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Old 06-17-2009, 09:39 AM   #1
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I just picked up a 2009 WRX Premium. I have a rare set of BBS LM wheels with a bolt pattern and dimensions that I believe is pretty rare. They fit perfectly on my 2003 VW, no spacers or adapters were necessary.

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I know NOTHING when it comes to offsets. I was told that these wheels would fit perfectly on a 2005 STI, but was wondering if I could get them to fit on my car as well. Here are the dimensions:

Fronts- 17x8.5 ET 20
Rears- 17x9.5 ET 32

Yes...they are staggered. I did a search on staggered set-ups on Subarus, and I got lots of conflicting information. So if anyone has some info on that as well, I'd appreciate it.

One more thing I guess I should add- I do not plan on lowering or messing with the suspension at all. So if these wheels fit, they will be on the factory suspension.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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fronts are too aggressive

rears are pretty close to being overly aggressive

on stock suspension it will look like a donk.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:50 AM   #3
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will they fit your hubs? yeah. will you probably have to run a teeny tiny tire and more than -2 degrees of camber with camber bolts and at least rolled rear fenders? yeah.

if you run enough camber it might not look awful but with the stock suspension it will probably look like a monster truck. sweet wheels though, good luck

edit: bren ninja'd me by three minutes.
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Having different offsets are OK.
Having different wheel widths are the problem.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:49 AM   #5
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Yeah, I didn't think it would work. Oh well. Thanks everybody for the info.


I guess my next question is- Since I plan on staying with the stock suspension, what size wheel & tire combo could I get and with what offsets, that would fill in my fender gap a bit and also sit flush (or at least a little closer) to my fenders?
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Yeah, I didn't think it would work. Oh well. Thanks everybody for the info.


I guess my next question is- Since I plan on staying with the stock suspension, what size wheel & tire combo could I get and with what offsets, that would fill in my fender gap a bit and also sit flush (or at least a little closer) to my fenders?
Smart. Find something that fits. And with stock suspension, you'll always have fender gap.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:18 AM   #7
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Smart. Find something that fits. And with stock suspension, you'll always have fender gap.
That sucks. Especially since there is so much more wheel gap on the front, than there is on the rear. It kind of gives the WRX a reverse rake look in a way.

This car is going to be my daily driver and 85% of the time, I'll have a new-born riding in the backseat (wifey is expecting in December)...So, can anyone recommend a suspension set-up (shock & spring combo..no coilovers), that will eliminate some of the wheel gap, but still ride like stock? Would the STI suspension set-up lower it a bit, but still ride nice?
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I just picked up a 2009 WRX Premium. I have a rare set of BBS LM wheels with a bolt pattern and dimensions that I believe is pretty rare. They fit perfectly on my 2003 VW, no spacers or adapters were necessary.

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I know NOTHING when it comes to offsets. I was told that these wheels would fit perfectly on a 2005 STI, but was wondering if I could get them to fit on my car as well. Here are the dimensions:
Unless the bolt pattern is dual drilled.. they won't fit.

WRX = 5x100
'05+ STI = 5x114
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Unless the bolt pattern is dual drilled.. they won't fit.

WRX = 5x100
'05+ STI = 5x114
Yeah, just noticed I wrote that. Sorry...I actually meant WRX not STI.
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