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#1: 03-15-2013, 12:16 PM
18x8 Suggestions?
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Need to start thinking about wheels in the 18x8 size for the outback. Anyone have suggestions for decent wheels that won't completely break the bank? Not really interested in Rotas or similar wheels that can be expected to degrade pretty quickly. Don't mind used-but-in-good-condition and that's probably what I'll be keeping an eye out for. Some on my list so far are
  • OZ Superleggara
  • OZ Ultraleggara
  • OZ Allggerita
  • Enkei RPF1s
  • BBS REs (if I can even find a set for a non-ridiculous amount of money)
  • BBS RGRs (same as above)
  • Enkei Raijin
  • TSW Nurbrugrings
  • TSW Interlagos
  • SSR Comp
  • Advans?
Other suggestions? Comments on quality of the above? I'm really option to anything right now since I've never seriously looked into anything in the 18" variety before.

Things to add:
  • The car is an Outback, not a Legacy. This means that the outside diameter of the tires will need to be larger. Stock size is 225/55r17. For 18" wheels, tires size options will likely be 225/50, 235/45, or 245/45 (235/45 is the least desirable option for me)
  • Current suspension is LGT-spec Tokico struts with swift springs. 3/8" spacers in the front, 1" spacers in the rear. I may switch over to pink springs which should get me some extra ride height.
Pics of the car attached, both with the current stock '09 wheels as well as with the TSW Nurburgrings that the previous owner had.
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