Wheel choice.... need help!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9

This is a discussion on Wheel choice.... need help! within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; i have a stock 2003 WRX and im looking to put wheels on it. i dont really know what i ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    wdm
    Posts
    13

    Thumbs up Wheel choice.... need help!

    i have a stock 2003 WRX and im looking to put wheels on it. i dont really know what i should put on. i prefer something like the Rota Grids but i heard there not good on WRX'. i just need some help... throw all different kinds out there. ill look em up.

    thanks for the help.
    -Joe

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User GarrettKoonsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    2,664
    17X8 Enkei RPF-1's

    Color dependent on your car color

    Also, thank you for saying wheels and not rims
    2003 Midnight Black Pearl WRX Sedan
    200.7 AWHP Protuned Stage 2 at 5400ft above sea level
    Bugeye Mafia Member #225
    Mods
    Pics

  4. #3
    zax
    zax is offline
    \_(ツ)_/ zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    13,428
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    It doesn't matter which wheel you choose, just be sure to match up your offset and bolt pattern. My summer-turned-winter wheels are Rota GR-A 17x7.5 ET+48. You'll want to stay under 8" wide wheels for Bugeyes and certainly no wheel spacers. I think I might do Enkei RPF-1s in the spring, but seeing how they've become so common... I'm starting to look elsewhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by J.Reed23 View Post
    i prefer something like the Rota Grids but i heard there not good on WRX'
    Why not? I know Rotas have reputation for being cheap and fracturing (I've seen it with my own eyes), but my GR-As are circa 2003 and no cracks or bends.
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly unimaginably stock 2015 STi build thread
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon Build Thread Now tuned for 99% pure Unicorn Jizz!

    Zach | Moderator -- Mid-Atlantic States, Tech & Modifying & General Repairs
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302 | N.E.R.D. Subject Zero
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

  5. #4
    Registered User teflon_jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    8000' up in Colorado
    Posts
    6,753
    There's many threads on this topic so you should do a search.
    Scott
    Past Subies - '11 STI Limited stage 1+ and '04 STi stage 2+
    '13 Wrangler Rubicon - custom front bumper w/12k lb winch & off-road lights, skid plates, diff guards, etc.
    '04 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 clone 600 HP/TQ
    '77 F-150 heavily modded for off-roading

  6. #5
    Registered User GarrettKoonsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    2,664
    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    You'll want to stay under 8" wide wheels for Bugeyes
    Why under 8"?? Im running 17X8s with a 235 tire with no rubbing whatsoever. I think 17X8 is perfect for a bugeye
    2003 Midnight Black Pearl WRX Sedan
    200.7 AWHP Protuned Stage 2 at 5400ft above sea level
    Bugeye Mafia Member #225
    Mods
    Pics

  7. #6
    zax
    zax is offline
    \_(ツ)_/ zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    13,428
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    Why under 8"?? Im running 17X8s with a 235 tire with no rubbing whatsoever. I think 17X8 is perfect for a bugeye
    Sorry, I meant 8 is the upper limit. I wouldn't run 8.5. Wagons have a hard time even with the 8" because of the smaller rear fender.
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly unimaginably stock 2015 STi build thread
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon Build Thread Now tuned for 99% pure Unicorn Jizz!

    Zach | Moderator -- Mid-Atlantic States, Tech & Modifying & General Repairs
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302 | N.E.R.D. Subject Zero
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

  8. #7
    Registered User GarrettKoonsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    2,664
    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Sorry, I meant 8 is the upper limit. I wouldn't run 8.5. Wagons have a hard time even with the 8" because of the smaller rear fender.
    I can agree with that. I would say an 8" with a 245 tire is about as far as I would push it without fender work and fancy alignments. However if I ever go widebody that number is getting tossed out the window
    2003 Midnight Black Pearl WRX Sedan
    200.7 AWHP Protuned Stage 2 at 5400ft above sea level
    Bugeye Mafia Member #225
    Mods
    Pics

  9. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    wdm
    Posts
    13
    what about 18x7.5 or 18x8? would that be to large for the stock fenders without rolling them?

  10. #9
    Registered User GarrettKoonsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    2,664
    You really have no reason to go 18's An 18x8 will have the same amount of rubber on the road as a 17x8 except will be heavier. Can you do it? it depends on the offset and tire size but yes it is possible without fender work.
    2003 Midnight Black Pearl WRX Sedan
    200.7 AWHP Protuned Stage 2 at 5400ft above sea level
    Bugeye Mafia Member #225
    Mods
    Pics

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •