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Old 11-14-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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For my temp wheels i picked up a set of Racing Hart C2's, owner stated they are both 5x114.3 and 5x100...negative...only 5x114.3 and 4x114.3. So i'll have to buy a 15-20mm 5x100 to 5x114.3 stud adapter (safe?) to make them fit. Now I just came across these old school 3pc Volks that are 5x100 that i like too so i am torn, which wheels?
18x7.5 Racing Harts with adapter (Then i'll be able to put these on pretty much any car lol)


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Racing Hart's look sick on the suby, but adapters scare me, plus all the adapter are atleast 15-20mm, and cost $180
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:44 AM   #2
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I don't know about the safety issue, but the Racing Hart's are Pure Sex.
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:57 AM   #3
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just say NO to using any kind of 'adapter'.....that just isnt a good idea

regardless of some of the idiots that think otherwise

buy the right wheels or sell the car and buy the car to fit the wheels


this comes up about weekly here and the answer isnt gonna change

and beware going too far on the offset
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:45 AM   #4
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Well without even touching the issue of using an adapter, I've gotta say the C2's are great looking wheels and the Volk's are ugly as hell. My .02
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:55 AM   #5
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i am just worried to use the 5x100 to 5x114.3 adapters, because i am gonna be tracking the car with the wheels (tracking only for 1 day). Plus the adapters are atleast 15-25mm so if i use Racing Hart's (42mm)...i'll come down to 27-22mm on offset (not so good for Suby).
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:24 PM   #6
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those racing harts and a huge adapter/spacer will probably have the wheels sticking out like some 14" gold spokes on a ghetto cruiser...
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:46 PM   #7
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Don't use adapters. ESPECIALLY if you're going to track the car. I'd get the original seller to take them back since he was wrong on the bolt pattern.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:41 PM   #8
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17x8 3pc Volk GR-C
do you have pics with this wheels on a suby?
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:49 PM   #9
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^can't find a single suby with these on so i might try those, and just be diff for lil bit. Just like i did on my TSW 35mm 5 spoke 19's .
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:58 PM   #10
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^can't find a single suby with these on so i might try those, and just be diff for lil bit. Just like i did on my TSW 35mm 5 spoke 19's .
did ya ever think there may be a REASON that ya never saw one???

maybe they DONT FIT and you are just gonna confirm that
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:11 PM   #11
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neither

get a set that fits right with out adapters or being hideously ugly
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:17 PM   #12
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did ya ever think there may be a REASON that ya never saw one???

maybe they DONT FIT and you are just gonna confirm that
i never saw TSW Stings on Subies either, and didn't see a reason why no one tried them out? Here's my Bugy

w/e i put on will temp, prelly much i only need these for 1 day. The wheels will be sold.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:37 PM   #13
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i never saw TSW Stings on Subies either, and didn't see a reason why no one tried them out? Here's my Bugy

w/e i put on will temp, prelly much i only need these for 1 day. The wheels will be sold.
sorry dude but those wheels look totally rice to me....waaaaaaay to big and the design just doesnt fit the style your car gives off.

hopefully whatever wheel you choose looks better then the 3 you've posted

well the RH are nice, cant really picture them on your car for some reason tho
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:40 PM   #14
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everyone is to their own man, i love my 19's.
They fit the car very well, and perfect fitment...without any spacers or so.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...php?t=1312446=

My goal is to settle with 18x9 or 9.5.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:03 PM   #15
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wagon wheels on a subaru just aint koo
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:21 PM   #16
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kindly explain what makes these "wagon wheels?", these aren't heavy weights either.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:00 AM   #17
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kindly explain what makes these "wagon wheels?"
I think he's calling them wagon wheels because, well, they look like a wagon wheel (you know, the old wood frame ones (not on cars...) - see http://www.wagons-wheels.com/ ) - the wheels look disproportionately large on the car - it's like you're going for the same look the riced-out SUVs go for with the colossal rims with a freakishly low profile tire on them... just looks odd.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:15 AM   #18
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geezus those wheels are just way too big and imo look funny.. makes your car look like you have baby brakes
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:34 AM   #19
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I agree with post #3 in this thread ... go Scotty, go Scotty, go Scotty, GO!
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I think he's calling them wagon wheels because, well, they look like a wagon wheel (you know, the old wood frame ones (not on cars...) - see http://www.wagons-wheels.com/ ) - the wheels look disproportionately large on the car - it's like you're going for the same look the riced-out SUVs go for with the colossal rims with a freakishly low profile tire on them... just looks odd.

thanks for the clarification there Dr.......and exactly my point

and unless those wheels are made out of helium, they are heavy and the tires are heavy and the last thing these cars need is more driveline mass
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sorry dude but those wheels look totally rice to me....waaaaaaay to big and the design just doesnt fit the style your car gives off.

hopefully whatever wheel you choose looks better then the 3 you've posted

well the RH are nice, cant really picture them on your car for some reason tho
I guess min look rice too:


I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion. Too me the car looks clean, almost kwasi-euro/vip. I think the rims would have a better look on a bmw 3 series, but looks good on the WRX.
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I guess min look rice too:


I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion. Too me the car looks clean, almost kwasi-euro/vip. I think the rims would have a better look on a bmw 3 series, but looks good on the WRX.

the design of your wheel looks 10 times better then the OP
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Eventually i am gonna settle with a 18" wheels, but they are still gonna be same design. I know car's no rice, and never will be, but i'll mod to my taste, and way where it stands out a bit not just blends in with rest of the Subies .

23-24lbs isn't that heavy weight for 19's, but those in no sense are my track wheels (or else i wouldn't have created this thread) so i am not really concerned with driveline mass.
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Eventually i am gonna settle with a 18" wheels, but they are still gonna be same design. I know car's no rice, and never will be, but i'll mod to my taste, and way where it stands out a bit not just blends in with rest of the Subies .

23-24lbs isn't that heavy weight for 19's, but those in no sense are my track wheels (or else i wouldn't have created this thread) so i am not really concerned with driveline mass.

i've seen 18's under 16lbs so 24 is alot....half of a lightweight 18
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18s under 16lbs? maybe for a few thousand dollars. Volks are pretty much the only option for that. 18-20lbs is about average for good rims that are not $700/rim
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