I found this in a topic that was just posted in regards to what offsets should be run on a wheel for the Impreza's:
Originally posted by Luke@tirerack
48mm - 55mm is correct
I don't think the 44mm offset is wrong per say, but it is outside the reccommended offset range for an Impreza per Tirerack's reccommedations as well as other companies.
I guess the saying fits "you've got to pay, to play" in this case if you want a certain type of wheel... you may possibly/will screw up your wheel bearings among other things (all over time) from running a lower offset.
p.s. a few more nana's for my buddy horshack....