Category Archives: Wheels In General

Forged Performance’s 2015 STI sitting on 18×10 +40mm Volk Racing TE37SLs!!

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….
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Brembo Clearance: Enkei RPF1 18×9.5 +38mm

We’re back again with more Brembo clearance info. The Enkei RPF1 is a popular wheel choice, it comes in many different sizes. Unfortunately many of the popular sizes don’t clear the STI Brembo calipers. We’ve already gone over what’s needed to clear the 17×9 +35mm, 17×9.5 +38mm, and 18×10 +38mm. Next on the list is the Enkei RPF1 18×9.5 +38mm. For the 18×9.5 +38mm Enkei RPF1 to clear the STI Brembos you’ll need an 8mm spacer. Luckily for the Subaru owners not running Brembos no spacers are required.

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Japanese Wheel Wednesday: GramLight 57C6

Say hello to the GramLight 57C6. It’s a classically designed 6 spoke wheel. GramLight chose to go extreme with the faces for the 57C6. Going wider on the 57C6 to get extremely concave, so much so it causes some caliper clearance issues. Luckily with the help of a consulting client and our friends at Penguin Garage we were able to get some test fitting. Below you’ll find the breakdown of the available sizes and the known issues. Plus a few pictures!

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Brembo Clearance: Enkei RPF1 18×10 +38mm

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.

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Japanese Wheel Wednesday: Volk Racing ZE40

Volk Racing recently released the new ZE40. It’s a multi-spoke wheel with a mild concave. If has 3 available faces depending on size/bolt pattern. Face 1 and Face 2 look to have good caliper clearance even in the higher offsets.

It’s nice to see Volk Racing offering a standard bronze color on the new wheel. Take a look and tell us what you think. I’ve broken down some of the available sizes and included Brembo Clearance data. Check it out! Hint: they make an 18×12!!

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Volk Racing CE28 RT Info and Pics Released! | Japan Wheel Wednesday

Volk is at it again. They’ve released the RT version of the CE28N in select sizes. The wheel looks great and we’re starting to see more high offset wide wheels in 5×100!! The BRZ/FRS/WRX crowd should be doing a jig or at the very least break dancing in public.

Starting with the excellent design of the CE28N, Volk stepped it up made it stronger, lighter and RED!!. As with the TE37RT the Logo on the spokes is now etched into the wheel instead of the traditional sticker. These really look great, I wish they had some more sizes available. Maybe we can get a push for some 18×10 +40mm versions. :naughty:

CE28 RT logo

Enough with the chit chat, check out the wheel (click More below for the full gallery)
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