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Old 09-11-19, 08:19 AM   #11
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Wow!

Thanks for all the input.

aj, thanks for posting your wheel weight! That is very promising as far as the Work wheels go. I did see a white STi with 19x9.5 +38 and it looks AWESOME. So that threw a wrench into my search....

I also found a source that weighed the stock wheels, and I can confirm they weigh 28.3 lbs. Heavy, but not *too* bad for a stock 19: wheel. But I am now anxious to get lighter wheels.

As far as Rota wheels. I think it is a mixed bag with their rep. I see it from both sides, and I will be avoiding them for now. Mainly as I just don't dig any of there current designs. The Mach V multi spoke wheel us intriguing as it comes in a +42 offset, which is pretty ideal. I am still hung up on RPF1's. I have also discovered the Work MCO's and they look REALLY good as well.

*sigh* First world issues right? HAHA!

Thanks again all!

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Old 09-11-19, 09:46 AM   #12
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Wow!

Thanks for all the input.

aj, thanks for posting your wheel weight! That is very promising as far as the Work wheels go. I did see a white STi with 19x9.5 +38 and it looks AWESOME. So that threw a wrench into my search....

I also found a source that weighed the stock wheels, and I can confirm they weigh 28.3 lbs. Heavy, but not *too* bad for a stock 19: wheel. But I am now anxious to get lighter wheels.

As far as Rota wheels. I think it is a mixed bag with their rep. I see it from both sides, and I will be avoiding them for now. Mainly as I just don't dig any of there current designs. The Mach V multi spoke wheel us intriguing as it comes in a +42 offset, which is pretty ideal. I am still hung up on RPF1's. I have also discovered the Work MCO's and they look REALLY good as well.

*sigh* First world issues right? HAHA!

Thanks again all!

josh
I generally like Enkei and Work, but I would still pick Work over the RPF1 specifically. I've read (and heard) that they can bend easier than what people think they should be able to take. They're no ticking timebomb or anything, but I don't really hear much of that about Work. That said, RPF1 are really affordable and can be replaced easily if that happens.

Which is why with wheels I say strong, light, cheap... pick two.

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Old 09-11-19, 11:56 AM   #13
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Links to the RFP1 and the works?


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I'm running Gram Light 57CRs in 18" on my STI and they are about 18% lighter than the stock rims (19.85lb compared to 24.25lbs). Not sure how the 19" rims would compare.
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I'm running Gram Light 57CRs in 18" on my STI and they are about 18% lighter than the stock rims (19.85lb compared to 24.25lbs). Not sure how the 19" rims would compare.
Just got the same set of wheels, What tire size are you running.

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Just got the same set of wheels, What tire size are you running.

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I have the 18x9.5" rims running 245/40/18s. That makes for a slightly stretched tire but the car has no rubbing issues.
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