That seems awfully heavy even for an 18" wheel. If it is correct, it makes me happy I stuck with my 17" SSR's at 15lbs a piece. But the FSTI wheels are fly.karma mechanic said:*** Edited due to better accuracy ***
I just weighed one of mine with the tyre on, and it was 49.8 lbs. The original RE030's weigh 24 lbs, so that leaves the wheel coming in at 25.8 lbs.
I thought the FSTi is geared toward urban haulin' rather than off roading (18s with low profile tires is not something one would want to go off pavement). My guess is its designed with the real world in mind - roads full of potholes and imperfections.karma mechanic said:Yes, they are heavy.
I suppose Subaru may have gone for extra strength in view of the car it was being fitted to - more chance of hitting rocks and stuff in the Forester application than the Impreza.
The AST's are the height-adjustable and 12-click damping-adjustable suspension from Powerstation.SKSTI said:You're going to slap on a new set of rims & tires?
I really dig the OEM set up. It looks fanstastic as is, IMO.
Oops! I've confused AST for ASW [aftermarket wheels].karma mechanic said:The AST's are the height-adjustable and 12-click damping-adjustable suspension from Powerstation.
It is the ride height and damping I might change, and that's how I'd do it. If I did.
(The OEM Bridgestone RE030's are a different matter, there are lots of better ones out there in terms of grip, ride, noise, wear and looks).
You can always check jdmpartstx.com for their latest shipments. I've seen a few sets of FSTi wheels go through there.toddlamp said:Anyone know where to find a set of FSTi rims? I like the look and need something that will allow me to install my STi Brembo take-offs.
agree wholeheartedly there - the RE030 is downright scaring me on greasy surfaces + I have shredded most of the tread off in the last week giving people 'demos' of the forester - so some new rubber is duekarma mechanic said:(The OEM Bridgestone RE030's are a different matter, there are lots of better ones out there in terms of grip, ride, noise, wear and looks).
Out of interest why are you so anti the Toyo's ?pwebb said:but what to choose - very little choice in 225/45 18 - no way am I buying Toyo rubbish or falken/kumho/unknowns - so it looks like P zero nero (squishy sidewall no thanks) , dunlop 9000 ( not very sharp) or the re050