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Old 02-01-2019, 03:42 PM   #7901
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He put "winter" in quotation marks, and he lives in SoCal. Unless he is going up to Big Bear every weekend, chances are he never sees snow or any real winter conditions. We Californians are spoiled by being able to run the same tire/wheel setup all year round.



...then again we get royally effed by income taxes, housing prices, traffic, etc.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:42 PM   #7902
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I got the extra meat for a little added comfort. Itís a 6 hour drive to the snow at Mammoth and donít really hit wintery conditions til the last hour at most. Iíve had a season pass up there and try to get 25+ days/year up there so 10-15 trips to the mountains.
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:33 AM   #7903
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He put "winter" in quotation marks, and he lives in SoCal. Unless he is going up to Big Bear every weekend, chances are he never sees snow or any real winter conditions. We Californians are spoiled by being able to run the same tire/wheel setup all year round.



...then again we get royally effed by income taxes, housing prices, traffic, etc.


I think you are being generous. We get no Vaseline in California. Pretty much we get taxed to death.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:17 AM   #7904
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255/40 on 18x9 +35 and swift springs.


I should be fine on 18x9 +35 with 255/35 fully stock then?
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:36 PM   #7905
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Speaking of 18x9...that seems to be a relatively uncommon wheel size as the vast majority of 2015+ owners opt for the super-common 18x9.5. Interesting to compare the two as far as how they effect handling - I am not well-versed on this field so maybe someone can chime in.

The other hard part is just finding 18x9 wheels, and then finding others who are also running that size so you can compare fitment as far as wheel sizes go.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:39 AM   #7906
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Ive waited 2 years to be able to post this but I finally got the wheels I wanted.



Thanks @wiUFsh !

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Old 02-07-2019, 02:54 PM   #7907
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255/40 on 18x9 +35 and swift springs.


What rims are these? Thanks
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:07 PM   #7908
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:57 AM   #7909
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Iím interested to know if I can fit an 18x11 offset+9 on my 2015 sti without going widebody?

Any help is useful thanks guys
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:12 PM   #7910
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:38 PM   #7911
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Iím interested to know if I can fit an 18x11 offset+9 on my 2015 sti without going widebody?

Any help is useful thanks guys
Trolling or for real?

Anything is technically possible...tons of camber/stretched tire/etc. 78MM of poke vs stock is no joke. If you consider the ideal flush/meaty tire size of 18X9.5 +38, that setup would poke nearly 2 inches past that.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:01 PM   #7912
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Speaking of 18x9...that seems to be a relatively uncommon wheel size as the vast majority of 2015+ owners opt for the super-common 18x9.5.
I too wanted an 18x9 for my '17 STi. I wanted to keep the tire stock and the speedo unaffected. I also did not want: fender rolling, use of spacers or changing lug length.

Looking at tire to rim compatibility, the 8.5 is a little undersized for the 245 one citation.

I'm not a fitment pro by any stretch of the imagination. I did my homework as best as I could using the different calculators online, etc. Eventually, I purchased one Konig Rennform 18x9 +40 and did a test fit. There appeared to be plenty of room for the Brembos, good clearance and no fender rub. The difference of a +40 vs a +55 offset is 15mm which is .6 inches. Factor the rim width increase .5" and that's a net difference of 1/10 of an inch (2.5mm). The bore was 73.1 so I picked up some metal hub centric rings and haven't had an issue yet.

Is there a difference over stock? Maybe a little more firm/less flex? The plus side is that the Rennform weights slightly less rim for rim compared to stock and the rim width probably helps the sidewall rigidity (speculation). Everything tracks just like stock. I feel like this size should be the default aftermarket size vs. the 9.5 width.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:41 PM   #7913
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This may be a dumb question but figured I'd ask anyway. I know that generally speaking, you want treadwear to be the same for all four tires, give or take. I've heard that running one tire with significantly more or less treadwear than the others (i.e. 3 used tires and 1 brand new one) can damage the differential in an AWD vehicle.

Can the same be said regarding camber wear? I purchased a set of used wheels and tires from a local guy here and a couple of the tires have noticeably more camber/inside wear than the others, so just wondering if that can be an issue. Actual tread depth is pretty consistent for all four though.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:59 AM   #7914
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Would you guys know what specs would have the Cosmis MRII's clear the 15' calipers? They're the 6-spoke design with some concave to it. I spoke to a local installer, and he said that they're too concave to clear the Brembos. Is there a way to determine fitment prior to purchasing?

I have not come across VA STi with these wheels yet.

Looking at possibly 18x10 (unsure about the offset).
For tires, looking for 265s or wider.

Current setup:

Airlift 3H/3P
Whiteline rear LCAs

Looking for a flush appearance and willing to roll the fenders. Car will see a few track days a year to the strip and road course. Car is daily driven as well.

Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:25 AM   #7915
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Ive waited 2 years to be able to post this but I finally got the wheels I wanted.



Thanks @wiUFsh !
They look nice!!!
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:27 AM   #7916
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My old winter wheels were 9.5 +45 and I barely rubbed with a 245/45 r17 (same size as the 245/40 r19). It only happened when pushing real hard or passengers in the rear and it wasn't enough rubbing to damage anything. Sat pretty flush. I run 255/40 r18 on the factory wheels, doesn't help your want for more flush but it does fill up the wheel well more and doesn't rub.









ETA: found a couple shots of the old winter/gravel wheels



It looks like fun!!! How the VW did in the snow?
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:50 AM   #7917
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It looks like fun!!! How the VW did in the snow?
With winter tires on the factory wheels the GTI does just fine in the snow. The way it came with all seasons it sucked.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:42 AM   #7918
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Got the new wheels on last night, 20x9 +38 wrapped in 255/30 Pilot Sport 4s. Stock height, no spacers and no rub. Next step is a roll and pull then putting AccuAir on.
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:19 PM   #7919
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I'm looking at track rims from my 2018 WRX, how would these fit on stock suspension?
Rota Fighter 17x9 +35
Enkei RPF1 17x9 +45
Enkei RP01 17x9 +48 or +35

With the +35 I'm worried about rubbing the fenders, but I guess rolling them isn't the end of the world? With the +48 I'm worried about rubbing the suspension.

Tires would be 255/40 R17 Toyo R888R. TIA
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Old 02-27-2019, 04:53 PM   #7920
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255/35/18 on 18x9.5+35 and fenders are not rolled and no issues. However, I am running GTWorx Bilstein Trophy Cup + RCE Street Plates



Untitled by Jeff Ruhl, on Flickr

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Old 02-27-2019, 09:19 PM   #7921
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255/35/18 on 18x9.5+35 and fenders are not rolled and no issues. However, I am running GTWorx Bilstein Trophy Cup + RCE Street Plates
What wheels are these?
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:11 PM   #7922
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:18 PM   #7923
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Finally got new wheels on this past weekend. Enkei Raijin in 18x9.5 +35 wrapped in Sumitomo HTR Z III tires. Bought them used for a local guy here. Unfortunately there is quite a bit of camber wear and the tires are pretty noisy, so I plan to get new tires soon.

No rubbing, lowered on Swift Spec-R springs.

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Old 02-28-2019, 07:27 AM   #7924
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Finally got new wheels on this past weekend. Enkei Raijin in 18x9.5 +35 wrapped in Sumitomo HTR Z III tires. Bought them used for a local guy here. Unfortunately there is quite a bit of camber wear and the tires are pretty noisy, so I plan to get new tires soon.

No rubbing, lowered on Swift Spec-R springs.

Looks great! I have those wheels on my wifeís GTI.
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Old 03-01-2019, 12:53 PM   #7925
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They look nice!!!
Thanks Dude. I couldnt be happier
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