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post #1 of 13 Old 04-12-2016, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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My Aggressive Wheel Fitment Thread

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 offset.

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.
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-12-2016, 04:40 PM
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i love how you say "low offset" like youre embarrassed when its only +38 rofl.

and i mean 255 tire on a 9.5 rim? that sounds like it will actually fit!! thats nonsense!! lol

no hate here buddy! do yo thang! just make sure you take lots of pics.

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Haha, for this forum that is aggressive! I'll keep this updated.
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Alright, sorry for the delay. Here's the final results.

Wheels: Rota T2-R 5x100/18x8.5/38 in Hyperblack
Tires: 255/35R-18 Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport SL

I had to roll the rear fenders. I still get slight rub if I'm going fast over a dip. I clay bar'ed the wheels and waxed them. They were really nasty even being new.

Ordered from wheeldistrict

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I really liked the new center caps.

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Ordered from tirerack

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I didn't really like them at first. But, they've really grown on me especially after I added the rally armor flaps.

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That looks nice but only when you dont know that it handles like hell.

How is it at the drag strip?

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that alot of wheel gap for 18" rims. nice rims though.

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Aggressive AND proper fitment

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there's nothing proper about that fittment. Look at the rear fenders.

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there's nothing proper about that fittment. Look at the rear fenders.
It clears. I even rolled it just in case even though it never rubbed.

Guess the specs.
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needs camber
wut

-2° front
-1.6° rear
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Moar camber!!!

and a few inches lower...

i mean if youre gonna ruin your car, might as well go the distance... lol j/k

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