Should I buy 17" or 18" rims?
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    Should I buy 17" or 18" rims?

    I want to buy new rims, not sure on the rim yet mainly because I'm not sure what size to go for. I was hoping you guys could nudge me in a direction or better yet, Show me some pics of your Subbies Aftermarket rims!

    I have the stock WRX 16x6.5 rims which are fine but... I just want to upgrade.

    Please show me pics of your Subaru's!


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    I prefer 17's



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    I'm a function > form guy, so that tells you where my opinion originates from.

    17s will be cheaper, lighter, and have less expensive tires than a comparable 18". Simple choice, to me...
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    17s here
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    I like the look of 18's on the 3rd gen body style, just because I think they look better with the larger body. The older gens the 17's look great. But as has been mentioned, cost/performance-wise, the 17's are going to be your best bet.

    I would send a link to my stock 18's but I don't think you care about the look on a 3rd gen

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    I'm a function > form guy, so that tells you where my opinion originates from.

    17s will be cheaper, lighter, and have less expensive tires than a comparable 18". Simple choice, to me...
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    17's it is Here's the rims I'm looking at



    Enkei Performance EKM3 Gunmetal Painted

    Still not set on that rim, but considering... Thanks Fellow Subaru Owners!

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    When are you looking to buy them? When I get new wheels in April, I will be selling my black PF01s.
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    Wheels, not rimz, yo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    When are you looking to buy them? When I get new wheels in April, I will be selling my black PF01s.
    Probably a month or two from now, I'm a full time college student with a part time job so... Need to save up lol x) Got any pics of your rims?

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    Snuck a pic in above. Here's a couple more -





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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Wheels, not rimz, yo.
    noted

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    Can't even see em Greg!
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    [QUOTE=lokey;2986663]Snuck a pic in above. Here's a couple more -

    Damn! Those are sick, what size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Can't even see em Greg!
    Dude,

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