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Old 11-08-2012, 08:26 AM   #1
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Will these work with my base 2008 STi wheels? Thanks in advance!


Drop Engineering Forged Steel Spline Drive Lugs (12x1.25mm, Set/20), Black

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http://www.oakos.com/Merchant2/merch...ory_Code=12003
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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Will these work with my base 2008 STi wheels? Thanks in advance!

Drop Engineering Forged Steel Spline Drive Lugs (12x1.25mm, Set/20), Black

12mm x 1.25mm (Subaru, Nissan, Suzuki)
Code: CLG-BK-1252
Price: $49.00

http://www.oakos.com/Merchant2/merch...ory_Code=12003
I guess you didn't search.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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I guess you didn't search.
You guessed wrong my friend. I just kept getting conflicting answers. Also, I wasn't sure if the lugs for a base wheel were the same as BBS.
Sorry, but I just want to be confident in what I'm buying. Thanks for the insightful response....
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:02 AM   #4
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they worked on my stock my08 wheels. not sure about bbs. i'm 75% sure they will though as long as the specs are right.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #5
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they worked on my stock my08 wheels. not sure about bbs. i'm 75% sure they will though as long as the specs are right.
Awesome. Thanks!
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:46 AM   #6
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You guessed wrong my friend. I just kept getting conflicting answers. Also, I wasn't sure if the lugs for a base wheel were the same as BBS.
Sorry, but I just want to be confident in what I'm buying. Thanks for the insightful response....
All subarus use the exact se seat. There is no conflicting info unless you don't read threads in their entirety.

There was someone that asked the exact same question a couple of days ago.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:56 PM   #7
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All subarus use the exact se seat. There is no conflicting info unless you don't read threads in their entirety.

There was someone that asked the exact same question a couple of days ago.
Yes, for BBS wheels. Not for the stock 5-spoke base wheels. Also, most lugs were for aftermarket wheels and not stock. Anyway, I got my answer.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:35 PM   #8
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Yes, for BBS wheels. Not for the stock 5-spoke base wheels. Also, most lugs were for aftermarket wheels and not stock. Anyway, I got my answer.
ALL SUBARU WHEELS use a 60* tapered conical seat. So do 99% of aftermarket lugs that are designed for subarus. Aftermarket lugs fit OEM wheels just fine. The only difference between your OEM lugs and aftermarket lugs, is the shank width. That's the reason people say to not use OEM lugs on aftermarket wheels, because the shank width of the stock lugs is too wide for most aftermarket lug hole openings. You wouldnt be able to tighten them without a thin-walled socket.

I've done it, several others have done it. Just making sure you have the CORRECT info.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:40 PM   #9
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ALL SUBARU WHEELS use a 60* tapered conical seat. So do 99% of aftermarket lugs that are designed for subarus. Aftermarket lugs fit OEM wheels just fine. The only difference between your OEM lugs and aftermarket lugs, is the shank width. That's the reason people say to not use OEM lugs on aftermarket wheels, because the shank width of the stock lugs is too wide for most aftermarket lug hole openings. You wouldnt be able to tighten them without a thin-walled socket.

I've done it, several others have done it. Just making sure you have the CORRECT info.
Thank you
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