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Old 08-17-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default the offset thread....for wagons?

I was reading up on the offset thread, but I can't tell if the offsets listed in the OP's post still apply to wagons as opposed to sedans which have more room under their fenders?

I'm looking to run a 17'' wheel in maybe a 7.5'' or 8'' width on an 02 wagon.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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it's a conservative guide to work by so i think you should be fine with the ranges listed in the OP's post. from personal experience:

17x7 +53 on 225/45 = no rubbing issues
17x8 +35 on 235/45 = had to roll fenders

look for something inbetween and you should be fine
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:22 PM   #3
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it's a conservative guide to work by so i think you should be fine with the ranges listed in the OP's post. from personal experience:

17x7 +53 on 225/45 = no rubbing issues
17x8 +35 on 235/45 = had to roll fenders

look for something inbetween and you should be fine
cool man, thanks.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:31 AM   #4
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if you want to run 225/45/17 (which you should) try to find at least +48 if not more offset. Rim width can be 17x7 to 17x8.5 inches.

A great choice for wagon guys to me is 04 STi BBS stockers. They're 17x7.5" +53 as well as being very light. They'll allow you to squeeze 225 wide tires by your rear fenders thanks to the high offset.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:40 PM   #5
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if you want to run 225/45/17 (which you should) try to find at least +48 if not more offset. Rim width can be 17x7 to 17x8.5 inches.

A great choice for wagon guys to me is 04 STi BBS stockers. They're 17x7.5" +53 as well as being very light. They'll allow you to squeeze 225 wide tires by your rear fenders thanks to the high offset.
Would they be very close to the struts? What about on a lowered car? thanks
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:38 PM   #6
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you shouldn't be that close to the struts with only a 225 wide tire even at +53.

If you intend to lower the car, it's even more important you get enough offset. That, or give up and run 215/45/17.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:05 PM   #7
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205/55R16 on a 16x6.5+53 and I have fender rubbing problems if I hit a bump while turning.











Of course, that may have something to do with the fact that I have a sedan front suspension under wagon fenders
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17x8 +48 is great for a wagon, but if you want to run anything wider than a 225, you should roll your fenders. Even 225's might rub depending on your suspension set.

FWIW, I run 245/40-17 on 17x8 +48 FN01R-C's. -1 camber all around, rolled fenders, KW V3 coils, about 1/2" fender gap F/R.
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ok, i am new to all of this so please bear with me.....i have an 03 wrx wagon and i need new wheels, i love the way the 04 sti bbs wheels look.....can someone please recommend wheels i should get without having to do any modifications to make them fit.

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04 STi BBS!

with 225/45/17
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if i was to get 17x7.5 rotas what would be the exact offset to have no rubbing issues? also, are the stock wheels 16x7?
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FYI - I have 17x7.5 with +48 offset and 225/45-17 tires no rubbing on lowered REC wagon springs.
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