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Old 12-26-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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Hey guys so have been reading everything I can find on here after doing many searches. I have a 2011 WRX hatch and need some winter tires and wheels. I have some 17x7 wheels that are 40 offset I had them on my old WRX. I was not too concerned about the offset and wheel bearings since the car was old. With my new car I dont want to mess anything up. What can happen if I use these wheels on my new car? Will this put more stress on the wheel bearings? Please let me know.

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Old 12-26-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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they'll be fine. have fun.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:38 PM   #3
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help
Wait, it was my question I have to thank him! haha

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Old 02-14-2011, 08:57 PM   #5
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Sorry, gotta bring this bad boy back from the dead.

My 2011 is on order. When I had my '02 everyone on the forums was always making a big to-do about using any wheels with even 5mm less offset than stock. Everyone was always worried about the wheel bearings.

Over the years I always head of people using the 36-38mm wheels without issues, even long term, and I always wondered if it was worth all the worry. Has this theory been somewhat disproven and/or thought to have less impact than was initially thought these days? With the new WR wheels having 53mm of offset, it seems like it would be pretty tough to find aftermarket wheels with at least 8mm less offset than that and even then, you're limited to the Subaru specific stuff.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:22 PM   #6
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Well first congrats on your order, the car is pretty Awesome! I will say I have not put on my other wheels still driving on the stockers. The summer tires are not the best in the snow for sure but I have been making due, the VDC helps alot. I did not want to risk wearing out my wheel bearings or putting extra stress on something so still have my other wheels sitting here.

Good Luck maybe others will chime in?
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:23 PM   #7
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Thanks, I can't wait for it to come. Hopefully the 4-6 weeks will allow the snow time to disappear for the year.

We'll see what others have to say...
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:28 PM   #8
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are you just daily driving your car? if so i wouldnt worry too much about wheel bearings. as far as which wheels to go with IMO for a wrx a 17x9 with a 42mm offset is the wheel to get, its about as big of a wheel that you can practically fit under the car
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:25 PM   #9
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Yes, I'll just be daily driving it. I'm more interested in a set of winter steelies really, stockers are fine for summer for me.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:08 AM   #10
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Still looking for an answer as I just saw GTWORX.com running Enkei RPF1's in 19x8 +35 offset on a 2011. Back in the old days people would scream bloody murder over this. Was that just blown out of proportion after no doubt being mentioned by the AutoX guys?
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