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Old 11-26-2013, 12:29 PM   #201
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:45 PM   #202
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^^^This thread is designed more as a database for rim specifications not so much as a thread for will this fit on my car.. Just letting you know if no one gives you an answer or decides its prick day and chews you out for your question. I also do not know the answer to your question. Im sure you can search it though. Nasioc is loaded w/ info
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:06 AM   #203
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^Thanks! I'll delete the post. I searched through the aggressive wheel fitment thread but its mostly wheel set ups designed to maximize traction.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:31 PM   #204
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This thread is a great resource! Not terribly surprised that the 2014 WRX isn't listed because the model year is pretty new.

I have a set of Black Racing Pro N1 17x7.5 with +48 offset from my former 2002 WRX, and I am thinking of using them to mount winter tires for my 2014.

Does anyone have the offset for the original equipment 17x8 rims on the 2014? I need to figure out whether my rims will work on the '14.

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Old 12-07-2013, 03:14 PM   #205
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This thread is a great resource! Not terribly surprised that the 2014 WRX isn't listed because the model year is pretty new. I have a set of Black Racing Pro N1 17x7.5 with +48 offset from my former 2002 WRX, and I am thinking of using them to mount winter tires for my 2014. Does anyone have the offset for the original equipment 17x8 rims on the 2014? I need to figure out whether my rims will work on the '14. Thanks!
2014 is identical to the 2011-2013 wrx.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:59 AM   #206
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If anyone is wondering, 2011+ WRX wheels i took one without the tire to work today and put it on the shipping scale.

Confirmed at 21 pounds
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #207
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If anyone is wondering, 2011+ WRX wheels i took one without the tire to work today and put it on the shipping scale.

Confirmed at 21 pounds
ugh, why Subaru?
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:05 PM   #208
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2012 Impreza Premium
Size: 16x6.5"
Offset: +48
Bolt pattern: 5x100
Weight: 18.6 (estimate)
OEM-equipped tire size: 205/55R16

Just weighed a rim today and my scale came back at 15 lbs even with wheel weights, tpms and valve stem. I'm going to verify this on a different scale thought.

Edited: weighed on a postal scale at 16lbs oz.

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Old 12-21-2013, 01:30 PM   #209
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I am looking at a set of the 2002-2005 Impreza and WRX wheels that are on page-1 of this thread. Both are identical dimension-wise, except for the offset. The Impreza has a +55, while the WRX has a +53.

The stock steel wheels on my 95 Impreza wagon are +55 and I've chosen to use these now solely as my winter tire wheels. I will not swapping tires anymore, so looking at the wheels I mentioned above for my spring-fall tires.

Will the +53 wheels fit fine on my Impreza or should I stick with the +55? I can't see it being an issue, but wanted to check before I go after either wheel choice. Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:47 PM   #210
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I am looking at a set of the 2002-2005 Impreza and WRX wheels that are on page-1 of this thread. Both are identical dimension-wise, except for the offset. The Impreza has a +55, while the WRX has a +53.

The stock steel wheels on my 95 Impreza wagon are +55 and I've chosen to use these now solely as my winter tire wheels. I will not swapping tires anymore, so looking at the wheels I mentioned above for my spring-fall tires.

Will the +53 wheels fit fine on my Impreza or should I stick with the +55? I can't see it being an issue, but wanted to check before I go after either wheel choice. Thanks!
think about how big 2mm actually is then you'll have your answer .
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:57 PM   #211
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I know, and I was actually hesitant about asking, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Didn't know if there was a reason for the difference between the wheel for the Impreza and the one for the WRX. Thanks for helping me answer my own question.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:11 PM   #212
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Not sure of it's been posted but I didn't see it on the original lineup. 06-07 Impreza 2.5i OEM wheels by Enkei 16x6.5 et55 Don't have them measured separately but the OEM Potenza RE92A weighs 21 lbs per the Bridgestone site and the combined weight is 38.7 lbs. So I'd say the wheel weight is around 17.7 lbs. References:

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Old 12-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #213
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Not sure of it's been posted but I didn't see it on the original lineup. 06-07 Impreza 2.5i OEM wheels by Enkei 16x6.5 et55 Don't have them measured separately but the OEM Potenza RE92A weighs 21 lbs per the Bridgestone site and the combined weight is 38.7 lbs. So I'd say the wheel weight is around 16.7 lbs. References:
It has, but you did a much better job.
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Those are not the wheels that came with my car. Mine look like this: gtcarlot.com/data/Subaru/Impreza/2006/573171/Wheel.html
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I may be able to weigh them when I changed for winter. It'll be approximate as the Ecsta SPTs on there aren't at 100% tread.

But otherwise, yes. 16x6.5, I believe it's +53 (probably the same offset as the 16" WRX wheels)
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #214
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It has, but you did a much better job.
Haha, I read the first and last page and didn't see it so I figured it couldn't hurt! I was swapping wheels so I thought I'd mess around with them...
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:36 PM   #215
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Hey I came across these wheels in a CL ad. the dude says there JDM... Iv never seen them before and I cant find much on them in a general search. Does anyone know what they came off of and what there specs are???

sorry i couldnt upload the full image.. cant access my photobucket account at the moment.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/99981692@N03/9461983946/#
Hey everyone, I usually hang out on the Legacy forums, but I came across this thread in my "detective work" on a set of JDM rims that I recently bought. I was surprised that I didn't see any photos of this style that I now have in possession. The vehicles that they come from are both the JDM '96-'98 BG-chassis Legacy GT-B twin turbo wagon and the JDM '96-'98 BD-chassis Legacy TS-R twin turbo sedan. I read through this thread twice looking for this wheel style before I realized that this is the same rim as Panda205 quotes above.
Photo of GT-B Limited, on which they were original equipment:

(Photo credit: Reuben)

The photo that Panda205 linked above (but had trouble posting) is shown here:

JDM wheels by stisik89, on Flickr

As it turns out, this is the EXACT SET that I bought, and yes, was in the craigslist ad that was mentioned by Panda205 above. (Minds = Blown, I know, lol).

Here is my own snapshot and confirmed specs:

1996-1998 JDM Legacy Twin Turbo GT-B Wagon (BG chassis) and TS-R Sedan (BD chassis)
Size: 17x7"
Offset: +53
Bolt Pattern: 5x100
Wheel Weight: 17.8 lbs/8.1kg
OEM-equipped tire size: 215/45R17
EDIT: Color: confirmed as the powdercoat version of 89N Titanium Pearl

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Made In Japan by Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru parent)
Outer Rim Max Diameter: 18.5"/470mm
Outer Rim Max Width: 8"/205mm
Rim Flange Type: JJ
Center Cap part number: 28811 Ac020

Edited for brevity and clarity by OP's request. Some pertinent additional info left intact for the sake of completeness.
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Thanks.

Wait, stop! Please just limit your posts in this thread to wheel specs like above. Please use other threads to discuss more information about the wheels, color codes, where to get, stuff like that.

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Old 01-02-2014, 09:21 PM   #216
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how much would a 4th gen stock wheel go for you think and how hard is it to get those/price? I shaved mine and want to replace it.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:50 PM   #217
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Here is my own snapshot and confirmed specs:

1996-1998 JDM Legacy Twin Turbo GT-B Wagon (BG chassis) and TS-R Sedan (BD chassis)
Size: 17x7"
Offset: +53
Bolt Pattern: 5x100
Wheel Weight: 17.8 lbs
OEM-equipped tire size: 215/45R17
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Made In Japan by Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru parent)
Outer Rim Max Diameter: 18.5"
Outer Rim Max Width: 8"
Rim Flange Type: JJ
Center Cap part number: 28811 Ac020
Photo of Reuben's GT-B Limited:

Wait, stop! Please just limit your posts in this thread to wheel specs like above. Please use other threads to discuss more information about the wheels, color codes, where to get, stuff like that.

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how much would a 4th gen stock wheel go for you think and how hard is it to get those/price? I shaved mine and want to replace it.
See above. Please ask this question in another thread. Please do not answer this question in this thread. This thread is for OEM wheel specs only.

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Old 01-22-2014, 10:48 AM   #218
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So has anyone got a photo of those BG5 wheels on a classic, i.e. GC8, Impreza at all? I'm considering a set for my 406 silver Impreza turbo

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In looking through this thread, I've determined that the 2011 OEM wheel for the WRX is 17x8 +53.

Is it safe to assume this carried throughout the subsequent years? I know the 2013 and 2014 are identical, but I cannot seem to find any post in this thread that specifically mentions those years (or if there was a change after 2011). The latest I could find was the 2011 post.

Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:11 AM   #221
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In looking through this thread, I've determined that the 2011 OEM wheel for the WRX is 17x8 +53. Is it safe to assume this carried throughout the subsequent years? I know the 2013 and 2014 are identical, but I cannot seem to find any post in this thread that specifically mentions those years (or if there was a change after 2011). The latest I could find was the 2011 post. Thanks! BC
Look at the cars.....wheels look the same?

Yep. Wheels are the same.
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OK. Sorry if I am just too dense to understand this, but according to the "Offset Nirvana" post, a 8" wide rim should have an offset between +43 and +47.

If that's the case, why does the OEM rim have an offset of +53?

I'm not trying to be difficult, I'm just trying to understand.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-26-2014, 05:27 PM   #223
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OK. Sorry if I am just too dense to understand this, but according to the "Offset Nirvana" post, a 8" wide rim should have an offset between +43 and +47. If that's the case, why does the OEM rim have an offset of +53? I'm not trying to be difficult, I'm just trying to understand. Thanks in advance! BC
Many reasons.

But OEM isn't always (usually not) optimal.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:15 AM   #224
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just subscribed, this is an awesome thread and just wanted to thank the OP and everyone who has contributed. this has been very helpful so....thanks!
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OK. Sorry if I am just too dense to understand this, but according to the "Offset Nirvana" post, a 8" wide rim should have an offset between +43 and +47.

If that's the case, why does the OEM rim have an offset of +53?
Because the OEM wheels and tires are narrow, and the OEM engineers are trying to maintain lots of clearance between the tires and the fenders, in case the owners of the car should drive in deep mud or snow, or run over a log or a basket of kittens.

The recommendation of +43 to +47 you refer to above is somewhat arbitrary, but I'd say it's trying to maintain a balance of strut clearance and fender clearance, while generally leaning toward an assumption that lower offset is better in terms of appearance.

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