TheÂ 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi had justÂ hit the states, everyone was waiting to see what the car had in store. Some people were going with normal fitments, and some people were taking it one step further. When I saw what Luis had done with his STi I almost fell off my chair. Not only is he running the new SSR Type-Fs but he’s running the 9.5″ version! Luis bought the 08 STi to beÂ a fun Daily Driver/”family” car/Canyon Carver, from the looks of it he hit the nail on the head.
This will be a short article as there is only one 57Motorsport wheel that will clear the STi Brembos. The 57Motorsport G07WT
Here is a list of 57Motorsport Wheels that Clear Subaru Impreza WRX STi Brembos. This includes all GD brembos and GR Brembos. Specific model years this article applies to are 2002-2009 Subaru Impreza WRX and Subaru Impreza WRX STi models with Brembo Brake Calipers.
This is one of the few reasonably priced, lightweight 17x9s that come in 5×100!
For the last 3.5 years people have been curious if the 9.5″ RPF1s cleared the Subaru Impreza WRX STi brembos. Well, they don’t. They require a spacer, how large of a spacer?
Up until last week I couldn’t say with confidence what size they needed to clear. Luckily for me a fellow Subaru owner on the forums with a crazy Wide Body STi happens to have a few Enkei connections. Earl managed to test fit one of the 17×9.5 +38mm RPF1s for Brembo Clearance.
He had a couple spacers laying around so he decided to test it and snap a few pictures to finally put the question to rest, “How big of a spacer do I need to run 17×9.5 +38mm RPF1s?!”
Ben is well known throughout the Subaru community for many reasons. The first is probably the fact that he had an Awesome GD Subaru Impreza WRX STi that he was not afraid to take to the track. He sold that wonderful track ready STi and took a detour from Subaru, but like every smart person he came back.
With the help of a close friend of mine on the opposite side of the United States, we decided it was time to write a simple and detailed how to for this mysterious process.
Here’s the step by step on how to properly modify the rear fenders on a 2005 to 2007 GD Subaru Impreza WRX STi:
Recently I was flipping through the latest Hyper Rev Impreza #6 (thanks John @ GarageSpec), and I found something the community needs to know.
I stumbled upon the release of an 08 STi specific Volk Racing RE30 size.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the Wheel here’s a little photo.