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This is a discussion on new rims 18's and tires within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I am wanting to buy new rims and tires. I don't have a lot of money to spend but I'd ...

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    new rims 18's and tires

    I am wanting to buy new rims and tires. I don't have a lot of money to spend but I'd like to get 18's and have a good looking wheels that look better than my stock 16's. Any suggestions? I like tsw Spa but don't know how they would look on my 05 wrx...

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    If you are not running winter/summer tire combinations, I'd not waste money on TSW wheels. The stock wheels will both look better and perform better than these abominations:

    If you are going for the look, it's your preference (I personally feel those look awful), but keep in mind 18s look terrible on GD WRXs. Your brakes are tiny and 18" wheels will call attention to that.
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    What type of wheels do you have that you can swap out the rim of them? What did you do to damage the stock rim?
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    20" Giovannas or go home.

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    Wheels on the cheap xxr 527.

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    They won't look good on your wrx. Neither the size nor the actual wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinBieber View Post
    20" Giovannas or go home.


    OP, sorry, but those wheels are terrible.

    You'd be best off looking for a 17x8 or 17x8.5 size wheel with a +44 to +53 offset. You'll have a nice looking wheel bigger than the 16s, and tires won't be near as expensive as 18s. Plus, you'll retain some good sidewall meaning your ride comfort will be pretty good over the smaller sidewall'd 18s.
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    I think you should get wheels. I also think that if you don't have a lot of money to spend, you can't afford them.
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