All I have done to the Subaru lately is get some new wheels for it. The wheels are Weds Sport SA-15R 18×9.5 +38 offset. The tires are 265/35-18 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11’s. I looked online soooo many times for pictures of these wheels on a Subaru but never found them prior to getting mine. So for those of you wondering what they look like. Here it is:
And here is what the offset looks like. Both of these pictures are on totally stock suspension with stock alignment settings.
The offset is a bit too aggressive for stock suspension and alignment. And the rear definitely requires a lot of roll. I have not done anything to remedy these issues yet, so the wheels are pulled back off the car waiting for me to take care of business.
Impressions of the wheels:
Finish on them is top notch. They are super light. Like 19.5 lbs or so. Like pounds per corner lighter than stock even though they are 1″ wider than stock. They have a TON of clearance to the STi caliper in this offset, so no worries there. And finally, they are much darker than I expected. All of Weds’ pictures online must have had a bunch of lighting on the bronze part. In person, the bronze is very difficult to see at all. It just looks like a machined surface with a clear coat over it that has a whole bunch of smoke in it.