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Old 09-08-2017, 05:21 PM   #7026
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Those look really good fitment wise. I was gonna go with the 9.5" but I think I'm gonna just stick with the 8.5". Did you have to get a different set of lugs to work with these wheels? This is my first set of aftermarket wheels and not sure if they are lug centric or hub centric.
Yea these look better than I expected. I was going to initially go with a 9.5 +38 with 265/35 setup but I'm digging how these look for now even on the stock suspension. The offset does help with the look though. Yes these will require tuner lug nuts and hub rings (73.1 to 56.1mm).
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Old 09-09-2017, 02:04 AM   #7027
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Yea these look better than I expected. I was going to initially go with a 9.5 +38 with 265/35 setup but I'm digging how these look for now even on the stock suspension. The offset does help with the look though. Yes these will require tuner lug nuts and hub rings (73.1 to 56.1mm).


Just to be clear before you go and buy lug nuts and hub rings:

1. OEM lug nuts have a 60 degree conical taper, which is the same as the tuner style lug nuts (i.e. OEM lugs work on most aftermarket wheels). Some (although very few) people run into issues with the depth of the cone, but for most this is a non issue (myself included).

2. Hub rings are not really necessary as long as you have proper lug nuts and they are torqued to the right specs / in the correct order. I've autocrossed quite a few times without hubcentric rings (Gramlights 57Xtremes) and have had no differences in vibration from my winter setup (2014 STI OEM BBS). I have heard it's easier to mount the wheels properly with the hub rings, but I have also heard of issues of the rings bonding to the wheels during autox / track days.
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Old 09-09-2017, 02:22 AM   #7028
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^^^ If they are not metal, they can melt if your brakes get too hot...mine did on my old car.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:42 PM   #7029
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Just to be clear before you go and buy lug nuts and hub rings:

1. OEM lug nuts have a 60 degree conical taper, which is the same as the tuner style lug nuts (i.e. OEM lugs work on most aftermarket wheels). Some (although very few) people run into issues with the depth of the cone, but for most this is a non issue (myself included).

2. Hub rings are not really necessary as long as you have proper lug nuts and they are torqued to the right specs / in the correct order. I've autocrossed quite a few times without hubcentric rings (Gramlights 57Xtremes) and have had no differences in vibration from my winter setup (2014 STI OEM BBS). I have heard it's easier to mount the wheels properly with the hub rings, but I have also heard of issues of the rings bonding to the wheels during autox / track days.
I actually just picked up some Enkei NT03RR Wheels and my mechanic told me to buy new lugs. (I was using OEM from 2017 Subaru STi)

Do I need tuner lugs for these set or are OEMs enough?
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:14 PM   #7030
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I would test fit the OEM lugs before going out and buying a set. Some of the other car manufacturers don't use conical taper, which would mean you'd need new lugs anytime you bought aftermarket wheels, which is probably why the mechanic said what he did.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:15 PM   #7031
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WedsSport SA-20R 18x9.5 +45 w/Michelin AS3 245/40/18

For me the fitment is pretty much perfect considering I will be staying at stock height and the car being a daily and winter driven car. I also plan to replace the current tires with 265's once the tread gets lower on these.





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Old 09-12-2017, 11:15 AM   #7032
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Hey guys, thinking of running a 18x10 +40 w/ 265/40 on stock '15.
Ive read that some people say it wont rub without rolling fenders, but they have coilovers. Will the wheels actually tuck in further with coilovers? Am I likely to rub on bumbs?
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youll be fine on a 255/35 coilovers may help. camber will help. you shouldnt have to roll fenders as long as you dont go super low. the lower you go the more camber/fender work youll have to have.

265s on stock suspension would also be fine and you wouldnt have to do anything to the fenders. just make sure you get an alignmnent with max camber up front (-1.7 is the most ive gotten). on coils with the +40 youll have to worry about inner clearance with the strut up front. pic below with some good reading along with other angles and info on the exact size youre talking about.

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Hey, I thought those wouldn't clear our brakes without spacers?
I have a wrx...but the nt03rr does clear sti brakes as well as the 17x9.5 nt03+m.

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Old 09-13-2017, 07:23 PM   #7033
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candy apple red Work Kiwami 18x9.5 +38 with Continental Extremecontact Sport 265/35/18 on stock suspension for now. No rubbing so far
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:36 PM   #7034
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All set up!

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Old 09-13-2017, 07:37 PM   #7035
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That's hot. I love the height!!!
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:38 PM   #7036
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What are you running for springs and shocks?
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:56 PM   #7037
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All set up!

I'd say you are, looks sweet!
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:58 PM   #7038
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What are you running for springs and shocks?


I have the Tein Flex A's. The ride is great for the price. Thanks for the kind words!
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:59 PM   #7039
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I'd say you are, looks sweet!


Thank you!
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:24 AM   #7040
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Looks good bro. I like that look. What kind of wheels are those?
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:42 AM   #7041
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Looks good bro. I like that look. What kind of wheels are those?


They are Volk CE28SL's 18X10+40 sir.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:04 PM   #7042
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Raised the car up about half of an inch.

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Old 09-14-2017, 04:05 PM   #7043
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All set up!

Looking good! Did you end up rolling rear? What alignment specs did you end up at?
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^ Looks awesome man!
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:25 PM   #7045
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^ Looks awesome man!
Thanks, man!
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:59 PM   #7046
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Looking good! Did you end up rolling rear? What alignment specs did you end up at?


Actually I didn't have to roll the fenders for now. I usually drive by myself 90% of the time so I'm not too concerned with the rear fenders for now. I ended up going with some recommendations from the alignment shop.

I have -1 degrees in the front and -2 degrees in the rear which is the max I could go with the super pro arms. Toe is 0 in the front and .12 in the rear.

The car drives awesome! Thanks man for all the help!
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:58 PM   #7047
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Actually I didn't have to roll the fenders for now. I usually drive by myself 90% of the time so I'm not too concerned with the rear fenders for now. I ended up going with some recommendations from the alignment shop.

I have -1 degrees in the front and -2 degrees in the rear which is the max I could go with the super pro arms. Toe is 0 in the front and .12 in the rear.

The car drives awesome! Thanks man for all the help!
Sounds like an awesome compromise between performance and daily driving. As long as there is no rubbing enjoy that light tire wear. Since I raised mine up a little I need to get back in the shop and pull some negative camber out.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:31 PM   #7048
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Raised the car up about half of an inch.

Nice looking ride, 2 days in a row for that now. Are your rims 10" wide as well?
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:27 PM   #7049
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Nice looking ride, 2 days in a row for that now. Are your rims 10" wide as well?
Thank you! They are. Another set of 18x10 +40's that seem to be coming more popular. On 265/35 Hankook RS3's.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:31 PM   #7050
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Thank you! They are. Another set of 18x10 +40's that seem to be coming more popular. On 265/35 Hankook RS3's.
Sick setup, maybe I will look into 18 x 10 +40 offset wheels instead of 18x9.5 +45 Advan RG3

currently running 18 x 9.5 +38 Wedssport RN-05M with 265 Cup2 tires
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