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Old 05-21-2008, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default What wheels do YOU run with 4 Pot Brakes?

So I want to get up a collection of data on 4 Pot brake wheel fitment for a possible schtiky. Please no opinions, just cold hard facts. If you had to grind or modify please specify, and supply offsets and year of wheels as well as price (lets face it 2k for wheels is scary!). I know most large daimeter wheels fit, so I am especially interested in 15-16 inch sizes. Do your stock wheels have rash and pock marks like a meth heads face?

Pictures would be sweet as well.
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:06 PM   #2
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16" 01 RS Wheels on my 06 with 4-pots. No clearance issues of any kind.
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:12 PM   #3
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I ran the above w/ no issues for winter wheels, ran both 16x7 and 7.5 TE37's- lots of room w/ both

a small note on the older four pots (ie the ones NOT on the 06/07 WRX) have raised letters on them, not sure if they require a mm or two more clearance than the smooth 06/07 ones, but they might????
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:33 PM   #4
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I know most large daimeter wheels fit...
Yeah they do. I run 18 x 8 BBS RE wheels. Obviously, TONS of room.
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:59 PM   #5
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Motegi racing mr-7's in a 16 fit (sell them at work for winter snow packages with dunlop 3d's)
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:54 PM   #6
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RGR 17x7.5 48et


Attacks 17x7.5 48et
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:13 PM   #7
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So I want to get up a collection of data on 4 Pot brake wheel fitment for a possible schtiky. Please no opinions, just cold hard facts. If you had to grind or modify please specify, and supply offsets and year of wheels as well as price (lets face it 2k for wheels is scary!). I know most large daimeter wheels fit, so I am especially interested in 15-16 inch sizes. Do your stock wheels have rash and pock marks like a meth heads face?

Pictures would be sweet as well.

I am running 15x7 Speedline Corses for RallyX in +48. No issues. Works great.

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Old 05-22-2008, 10:35 PM   #8
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Enkei RPF 1's, 17 x 8
Rage Breaker, 17x7.5
Rota SDR 17x7.5

Don't remember offset, can look them up later if necessary.



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Old 05-22-2008, 11:45 PM   #9
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16x6.5" +55 offset STEELIES!!!



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Old 05-22-2008, 11:59 PM   #10
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06 WRX wheels with JDM 4 pot. No need to worry about red paint turning pink


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Old 05-23-2008, 01:12 AM   #11
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99WRX rims
(99 RS rims for you US guys I think)
16x7 +53



Or
01-05 WRX (UK/Aust.)
17x7 +55

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:26 PM   #12
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'98 16x7 RS goldies
'99 16x7 RS silvers
15" speedline 2118
16x7 compomotive MO
16x6.5 speedline W/ 5mm spacer
17x7.5 Rota Formel
and hopefully late this year
16X7 Speedline Elektra-C

anyone who really beleives there is a clearance problem should realize they need to special order the 3 peice 13x10" wheels.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:39 PM   #13
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what about 02 usa wrx wheels (16x? with a ?? offset)
i need a 5mm spacer right?
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:43 PM   #14
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what about 02 usa wrx wheels (16x? with a ?? offset)
i need a 5mm spacer right?
3mm spacer, 16 x 6.5" 53 offset (maybe its 55)...been awhile. Sport Edition used to make a 15" that fit too, not sure if Tirerack still sells them.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:04 PM   #15
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15" Team Dynamics Prorally wheel. Clears normally, would be better with a 3mm spacer.
15" Sport Edition E3's fit. Yay for $82 a wheel.

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Old 10-03-2008, 05:42 PM   #16
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bump for this thread

15x6 +40 team dynamics pro rally1s on my sti


does anyone know if the sport edition cd's would clear 4/2pots in the 15" size? spokes seem to come out from the wheel pretty far
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:13 PM   #17
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Stock 06 wheels in the winter with Wintersport M3s.

04 STi BBS wheels in the summer with Kuhmo Ecsta MXs
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:36 PM   #18
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So, maybe we need another reminder in this thread since it appears that people aren't reading:

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... I know most large daimeter wheels fit, so I am especially interested in 15-16 inch sizes...


I am interested in the same information, hence my additional comments and lack of need to start another post.

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Old 10-05-2008, 08:59 PM   #19
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Yea Yea... I was gonna write more but I got distracted by my kids. I was gonna come back and edit my post to finish my thought, but here ya go.

I was gonna say that I know for sure that 98-01 RS wheels will fit because I've seen them. I also know that 05 WRX wheels fit over the rear caliper but need a spacer in the front because I test fit a set I have in the basement to see how bad it would be.

I have also seen mentioned in these threads:
Cheap(er) 16s that clear 4-pots?
Downsize to 16" steelies for winter?

that 16x6.5" 06 2.5i wheels will clear. There is also mention that some 16x6.5" Forester XT wheels will fit as well but I haven't seen that yet.

I would also love to see Luke chime in about any available 15" wheels that might fit. I know there used to be a couple on TireRack for the 06 WRX but they're not listed anymore. There was a SSR Comp-X and some model Sport Edition. I'd like to know if they stopped listing them because they figure people aren't looking to downsize -2 from stock or they really don't have anything that fits. I would consider going to 15's for the winter myself in another year once my winter tires get closer to the end of their life.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:06 PM   #20
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most interesting thread
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:23 AM   #21
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17x7" BBS RKs do not fit. It's close. I have the old style calipers with the raised letters - if I shaved those off it might be enough to make them fit.

I still have to try my 15x8" TE-37s, but I imagine they'll be fine.

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Old 10-13-2008, 12:50 PM   #22
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16" tirerack steelies here, either 55 or 53 offset.

I have heard and swear I've seen 06+ 16" OBS wheels fit. Its here on nasioc somewhere. Can anyone confirm?

Sport edition E3's do fit, Ive seen svereal with them, but tirerack doesnt sell them anymore, SE may not make them.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:16 PM   #23
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17x7" BBS RKs do not fit. It's close. I have the old style calipers with the raised letters - if I shaved those off it might be enough to make them fit.

I still have to try my 15x8" TE-37s, but I imagine they'll be fine.

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i distinctly remember bigsky had some pretty small volks over his 4pots.. he may have an answer
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:19 PM   #24
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not 15" small, 16x7 TE 37's et 46
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:44 PM   #25
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16" tirerack steelies here, either 55 or 53 offset.

I have heard and swear I've seen 06+ 16" OBS wheels fit. Its here on nasioc somewhere. Can anyone confirm?

Sport edition E3's do fit, Ive seen svereal with them, but tirerack doesnt sell them anymore, SE may not make them.
If 06 OBS wheels are the same as the 2.5i wheels, I posted links to a couple threads above with proof of those.
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