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Old 12-31-2012, 09:23 AM   #1
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I have a 2006 wrx that has stock suspension, Forester limited STI 17" rims made by Enkei.

I want to increase the stance and push the wheels outer more. I know the best solution is to get rims with wider offset but thats not in the budget for right now. and i do not want us to start debating if spacers are harmful or no because i know many sitting on spacers for years with no isssues and i do not track my car. only my daily driver car.

I need opinions based on previous experience:
Shall i go with the 15mm spacers? 10?? 20?? I prefer not to roll my fenders. so what is the best choices? opinions about Ichiba brand?

Thanks. and Happy New Year everyone.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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they are 2008 forester sports wheels, not forester sti. forester sti wheels are 5x114.

either way, they are only 7" wide. you'll need a 10-25mm spacer to make a visual difference. Ichiba SUCKS. not so much the spacers themselves, but the studs that come with them are absolute garbage.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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(1) Grab a tape measure.
(2) Walk out to your car and measure to where you think you'd like the wheels to sit.
(3) Order spacers in that size.
(4) ???
(5) Profit.

You want to do this for aesthetic reasons, which is perfectly fine. But none of us know how you want the car to look, so it's awfully hard for anyone to tell you what size spacer you should get.

Not to mention that there are probably very few folks who have any idea what the size and offset of the Forester STI wheels are. Nor do we know what size tires you're running. Without knowing the key parts of the wheel fitment equation, we can't give you a whole lot of advice.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:11 PM   #5
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Honestly, I myself I do not know what rims I have. Take a look. They are 17" with STI logo in the rims. someone on this forum told me that they are the limited forester edition rims.





am not an expert regarding wheels n tyres thats why i need your advice guys.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:00 PM   #6
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anyone can just tell me exactly what rims are those?
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:29 PM   #7
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they are 2008 forester sports wheels that somehow ended up gold. they are 17x7 +48.



Subaru actually makes several sets of wheels that have the same face design. Spec C/RAR wheels have the same spoke design, but are 5x114.3 18x8.5. They also make an 18x8 for the jdm Legacy.

There IS an OEM 17x7 wheel that is identical to what you have - they are a JDM forester sti option, but they are 5x114.3.

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:39 PM   #8
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they are 2008 forester sports wheels that somehow ended up gold. they are 17x7 +48.



Subaru actually makes several sets of wheels that have the same face design. Spec C/RAR wheels have the same spoke design, but are 5x114.3 18x8.5. They also make an 18x8 for the jdm Legacy.

There IS an OEM 17x7 wheel that is identical to what you have - they are a JDM forester sti option, but they are 5x114.3.
10x for the precise info. I was confused why mine are 5x100!

any experience with wheel spacers?
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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Seems u guys busy with new year celebration and holidays. Cheers everyone
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:37 AM   #10
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d000000000000d....ditch the wheels and get wheels that actually FIT

and stop tryin so hard to be all k00 an **** with it and ya be better off

the wrong offset kills the way the car drives and makes it bump steer and makes the steering bad and all sorts of stuff
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d000000000000d....ditch the wheels and get wheels that actually FIT

and stop tryin so hard to be all k00 an **** with it and ya be better off

the wrong offset kills the way the car drives and makes it bump steer and makes the steering bad and all sorts of stuff
I know that. Give me cash. It cost a fortune to get such wheels where I live. I do not live in the US at the right moment. Cheers.
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I know that. Give me cash. It cost a fortune to get such wheels where I live. I do not live in the US at the right moment. Cheers.

and yer gunna hafta buy spacers and any spacer more than 5mm you will have to get new lug studs and 20 new lug studs aint cheap and ya gotta pull the hubs to put longer studs in and so if ya dont do that work yourself ya gonna have to pay and ya gotta change the bearing seals so ya gotta buy them too and on and on and on and on

and its gonna cost ya more to put the wrong wheels on the car than the right ones, in the end

so...maybe ya really need to rethink what you think you know about all this and stop with the k00-k00 kiddieness before ya really screw the p00ch
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and yer gunna hafta buy spacers and any spacer more than 5mm you will have to get new lug studs and 20 new lug studs aint cheap and ya gotta pull the hubs to put longer studs in and so if ya dont do that work yourself ya gonna have to pay and ya gotta change the bearing seals so ya gotta buy them too and on and on and on and on

and its gonna cost ya more to put the wrong wheels on the car than the right ones, in the end

so...maybe ya really need to rethink what you think you know about all this and stop with the k00-k00 kiddieness before ya really screw the p00ch

cant argue with u. i know that ur right ... i was just trying to improve the appearance of how my car sit for now without paying $$.( a lot i mean)

thanks for the advice
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and yer gunna hafta buy spacers and any spacer more than 5mm you will have to get new lug studs and 20 new lug studs aint cheap and ya gotta pull the hubs to put longer studs in and so if ya dont do that work yourself ya gonna have to pay and ya gotta change the bearing seals so ya gotta buy them too and on and on and on and on
He could buy bolt-on spacers, in which case none of that would be necessary. I think on an '06 WRX that 20-25mm bolt-on spacers would work OK with those wheels. (Even with a 25mm spacer, the outer lip of the wheel would be 1/4" inboard of where a 17x9" +42 wheel sits.)

I don't know if those wheels have pockets in the mounting face between the lug stud holes to allow the stock wheel studs to poke through.
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He could buy bolt-on spacers, in which case none of that would be necessary. I think on an '06 WRX that 20-25mm bolt-on spacers would work OK with those wheels. (Even with a 25mm spacer, the outer lip of the wheel would be 1/4" inboard of where a 17x9" +42 wheel sits.)

I don't know if those wheels have pockets in the mounting face between the lug stud holes to allow the stock wheel studs to poke through.

those bolt on spacers are quite costly as well.....the cost offset is still quite high for this option
and the poor suspension geometry is still there
the right wheesls are the best option
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