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Old 02-11-08, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default The 2008 STi Wheel Fitment Thread

This seems to be a popular thing to do on other forums I've been on, so I wanted to start one here. Since there is a 17 inch thread, I want to keep this to 18 inch and higer (maybe Mods will merge threads into sticky).

So as we all know Subaru (as a lot of other japanese car makers are doing) went with a very high offset even though the wheel is fairly wide for standard eqiupment. My peronsal interests were in Advan wheels. I called up World One Performance and had a talk about fitment. Their recommendations were to watch tire sizes. So I just orderd up a set of Advan RS in gold. Size 18x9 +45 offset. I'm going to put the stock tires on them for this summer (my stock BBS will be my winter wheels). When the stockers run their course, I'll prob go to a 255/40 or 255/35 tire. Looking at a 3 month wait for the wheels, so I should have them on in May sometime.

If people can post their wheel selections and fitment when they buy, we could prob get a good list going.

EDIT: I'm going to monitor this thread and keep a list here in the first post in the format RallySport gave. Good idea!

Make: Advan
Model: RS
Size: 18x9 +45 5x114.3
Tire: Stock
Notes: Anticipated no issue fitment

Make: Prodrive
Mode: GC-05F
Size: 18x9.5 +44 5x114.3
Tire: Stock Dunlop
Notes: Fit with out any Problems.

Make: Enkei
Mode: NTO3+M
Size:18x9.5 +40 5x114.3 (with 9mm spacer)
Tire: Hooiser A3S05 275/35/18
Notes: With some coilovers and camber they should fit with out much effort.

Make: Enkei
Model: NT03+m
Size: 18x9.5 +40, with a 10MM spacer in front
Tire: Hoosier R6 255/40/18
Notes: Maxed out front camber with a after market camber bolt. Front tires are 100% flush. Rears stick out about 1/8"

Make: Volk
Model: CE28
Size: 18x8.5 +47
Tire: 245/40/18
Notes: fit fine, but the spoke to caliper clearance is pretty tight, just as it was on the '07

Make: JIC
Model: Unknown
Size: 18x9.5 wheels, 45 offset
Tires: 275/35R18 KDWs.
Notes: the car is lowered with the new H&R springs.

Works great, no rubbing in the front at all. Rear fenders need a slight roll where the biggest part of the lip is

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Old 02-11-08, 02:07 PM   #2
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Make: Prodrive
Mode: GC-05F
Size: 18x9.5 +44 5x114.3
Tire: Stock Dunlop
Notes: Fit with out any Problems.



Make: Enkei
Mode: NTO3+M
Size:18x9.5 +40 5x114.3 (with 9mm spacer)
Tire: Hooiser A3S05 275/35/18
Notes: With some coilovers they fit with no problems. Just keep in mind 9mm spacers are needed to clear the OEM front Brembo Brakes





2011 STi


Suspension:
Tein Mono-Flex
Cusco Rear Trailing Arms
Cusco Rear Lateral Links

Wheels:
Advan RZ-DF 19x10 +35 Flat Black
Nitto Invo 265/30-19





Wheels:
Volk Racing TE37SL 18x9.5 +22 Left side
Volk Racing G2 18x9.5 +22 Right side
Tires 245/40-18 Toyo














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Old 02-11-08, 02:30 PM   #3
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Saving space for more wheel/tire fitments.
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Old 02-12-08, 06:28 PM   #4
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will 18x9 +29 with -2 camber + fender rolling look flush or stick out ??
I want Advan RS 18x9 but i want the GTR face look
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will 18x9 +29 with -2 camber + fender rolling look flush or stick out ??
I want Advan RS 18x9 but i want the GTR face look
from the research I've done +29 will be severly pushing it with regards to the wheels sticking out. You are prob talking about moving the wheels outward around 28mm. check 1010tires.com and their offset calculator.
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Default Re: The 2008 STi Wheel Fitment Thread

The +29 is WAY to much!
The highest you would want to go with out having to do major fender work would be a +40 if you want to run a 9.5" rim
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so advan rs 18x9 +35 would still be too aggressive :S ??
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Default Re: The 2008 STi Wheel Fitment Thread

Curious... I am going to try putting some 275/35R18s on the stock BBS 8.5s wheels today. 275 is a very tight fit for 8.5, but doable. Given the 275 is 30mms more, I will need 15mms clearance on both sides.

The rear looks to have it just fine, but the fronts might be a bit close... we shall see.

Jeff

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Default Re: The 2008 STi Wheel Fitment Thread

Good luck sponaugle , please post some pics when you do install them. Have you tried 265/35īs on the stocks, I think 275 is a bit aggressive an the car will "boat" a little imo.
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