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Old 04-21-2008, 01:38 AM   #1
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im debating as to whether or not i want to switch to 5x114.3 as it allows for more wheel choices and ive heard the wheel bearing design is alot better...

what do you all think?
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:15 AM   #2
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the fitments for 5x100 are getting better and better
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:13 AM   #3
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if you got $1500 to spend just to have a 'better' wheel selection, go for it.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:37 AM   #4
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:45 AM   #5
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not worth it since the pre-08s cant really take WIDE rims anyway... so why bother. save the $$ and get the 09 STI.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:37 PM   #6
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Your options arent as good with 5-114.3 (if you are running four pots or brembos) because of very high offset.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:47 PM   #7
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its fun sharing rims with the vw and corolla and tc
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:57 PM   #8
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not worth it since the pre-08s cant really take WIDE rims anyway... so why bother. save the $$ and get the 09 STI.
We've sold quite a few sets of 18x9 +29 to pre-08 STI owners.

Whats your idea of "wide"?
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:27 AM   #9
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if you got $1500 to spend just to have a 'better' wheel selection, go for it.
I pieced together mine for a lot cheaper than that

Hubs: $400
Used 06 rotors: $50
6gun adapter: $80
I bought new coilovers but you can get stock strut/springs for like $200
05+ STi bbs's: 450 with tires

Selling all my old stuff
Just the 04 bbs rims: $750
all 4 hubs: $300
Gave the spring/struts away but you can get $250 easy for them if there not blown

It didnt cost too much, and the benefits greatly outweigh the work it takes to get it all together
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:50 AM   #10
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not worth it since the pre-08s cant really take WIDE rims anyway... so why bother. save the $$ and get the 09 STI.
ppl have been putting 18x10's on the pre-08 STi's, where have u been?
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:52 AM   #11
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I pieced together mine for a lot cheaper than that

Hubs: $400
Used 06 rotors: $50
6gun adapter: $80
I bought new coilovers but you can get stock strut/springs for like $200
05+ STi bbs's: 450 with tires

Selling all my old stuff
Just the 04 bbs rims: $750
all 4 hubs: $300
Gave the spring/struts away but you can get $250 easy for them if there not blown

It didnt cost too much, and the benefits greatly outweigh the work it takes to get it all together
its alot cheaper if u already have a STi. for us WRX owners we have to worry abt brakes, rear end/axles etc......
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:13 AM   #12
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not worth it since the pre-08s cant really take WIDE rims anyway... so why bother. save the $$ and get the 09 STI.
yeah, if you wanta ghey hatch (/flamesuit)
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We've sold quite a few sets of 18x9 +29 to pre-08 STI owners.

Whats your idea of "wide"?

+29???
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:34 AM   #13
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That's only 1" further out than 8.5 ET48's. A rolled/pulled sedan has a lot of fender space and adding in a small amount of camber takes care of the rest if it's needed.
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:39 AM   #14
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x9 +43 with 1/4" spacer is pretty much the upper limit... (at least for a 245/40)
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:32 PM   #15
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Usually, people do the 05 upgrade for the better bearings/hubs b/c they track or autox a lot and are tired of pad knockback, correct?

If that's the goal, then it makes $$-sense to just upgrade vs. buying a whole STi just to cure pad knockback.

If you -just- want 5x114.3's, have your stock hubs redrilled for -way- less $$.
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:51 PM   #16
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Wow, the amount of misinformation in this tread is amazing!

First:
WRXs need R180s (or R160s with custom hybrid axles: wrx inside and STi outer CV and axle stud) to run the rear STi 5x114.3 knuckles and hubs.

Second:
Please search for 6Gun or posts by javid in the suspension forums. I have posted tons of info, parts, reasons, ect.

I need to write a FAQ....
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