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Old 01-02-2007, 10:07 PM   #1
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I am looking at some ADR wheels and the highest offset they have for the wheel I want is 40? IS that good enough? I have been told that subarus need a high offset. is that high enough?
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #2
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48-55 is a good rule.
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:23 PM   #3
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40 is way off. Check out subydude.com.

48-55 is pretty good, I've ran 47 too.

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Old 01-03-2007, 04:34 PM   #4
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What is the damage of running a low offset?
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:43 PM   #5
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wheels stick too far out of the wheel well. Tires hit the fender, you stress the lugbolts, potentially sheering them off, you put stress on the bearings, etc. etc.
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:11 PM   #6
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Well that would figure. I finally find a wheel that I like and it has a low offset. They were the ADR M Sport Hyper Silver. I was thinking 17 or 18. The 18 have a offset of 42. still not high enough.
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:17 PM   #7
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rota formels look pretty similar to the m sports.
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:45 PM   #8
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I might have three Formels for sale in the near future (one is bent).
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Those look a lot like my Enkei RPM2's.

I'd take rotas over ADR's any day though.
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I'd take rotas over ADR's any day though.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:47 PM   #11
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Why? What is wrong with ADR?
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:17 PM   #12
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Who's ADR?? Who manufactures the wheels?

That's what's wrong...

Not to mention that they are 1/8th the price of name brand wheels and I would have to strongly question the quality of the craftmanship and materials... Or they were made in a child labor camp somewhere.
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Either way I wouldn't buy. ADR rims are junk.
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I know I asked for your opinion but I will have to disagree. You say they are not name brand? What is name brand in rims? This might not count to you but ADR rims have been used in the last two Need for speed video games. And alot of web sites sell them. So they must be a little well known. As for the price who says that you need to pay an arm and a leg for a good wheel. A good wheel doesn't need to be $400 per wheel. In my opinion.
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I gotta admit I like everything I know about Rota over ADR, as well. There's too much riding on my wheels for me to buy some cheapo's.
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This might not count to you but ADR rims have been used in the last two Need for speed video games.


That's awesome.



Here's a question for you: If you're looking for inexpensive wheels, why would you not just buy a set of Rotas from one of the vendors on NASIOC?
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Need For Speed.



APC is on NFS for god's sake...
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There's too much riding on my wheels for me to buy some cheapo's.
'nuff said...

I won't touch the NFS comment.
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I know I asked for your opinion but I will have to disagree. You say they are not name brand? What is name brand in rims? This might not count to you but ADR rims have been used in the last two Need for speed video games. And alot of web sites sell them. So they must be a little well known. As for the price who says that you need to pay an arm and a leg for a good wheel. A good wheel doesn't need to be $400 per wheel. In my opinion.
I'll probably be hounded for this, but ADR's are fine for wheels that you just use to commute, day in day out. I wouldn't use them for anything like a track day or autox (probably not rallycross either), but for putzing around town, they're fine just as much as any other wheel.
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This guy has been talking about swaybar mods and such...I don't think he's driving like every other mommy in a Ford taurus. Hence my cautions.
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Here's a question for you: If you're looking for inexpensive wheels, why would you not just buy a set of Rotas from one of the vendors on NASIOC?
Yeah, what he said.
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Like I have said before I am not racing or doing anything close to that. It is a daily driver. I only come on here to ask questions about stuff I dont know about and sometimes i dont hear what I want but that is life. And I am fine with that.
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hmm.. thats weird.. i thought this thread started off with a question on the right offset and not brands of wheels....lol

anyway, what they said about the offset is right. Stick those ones to avoid a headache. As for wheel brand choice. Choose what you want, it is your car. However, like they all said, a wheel is pretty important when it comes to your car. When choosing a wheel, quality should come into play a little more then just price. Rota's have been known around the Subaru community as great wheels for our cars. my suggestion is to look in the wheel classifieds for a set of wheels that you may like. you'll mostly see rota's that are priced pretty good at this time of year... hope this helps..
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ADR rims have been used in the last two Need for speed video games.




I saw a sweet Air Jordan clothing all over F&F3, so it must be awesome!

They could afford too because it probably cost them $30 a wheel to make them. Sorry, I don't have much faith in them.

If you can only afford to spend that much on rims, you don't need them, or if you don't WANT to spend anymore than that, that's you choice, not neccesarily one I'd make.

We're not trying to make fun of you (even though that was a funny statement), just help you man.
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