The Enkei RPF1 is a popular option for many Subaru owners. It’s weight, classic styling and price point are all very appealing. Sometimes the sizing can cause issues. I’ve done multiple posts over the years about the RPF1 but I haven’t done a specific one on the 2015+ WRX (without brembos).
The 2015+ WRX being 5×114.3 opens up a lot of options in the RPF1 world. Previous gen WRXs were all 5×100 and there aren’t many OTS options in the old bolt pattern so people couldn’t get into too much trouble.
All the options listed will clear the stock brakes on the 2015+ WRX. Not all sizes will work with all suspension setups and some work maybe required to clear fenders. Also tire selection plays a big role in what will and will not work.
The RPF1 is available in many lower offsets as well. Getting these to fit on a 2015+ WRX is a big struggle and you’ll be forced to run a tiny tire with excessive camber. If that’s your thing then go for it.
As always if there are more questions don’t hesitate to reach out.
Local RallyX driver Eric was hunting for a narrow 15″ wheel to run his Rally SG 185 15″ tires. The Speedline Corse Racing2000 in 15×6 +50mm offset fit the bill. Unfortunately it was a challenge to find confirmation of clearances. He ordered the wheels from Canada.
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.
The guys at Forged Performance don’t move slowly. You’ve probably seen pics flying around the web of their multiple track cars stomping around the track. If you haven’t get on google and start searching!! They’ve taken delivery of their new 2015 Subaru Impreza WRX STI and they aren’t slowing down. They had a gorgeous wheel and suspension setup on their old STI and have decided to swap it all over to their 2015 STI and see how it worked out. The good news, it works. The better news is they didn’t need to…. Continue reading Forged Performance’s 2015 STI sitting on 18×10 +40mm Volk Racing TE37SLs!!→
Enkei RPF1 is probably the best wheel in the world. LOL, kidding, but kinda serious. It’s one of those wheels that has stuck around for ages and every year we figure a new car they work on. Hell Enkei still comes out with new sizes or bolt patterns. Ranging from a 14×7 to an 18×10.5 they’ve got nearly everyone covered. Alright enough about Enkei and lets focus on the specific size on hand. The 18×10 +38mm is normally 5×114.3 but there have been a few special order runs in 5×100 not many though.
The 18×10 +38mm requires a 5mm spacer to clear the STI Brembos. Some people have gotten away with a 3mm spacer, but it’s too close for comfort in my eyes. I also believe it’s smart to always run extended wheel studs in conjunction with spacers.