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Old 28 December 2018, 09:28 PM
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Default Rota GRA's Vs. PFF7's - 2003 Blob STI

Currently looking at Rota GRA's for my Blob STI in 18" x 7.5" as they're affordable, available new & are known to clear the STI Brembo's...


Also in the running were PFF7's, but going off them somewhat as although being "period correct" they're somewhat dated. HOWEVER If this article is correct: https://impreza.co/prodrive-pff7-spe...-alloy-wheels/ The PFF7's are 8" wide - Is there anything in this with regards to a wider contact patch for better grip with (what seems to be) no arch mods?


Wondering if 8" is a worthy upgrade over 7.5" & if there are other 18" x 8" wheels that'll clear the STI Brembo's without spacers...?

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176 view's & no reply's, Rota GRA's it is
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No spacers needed for PFF7's. Ran a 225/40/18 tyre on mine. Did get minor rear scrubbing, but the car was very low... once raised it up a touch - no rubbing at all, and no arch mods.
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No spacers needed for PFF7's. Ran a 225/40/18 tyre on mine. Did get minor rear scrubbing, but the car was very low... once raised it up a touch - no rubbing at all, and no arch mods.
Hello mate, thanks for the reply...

Do you feel there’s any real benefit to going 8J or is there not really a lot in it? (I am guessing ProDrive thought so ).

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Originally Posted by Kaosone View Post


Hello mate, thanks for the reply...

Do you feel there’s any real benefit to going 8J or is there not really a lot in it? (I am guessing ProDrive thought so ).

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theres not a lot in it to be honest going from a 7.5 to an 8. But it does allow you to run a slightly wider tyre if you want to - 235. Which is always good. And they look much better in the arches as they sit out that bit further. Down to personal taste really. You’d be equally fine with the 7.5 GRAs
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Have you got a pic of yours by any chance?

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Originally Posted by Kaosone View Post
Have you got a pic of yours by any chance?

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my old widetrack (got a hawk now which will also be having some PFF7s)







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Slick,

I do like the way they fill the arches out

Less spokes to clean than the GRA’s too
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