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Old 06-27-2008, 01:29 AM   #1
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Default i want these wheels, but confused about sizes... help

i have decided i want these rims




now im confused on the sizing thing. and lug setting or whatever its called

i have a 08 impreza 2.5i
can anyone help me out? or give me some info??
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:41 AM   #2
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edit: wrong thread.

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Old 06-27-2008, 01:52 AM   #3
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You want 5x100 lug pattern. Just gotta pick if you want 17 or 18 inch wheels
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:26 AM   #4
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You want 17x7.5, 5x100, 48mm, 56.1mm or 17x8, 5x100, +48mm, 56.1mm.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:16 PM   #5
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wats the difference between the 17x7.5 or 17x8??
i suck at the whole tire thing.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:22 PM   #6
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17x8 is 1/2" wider. What size tire do you plan to put on? Do you ever plan to go much wider than stock?
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:17 PM   #7
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The Rota G-Force Gun Metallic is available in 17x7.5 +48 and 17x8 +48 5x100 for the Subaru Impreza. As Tim has mentioned, the difference in the wheels is a 1/2" in width.

If you plan to run a 215/45/17 or 225/45/17 then you will be fine with the 17x7.5 wheel. If you ever plan to run a wider tire for aggressive street or track driving then I would recommend going with the 17x8 wheel.

Also for lugs you want to get a lug that has a 12x1.25 thread pitch.

Hope that helps and if you have any other questions be sure to post them!

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Old 06-27-2008, 02:14 PM   #8
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The Rota G-Force Gun Metallic is available in 17x7.5 +48 and 17x8 +48 5x100 for the Subaru Impreza. As Tim has mentioned, the difference in the wheels is a 1/2" in width.

If you plan to run a 215/45/17 or 225/45/17 then you will be fine with the 17x7.5 wheel. If you ever plan to run a wider tire for aggressive street or track driving then I would recommend going with the 17x8 wheel.

Also for lugs you want to get a lug that has a 12x1.25 thread pitch.

Hope that helps and if you have any other questions be sure to post them!

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I just purchased this exact wheel - only in Hyperblack. I went 17" x 8 so I could run a 235 45 17.

I highly recommend Dan and www.wheeldude.com. They were a pleasure to deal with.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:59 PM   #9
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well i want 17's, i dont think i want anything wider then stock.?.?.?.
i dont plan on doing any track racing or anything.
there gonna be mostly for show...

thanks dan for the info!!
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well i want 17's, i dont think i want anything wider then stock.?.?.?.
i dont plan on doing any track racing or anything.
there gonna be mostly for show...

thanks dan for the info!!
17x7.5 is already wider than stock. i run larger wheels (18x8, 225/40-18) on the street, smaller on the track (17x8, 245/40-17). if you really want 17's, i'd recommend 17x8.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:05 AM   #11
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does wider or smaller do anything with ur gas milage?
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does wider or smaller do anything with ur gas milage?

fer sher, you should see AT LEAST a 5mpg increase with every 1/2" wider you go.
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