Warning: Long rant...
I know.. I know. I regret to inform all of you that I'm tired of following the rules. I'm tired of perfect handling and light wheels, so it's time to outcast me out of the community. I ordered aggressive rims with a low
Let's be a bit serious and allow me to explain myself. My car is no longer a daily driver. It is loud; measured 84dB at idle & 120dB revved at 4krpm. It rides rough; there is so many suspension upgrades and poly bushings that I can feel every crack in the road. I drive less than 2k miles per year; Alexia (my WRX) spends most of her days in the garage with a car cover or posing for stupid photos that I never end up posting. I drive slow; traffic around here and the types of roads we have, it's pretty much pointless to have a performance vehicle anymore.
I've been on these forums for a long time. I preach performance over cosmetic mods; offsets +48 to +53 (my era) are the only acceptable offsets! But, let me be honest for a moment. After 12 years of this, I'm tired of it! I want that aggressive look. I don't care that my wheel bearings might end up looking like jelly beans. I don't care that I have to get my fenders rolled. I don't care my handling might go to crap! I just want. something. different.
Anyway, here I'll be documenting my aggressive wheel fitment journey with all its highs and lows. I placed on order Rota T2R wheels in 5x100 18x9.5 +38 from Kevin @ Wheel District in hyper black.
ROTA T2R (18 inch) Wheels | ROTA Wheels Australia
I also ordered some Bridgestone Potenza RE760 SPORT SL in 255/35R-18 from TireRack which are already here. With these, I should be able to keep the overall rolling diameter the same as the BBS wheels with factory tires.
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 SPORT | Bridgestone Tires
My car is mildly lowered (~1.2"F/1.0"R), so I suspect that I might only need the rears rolled. I debated on getting the tool, but considering I'll probably only use it once or twice, I'll probably have my buddy Nate @ TPGTuning do it for me if he'll ever respond to my last text. Hopefully, these rims will also clear my Subaru 4pots front calipers without wheel spacers because that would really suck to have to deal with.
I'm taking my time with this since it's not my daily anymore, but the rims should be here Monday. I am now open to taking public ridicule.