Looking at running a 17×9 on your Subaru Impreza WRX STi?
Here’s a short list of some of the available 17×9 wheels for the Subaru Impreza WRX STi (05+) that clear the brembo brake calipers.
These models listed below may require modifcations to fit a given suspension setup. The modifications required to make these fit will be addressed later. Although the 9.5″ article seen here (http://t3hclap.com/archives/11) and the Fender Mod article seen here (http://t3hclap.com/archives/49) are must reads for all people hoping to run 9″ wheels.
In short the lower the offset the more fender mods and the more spring rate and the more camber you’ll need (or a combination of those three) to fit.
For a proper fitment you’re looking at a nice tire (preferably 245 or wider) and a performance oriented amount of camber to make it all work (-1.5 to -3.0 front and -1.5 to -2.0 rear).
The wider the tire you choose the more fender work/camber you’ll need. I’ll go into more detail on that later.
Here’s the short list so far. Any other models you’d like added don’t hesitate to comment or shoot me an email.
17×9 +40mm Volk Racing CE28N
17×9 +40mm Volk Racing RE30
17×9 +40mm Volk Racing TE37
17×9 +45mm Advan RG2
17×9 +45mm Advan RS
17×9 +45mm Advan RZ
17×9 +38mm gramLight 57Maximum
17×9 +45mm Kosei K1 TS
17×9 +45mm 57Motorsport G07WT
17×9 +43mm 5zigen FN01R-C
17×9 +42mm WedsSport TC005 (15.8 lbs)
Contributors to the above list so far; bdi, me