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Old 06-25-19, 08:39 AM   #11
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Default Re: Does going from 19 to 18 make big diff in comfort?

I have both BBSs from the last gen and Enkei TS9s, and both clear the 18's brakes just fine in 18".
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Old 06-25-19, 12:46 PM   #12
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While I'm here I'll say that it is not a given that all season tires are softer than summers. My MPSS are much softer and ride nicer than the Potenza RE970 ? or 980 I used to run in the winter. Actually in terms of "tracking", the MPSS sidewalls are kind of poor. Don't think I'll be running another set.
The PS4Ss also have a soft side wall but they seem to do alright on the track. Haven't run any R comps on my STI yet though.
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Old 06-25-19, 11:37 PM   #13
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Default Re: Does going from 19 to 18 make big diff in comfort?

I appreiate the replies!! I am planning to find a nice set of 08-14 STI BBS and then fit PS4, so the info given is especially helpful.
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Old 06-26-19, 02:18 AM   #14
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Default Re: Does going from 19 to 18 make big diff in comfort?

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I own a 2018 and switching from the stock 19'' wheels to aftermarket 18'' wheels wrapped in 245/40r18 tires made a huge difference in comfort. I noticed that prior to the switch to 18'' wheels, I would clench my teeth whenever I would go over a speed bump or hit a minor pot hole. Now with the 18'' wheels installed, I no longer have to anticipate the stiffness that I got with the 19'' wheels. A prime example would be going over railroad tracks. With the 18's, I can breeze through them without having too much discomfort unlike with the 19's where I would have to slow down significantly and soak the stiffness.
With this in mind,I should be able to raise my 2019 with my Quickjack,remove the stock wheels,and,install a set of Enkei,18x9.5+35mm with/Michelin245/40R18Y Pilot Sport 3 tires on the STI,put the car in neutral,and spin the wheels.If nothing hits the Brembos then I should be good to go?Thanks
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Old 06-27-19, 02:30 PM   #15
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With this in mind,I should be able to raise my 2019 with my Quickjack,remove the stock wheels,and,install a set of Enkei,18x9.5+35mm with/Michelin245/40R18Y Pilot Sport 3 tires on the STI,put the car in neutral,and spin the wheels.If nothing hits the Brembos then I should be good to go?Thanks
Yeah you should be good to go. Most wheels in 18x9.5 +35 clear the '18+ STi's brembos. I went with 18x9 +35 size wheels just for the sake of saving money. (My 18x9 +35 wheels are Motegi traklites and they clear the '18+ STi's brakes wonderfully) You should consider getting some hub centric rings if your wheels aren't hub centric.
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thanks AKA!
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Default Re: Does going from 19 to 18 make big diff in comfort?

Just got my Motigi Traklites yesterday,I am having PS 4s installed on them tomorrow!
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