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Old 11-16-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Quick Newbie question on STi wheels for regular WRX

Guys,
I know I can find the answer by searching but I need to help a friend make a quick decision.

My buddy has a 2007 WRX (non STi) identical to this one (even has the same wheels).

He damaged two wheels and tires and I suggested he buys a set of used STi wheels and tires.

Would STi wheels and tires bolt on to his car directly, or is there a bolt pattern issue going on? Anything we need to be aware of before pulling the trigger on a set?

Please let us know, thanks in advance for your help.

-Walter
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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2005+ sti uses different bolt pattern (won't fit his wrx).... only 2004sti wheels would.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:21 PM   #3
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04 STi wheels will fit. 05 and above will not.
04=5x100 and 05=114.3
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for confirming guys.

Is there an aftermarket wheel maker that makes fairly priced and good quality STi wheel replicas with the correct bolt pattern?

Alternatively, would trailing arms and knuckles from an '05+ STi help make these wheels compatible as well as provide a nice brake upgrade?

In other words, what would you do in my friend's shoes? Again, he damaged two of his factory wheels and tires. The other two wheels are fine, but the tires were due to be replaced anyways. Getting two replacement OEM wheels from the dealer is going to rape my buddy's wallet and an upgraded set of wheels makes perfect sense both functionally and economically IMO.

Thanks for brainstorming with me,

-Walter
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:43 PM   #5
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Not sure how legit this place is. I saw someone mentioning it on another forum. Prices are cheaper than dealer for sure. Some replicas, some OEM.

http://www.finishlinewheels.com/SUBARU/IMPREZA/2007/
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:41 PM   #6
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Thanks man.

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:01 PM   #7
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just go aftermarket..... tons of selection out there.... just look in vendor's section in wheel section..... more than he'd ever need.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:14 AM   #8
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I would get a set of 04 STI BBS or Enkei RPF1. If i was in your friend shoes.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:40 AM   #9
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Not sure how legit this place is. I saw someone mentioning it on another forum. Prices are cheaper than dealer for sure. Some replicas, some OEM.

http://www.finishlinewheels.com/SUBARU/IMPREZA/2007/
Anyone actually order from there? I would want the 2008 STI replicas in 5x100 that they have
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:24 PM   #10
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Thanks for your help guys.

-Walter
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:46 PM   #11
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How about hub adapters? There are many adapters out there that bolt onto a 5x100 hub and have the studs built in (also a 1.25" spacer) that make your lug pattern 5x114. Has anyone used these before/know how well they work? Thanks
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:16 PM   #12
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they...."work". buy wheels that fit your car (they are out there....).


That amount of spacer always makes me VERY nervous. I wouldn't even consider doing adapters.....do it right once with a hub swap.
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