May 28, 2015
Hi, thought I'd jump on here and write a review about these wheels. There aren't many images online and people may be curious how these look in the 18x8 +45 variant (5x100 pattern). The spokes are slighly concave and the center lug section is very nice and tucked in. The lugs do require a thin walled socket to install, but they fit tight and look really nice ( the included ones free from TireRack). I also opted to go with the chrome valve stem and I really like those as well. I went with 245/45R18 Continental Pure Contacts although this isn't a recommended size from TireRack, they fit well for summer and have appropriate clearance at stock ride height with stock struts. There may be an issue if you do a WRX or STi strut conversion and lower your forester. I have the STi strut conversion but I am not using it at the moment but if I swap out I'll do an update on the review if I can. All in all really sexy simple 5 star wheels is what I wanted, and that's what I got. Very happy with the wheels. I think they are a bit heavy but the tire and wheel are about the same weight as stock, and that's fine for me.