The Enkei RPF1 is a popular option for many Subaru owners. It’s weight, classic styling and price point are all very appealing. Sometimes the sizing can cause issues. I’ve done multiple posts over the years about the RPF1 but I haven’t done a specific one on the 2015+ WRX (without brembos).
The 2015+ WRX being 5×114.3 opens up a lot of options in the RPF1 world. Previous gen WRXs were all 5×100 and there aren’t many OTS options in the old bolt pattern so people couldn’t get into too much trouble.
All the options listed will clear the stock brakes on the 2015+ WRX. Not all sizes will work with all suspension setups and some work maybe required to clear fenders. Also tire selection plays a big role in what will and will not work.
The RPF1 is available in many lower offsets as well. Getting these to fit on a 2015+ WRX is a big struggle and you’ll be forced to run a tiny tire with excessive camber. If that’s your thing then go for it.
As always if there are more questions don’t hesitate to reach out.
Local RallyX driver Eric was hunting for a narrow 15″ wheel to run his Rally SG 185 15″ tires. The Speedline Corse Racing2000 in 15×6 +50mm offset fit the bill. Unfortunately it was a challenge to find confirmation of clearances. He ordered the wheels from Canada.
This week we’re focusing on the popular wheels in the Enkei Racing line. We’ve covered the RPF1 already and it’s time for the NT03+M. The NT03+M is a popular wheel yet a challenge for many. The Concave face version is highly coveted for the style yet it has brembo clearance issues. The convex face version is not nearly as popular but offers great sizing in 17″ and they can usually be found used for very cheap.
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.
Owning a 2005+ Subaru Impreza WRX STi isn’t all smiles and boost. There are a few things that are prone to failure, luckily all of them are well known.
1.) Inner CV Boot on passenger side likes to die at 55k miles
2.) Stock Pistons aren’t bulletproof and can have failure under poor tuning conditions
3.) Oil Pickup failure
#1 There isn’t much you can do except enjoy the car and fix it when it finally decides to tear
#2 Get a good tune as soon as possible, don’t risk a poor tune even for a few highway pulls, get a pro tune and enjoy the car.
#3 Oil pickup failure isn’t something to be taken lightly, unfortunately if and when this failure happens the engine is toast. The Oil Pickup will crack, and it will no longer do its job. The crack will starve the engine of oil and you will cause catastrophic damage. Luckily, there is a solution. Killer B Motorsport developed a more robust Oil Pickup that wont crack!