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This is a discussion on need suggestions for wheels within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I have an 09 wrx sedan. It's lowered with rce yellows. stock is 17x7, but i would like something wider. ...

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    need suggestions for wheels

    I have an 09 wrx sedan. It's lowered with rce yellows.

    stock is 17x7, but i would like something wider. thinking 17x8 or 17x8.5. i might consider an 18" wheel as well.

    i don't want to have to roll my fenders though.

    looking for something in a matte black, with maybe some red accents.

    what are your suggestions?





    ps. already working n a new wife.
    Last edited by shadowpr; 10-19-2012 at 09:49 AM.

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    are u looking for a nice fitment and handling or do u want wide and herraflushomgwtfbbq stance?

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    I think our wheels are 17x7 not 17x7.5. Not that it's a big deal, just thought I'd let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    are u looking for a nice fitment and handling or do u want wide and herraflushomgwtfbbq stance?
    i want nice fit and handling, but a bit more flush as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by A265 View Post
    I think our wheels are 17x7 not 17x7.5. Not that it's a big deal, just thought I'd let you know.
    good catch. i will update op.

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    Personally I like 17x8 Works Emotion Cr Kai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maus View Post
    Ones that spin when you stop.
    that's your job

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    to get the flushness look into measuring and getting the right offset for what u want. then on rim sites u can search offset, size and much easier to find. wheeldude.com has some nice rotas, and they do tire combos as well. thats wher i got mine from i have Rota DPT's

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    was looking on wheeldude, and the pics are nice. looks like some guys are itting 18x9's .

    how are rotas quality? they seem to cost a lower price than enkei and volks.

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    My 2 cents ... if you're going to get new wheels, I would wait until you have enough money and upgrade to 18" (wheels and tires). That's what I'm doing after I finish a couple more engine mods. I think the 18" look so much better than the 17".
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    17 vs 18 isn't a big difference to me. i can go either way.


    how is the quality of forgestar?

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    From rce:
    I had 18x9 + 35 and it was sitting OUT alot, but a 18x9 and a +45 would fit without rubbing or rolling. I see it done all the time. Then do alike a 255/35-18. Totally **** is what that would be !
    does that sound good?

    thinking this wheel: Forgestar Wheels Custom Rotary Forged Flow Formed Concave Performance Wheels

    desription:
    wheel weight – 17.7 lbs (for comparison Enkei RPF1 in 18x8.5 et40 weighs 18.3lbs)
    diameter and width – 18x8.5
    bolt pattern – 5x100
    offset - +42
    color – ANY standard or custom color
    price - $1299.00 + shipping

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