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The Wheeldude Bugeye on 18×8.5 RT5’s in Gold and White

Incoming Wheels - October

Hyper Black 17×9 RT5 on a VW GTI MK4

VW GTI on 17×9 RT5 in Flat Black

The Wheeldude FR-S on 17×9 Hyper Black RT5s

17×9 Rota RT5s in Flat Black on the Wheeldude FR-S

The Dude’s Bugeye on 17×9 Hyper Black RT5’s

The Dude’s Bugeye on 17×9 Flat Black RT5’s

Marvin’s WRX on 18×9.5 +38 Flat Black RT5’s

OjiGeorge’s 2013 FRS on 18×8.5/9.5 Hyper Silver RT5’s

The Wheeldude Bugeye on 18×8.5 RT5’s in Gold and White

Owner: The Dude
Car: 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Wheels: 18×8.5 Rota RT5 - (5×100/e44/73) GOLD and WHITE
Tire Size: 245/35/18
Suspension: JIC Magic Coilovers

It’s been a while since we last mounted up some wheels on our Bugeye. Yes we’ve put on RT5’s on it before but not the 18×8.5’s. This should be a nice conservative setup for those not looking to roll your fenders.

First up, we have the classic Blue and Gold color combo.

The next one we have here is the sporty yet clean looking combo. Running shoes, anyone?

Incoming Wheels - October

These wheels are coming in this October 2013. We are now accepting pre-orders for these wheels. You can give us a call at the shop at 510.252.1111 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm PST.

Subaru Fitment

DPT 18×9.5 5×100/114.3 +44 73 Hyper Black
Grid 18×9.5 5×114.3 +38 73 Chameleon
Grid 18×9.5 5×114.3 +35 73 Flat Black
Grid 18×9.5 5×114.3 +35 73 Titanium Chrome

FRS/BRZ Fitment

RT5 18×8.5/9.5 5×100 +44/+44 73 Hyper Black

Evo Fitment

Grid 18×9.5 5×114.3 +20 73 Chameleon
Grid 18×9.5 5×114.3 +20 73 Gold
Grid 18×9.5 5×114.3 +20 73 Hyper Black

Porsche Fitment

Fox 17×7.5/17×9 5×130 +35/+16 71.6 Fox 1
Fox 17×7.5/17×9 5×130 +35/+16 71.6 Fox 3
Fox 17×7.5/17×9 5×130 +35/+16 71.6 Royal Black

Hyper Black 17×9 RT5 on a VW GTI MK4

Owner: Wheeldude
Car: VW Golf GTI MK4
Wheels: 17×9 Rota RT5 - Hyper Black (5×100/e42/73)
Tires: 215/45/17 Front; 245/40/17 Rear
Suspension: ST coilovers

Last week we published the feature of our newly acquired MK4 GTI on Flat Black RT5’s. This time we’re showing you the other side which has the same wheels in a different color. Let us know what you think by posting up your comments on our Facebook or Instagram.

VW GTI on 17×9 RT5 in Flat Black

Owner: Wheeldude
Car: VW Golf GTI MK4
Wheels: 17×9 Rota RT5 - Flat Black (5×100/e42/73)
Tires: 215/45/17 Front; 245/40/17 Rear
Suspension: ST coilovers

We recently acquired a VW GTI that we can slap wheels on for our photoshoots. We chose this particular year model which has the 5×100 bolt pattern so that we can easily switch wheels between this, our FRS and Bugeye. As soon as we had time to install the ST coilovers, we mounted up a set of 17×9 RT5s in Flat Black. Looks good in our opinion!

The Wheeldude FR-S on 17×9 Hyper Black RT5s

Owner: Wheeldude
Car: 2013 Scion FR-S
Wheels: 17×9 Rota RT5 - Hyper Black (5×100/e42/73)
Tires: 245/40/17
Suspension: KW V3 coilovers

Two weeks ago, we featured our FR-S running the 17×9 RT5s in Flat Black. This time around, we’re going to show you the same set-up but in Hyper Black finish. One of the most popular colors from our line-up, the Hyper Black still looks clean and at the same time gives a sporty feel to the car. Think of it as a best of both worlds kind of color.

17×9 Rota RT5s in Flat Black on the Wheeldude FR-S

Owner: Wheeldude
Car: 2013 Scion FR-S
Wheels: 17×9 Rota RT5 - Flat Black (5×100/e42/73)
Tires: 245/40/17
Suspension: KW V3 coilovers

Looking for a 17″ square set-up for your FR-S/BRZ? We’ve got the perfect wheels for you! The 17×9 RT5s were designed specifically for your cars and can accommodate tires as wide as 255/40/17, depending on how far you are willing to go with your suspension and fender mods. Meaty set-up, anyone?

The Dude’s Bugeye on 17×9 Hyper Black RT5’s

Owner: The Dude
Car: 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Wheels: 17×9 Rota RT5 - Hyper Black (5×100/e42/73)
Tire Size: 245/40/17
Suspension: JIC Magic Coilovers

Just a few days ago, we posted up the feature on the 17×9 RT5’s in Flat Black installed on the Bugeye. If you noticed, we only showed you the left side of the car. Who knew that we had a surprise waiting on the other side of the car.

The Dude’s Bugeye on 17×9 Flat Black RT5’s

Owner: The Dude
Car: 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Wheels: 17×9 Rota RT5 - Flat Black (5×100/e42/73)
Tire Size: 245/40/17
Suspension: JIC Magic Coilovers

Due to the popularity of the 18″ Rota RT5’s, we decided to release them in 17″ as well. The New Rota RT5’s are 9″ wide which will definitely provide added traction for your cars. The +42 offset is fairly aggressive and will only require very minimal modifications to fit.

It was time to take the Dude’s Bugeye out again for another photoshoot to showcase our latest offering - the 17×9 RT5’s in Flat Black.

Marvin’s WRX on 18×9.5 +38 Flat Black RT5’s

Owner: Marvin
Car: 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX
Wheels: 18×9.5 Rota RT5 - Flat Black (5×100/e38/73)
Tires: 265/35/18
Suspension: Daiyama Coilovers

We’re loving Marvin’s new meaty set-up. He used to run 18×9.5 +30 Linea Corse Lemans with 225/40/18 tires but now he’s back with a more functional set-up.  The higher offset RT5’s allowed him to run 265/35/18 tires under the WRX fenders with a front roll and a rear pull. Check out the pictures of Marvin’s WRX from his latest trip out to the track!

Photo Credits: Nikko Martinez

OjiGeorge’s 2013 FRS on 18×8.5/9.5 Hyper Silver RT5’s

Owner: OjiGeorge (ft86club thread here.)
Car: 2013 Scion FRS
Wheels: 18×8.5/9.5 Rota RT5 - Hyper Silver (5×100/e44F/e44R/73)
Tire Size: 235/40/18 Front; 255/35/18 Rear
Suspension: Tarmac II Coilovers

OjiGeorge from ft86club just posted up some pictures of his Whiteout FR-S rocking a staggered set of RT5’s in Hyper Silver. These wheels are easily becoming one our most popular styles.