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    Wheel suggestions

    I know everyone has their own preference when it comes to wheels. It all depends on product loyalty and tastes. Mulling over the idea of upgrading my wheels and tires on my '14 WRX. I couldn't be happier with my car and the upgrades that I have made since buying it earlier this year. I already know that I want to make a purchase on performance, and am sticking with a 17-inch wheel, in addition, I know that I'm going with Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires. I'd really like a set of BBS wheels, but I really don't care for the 17-inch ones to fit. And I know a lot of people have said they like Enkie wheels, but thinking about TSW Nurburgring or the Drag DR-34. Any thoughts? And remember, I'm looking for a performance tire and wheel, but one that catches the eye too and looks like a European racing-style wheel.

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    Ive had OZ Alleggerita rims on a few cars. The 17x8 are roughly 15 pounds which isn't too bad.

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    Skip the drags. Go Enkei all day. Super light, super strong, and a great value. Or if you want to spend more, Work, Rays, BBS, O.Z. etc.

    If you're *seriously looking for a *real "performance" wheel, those cheap Drags and the like won't cut it.

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    Yea these are about $100 cheaper and the same weight.

    http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...odClar=Premium


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    These look nice as well even though I've never heard of the brand. Also, they are a pound lighter and cheaper than the ones above.

    http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...utoModClar=STI

    I always search by weight, then looks, and then price. I may buy these actually since they don't look too bad and are fairly cheap lol
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    Drags are crap...TSW are sorta crappy...generally heavy.

    Enkei or OZs are a good entry level brand with good quality and strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    Skip the drags. Go Enkei all day. Super light, super strong, and a great value. Or if you want to spend more, Work, Rays, BBS, O.Z. etc.

    If you're *seriously looking for a *real "performance" wheel, those cheap Drags and the like won't cut it.
    TBH, OZs are more in-line with Enkei as great low-cost performance wheels.
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    Is it true that wheels for 2014 STIs fit the '15 WRX. I heard the older WRX wheels dont fit the new WRX so we need to look for STI wheels.


    Edit: anyone hear of Kosei wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike0341 View Post
    Is it true that wheels for 2014 STIs fit the '15 WRX. I heard the older WRX wheels dont fit the new WRX so we need to look for STI wheels.


    Edit: anyone hear of Kosei wheels
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    The bolt pattern has changed for the wrx so for 2015, the wrx and sti are now the same (5x114.3). So OEM STI wheels fit on the new wrx.
    The old wrx wheels 2014 and older are 5x100 i believe.
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    I appreciate all the help guys. Thanks.

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