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Old 09-18-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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I am looking for some wheels that are lightweight and clear Brembos. They cannot be wider than 7.5" for AutoX STC class. Yes, that means that they are for a GC Impreza. They also need to be light. 17 lbs or lighter please. Which probably means no Rota's. I would be good with Enkei's if they have a set that clears on a 7.5 inch wheel.

I know that Brembos are kinda overkill for a 170 hp, 2800lbs car, but it is my girlfriends car and we do take it to the track fairly often as well. I want to know that she is safe, and I had a set for her to use.

I also know that from reading the sticky on wheels that clear a 2004 STI will fit, but I don't know that you can still buy a lot of those wheels new. It would be really easy if tire rack sold a set that cleared, but I would be willing to buy used too, I just need to be able to find them. So if you know of a wheel, please let me know where I can buy some as well.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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I am looking for some wheels that are lightweight and clear Brembos. They cannot be wider than 7.5" for AutoX STC class. Yes, that means that they are for a GC Impreza. They also need to be light. 17 lbs or lighter please. Which probably means no Rota's. I would be good with Enkei's if they have a set that clears on a 7.5 inch wheel.

I know that Brembos are kinda overkill for a 170 hp, 2800lbs car, but it is my girlfriends car and we do take it to the track fairly often as well. I want to know that she is safe, and I had a set for her to use.

I also know that from reading the sticky on wheels that clear a 2004 STI will fit, but I don't know that you can still buy a lot of those wheels new. It would be really easy if tire rack sold a set that cleared, but I would be willing to buy used too, I just need to be able to find them. So if you know of a wheel, please let me know where I can buy some as well.
dude, check the for sale area for wheels right on this site. I found 5 04 bbs sti wheels used on the first tww pages.

I'm not gonna flame you for not searching, but be warned. Others here will eat you alive for this kind of post. good luck searching.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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Thanks, I should have wrote that I don't want +53 offset wheels. This car came with +53 stock wheels and I don't want them even closer to the suspension (because of wider wheels and tires). If you have ever owned a GC, you would know that it is very tight in the wheel wells, even on 225 tires without pulling. I want around a +45 offset.

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Old 09-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #4
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Rota Group A 17x7.5" fits.

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Old 09-18-2012, 02:04 PM   #5
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Thanks Dan, I may have to use Rota's but trying to find something lighter for now.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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Sounds like you have very specific needs. Have custom wheels made.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #7
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WedsSport SA-70 will fit. I just need to find some of those somewhere. I actually think that tire rack used to sell them, but they don't anymore. I am wondering if a PF01 in a 7.5 width +45 would fit. I know that the 8 inch width in a +50 fits, but that is for 5x114.3.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:37 PM   #8
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Are spacers not allowed I assume?
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:41 PM   #9
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I am actually not sure, but I am obviously being picky and don't want to use spacers. It will be worth it for me to just find a set that fits.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:06 PM   #10
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I am actually not sure, but I am obviously being picky and don't want to use spacers. It will be worth it for me to just find a set that fits.
Not really if a pair of 3mm spacers opens you up to easier to get wheels.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:40 AM   #11
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Why not get 4/2 pots instead of brembos?
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:29 AM   #12
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Why not get 4/2 pots instead of brembos?
Cause I already have brembos.

Also, about the 3 mm spacers, the reason I am posting here is to find something that I do not need spacers for. If I don't find something, then I might have to do that.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:38 AM   #13
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Trying to find out if the PF01 17x7.5 +45 fits. If it does then I am getting them.
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