Category Archives: Fitment

Want to be Aggressive? Are you willing to do what it takes?

Want to run an aggressive GTR Face setup on your Impreza?

It isn’t impossible, you just need to be willing to do the modifications necessary to make it work.

Perfect example of someone willing to do what it takes is Bill (Aka. IStoSTi, CarbonIS, and a few others I don’t know).

Bill contacted me asking “what would it take for me to run this?”

I informed Bill of what he would have to do. Generally when I reply to questions like these people run away or ask if I’m serious, not Bill. Bill asked for more details. Crazy guy I tell ya.

Bill's Zero/Sports Equipped STi with Advan RS 18x9 +29mm GTR Face wheels

This setup he was talking about was an 18×9 +29mm Advan RS with the coveted GTR face.

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How Wide of a Tire can I Run on my 2005+ Subaru Impreza WRX STi on Stock Wheels?

Want to run wider tires on your 2005+ Impreza WRX STi that is still using Stock wheels and Stock (or stock replacement) Struts?

Using the following setup it is possible to easily run a 245/40/17 or 255/40/17 Tire

1.) Stock 17×8 +53mm wheels (BBS or Enkei)

2.) Stock Struts (or stock replacements, such as Ohlins)

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235 vs. 255 or 265 on an 8.5 wheel for an Impreza.

I received a Private Message last night on one of the many forums I frequent and it is a common one. I’ve cropped down the users original question and cleaned up the answer a little.

Quote:

Originally Posted by p********g

whats up man, im due for new tires and im kind of torn whether or not to go big for the “hey look at all my rubber” look or just to stick with what works. im running advan rcII’s 18×8.5 +45mm currently with 235/40 18’s. i have been thinking recently of upgrading to some 265/35 18’s and rolling the front and rear fender, but would first like to hear the pros and cons of each tire if possible. i dont do any track driving or autocross, but do hit up some canyon days here and there, but would mainly like the bigger tire for simply “the look” get back to me whenever you can at your earliest convenience, and be as candid as possible, thanks in advance
-e

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