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Looking for some new wheels for a GRB

something similar to the factory BBS twin spokes but wider. 

 

Darker colour or bronze  (bronze has grown on me since I fitted the bbs ones)

 

@Niran has managed to fit 9.5” offset ET38 on his so they work just. 

 

Measured up the clearance from suspension and arms as well as an other area. Looks to be at least 15mm on all the interior sides. Should be safe to be 8-10mm less clearance. Closest bit is the front inner wheel well. The bit directly in front of the wheel so easy to pull forward since it attached with push in plastic clips. 

 

Options and ideal offsets here:

https://www.fastwrx.com/pages/subaru-wrx-and-sti-wheel-information

 

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Japan racing JR18

18 x 9.5 ET40

hyper black ET43

https://jr-wheels.com/towar.5248.japan.racing.jr29.18x95.et2040.blank.matt.bronze.html

 

 

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works emotion cr kiwani 

18 x 9.5 ET38

http://www.work-wheels.co.nz/Products/31/60/Emotion-CR-Kiwami

 

 

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Work emotion M8R

18 x 9.5 ET38

http://www.work-wheels.co.nz/Products/191/60/WORK-M8R

 

 

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Rota tarmac T2R

18 x 9.5 ET38

https://www.rotawheels.com.au/wheels/rota-t2r#!prettyPhoto

 

 

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Added clearance check

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im a big fan of work emotion cr kiwami, having had them on two previous cars. on a black car with work bronze they look amazing

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Sadly they are silver only

oh and cost way too much

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Enkei RPf1o

18 x 9.5 ET45

https://www.hyperdrive.co.nz/product/6204/enkei-rpf1-silver?associated=17197%2C17198%2C212880

 

Edit:

these are out need 4mm spacers for the ET38 to clear brembos

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1575028&page=239

 

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I'm a massive fan of Kiwami’s too but reckon on these cars they suit rims with a recessed spoke outer edge to give the appearance of a deeper lip. Like @Niran’s. Not quite the RPF kinda lip though, with dark colours they just look like you're only running 16’s 😂

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Fitment wise i think you'd have a better time with like a +40 to +45 offset (not sure about inner clearance though). When i first put my wheels on, they stuck out just over a cm from the front guard lol. Running the lower camber bolt at max, and coilovers are set on zero. Lots of guard rolling to make it fit (if you want to run a lower setup). But yeah, couldn't be happier with these Rays gramlights! They are.. wait for it.. extremely light! :D  

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I dunno aye. I hate the Kiwami's lol. Not sure what people see in them. Guess that's why we all get different wheels though aye, taste. 

 

IMO, figure out what function you want out of them - race, street roller etc. If they are just for cruising around then they don't need to be light. But a light set of wheels, albeit pricier, make a big difference with less unsprung weight. My new wheels are 1 inch wider, and running 265s vs 245s, and weight only went up 200g per wheel.  

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I’m good with the height I have so as long as they clear at the current height it’s ok. 

 

I’m a fan of lightweight as they are better on the road. 

May have to get camber tops to get some more clearance 

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alloy-wheels-rims-tsw-bathurst-5-lug-sil 

TSW Bathurst 

18 x 9.5 ET40

https://www.tsw.com/alloy_wheels_bathurst.php

Same low load rating and weight as Nurburgring 

 

alloy-wheels-rims-tsw-luco-5-lug-matte-b 

TSW Luco

18 x 9.5 ET40

matte black with tinted spokes

https://www.tsw.com/alloy_wheels_luco.php

alloy-wheels-rims-tsw-chrono-5-lug-silve 

TSW Chrono

18 x 9.5 ET39

25 lbs fat :( 

https://www.tsw.com/alloy_wheels_chrono.php

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https://www.fastwrx.com/products/rota-d-18x9-5-40-5x114

Note that the 9.5" version is an aggressive offset and size. If you're putting this on a GD chassis car with any kind of big tire size (245 or larger), or a GR/GV with 265 or larger, you'll probably need to roll or otherwise modify your fenders.”

 

 

https://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-tires-and-wheels/244187-why-do-most-people-use-265-35-18-instead-275-35-18-gr-specific.html#/topics/244187?page=8

 

soooo my current setup you see if work emotions 18x9.5 +38 on a 265 potenza re71r, camber specs are around -2.5F/-3.3R(yes fenders rolled and pulled)... 

 

IMG_4538_zpsmmmyby3z.jpg

 

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wheel_xl_ws_sa20r_2.jpg

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Weds SA20r

18 x 9.5 ET45

http://wedssport.jp/products/english/sa20r.html

9kg. Japanese so 690kg 1525lbs load rated

¥31k

 

 

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Weds TC105x

18 x 9.5 ET45

Colour is even EJ Titan :) 

http://wedssport.jp/products/english/tc105x.html

new version with more brake clearance and lighter weight. 

7.95kg

¥52k

~nzd800 each

importer has them $870 each :( 

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Instead of the Rota DPT how about the wheel they copied, Volk CE28N 18x9.5

 

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Ce28n so dam nice. Or mark v looks nice too if you dont like dish 

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3 hours ago, boon said:

Instead of the Rota DPT how about the wheel they copied, Volk CE28N 18x9.5

More than twice the price and not the greatest range of offsets. Have to order them and hope they fit :(

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2 hours ago, Gripless said:

More than twice the price and not the greatest range of offsets. Have to order them and hope they fit :(

 

Their website specifically says they will clear Brembos, I guess it's just clearance from other bits and pieces you have to worry about.

 

There's just something about supporting blatant knock-offs like that that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. They could at least change them a little bit?

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Yeah I get what you are saying.

 I don’t like the cheaper ones but the difference is $2k. 

 

They clear brembos but depends on the offset and car like evos have mid offset so clears better. 

 

 Also they are mostly 8.5” wide in the fitment guides so same 245 tires as factory. 

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hmmm seeing as they have a grb section, does that mean they can guarantee it in the right offsets to clear your brakes and such? i think that was the main concern right?

 

that last BBS one looks really cool, the first one looks cool too but at same time it's almost identical to the newer subarus stock wheel

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