Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rota D-Force Wheels for STI

D-Force test-fit on STI
If you follow this blog you've probably seen me complain that there aren't many wheels available that are both wide and high-offset to fit the GR-chassis STI.  Although there ARE lots of 5x114 wheels around, most of them have the wrong offset -- typically around +35mm -- and would stick out on the WRX STI.

In an effort to remedy this situation we worked with Rota to spec out a wheel that would be nice and wide, but still fit under the fenders of the wide-body STI.  We just got them the other day.  They're called D-Force, and they're 18x9.5", +40.  They have a very large (2.75") lip, which is really unusual for wheels that fit the big Brembo brakes of the STI.  At 22.6 pounds, the weight isn't too bad, either.

For now, we only have this wheel in flat black.  Other colors to come will certainly include "Hyper Black," which is a smokey silver color.  I'm open to suggestions on what other colors you'd like to see.  Also, we could do the wheel with a polished and clear-coated lip.  Comment at the bottom of this post if you have an opinion either way.

Want them?  As I write this post, they are in stock and you can buy them.  You can find them at our web site.

1 comment:

Bob said...

I'm buying a set of wheels this winter for next spring and would love this D-force in silver, hyper silver, or steel grey. Even though silver is the most popular wheel color, Rota seems to focus on colors that make their wheels look like factory steelies. Make mine silver please.