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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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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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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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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. ;)

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

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RPI-STI- i'm also inthe process of ordering this for the 08 sti i like the rs advan wheels 18x9 offset 45 i will be putting advan neovas ad 07 255/40/18
my future mod will be lowering the car 15mm in front and 10mm rear my question is will there be any rubbing? does any one know what the width and offset of the bbs sti wheel? thanks
 

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RPI-STI- i'm also inthe process of ordering this for the 08 sti i like the rs advan wheels 18x9 offset 45 i will be putting advan neovas ad 07 255/40/18
my future mod will be lowering the car 15mm in front and 10mm rear my question is will there be any rubbing? does any one know what the width and offset of the bbs sti wheel? thanks
The Stock BBS wheel is 18x8.5, +55mm offset. I would be careful with lowering (as always). I'm not sure of anyone who has played around with lowering. My suggestion would be to wait for a good set of coilovers to be released (Tein Monoflex, Megan, etc) and play around with it a little. I think the rear is in most need of droppage, but I wouldn't go too crazy.
 

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The Stock BBS wheel is 18x8.5, +55mm offset. I would be careful with lowering (as always). I'm not sure of anyone who has played around with lowering. My suggestion would be to wait for a good set of coilovers to be released (Tein Monoflex, Megan, etc) and play around with it a little. I think the rear is in most need of droppage, but I wouldn't go too crazy.

will take note of that thank you for the inputs...:)
 

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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
How did it go with fitting 275s on the stock 8.5-inch BBSs? Did they fit???
 

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How did it go with fitting 275s on the stock 8.5-inch BBSs? Did they fit???
Not sure why one would even want to do this? If you check your tire fitment chart I'm sure you'll find 275s aren't rated for 8.5 inch width rims.
 

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Not sure why one would even want to do this? If you check your tire fitment chart I'm sure you'll find 275s aren't rated for 8.5 inch width rims.
My interest is in determining what the maximum-width tire is that I can run in A-Stock AutoX...and 275s on the stock wheels would be sweet. :)
 

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NT03+m 18x9.5 +40, with a 10MM spacer in front.
Maxed out front camber with a after market camber bolt.

Tires are Hoosier R6 255/40/18

Front tires are 100% flush. Rears stick out about 1/8"
 

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NT03+m 18x9.5 +40, with a 10MM spacer in front.
Maxed out front camber with a after market camber bolt.

Tires are Hoosier R6 255/40/18

Front tires are 100% flush. Rears stick out about 1/8"
Hoosier R6's!! Great tires! Why do they look so tiny on there? It must be the picture angle. I ran those last year and got 10 days out of them before they went hard. I did set a lap record though! :)
 

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I just test fit a set of Volk CE28's in 18x8.5 +47 with 245/40/18 tires on my car. They fit fine, but the spoke to caliper clearance is pretty tight, just as it was on the '07. I took some pics and will post them in a bit.
 
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