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77. The Contact Patch a.k.a. Wider Wheels and Tires

Having bigger brakes means having bigger wheels and tires to wrap around them. Moving to STi Brembos means the 16 inch 2.5 RS wheels won’t fit anymore. I did some research and it seems that the best all around wheel is the Einkei RPF1. The best and lightest wheel for the money. I chose the 18 x 9.5 +35 offset wheel which is the widest I could put under the car without having to cut the car completely apart. I knew I would have to open the wheel arches and add some flares. It seems to be a great fit, and with some help from my brother on the arches, I think I will be happy with the suspension and turning radius of the wheels selected. Time will tell.

Glendale, AZ, USA

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