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Old 08-03-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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Question VW 5x100 wheel fitment - centerbore question

The Subaru hub for 56.1mm centerbore wheels. People running wheels meant for VWs (57.1mm)... did u use any centering rings, and if so where did u even get a 1mm thickness ring? Also, if u don't use one.. is there any possible vibration issues that I may be looking at??

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Old 08-04-2009, 02:09 PM   #2
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:43 PM   #3
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:32 PM   #4
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the ring you'd want would be 0.5mm thick. doubt anyone makes that. you can always get it bored larger (ie. 73mm like a lot of aftermarket wheels) and get the appropriate ring. i'd just run it non-hubcentric making sure you torque down the wheel in a star pattern.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:33 PM   #5
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PM AVAWRX...he runs 18" OEM BBS wheels from a Jetta on his 06/07 WRX.
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Just cause a wheel slides onto a Subaru doesn't mean you should run it. Those little things like "offset" and "bearings" matter. But then again, if you're into the HELLA-FLUSH look go ahead and bolt 'em up. What could possibly go wrong ?
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:57 PM   #7
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^ I'm pretty sure the 7.5" wheels he's talking about are hardly going to be hellaflush... but nice try at taking a stab at it.

There is a few members on Nasioc running 18x7.5 +35 VW takeoffs. They fit really easily on our cars with little if any work, and your wheel bearings are hardly an issue with those specs. 9" in +38 to +45 is pretty standard on Subaru's and there would be more stress with those specs than the wheel he is talking about.

The wheel bearing discussion is pretty lame anyways. I would do some more research on the billions of threads about it before posting.

I would just stop driving all together... you wouldn't want things like your brakes or wheel bearing to ever begin to wear down.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:15 AM   #8
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As long as you tighten your lugnuts in a star pattern in stages *with the wheel off the ground* (doing the final torque with weight on the wheel), centering rings shouldn't really be needed.
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