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Old 06-13-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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Specs would be 18x7.5 with +32 offset.


What do you all think of these wheels on a 2009 wrx hatch? How would they fit? This is on a stock hatch, no suspension mods.

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Old 06-13-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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Well .... It's not my preference, but to each his own.

The width of those pretty much suck IMO. They would be okay for a 17 inch, but for an 18 inch wheel it should be a minimum of 8 inches wide to be even worth considering for me, especially on the 08+ as you have more room to work with under there.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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no..

to even begin to make them look good they would need to be much wider and the car would need to be much lower...
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:29 PM   #4
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staggered wheels on a 4wheel drive is a no no, right?
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:49 PM   #5
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itd prob. only look good slammed. they remind me of gti wheels, which v-dubs usually look best without wheel gap.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:11 AM   #6
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staggered wheels on a 4wheel drive is a no no, right?
Depends on the type of car. For Porsche's they come setup with a staggered wheel setup. For Subaru's you do NOT want to run a staggered setup as the car was not designed for that.

What you can do is run the same wheel size & width, but different offsets if you really wanted to, but if you are going to do that the lower offset should actually be placed on the front of our cars instead of the rear.

It's best just to use the same size, wheel, width & offset all around the car (as well as same brand, type and size of tires all around.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:44 AM   #7
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Depends on the type of car. For Porsche's they come setup with a staggered wheel setup. For Subaru's you do NOT want to run a staggered setup as the car was not designed for that.

What you can do is run the same wheel size & width, but different offsets if you really wanted to, but if you are going to do that the lower offset should actually be placed on the front of our cars instead of the rear.

It's best just to use the same size, wheel, width & offset all around the car (as well as same brand, type and size of tires all around.
Dang. We are pretty limited on wheel choices eh...

I'm looking for something polished, possibly chrome in 18" (or higher) that will look decent on stock suspension.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:18 PM   #8
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DO not put these on a WRX...these belong only on VIP cars

the sizing is terrible, and furthermore, staggering your wheels blows out the subaru center diff pretty quickly.

doing otherwise shows an utter lack of common sense, but more importantly...taste

if your putting these on to look good, the first glare from your local subaru community should give you a precursor for what is to come.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:45 PM   #9
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It's his car I would hate to have someone tell me don't put it on because it makes a community look bad. Go ahead dude if you really like it buy them. Don't listen to anyone who would tell you otherwise, you paid for your car.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:28 PM   #10
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i just dont want him to waste his money on some expensive used jdm wheels from rbwheels only to get ridiculued
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I say send this one to OT to see what they say. But to save you the hassle, It's a no.
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:24 PM   #12
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i just dont want him to waste his money on some expensive used jdm wheels from rbwheels only to get ridiculued
Well the guy that was selling them sold them to some other guy with a bug eye subie
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