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Old 07-12-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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Hey nasioc, recently picked up 2003 JDM Blob STi and i'm getting a deal on a set of 17x8 +28 TE37 style wheels. Does anyone know how these will fit? Pics with similar sized wheels would be appreciated.

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Old 07-12-2016, 10:12 AM   #2
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Get the wheels that fit your car, not make the car fit the wheels. If you do not know how they will fit without your own research, you should not be getting this "deal"
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:35 AM   #3
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I believe these will fit the car, I have searched but I can't find anyone using a 17x8 +28 on a 04 STi. Sorry for asking on a forum
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That's because that offset ain't right bro. That's why you can't find anyone using them. There's no such thing as a reverse spacer. Go to wheeldude and use his charts that reference wheel fitment as for you car. A "good deal" isn't always a good deal.
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What car are you truly asking for? 2003 STI or 2004 STI? You keep interchanging the details of what you are asking. Each of them will give you different answers.




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Old 07-13-2016, 11:12 AM   #6
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What car are you truly asking for? 2003 STI or 2004 STI? You keep interchanging the details of what you are asking. Each of them will give you different answers.




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JDM 2003/2004 STi (both blobeyes) have the same body. I believe the 2005 blob has the widetrack if I'm not wrong.

I keep saying 2004 because the USA never got an 03 BLob STi though they are the same body as the 04 USDM Blob. Hope that makes sense.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:39 AM   #7
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JDM 2003/2004 STi (both blobeyes) have the same body. I believe the 2005 blob has the widetrack if I'm not wrong.

I keep saying 2004 because the USA never got an 03 BLob STi though they are the same body as the 04 USDM Blob. Hope that makes sense.
Gotcha, and thank you for the information for my knowledge. Just wanted to confirm you were not accidentally typing in the wrong number. If you are going for stock, buying the stock wheel size is obviously the way to go. However, wheel and tire sizes have moved beyond ridiculous levels with the poke, tuck, stretch fads that are going on. Check local laws, moving that wheel and tire outside the body may require flares to keep enforcement off of you.

We see people post "deals" that require them to do stupid amount of unnecessary work just to make it work.
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I guess I'll look for a 17x8.5 with a suitable offset for the GD body then. Dont wan't to roll arches or modify the body in any way.

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Old 07-13-2016, 12:15 PM   #9
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For the people being smart asses, its almost the same as running the oem sti with 25mm spacers, which is fine until you lower it to a certain pointm then you'll need a roll. This assuming on the stock tire size.

17x8 +28 (+53 with a 25mm) is very common oem+ setup so these TE's will be fine
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:44 AM   #10
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Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 18.7mm further away from the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 31.4mm more than before.

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