Jon is aiming to be TopScoob 14 this coming Month, and based on what I’ve seen he’s got a damn good chance. Equipped with some 18×9.5 +32 Prodrive GC-010G’s and 255/35/18 Bridgestone RE-11s he’s got himself a little track animal. With nearly 10 track days under his belt in this 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Jon has let this animal run free on more than a few of his local and not so local road courses. This car doesn’t just look amazing, it also performs thanks to a tried and true suspension from KW and a Yimi Sport Tune of his Cobb AP v2.0 (kinda sorta Stage2 Protune). Enough of the Intro lets get to the details.Â Jon will also be competing in this months Redline Time Attack @ Big Willow. I’m excited to see some results from all his seat time. Enough of the Intro lets get to the details.
The car is a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi with a full Zero/Sports goodies and Volk Racing TE37s.Â Many people inside and outside of the Subaru community are familiar with the car that I’m about to feature (for a 2nd time). Bill Vitale has done it yet again, he sets the bar for Aggressive fitments. The first time Bill set the bar was over 14 Months ago with his 18×9 +29mm Advan RS’s.Â Â Bill’s most recent overhaul included more than just fresh wheels and suspension. He decided it was time to go Rotated, a GT30R no less.Â
Getting an 18×9.5 +22mm TE37 with a 255 to fit on any Subaru takes considerable effort and planning. Bill, as always, was willing to do what it takes to have one of the most aggressive setups on an GD STi.
The great minds at Yokohama have decided to add a new wheel to their already popular line up which is properly named Advan Racing.
I can’t wait to see these wheels on some cars stateside. Some 19×9.5 +45mm RS-D’s would look spectacular on an 08 STi for a mild street setup or some 18×10 +35mm’s slapped on a GD for the aggressive side.
This new Prodrive wheel looks great, pretty standard design seen from different manufactures with a little Prodrive twist. The sizing is great too. The GR STi has another 18×9.5 with the proper offset! The GD STi (5×114.3 anyway) has some great options too.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has been around just as long as the Subaru Impreza WRX. They’ve been battling back and forth for just as long. The latest iteration of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is the EVO X. The Mitsubishi EVO X is an evolution from its older siblings in nearly every way. The EVO featured here is a perfect example of the new Mitsubishi EVO X. Archie’s car is no slouch and has had 3 sets of wheels already (not including the stockers).
Archie hasn’t done things slowly in terms of modifying. He had some killer 18×9.5 TE37s on his car shortly after buying it. Then he decided to run some very slick 19×9.5 AME TM02’s. Continue reading This EVO X is No Slouch.→
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. Continue reading Proper Fitment 17×9 Subaru Impreza WRX STi (05+)→