A friend of mine has a set of 18×9.5 +40 Enkei NT03+M wheels available and being true to my wheel whore ways I jumped at the chance to mount them up on my 2003 Subaru WRX. It’s like photoshopping in real life. 😀
Now I knew that they wouldn’t clear my fenders but the question was did I need flares or could I get away with a pull? Answer? Maybe a pull in the front on my max -camber setting via Whiteline top hats, but flares are needed in the rear. I don’t have enough strut clearance to add more -camber without a set of offset top hats. And as far as I know no one makes those in the rear for OEM struts.
And since I am sticking with my STi strut/RCE yellow spring setup til the bitter end, it looks like flares are the winner. Plus they help cover up my banged up fenders.