This is a discussion on The OFFICIAL 2011/12 WRX wheel/tire thread within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; NICE, this is exactly what I'm doing as soon as winter breaks. I figured this would hold me over until ...
Final thoughts on my future summer set-up before I pull the trigger??
Wheels: Enkei Raijin 18 x 9.5 et+45
Suspension: Currently on Tein coilovers, f/r sways as well
Thanks in advance for your advice!
Yes those wheels are fugly if ur going to do a 18x9.5 do something that has a nice concave front or stick to a 17x9
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These wheels do have a nice concave to it. How do I know you say? I have these wheels!!
Is there a certain reason why you don't want a 265 tires? 255 would be the lowest I would go with a 9.5 in wheel.also your going to have to roll the rear fenders.
I don't understand how the offset affects concave.
What I know about offset is the lower the number the more the wheel/tire stick out of fender. The higher the offset the more the wheel/tire are closer to fender. Theses wheels raijin are a one piece wheel so how can a lower offset affect the concave? I can't remember if enkei even makes a lower offset.
Because the distance from the outside of the lip to center of the wheel is further away so the concave on the front of the wheel is deeper.
They make a 35 as well as a 38 i believe they may be special orders but i have seen them on cars.
This may help you understand the concept better
The degree of concavity of some wheels is affected by the offset.
Some wheels, however, this does not apply to. For example:
With RPF1's, it is the width of the wheel that determines whether or not it is concave or convex.
So with RPF1's, the 7", 7.5", 8", and 8.5" widths have a convex face regardless of offset.
And the 9", 9.5", 10" widths, etc. all have a concave face regardless of offset.
Above 9" on these, they all have the same lip and just the hub depth is changed to determine the offset.
HERE is the link to the size chart for the Raijin.
EDIT: with a +45 offset you still have a nice little bit of concavity to the appearance.