
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For Reference: Stock Enkei STi 18x8.5, 5x114.3. Weight: 23.72lbs. Will fit *very nicely, I might add* to a GD Chassis.. here is my 2005 Blob STi with them being test fitted. Car is on Coils. Tires: 245/40/18. Enjoy



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Old 04-14-2021, 04:43 PM   #635
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FYI. 2016 STI Brembos will fit behind 2017 WRX "Premium" 18" OE wheels with plenty of room to spare. There have been talks all over this forum about needing spacers. I could be missing something, but from what I could see today (test fit them), they're not even close to needing spacers. You could drive a semi-truck through the space between the caliper/wheel barrel and I'd say the space between the caliper and the spokes is almost a 3rd of a penny (ask Abe Lincoln). I'd say there is between 1/8-1/4" between the caliper and spokes. I am duplicating this post in two other past threads for reference:

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...2698179&page=7

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Old 04-14-2021, 04:59 PM   #636
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I think that same wheel was on the 2012-2014 base STI sedan (non-BBS), and according to Dan's opening post in this thread, "all 18" STI wheels will fit both four-piston and six-piston STI Brembo brakes."

So I'm not sure why people would say that wheel wouldn't clear, unless I'm missing something myself. Still, useful to see photographic proof.

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FYI. 2016 STI Brembos will fit behind 2017 WRX "Premium" 18" OE wheels with plenty of room to spare. There have been talks all over this forum about needing spacers. I could be missing something, but from what I could see today (test fit them), they're not even close to needing spacers.
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I think that same wheel was on the 2012-2014 base STI sedan (non-BBS), and according to Dan's opening post in this thread, "all 18" STI wheels will fit both four-piston and six-piston STI Brembo brakes."

So I'm not sure why people would say that wheel wouldn't clear, unless I'm missing something myself. Still, useful to see photographic proof.
Lots of people have asked if the OE 18" premium wheel would clear the Brembo's, including myself and the answer has always been "they need spacers". I've even read up to 10mm spacers! That's almost half inch! I guess it's really been a mis-understanding of what the 2015+ "Premium" wheel is. Yep... they do look the same (Subaru must have had some left-overs):



This wheel is the 2015+ 17" wheel. When people have mentioned the 18" OE "Premium" wheel, I have always assumed it was the wheel above because Subaru didn't put another style 18" wheel on the 2015+ until 19-20??

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This wheel is the 2015+ 17" wheel. When people have mentioned the 18" OE "Premium" wheel, I have always assumed it was the wheel above because Subaru didn't put another style 18" wheel on the 2015+ until 19-20??

Yeah, I think that's where some people might be getting confused. That 17" was used on every WRX trim level for 2015, and I don't think this thread says they'll clear Brembos.

For 2016-2017, they used the "old" STI 18-incher on Premium and Limited, the ones you mentioned, and those do clear. Then, for 2018, Premium and Limited got a new 18" design, which may or may not clear. But that same old 17" wheel is still used on the base WRX to this day, or at least it looks the same.

So, lots of wheel changes over this [admittedly long] model cycle, with mixed Brembo-clearing results.

Dan (if you're reading this), unless I'm mistaken, that might be an update for post #6. It lists that 17" wheel as being for the 2015 WRX, but shouldn't it also say 2016+ base WRX(?) Or is it a subtle change?
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Lots of people have asked if the OE 18" premium wheel would clear the Brembo's, including myself and the answer has always been "they need spacers". I've even read up to 10mm spacers!
The problem wheel is THIS one:



The 2018-2019 version does NOT clear 4-piston Brembos. The 2020+ version DOES. They look the same, but they are two slightly different molds.

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Old 04-24-2021, 05:47 PM   #640
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Hi all, just ordered my '21 STI. I have OEM 18s from an 08-14 STI. Will they clear the brembos?

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Hi all, just ordered my '21 STI. I have OEM 18s from an 08-14 STI. Will they clear the brembos?
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