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The Dude’s Bugeye on Rundfahren RM200’s

Dare to Be Different - Paul’s WRB WRX on Chameleon Grids

Double Feature - His STI and Her BRZ

Kelly’s 2011 STI on Flat Black Rota PWR’s

Throwback Thursday - Bockett’s Bugeye on Hyper Black Grids

Eric’s Auto-X Prepped BRZ on 17×9 Grids in White

David’s STI on 18×9.5 Full Royal Silver Rota Grids

The Dude’s Bugeye on Aggressive Linea Corse Lemans

Torque them down! 02 Subaru WRX on 18×9.5 Rota Torque in Titanium Chrome

Bugeye again, this time on 18×9.5 Rota Grids in Titanium Chrome

The Dude’s Bugeye on Rundfahren RM200’s

Owner: The Dude
Car: 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Wheels: 18×9.5 Rundfahren RM200 - Machined(5×100/e38/73)
Tire Size: 235/40/18
Suspension: JIC Magic Coilovers

After doing the Wheeldude FRS shoot with the New Rundfahren RM200’s, it was time to mount them up on the shop Bugeye. They actually look pretty good! What do you guys think?

Dare to Be Different - Paul’s WRB WRX on Chameleon Grids

Owner: Paul
Car: 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX
Wheels: 18×9.5 Rota Grid - Chameleon (5×100/e38/73)
Tires: 225/40/18 Achilles ATR Sport Tires
Suspension: Fortune Auto 500 Coilovers

We’re not big fans of loud color combos but we’ll make an exception for this one. Paul picked the perfect wheel color for his WRB Subie, making it stand out from everyone else. Daring to be different definitely paid off really well for Paul and his WRX.

Double Feature - His STI and Her BRZ

Every couple has to find something common between them to make the relationship last. It didn’t take long for Kelly and his wife to do just that, and found out that “cars” would be their common ground. Kelly owns the STI on Rota PWR’s while his wife owns the BRZ on Rota MXR’s. We must say that the two cars look great together!

Owner: Kelly (Check out his previous feature here.)
Car: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Wheels: 18×9.5 Rota PWR - Flat Black(5×114.3/e32/73)
Tires: 265/35/18 Hankook Ventus V12
Suspension: BC Racing Coilovers

Car: 2013 Subaru BRZ
Wheels: 18×8.5 Rota MXR - Hyper Black (5×100/e44/73)
Tires: 245/35/18 Hankook Ventus V12
Suspension: H&R Sport Springs

Kelly’s 2011 STI on Flat Black Rota PWR’s

Owner: Kelly
Car: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Wheels: 18×9.5 Rota PWR - Flat Black(5×114.3/e32/73)
Tires: 265/35/18 Hankook Ventus V12
Suspension: BC Racing Coilovers

Kelly sent us some pictures of his 2011 STI running the new Rota PWR’s. These wheels have the +32 offset but only required a rear fender roll even with the meaty 265/35/18 tire set up. Gotta love that aggressive set up!


Throwback Thursday - Bockett’s Bugeye on Hyper Black Grids

Owner: Bockett
Car: 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Wheels: 18×9.5 Rota Grid - Hyper Black (5×100/e38/73)
Tires: 225/40/18
Suspension: Coilovers

More than a year ago, our customer from the UK sent us these sweet shots of his Bugeye. This car is so clean that it looks like it just rolled out of the dealership! Gotta love that World Rally Blue and Hyper Black combo too which makes the car look mean!

Eric’s Auto-X Prepped BRZ on 17×9 Grids in White

Owner: Eric
Car: 2013 Subaru BRZ Premium
Wheels: 17×9 Rota Grid - White (5×100/e42/73)
Tires: 245/40/17 Dunlop Z1 Star Spec
Suspension: KW Variant 3 Coilovers

Right after breaking in the BRZ, Eric tried out the tires that came with the car and he figured that it wasn’t grippy enough for his needs. Eric then ordered 17×9 +42 Grids wrapped in 245/40/17 Dunlop Z1 Star Specs which were much more suitable since he will be joining the SCCA STX class. Eric also installed suspension parts like the KW V3 Coilovers and Whiteline offset camber plates which will greatly help his car handle better. He also bumped up the power with a Perrin lightweight pulley, air intake filter, over pipe, front pipe w/HFC, catback exhaust, and a tune to finish it all off.

Check out his ft86club build thread here.

Zach, a good friend of Eric, took some quick snaps of the BRZ so we could all drool at this beauty. Pretty impressive for a quick shoot, right? :)

Click here to see the rest of the pictures.

David’s STI on 18×9.5 Full Royal Silver Rota Grids

Owner: David
Car: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Wheels: 18×9.5 Rota Grid - Full Royal Silver (5×100/e38/73)
Tire Size: 235/40/18 Falken FK452
Suspension: Race comp engineering springs with Tokico D Spec struts

David previously had a set of Gold Rota Grids on his World Rally Blue STI. He wanted to change things up a bit and purchased a new set of the same wheels in a brand new color which is the Full Royal Silver. David told us that he gets a lot more comments about his new set up. :)

MOD LIST

EJ257 Shortblock 99.75mm Bore
Disassembled, cleaned, decked and torque plate honed.
Crankshaft polished and balanced to.5g
Blueprinted and Reassembled with Calico Coated
ACL Race Bearings
Brand New 8.2:1 99.75mm Mahle Pistons and File Fitted Rings
Manley Rods(H beam)
Version 7 JDM big port heads PnP,radius valve and decked
BC cams 280
New springs and retainers

APS dr725 FMIC
APS 70mm CAI
850CC Denso Injectors
APS 3in Hard turbo Inlet
AMR T60 Turbo10.5cm Exhaust Housing
* 3 inch compressor Inlet
* Fully ported exhaust housing
* Fully ported compressor housing
* oil and water cooled
AP ver 2
Mishimoto Rad with samco hoses
GMS 170 Thermostat
Grimmspeed uppipe with 38mm tial wastegate
Hallman pro manual boost controller
HKS High power exhaust 3in
Moore Performance Downpipe 3in, no wastegate side.
PnP throttle body with heat coating
PnP intake manifold with heat coating
TGV delete with pheloic spacers 6mm
grimmspeed oil air separator
Grimmspeed exhaust manifold with hi flow x pipe(PnP)
Perrin Fuel rail

Perrin F&R Sway bars and endlinks
Whitline anti lift kit
Tokico Shocks
RCE springs(Yellow)
Saggy butt spacers for the rear
Whiteline rear diff lock kit
Whiteline rear subframe bolts
GT spec F&R strut tower bars

JDM 6speed swap with the r180 rear diff 5×100
Torque solution short shifter and bushings
Torque solution rear shifter bushing
ACT 6puck HD and pressure plate
ACT streetlight flywheel(15lbs)
Cusco eng and tranny mount
Brembo Brakes
DBA F&R Rotors
Hawk HPS pads
Gruppe S SS lines
Grimmspeed Master Cylinder

04wrx to 05 STI center console swap.
STI gauge cluster
Sparco Toreno 2 seats(good condition)
Defi Oil temp, Oil pres, boost

Pioneer AVIC D3
Alpine Type s Components Front
Kicker speakers Rear

Rally Armor UR mudflaps

The Dude’s Bugeye on Aggressive Linea Corse Lemans

Owner: The Dude
Car: 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Wheels: 18×9.5 Linea Corse Lemans - Hyper Silver with Polished lip (5×100/e30/73) and 18×9.5 Linea Corse Lemans - Gold with Polished lip (5×100/e30/73)
Tire Size: 235/40/18
Suspension: JIC Magic Coilovers

We finally got a chance to put on some aggressive Linea Corse Lemans on the Bugeye to do a photoshoot. We think it looks awesome but we can’t decide which color looks better because they both look so good. Which set-up do you like better Hyper Silver or Gold?

Hyper Silver with Polished lip

Gold with Polished lip

Torque them down! 02 Subaru WRX on 18×9.5 Rota Torque in Titanium Chrome

Owner: Dude @ Wheeldude.com
Car: 2002 Subaru WRX
Wheels: 18×9.5 Rota Torque - Titanium Chrome (5×100/e35/73)
Suspension: JIC Magic Coilovers

18×9.5 + 35 Rota Torque in stock and ready to ship to you. Last few sets in the U.S. for quite some time!
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Bugeye again, this time on 18×9.5 Rota Grids in Titanium Chrome

Owner: Dude @ Wheeldude.com
Car: 2002 Subaru WRX
Wheels: 18×9.5 Rota Grid - Titanium Chrome (5×100/e38/73)
Suspension: JIC Magic Coilovers

Since we brought the Bugeye back to live, we have been testing new wheels on it every week. This time it’s the 18×9.5 +38 Rota GRID in Titanium Chrome! The very reflective finish of the wheels is basically a mirror when you’re looking at it. It’s definitely my personal favorite finish on any Rota wheel!

- Tom

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