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Old 08-02-2005, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Will 05 STI BBS Wheels fit a 05 2.5RS?

I want to get some STI wheels, but i don't know if they will fit my car. Do any of you know?
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:18 AM   #2
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Yes, we know. No, the '05 STi wheels will not fit your car.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:55 AM   #3
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Yes, we know. No, the '05 STi wheels will not fit your car.

Thats what I thought, Only the 04 STI will right?
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:10 AM   #4
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:37 AM   #5
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I want to get some STI wheels, but i don't know if they will fit my car. Do any of you know?
we not only know, we know WHY:

'05 STI runs a bolt pattern of 5 x 114.3 on a 17x8 forged BBS wheel
'04 STI and all other Subies save the late, great SVX run 5 x 100 bolt pattern, and the '04 STI wheels are 17x7.5 forged BBS wheels

nice wheels - although they are one of the few BBS designs I'm not crazy about - expensive to replace...
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Old 08-03-2005, 04:03 AM   #6
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we not only know, we know WHY:

'05 STI runs a bolt pattern of 5 x 114.3 on a 17x8 forged BBS wheel
'04 STI and all other Subies save the late, great SVX run 5 x 100 bolt pattern, and the '04 STI wheels are 17x7.5 forged BBS wheels

nice wheels - although they are one of the few BBS designs I'm not crazy about - expensive to replace...

If you were to sell these rims, how much would you sell them for...the 04 STI Gold BBS rims that is...
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Old 08-03-2005, 04:14 AM   #7
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If you were to sell these rims, how much would you sell them for...the 04 STI Gold BBS rims that is...
check the Private For Sale and your local North West forums and see what the going rate is. of course, it will also depend upon what kind of shape they're in...
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:16 AM   #8
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Can you buy adapters to make them fit?
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:39 PM   #9
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yes you can but they will space out your wheels... you bolt on the 5/100 you have and the studs that are installed on spacer Is 5/114. unless you find 04 sti bbs only.those are 5/100 ... 05'+ 5/114



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Old 08-05-2012, 05:30 PM   #10
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #11
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Spacers will be 10mm or so. Maybe 15mm and with the conservative offsets of the factory wheels you should still be fine.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #12
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Spacers will be 10mm or so. Maybe 15mm and with the conservative offsets of the factory wheels you should still be fine.
For proper engagement you need at least 20-25mm.

On a GC, even with 10mm it's going to be a tight fit. They really don't have much room.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:41 PM   #13
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Ok, the offset for the Sti wheels is higher depending on the specific wheel, if i remember correctly, than what aftermarket companies offer. Even if they were 8.0" wide, a 25mm spacer/adapter is 1" of negative offset. (Mating surface moved out towards the side of the car.) I still don't think there will be any huge issues given what I see some members running.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #14
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Ok, the offset for the Sti wheels is higher depending on the specific wheel, if i remember correctly, than what aftermarket companies offer. Even if they were 8.0" wide, a 25mm spacer/adapter is 1" of negative offset. (Mating surface moved out towards the side of the car.) I still don't think there will be any huge issues given what I see some members running.
17x8 +53... That would bring him down to a +28, which is pretty aggressive on the GC chassis.
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just roll and pull fenders
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17x8 +53... That would bring him down to a +28, which is pretty aggressive on the GC chassis.
Since when is an 05 a GC?
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:20 PM   #17
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Since when is an 05 a GC?
I'm an idiot, all I saw was RS.

Even still 17x8 +28 is still pretty aggressive for GD.
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