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Old 07-04-2010, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default 5zigen fn01r-c fitment?

To begin, yes, I read all the stickies, yes I searched, and yes I looked around on the net.

My question is, do you think they will fit? Car is an 07 STI (stock height for now, maybe at most will be 1" lower f+r)

Wheels are 5zigen fn01r-c 17x9 ET 35mm.
http://www.racinglab.com/5zigen-fn01...black-016.html

Being that they are 9" wide, what would be involved in getting them to fit stock height and lowered? Tires would be a set of bridgeston potenza RE-01r 235/45 when these wear out I'll slap on some 245/45 maybe 255/45 if they will fit.

What do you guys think? Any positive insight will be helpful!
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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Im going to try to answer your question the best I can.

From experience and reading the forums, a very popular size recently has been Rotas 17x9 +42 DPTs. Dan got this size specifically for WRX/STis. The reason he did this, was because this offset plus this width allowed us (WRX/STi owners) to run an aggressive width, with a moderate offset, and some meaty tires...ie 255s, with minimal fender modifications.

Most people were able to get away with running these wheels with 255/40/17s, with only rolled fenders and some negative camber (using coilovers or springs). Some went with 245/40 which required even less negative camber.

The tires sizes you listed were not the ones I was thinking. 255/45 are going to be too tall and so is a 245/45, although not as bad as the 255/45. The 235/45 would work, however, why run a 235 on a 9 inch wheel when you can run a 255 safely and with minimal modifications (obviously once your current tires wear out).

So, in your case, a +35 offset might make things a little more complicated, but with stock height or 1 inch lower you should be ok with a little negative camber, and fender rolling, plus maybe some pulling in the rear (slight possibility depending on your camber and how low you end up being), you should be able to easily run a 255/40 or 245/40. Those would probably be the best sizes, at least from what I have read/seen.

I'm still kind of a noob at this, but I hope this helps.

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Old 07-04-2010, 04:52 PM   #3
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Awesomeee. Thank you! I found they are also available in a 43 offset! That's even better right? The tires I have on my stock wheels are 235/45 RE-01rs so I was gonna run them until they're toast then get a new set (as you say 255/40 would be better so I'd stick with those or 245/40 whicheer fit better. When I go lower I would prolly get a set of BC/Megan or something in that price range coilovers. (I'm not looking for supreme performance just a little upgrade plus the drop and I'll be happy)

I want to find out the ACTUAL weight of this specific wheel, if it is in fact 15.5 lbs (or something like that) I will probably get them. Do you know the actual weight of the 07STI BBS wheel? I was under the impression it was like 18.5-19lbs, so if this wheel is like 16 or so lbs I'll be psyched!
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:21 PM   #4
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I don't think +35 will fit, but I believe they have another offset in the 40's ranges. 17x9 should clear the front brembo's w/out issues. You also don't want to run 245/45--it's too tall. 245/40 is the size you want.
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:31 PM   #5
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Sweet deal thanks! As per the poster before you (I clicked reply and forgot the name lol) said to run 245/40 or 255/40 I will do just that. Also I found the sell these in either a 42 or 43 offset so that's better, all I need now are the for sure weights of the stock sit (05+) wheel and the weight of the 17x9 et43 one. Do you or either or anyone else know for sure the weights?
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:08 PM   #6
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I dont know the weights...sorry. But I do agree with what was said above. a +43 is much better and a 245/40 or 255/40 will be fine. The 245/40 will be an easier fit when its all said and done.

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Old 07-06-2010, 01:19 AM   #7
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That size 17x9 +35 would be ideal to get. Reason being is the SPOKE design isn't the best so this +35 would be enough to clear your Brembos.

I ran 17x8 +48 (on 5x100 with Brembos) and the wheels did NOT clear the front brembos. I needed to run 8mm spacers to allow a finger nail clearance. I was planning to run the size you're looking at when I do the 5x114.3 hub swap; 17x9 +35. Right now I bought a wheel that happens to work perfect so I won't be looking at these 5Zigens...well maybe in the future since they are nice and light.

Current wheels I have are Drag DR31 in 17x9 +38 and they clear the Brembo's by like 5mm or so. They also clear the coilovers by a few mm's. I know they will sit FLUSH on a GD chassis because I had put on other wheels that fit on my car onto a GD chassis.
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+43 should clear the brembos. It's a lot easier to fit +43 than +35.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #9
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+43 should clear the brembos. It's a lot easier to fit +43 than +35.
I just worry how close they come to the strut. Your GD chassis have much wider fenders than my GF chassis to take advantage of the lower offsets.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:52 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the help guys! I am trying to decide between a set of these(in the +45) or a set of Kosei K1 Ts's 17x9 +45 as well.
So again thank you!
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