Quick little set of photos of the Karlton Flares in action at the 2011 Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals this past week.
Karlton placed 6th overall in SM after both days!! I can’t wait to see how Karlton does next year with some more tire and some more fine tuning. Maybe it’ll be time for t3hclap.com to take a road trip. 🙂
There has been a lot of chat out there about a certain set of new fender flares that are on the market. I get a lot of questions about what wheels are available in the correct sizes. A few months back I compiled a list of 18×10.5s and it’s about time I shared it with everyone.
The sweet spot is 18×10.5 +15mm with a 295/30/18, coilovers and some camber. Go Ginormous or GTFO.
This first post will be all 1 piece wheels that clear the STi Brembos, the 2/3 piece article will come later once we know exactly how aggressive we can go with these monster flares Karlton has created.
Do you know D Money? If you own a Subaru and frequent any of the message boards or popular blogs you’ve stumbled on a photo of a white Bugeye with JDM headlights, full C-West lip kit and some 18″ Gold Advan RG2’s.Â That white bugeye is now blue/purple and now Dimitri has decided to up the ante, he picked up one of the rarest front bumpers for the bugeye and decided to build the next version of his bugeye from the ground up.
Khaild aka. jordanretro1223 on IWSTI finally stopped teasing his followers and posted photos of his newly installed wheels and tires. There were plenty of guesses when posted his teaser photo, they ranged from Advan to Volk. There were a few people who were on the right track thinking the new wheels were either the new Advan RZ-DF or Advan RG-D. Advan gold is a color people dream about, it’s amazing.
Khalid chose to go with an 18×9 +25mm with a 225/40/18. It isn’t my favorite choice of fitment but they are the first publicly posted Advan RG-D’s on an STi and he’s done the work to get them to fit. That alone deserves a quick feature. 🙂
I don’t normally post for sale ads on the blog but these wheels deserve a post. These are the famous White 18×9.5 +35mm Volk Racing RE30s from Mr. Adam aka BM_STi aka AdamBOMB_STi. Some of you may recognize Adam’s car from one of my first articles “9.5” Wheels on a GD Impreza”.
Adam was the inspiration for that article. If you’re looking for an aggressive setup for your STi, you’re in luck because they are for sale!! Adam is moving on to some bigger wheels for some unknown plans. 🙂 Either way, someone needs to pick these up as they’ll work perfectly on any GR/GV or with some work a GD.
You read that right, 100% stock suspension 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi with 9.5″ wheels! Quick background on the car/owner. Ben Wales has had a slew of Subarus over the years. What you see below is a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI aka. Batscubie #5.
This STi was recently bought when Ben traded in Batscubie #4 aka. the Wraith. Ben had these 17×9.5 +44mm Enkei NT03+M’s on Batscubie #4 (08 STi) with some 275s. Ben wanted to compete in STU with the 2006 STI so he kept the 9.5 Enkei’s and bought some 245’s.