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Old 11-29-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default 16x16.5 to 18x18.5 wheel adapters

So I did some research around the forum and couldn't find anything on this...so I figured I'd ask...

I bought a winter set of wheels(steelies) off CL with a lug pattern of 16x16.5...is there an adapter I can purchase somewhere to make them fit my 2011 STi (18x18.5)?

If I'm SOL as far as the 16x16,5 steelies are concerned, where is the cheapest place to buy some that will fit my 2011 Sti?

I see there are wheel adapters around the web but I haven't found any for this specific setup.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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You are confesed

Wrx is 5x100
Sti is 5 x114.3

What is this 16.5. 18.5 you speak of?
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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I don't think you can get 16" rims to fit over the brakes. Go with a 17" rim
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:09 PM   #4
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do some more learnin' before you go buying parts to throw at your car.


what are the exact specifics on the wheels and tires you bought? what car did they come off?
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:02 AM   #5
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:51 AM   #6
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oh deeer
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:02 AM   #7
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16x6.5 and 18x8.5 (You don't mean 18.5) is the diameter and width.

The wheel is 16" in diameter and 6.5" wide. Same with the 18" wheel.

Your lug pattern is displayed the same way, but the first number is the number of lugs, and the second is the radius (I believe? Or diameter) of the lug pattern.

So a 16x6.5" lug pattern would be 16 lugs in a 6.5" circle... You don't have that.

Seriously, you need to read up on what you're buying before you buy it.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:16 AM   #8
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16x6.5 and 18x8.5 (You don't mean 18.5) is the diameter and width.

The wheel is 16" in diameter and 6.5" wide. Same with the 18" wheel.

Your lug pattern is displayed the same way, but the first number is the number of lugs, and the second is the radius (I believe? Or diameter) of the lug pattern.

So a 16x6.5" lug pattern would be 16 lugs in a 6.5" circle... You don't have that.

Seriously, you need to read up on what you're buying before you buy it.
Diameter^.

This was good for a laugh this morning...
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:43 PM   #9
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Diameter^.

This was good for a laugh this morning...


agreed !!!
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