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Old 12-05-2010, 02:18 AM   #1
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I have a 2003 wrx with stock suspension and was wondering if I put my steelies and snow tires from my 05 vw gli will it fit on the rex? Its a 205/55/16 and I know the bolt pattern is the same 5x100. Will there be an issue with the offset tho? Worse case I can put the snow tires on the stock rims, but I'd rather use the steelies for the winter. If anyone has some experience on what clears and works please let me know. Thanks.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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do you have any idea what the offset of the steelies are? other than that the hub bore is different, the mkiv vws have slightly larger hubs. however i do not know if your steelies are hub centric.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:10 PM   #3
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You can always go down to a local wheel/tire shop and buy a set of hub rings to make them hubcentric.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:31 PM   #4
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You can always go down to a local wheel/tire shop and buy a set of hub rings to make them hubcentric.
only if the wheels have a larger hub bore than the car your trying to put them on which i dont believe is the case.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:36 PM   #5
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only if the wheels have a larger hub bore than the car your trying to put them on which i dont believe is the case.
I believe VW's are 57.1mm and our cars are 56.1mm.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:27 AM   #6
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i was interested in same setup, but tried some outback 15's (which barely fit my n/a) and went with those instead. i also found that VW used a 1mm larger hub bore, and they have lower offsets. the offset should help brake clearance, as long as the wheel design is caliper friendly. i would be surprised if they didn't fit.

but there's a much easier way to answer your question, and you know what it is.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:13 AM   #7
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My brother used VW steelies on an '02 once.
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I have a 2003 wrx with stock suspension and was wondering if I put my steelies and snow tires from my 05 vw gli will it fit on the rex?
yes it will work no problem. vw uses hub bore only 1mm larger than subaru - no needs for rings. offset wont be a problem because of how narrow the wheel is and the tire on the wheel is the correct sizing for your wrx

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thank you everything fit fine
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:34 PM   #10
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Wish it went that easy for subie rims on VW :P
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