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Old 11-29-2007, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default kics project hub converter 5x100 -> 5x114.3

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any1 use these? i cant find 04 bbs' anywhere 4 a good price, would i be able to purchase these and run 05+ bbs. i know it makes the offset -15mm so figure bbs would be ~38 offset.

would that work? or would the rims stick out too far?
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:38 PM   #2
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hmm, im interested in the answer also
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:28 PM   #3
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Yes, you can use this alternative. The 05+ BBS is a 17x8 fitment and can fit under the wheel wells of an FXT at a 38 offset. They will be very flush with the fenders, you may need to roll the back fender lips depending on the tires you run.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:32 PM   #4
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i dont plan on going larger than 225 so i think they should be ok...
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:13 PM   #5
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be aware that u might have to cut ur stock studs, because i had to when i tried to use those on my gf's G35.
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:20 PM   #6
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thanks for the heads up! thats the kind of info i was looking for, first hand!
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:32 PM   #7
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Only issue i see with that is unless you have some wheel that's 5X114 that you must have there is no benefit.
Because essentially it converts 5X100 with use of a spacer with 5X114 pattern.
Running wide spacer essential changes the suspension geometry.
over all there is no benefit .

Short answer: Yes it will work and project kics makes one of the best spacers around.
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:35 PM   #8
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I have some of these and had some on one of my everyday driving cars and they are great! I loved putting some of my STI wheels on the car. Yes you do have to cut some of the stock stud off but hey It works just fine.....Also I have some NEW Kic's 5x100 to 5x114.3s for sale I will sell you for cheaper then you can get them anywhere new......
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:53 PM   #9
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Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't this take a toll on the bearings???
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:09 PM   #10
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Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't this take a toll on the bearings???
Yes probably not to good for the bearings. I would stay as close to factory spec wheel and tire as possible.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:52 AM   #11
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its a relative thing...space out 15mm then get a 15mm higher offset. Your wheel bearings should be able to handle a 15mm difference without any complaints though.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:19 AM   #12
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if all you want to run is a set of 04 bbs wheels, wait and a set will pop up.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:43 PM   #13
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Yeah but you can find the later BBS that are practically brand new with re070s or whatever for pretty cheap on theBay. This was my original plan. 04s are usually beat up more and have no tires or possibly crappier or worn out tires. They also are in higher demand since they will bolt right up to the WRX. I see stock 07 BBSs all the time on ebay that have nearly no miles. I wish they would have fit my car. Oh well I got some 5Zigens coming so I don't care any more.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:55 AM   #14
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its a relative thing...space out 15mm then get a 15mm higher offset. Your wheel bearings should be able to handle a 15mm difference without any complaints though.
And exactly where do you find wheels with a 63 offset ? That's what it will take to get an ET48 back on the car.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:33 PM   #15
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And exactly where do you find wheels with a 63 offset ? That's what it will take to get an ET48 back on the car.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:14 PM   #16
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And exactly where do you find wheels with a 63 offset ? That's what it will take to get an ET48 back on the car.

and why would you want 48 back on the car...that offset sucks...the suby has such nice fenders and all people wanna put under there is a 8inch wide wheel with +48 offset


subaru people are the only car enthusiasts on earth that try to stay within factory specs when they upgrade wheels and tires...it's just retarded
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That's cause Subaru's are the only cars that eat their bearings for breakfast even with factory spec LOL.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:34 PM   #18
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and why would you want 48 back on the car...that offset sucks...the suby has such nice fenders and all people wanna put under there is a 8inch wide wheel with +48 offset


subaru people are the only car enthusiasts on earth that try to stay within factory specs when they upgrade wheels and tires...it's just retarded
If I could fit more than a 8" wide wheel with my 235mm R comp on my wagon, I would... for a sedan...I'm not sure why everyone isn't running 8.5-9 inches. Right now, if I hit a big jump with street camber, I rub on the body work...sedans...you guys should stuff bigger rubber in there.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:24 PM   #19
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Well for one reason Big wheels and tires get heavy. If you don't need the extra traction you are adding unsprung rotating weight and slowing the car down just for looks. If you need the extra traction though by all means stuff the biggest rubber under there you can.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:58 AM   #20
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Oh for sure, this I understand. Don't use more rubber than you need...I hate rubbers.... in any case... I noticed that most people here have more power than they know what to do with and run all season tires. I mean, I don't expect everyone to be retarded like me and have R comps on the street (summer/rain), winter snow tires.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:15 AM   #21
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honestly... if you have an STI, just do the hub conversion from the 04 to 05+. as for the wrx guys, Garagespec has a point, but i dont think it's that big of a difference... i'm not 100% sure, but of course, i can be wrong. I really think it's a good trade-off so that you can actually use wider wheels, and achieve lower offset...

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Old 12-07-2007, 04:11 AM   #22
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Or, just go get some aftermarket wheels...there are many choices for about the same price as the stock BBS.
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I would avoid them. It just adds another point of failure in a VERY critical area.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:26 AM   #24
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The fact that you think staying as close to factory spec is "retarded" just shows me that you are...well...retarded.

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and why would you want 48 back on the car...that offset sucks...the suby has such nice fenders and all people wanna put under there is a 8inch wide wheel with +48 offset


subaru people are the only car enthusiasts on earth that try to stay within factory specs when they upgrade wheels and tires...it's just retarded
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subaru people are the only car enthusiasts on earth that try to stay within factory specs when they upgrade wheels and tires...it's just retarded
Maybe this is because they value things like steering feel, and don't want to turn the car into a numb-steering car that kicks back hard every time you hit a bump. Or perhaps they have to deal with roads that have been grooved by lots of semis, and they don't like having to fight the steering as the car tramlines violently back and forth.

...but I'm sure "looks" are a lot more important than any of the things I mentioned.

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