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Old 09-08-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default Will '08 steel wheels fit '12 Impreza?

I want to swap my 2012 Impreza Limited 17 inch wheels for 2008 Impreza steel wheels. I did some research and base 2012 Impreza comes with 15x6 steel wheels with 48 offset.
2008-2011 comes with 16x6.5 and 55 offset.
Can I do it? I'm reading up on this and it seems that 7mm difference in offset is not good for wheel bearings in long run. I want to order winter tires tomorrow so can any wheel/tire expert tell me if I can do it please.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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we do offer a 16x6.5 ET50 Steel wheel for the 2012 Impreza ..

we have had a proper 16" steel wheel option for the WRX and Impreza models since 2002
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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we do offer a 16x6.5 ET50 Steel wheel for the 2012 Impreza ..

we have had a proper 16" steel wheel option for the WRX and Impreza models since 2002
A little too late I already got them so now my choice is between 195/55R16 or 205/55/16 Any idea which one is safer?
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Safer?

And the difference between 48mm and 55mm offset will have no discernible impact on your wheel bearings.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:45 AM   #5
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Would a 15" steelie even clear the front brakes?
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:43 AM   #6
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #7
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Would a 15" steelie even clear the front brakes?
I was asking about 16" steelies. I will check tomorrow after work if they clears front brakes. I'm 99% it should but you never know. I hope it will work as I got these wheels for free.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:27 AM   #8
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You're right. Where the hell did I get 15" from?
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