Track season is off to a great start here in California. Our photographer met up with Eric @tangerine_sti and his dual duty 2013 Subaru WRX STI at Buttonwillow Raceway for a Turn 8 Track Days event. Eric arrived to the raceway early in the a.m. to prepare for his first session, applying his number plate and inspecting the car thoroughly. This track prepared STI features a set of 18×9.5″ ET38 EC-7 wheels, developed exclusively for the WRX/STI chassis in a rotatable square configuration which promotes a neutral handling experience and provide plenty of brake clearance for the factory BBK. Below you will find more info on Eric’s build and photos from his track day experience.
– APEX 18×9.5″ et38 EC-7 Wheels in Satin Black (https://www.apexraceparts.com/shop-by-vehicle/subaru/wrx/18x9-5-et38-apex-ec-7-wrx-wheel.html) – 255/35-18 Federal FZ-201 Tires
– Custom chassis mount splitter – Custom canards – Custom hood vents – Custom headlights – GV lip – STI side skirts – Verus Engineering diffuser – Password JDM CF gurney flap – Carbon Fiber exhaust shield – Carbon Fiber eyelids – OEM vortex generator – Tomei Ti exhaust – Cygnus Performance Motorsport coilovers – Super Pro control arms – Koyo radiator – 2015 STI steering rack – Centric carbon rotors – Gloc R16/R12 pads – Stoptech stainless steel brake lines
Matt became the JDM Product Expert at APEX Wheels in 2022. Prior to joining APEX, he worked extensively in automotive sales. As an enthusiast he made the shift from street driving to track driving in order to fully experience his cars at the limit without putting the public at risk. Matt has owned six Hondas (‘94 Integra LS, ‘95 Integra RS, ‘96 Integra GS-R, ‘06 RSX Type-S, ‘95 Civic VX, ‘17 Civic EX-T), two Subarus (‘15 Impreza, ‘22 BRZ), and is likely shopping for the next addition to his stable. When he’s not helping JDM owners figure out the best wheel setups for their cars, he enjoys playing racing video games and indulging his interest in automotive photography. Fun fact: Matt knows every quotable line in The Fast and the Furious by heart.
Have questions about wheels for your JDM vehicle? Use our contact form and ask for Matt.