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Old 09-17-2002, 12:25 PM   #1
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Hello, I was wonder if you guys knew much about this wheel http://www.fastwrx.com/cernterlinerpm.html

Is the wheel very strong?
Will the 40mm offset work on a stock WRX? And even if it does, will the 40mm offset cause problems? I know the stock WRX offset should be higher, but don't know what problems associated with having the wrong offset.

I'm interested in this wheel, but don't know much :\ Trying to find out. Thanks!

I'll probably email the company that is selling them, but I'd like second and third and fourth and....opinions heh

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Old 09-17-2002, 01:03 PM   #2
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The offset will cause problems later down the road, especially with wheel bearings. On top of that your handling probably will take a hit because of poor tracking.
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Old 09-17-2002, 01:41 PM   #3
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Well that's no good. :\ They need to be made with +50 offset then!
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Old 09-17-2002, 02:06 PM   #4
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FYI... Here's a picture of a WRX that just installed 18 x 7 +42mm offset Center Line RPM's. The + 40mm is no longer offered.
The wheels fit great.
The 17" weighs only 13.5lbs. The 18" weighs only 14.5lbs.
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Old 09-17-2002, 03:22 PM   #5
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Looks like the fenders are hungry to eat tires!

So it doesn't rub at all? Even under hard cornering?

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Old 09-17-2002, 04:11 PM   #6
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Does NOT rub at all. 225/40/18 tires. Lowered two inches.
I talked to the store that owns the WRX and the car is on the showroom waiting for Turbo magazine to shoot the car.
His 18" wheels weigh only 14.5lbs....
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Old 09-17-2002, 04:28 PM   #7
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So, do we have an answer to RawCode's question? And anyone else want to comment on the offset issue? The wheels look great, but I'm more concerned that the car will handle properly and there aren't issues with such a low offset.

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Old 09-17-2002, 04:42 PM   #8
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The store that owns the car said the tires have never rubbed on the fenders etc.
Guarantee you it would handle properly. You're talking millimeters.
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Old 09-17-2002, 04:47 PM   #9
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How much for those rims pictured on the car? Whats the MSRP?

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Old 09-17-2002, 06:06 PM   #10
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It is just weird that I have seen people with +48mm wheels with 225 tire rub with just some lowering. Notably it rubs the finder well liner but still.

It might just be a few mm but it is enough to cause an issue. Some people fix the problem by rolling fenders, other people use camber settings.

Also I do not think that the show car was used in Autocrosses or with 2 good sized friends in back while driving through a canyon.

I mean I really like the wheels and the technology behind them. I love the lightweight and the strength of the circular forgeing, but I like to be friendly to my wheel bearings and my fenders.

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Old 09-18-2002, 04:59 PM   #11
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Bump because I love the design and engineering of this wheel. Just wanna know if it will fit correctly under performance situations.

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Old 09-18-2002, 05:17 PM   #12
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As confirmed with the owners, there has been no rubbing with the 18" RPM's on the WRX lowered 2 inches.
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Old 09-18-2002, 05:51 PM   #13
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Sorry but it doesn;t really make sense to me at all. I might be missing something but, some people have rubbing issues with 48mm offset wheels running 255 width tires (under corning loads or people in the bast seat.)

It the 42mm offset rims that Centerline has, your basiclly pushing out the tire another 6mm towards the fender. That to me would make it more likely to rub under hard cornering as it would be closer to the fender would it not?

I understand that the WRX show car is not rubbing even when lower two inches, but if I had a show car I sure wouldn't race it. Maybe he has super stiff springs?

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