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Old 11-03-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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im looking at a set of 17 x 7.5 x +40 offset wheels, will then fit my 04 sti even though the offset is not near stock? i looked at uni's faq and seems offset needs to me more?
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:58 AM   #2
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why? 17x7.5 is the same size as the oem wheels. if you're going to be buying new wheels, at least upgrade...
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:17 AM   #3
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im looking at a set of 17 x 7.5 x +40 offset wheels, will then fit my 04 sti even though the offset is not near stock? i looked at uni's faq and seems offset needs to me more?
It's not the offset that would concern me, it's clearing the front Brembos. That is dictated more by spoke shape than by offset. If you don't know for sure they'll clear, either get one to test-fit, or find someone who has used this exact wheel on an STi.

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Old 11-05-2008, 12:15 PM   #4
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Uhm, WHAT KIND? Like above, spokes will play a big role.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:01 PM   #5
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im looking at a set of 17 x 7.5 x +40 offset wheels, will then fit my 04 sti even though the offset is not near stock? i looked at uni's faq and seems offset needs to me more?
it would be pointless to use the proposed wheels

get some good 17x8 or 17x8.5 and forget the 17x7.5
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:54 PM   #6
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so go wider rim, wider tire?

only reason i asked was, i just bought a set of tires for my stock sti wheels and wanted a new look but still utilize the tires, but i guess i could sell them as a set?

wider..................never thought of that, and i should have being an avid off roader.....lol.... i just thought wider on a street vehicle would be pointless unless im having traction issues.

thanks for the reply's
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:17 AM   #7
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well of course go wider.. only reason you'd wanna go smaller is for snow or something

but you still haven't stated what wheels they are exactly
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:45 PM   #8
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All the '04-'07 Sti used the same RE-070 tyre. The '05-'07 got 17x8 wheels. As Dan said it's clearance between the front caliper face that says "Brembo" and the wheel disk (spokes) that make or break an STi fitment over a WRX for 17+ dia.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:54 PM   #9
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so its a trial and error as far as fitment goes besides whats on the faq list by unibomber?
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:06 PM   #10
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^ there is stuff that will fit with no problem, and then there is stuff that will look good and take a little bit more to fit
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:12 PM   #11
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Sometimes a small spacer will make a wheel fit (3-5mm), but you need to be closer to the stock offset for that trick to work well.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:20 PM   #12
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these were the ones i was looking at but i guess if i cant test fit them, i dont want to order and have them shipped and then ship them back again. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parts...1%7C240%3A1318
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:26 PM   #13
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i kinda like these too, these stand more of a chance of fitting huh? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/17-RO...9622QQtcZphoto

or these http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parts...1%7C240%3A1318

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Old 11-06-2008, 11:09 PM   #14
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Might want to buy your wheels here:

http://www.fastwrx.com/rotagforce.html

I googgled "Rota G Force Wheels" and guess who was at the top of the search?

After comparing shipping you might be pleasantly suprized at Dan's at your door price compared to that e-bay site. He already may have helped you save a 25% restocking charge on your first choise.

You know they will fit.

Just a thought from a satisfied customer.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:03 PM   #15
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man i found some nice rims on that site............
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