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    2011 wrx wheels

    i just got a 2011 wrx and want to get some new wheels. my subie is blue anyone have any suggestions for wheels?

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    Something 17x8 and lightweight that isn't cheap as all hell.
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    I was thinking about going up to an 18

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    You could...they look good of course. 18s are stock on 3rd gen STIs. But look at it this way: 18s WILL 99% of the time be heavier, which can decrease from performance and lead to a harsher ride (thinner sidewalled tires). Tires will also become much more expensive just by increasing size.
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    I like my 18x9.5 +44 Dpt's

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    I like my 15x6.5 Braid Winrace TAs.
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    A good place to start would be by listing your budget. Then you have to realize there are a million different opinions on wheels...

    Quote Originally Posted by starkall View Post
    I like my 18x9.5 +44 Dpt's
    Why did you go up to that large a size?

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    I like my 15x6.5 Braid Winrace TAs.
    That's a joke right? Sarcasm is lost very easily on forums.....
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    an 18"x8" +44 would be ideal. They can be had from brands like enkei, konig, weds sport, work, volk, bbs, OZ.. Just to name a few lighter then oem...


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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    A good place to start would be by listing your budget. Then you have to realize there are a million different opinions on wheels...


    Why did you go up to that large a size?


    That's a joke right? Sarcasm is lost very easily on forums.....
    How's it a joke? Do some research. He's in a Rex, correct? In just suggesting something that is a much more comfortable ride, oh and they fit, since they are designed to fit over our front brakes. Oh, and my setup with rubber wasn't horrid in price: 5 wheels balanced was about $1800
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregroot198521 View Post
    How's it a joke? Do some research. He's in a Rex, correct? In just suggesting something that is a much more comfortable ride, oh and they fit, since they are designed to fit over our front brakes. Oh, and my setup with rubber wasn't horrid in price: 5 wheels balanced was about $1800
    What kind of tires? Just wondering...Do you do a lot of off roading? I imagine your WRX handles like a sled with high profile tires and minimal contact patch. You seem to have a much more optimal setup for Arctic driving than desert/Texas driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    What kind of tires? Just wondering...Do you do a lot of off roading? I imagine your WRX handles like a sled with high profile tires and minimal contact patch. You seem to have a much more optimal setup for Arctic driving than desert/Texas driving.
    Handles pretty good in the dirt, takes bumps much better now. Doesn't corner on the street too great right now, that's the rubber though, I need to find my optimal pressures. They are all terrain tires, 215/70-15 Yokohama Geolanders, and yes, I off-road a lot. So much fun!
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