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Old 11-08-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default 5x100 to 5x114.3 adaptors? does it worth it?


Hi,

I am new to this, so bear with me!

I have a 2012 WRX hatch. and soon I wonna get 18" wheels. but probably %80 of wheels in the market are made for Sti's (5x114.3) especially if I wonna buy used wheels.

SO does this work? if I install this Spacer/Adaptor, I am gonna be able to use 5x114.3 wheels? I am gonna be able to use them (normally)?

Lastly, which adaptor is the best? please give me links

Thank you.

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Old 11-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Hi,

I am new to this, so bear with me!

I have a 2012 WRX hatch. and soon I wonna get 18" wheels. but probably %80 of wheels in the market are made for Sti's (5x114.3) especially if I wonna buy used wheels.

SO does this work? if I install this Spacer/Adaptor, I am gonna be able to use 5x114.3 wheels? I am gonna be able to use them (normally)?

Lastly, which adaptor is the best? please give me links

Thank you.
You haven't searched.

There are a ****wad of wheels available in your bolt pattern.

Find wheels that fit.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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I am sure there are wheels that fit. it is just sometimes I wonna go with Sti's OEM wheels.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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Not to answer your question but adding spacers instead of getting new hubs increases rotational mass(ewwww) your best bet would be to figure out what wheels you want and then go from there.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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Yurr gonna wonna just get wheels that fit, sometimes.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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Alright, I get it. Thanx
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:43 AM   #7
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not to thread jack, but i was interested in this as well for winter tires. And for my winter tires I wanted the 04 Sti's but for 1/2 the price and better quality i could get 05's. Are they really that bad?
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:50 AM   #8
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not to thread jack, but i was interested in this as well for winter tires. And for my winter tires I wanted the 04 Sti's but for 1/2 the price and better quality i could get 05's. Are they really that bad?
uh....what? the wheel is identical except for the size.

do you have brembos or have a specific reason you NEED adapters or wheels that DONT fit?

you could just buy ANY OTHER 16" wrx/legacy wheel in 5x100.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
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With the BRZ and FRS having 5x100...a lot of good wheels are coming out that will fit perfect on our wrx's. just gotta look.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #10
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yes it'll work, adapters go for 150+ i seen some on ebay the other day
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #11
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yes it'll work, adapters go for 150+ i seen some on ebay the other day
And they will also push the wheels out 15-25mm... I personally wouldn't want my wheels sticking past my genders.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:05 AM   #12
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i wont say you cant but honestly, imo, i dont think its worth it safety first. they are somewhat safe but arent perfect. i really like some rx7 5 spoke rims 5x114 but you know >_>
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:13 AM   #13
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i was thinking about getting the spacers as well, but i heard many people saying its not worth it so im just trying to get some 04 BBS on my 06 Rex.
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