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Old 09-13-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Can't find any information on if any 17" rims will clear the breaks. Anyone got suggestions on cheap winter rims that will clear and be durable?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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Phat kat racing wheels they're cheap and is what I'm using 17x7 with 225/45x17 lm-60's bridgestone blizzaks which r speed rated for the sti. U can get them in gold, gunmetal, and silver.

They have held up to lots of snow, sand, and especially salt. Hope this helps

Not to mention they look sweet on the sti's lol

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:29 PM   #3
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Can't find any information on if any 17" rims will clear the breaks. Anyone got suggestions on cheap winter rims that will clear and be durable?
CRV steelies.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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I'm also in the same boat, is 17x7 the minimal wheel size we can put on the 2011-2013 sti's with no problems?

Also what would the et have to be to clear the brembos?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #5
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I'm also in the same boat, is 17x7 the minimal wheel size we can put on the 2011-2013 sti's with no problems?

Also what would the et have to be to clear the brembos?
U can go as low as 15's with some Dmacks if u want to spend the money lol hence WRC!!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #6
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U can go as low as 15's with some Dmacks if u want to spend the money lol hence WRC!!!
Thanks, like some one said before, the crv steelies are in 15x6.5 with a offset of 55. What would the offset need to be to make sure the wheels will clear the brembos?
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:21 PM   #7
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Thanks, like some one said before, the crv steelies are in 15x6.5 with a offset of 55. What would the offset need to be to make sure the wheels will clear the brembos?
Not sure but I don't think its just offset u have to worry about also thickness of the wheels. When I bought mine I made sure they were made specific for the sti's.

Another thing also to keep in mind is speed rating of the winter tires u will be going with. If u go with basic winter tires for safety watch your speed.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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U can go as low as 15's with some Dmacks if u want to spend the money lol hence WRC!!!
Nope. There are no 15" wheels that clear brembos. 16's possibly, but not 15's.

A lot of rally cars actually go down to the 4pots because they CAN fit under 15's.

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Not sure but I don't think its just offset u have to worry about also thickness of the wheels. When I bought mine I made sure they were made specific for the sti's.

Another thing also to keep in mind is speed rating of the winter tires u will be going with. If u go with basic winter tires for safety watch your speed.
Correct. Offset means nothing in terms of brake clearance, its all based on the spoke design of the wheel.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:15 PM   #9
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Some use the '05-'07 STi OEM wheels. Same front rotor dia and caliper.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:55 PM   #10
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Nope. There are no 15" wheels that clear brembos. 16's possibly, but not 15's.

A lot of rally cars actually go down to the 4pots because they CAN fit under 15's.

Correct. Offset means nothing in terms of brake clearance, its all based on the spoke design of the wheel.
K thx for the clarification scOOby4life I wasn't sure and didn't want to misinform people.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #11
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Some use the '05-'07 STi OEM wheels. Same front rotor dia and caliper.
I tried this root but hard to find ones with out road rash or if in good condition people want more than a fair price. Would be definitely the best option for a fair price.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:42 AM   #12
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Some use the '05-'07 STi OEM wheels. Same front rotor dia and caliper.
Thanx for the info, wouldn't mind since I would be using them for winters.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:21 PM   #13
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Phat kat racing wheels they're cheap and is what I'm using 17x7 with 225/45x17 lm-60's bridgestone blizzaks which r speed rated for the sti. U can get them in gold, gunmetal, and silver.

They have held up to lots of snow, sand, and especially salt. Hope this helps

Not to mention they look sweet on the sti's lol
Googling Phat Cat Racing does not bring up much, do you have a link for a place where we can order?
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #14
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Googling Phat Cat Racing does not bring up much, do you have a link for a place where we can order?
U would need to find a vender or dealer as I got mind through Budds Subaru in oakville Ontario Canada. The model # is T-915 is the style of wheels. If u look through wheel pics when u Google and also kat is how it is spelled not with a c. Hope this helps sorry that I don't have link.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:48 PM   #15
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Phat kat racing wheels they're cheap and is what I'm using 17x7 with 225/45x17 lm-60's bridgestone blizzaks which r speed rated for the sti. U can get them in gold, gunmetal, and silver.

They have held up to lots of snow, sand, and especially salt. Hope this helps

Not to mention they look sweet on the sti's lol
Thanks a lot. Really like the suggestion.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:26 AM   #16
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MSR Wheels used to make a 17 inch that would clear. Haven't checked in years. RP
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