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Old 08-08-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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Default Looking for more 5 spoke options

I'm looking or a nice set of 5 spoke wheels for my 08 Forester XT. Preferably at least 17x8. 17x9 won't fit due to OE struts. I'm looking for wheels such as:
Gram light 57c
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5zigen fno1rc

I'm kind of digging the thinner spokes but I'm up for suggestions. I'm sure I'm missing a ton of lesser name companies.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:51 AM   #2
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there is no reason that 17x9 wont fit

ya just gotta buy the right size

and you have all the 'good' ones listed there
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:10 AM   #3
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I've just been told a couple different things. I'd love to grab some 17x9 DPT's or the machV awesomes if Dan would ever PM me back.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:12 AM   #4
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a 17x9 +42 should fit just fine
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:34 AM   #5
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I've done the measurements and that's what I thought. Now I'd just like to see them on a forester with just springs not coilovers.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:45 AM   #6
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d00000000000000000000000000d


there is a HUGE forester forum online with EVERYTHING you need to know
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:10 AM   #7
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Thats where I got all my info and misinfo. No one is running the set up I have. I've been looking for months.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #8
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Thats where I got all my info and misinfo. No one is running the set up I have. I've been looking for months.
You're telling me noone runs 17x8's on a foz? I highly doubt that....
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #9
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Wow, where did you get that from? I meant no one runs 17x9 with swifts on OE struts.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:10 AM   #10
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I've just been told a couple different things. I'd love to grab some 17x9 DPT's or the machV awesomes if Dan would ever PM me back.
Just for posterity's sake...I did.

As far as finding your exact combination of parts in a photo, that's probably going to be difficult. But with the right combination of imagination and/or Photoshop skills, you may be able to come up with a good estimate of what it'll look like.

This one is at full height, but it's a start...





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Old 08-10-2012, 08:00 AM   #11
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If what read is correct would it not matter if you had springs. If the wheel was going to rub on OE struts the springs are moot then?
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If what read is correct would it not matter if you had springs. If the wheel was going to rub on OE struts the springs are moot then?
d00000000000000d

you need to educate yourself on what is really going on here...you say you spent MONTHS doing something....did you LEARN NOTHING about wheel fitment in that time???

there is no way in hell the bloody wheels are gonna rub on the bleeding struts if you get the right ****ing ones

you are the problem here....not the rest of us

WE understand what is going on.....
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:54 AM   #13
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I consistently troll in the thread just for the wise words from uncle scotty. OP, you should be able to run that size/offset and have about 3mm - 4mm of clearance from the strut if im correct!

P.S get some federals for those puppies. Im trying to find some for my new wheels!
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