This week we’re focusing on the popular wheels in the Enkei Racing line. We’ve covered the RPF1 already and it’s time for the NT03+M. The NT03+M is a popular wheel yet a challenge for many. The Concave face version is highly coveted for the style yet it has brembo clearance issues. The convex face version is not nearly as popular but offers great sizing in 17″ and they can usually be found used for very cheap.
Long time no post, I’m coming back with more info here in the coming weeks. If there are any topics or featured cars you’d like me to cover comment or shoot us a message.
One of the most common questions I see online is, “Will xx RPF1 clear my brembos?” Time to compile some data so it’s easy to find.
Here is a comprehensive break down of the Enkei RPF1 Brembo clearance for the STI brembos with their spacer sizes where necessary.
We’re back again with more Brembo clearance info. The Enkei RPF1 is a popular wheel choice, it comes in many different sizes. Unfortunately many of the popular sizes don’t clear the STI Brembo calipers. We’ve already gone over what’s needed to clear the 17×9 +35mm, 17×9.5 +38mm, and 18×10 +38mm. Next on the list is the Enkei RPF1 18×9.5 +38mm. For the 18×9.5 +38mm Enkei RPF1 to clear the STI Brembos you’ll need an 8mm spacer. Luckily for the Subaru owners not running Brembos no spacers are required.
Owning a 2005+ Subaru Impreza WRX STi isn’t all smiles and boost. There are a few things that are prone to failure, luckily all of them are well known.
1.) Inner CV Boot on passenger side likes to die at 55k miles
2.) Stock Pistons aren’t bulletproof and can have failure under poor tuning conditions
3.) Oil Pickup failure
#1 There isn’t much you can do except enjoy the car and fix it when it finally decides to tear
#2 Get a good tune as soon as possible, don’t risk a poor tune even for a few highway pulls, get a pro tune and enjoy the car.
#3 Oil pickup failure isn’t something to be taken lightly, unfortunately if and when this failure happens the engine is toast. The Oil Pickup will crack, and it will no longer do its job. The crack will starve the engine of oil and you will cause catastrophic damage. Luckily, there is a solution. Killer B Motorsport developed a more robust Oil Pickup that wont crack!
We hinted at this potentially happening a while back. Our close friends at Penguin Garage have started stocking the Clap Consulting spec Enkei RPF1 Spacers. These top of the line spacers are made by Motorsport-Tech.
The team at Motorsport-Tech has been making these spacers for many of our Consulting Clients. Since Motorsport-Tech is 100% custom made to order there can be a delay, Penguin Garage is removing that delay. Penguin Garage currently has 9 pairs unclaimed ready to ship.
The Clap Consulting spec Enkei RPF1 spacers are dual drilled 5mm spacers with a 56.1 hub bore and 73mm wheel bore. They are hub and wheel centric to the Subaru Impreza and the Enkei RPF1s.
These will work on any Subaru 5×100 or 5×114.3 looking to clear brembos with any of the flat/concave face RPF1s.
Continue reading RPF1 Wheel Spacers In-Stock @ Penguin Garage
Volk is at it again. They’ve released the RT version of the CE28N in select sizes. The wheel looks great and we’re starting to see more high offset wide wheels in 5×100!! The BRZ/FRS/WRX crowd should be doing a jig or at the very least break dancing in public.
Starting with the excellent design of the CE28N, Volk stepped it up made it stronger, lighter and RED!!. As with the TE37RT the Logo on the spokes is now etched into the wheel instead of the traditional sticker. These really look great, I wish they had some more sizes available. Maybe we can get a push for some 18×10 +40mm versions. :naughty:
Enough with the chit chat, check out the wheel (click More below for the full gallery)
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