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Old 07-23-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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So I want the 2007 BBS STI wheels....in an 18" version....with a dark charcoal/chrome finish.....and with the 5x100 bolt pattern so that they will fit my 2012 WRX. Does anyone know of a wheel similar to this? I am thinking I might have to get these made...you think BBS will do it?
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:46 PM   #2
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So I want the 2007 BBS STI wheels....in an 18" version....with a dark charcoal/chrome finish.....and with the 5x100 bolt pattern so that they will fit my 2012 WRX. Does anyone know of a wheel similar to this? I am thinking I might have to get these made...you think BBS will do it?
They'll do it....for enough money.

That would be so ridiculously expensive. Think ~4k or more.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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Find a used set then find a local reputable shop that can customize the wheel to how you want it. Of course each process will mean more money, from buying a set, from getting the size, the color and so on. The color might be a standard color so maybe they won't charge you an extra cost for that.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:04 PM   #4
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Don't you guys think those wheels in an 18" or 19" would look bad a**. I wonder if there are any wheels out that look similar?
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:34 PM   #5
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Find a used set then find a local reputable shop that can customize the wheel to how you want it. Of course each process will mean more money, from buying a set, from getting the size, the color and so on. The color might be a standard color so maybe they won't charge you an extra cost for that.
you can widen barrels (though I wouldn't suggest it with forged wheels), but there is no shop out there that will take a 1 piece wheel and modify it to 18". that gets into an entire redesign of the wheel.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:54 PM   #6
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you can widen barrels (though I wouldn't suggest it with forged wheels), but there is no shop out there that will take a 1 piece wheel and modify it to 18". that gets into an entire redesign of the wheel.
Yeah, It would have to be re-engineered...but the actual wheel/spoke design would remain as close as possible to the original. Kind of like "Honey I shrunk the kids", but in reverse...

Has anyone put the GD STI wheels on a GR STI (through the use of adapters, etc.)?
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #7
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:34 PM   #8
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xluben's hatch on 17" Sti wheels with adapters


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Old 07-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #9
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xluben's hatch on 17" Sti wheels with adapters

Those are 2004 STi wheels. Bolt pattern is 5x100 like the WRX. No adaptors needed. 2005+ STi bolt pattern is 5x114.3.
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Awesome!!! My search for 2004 STI wheels begins!!! Thanks guys.
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Those are 2004 STi wheels. Bolt pattern is 5x100 like the WRX. No adaptors needed. 2005+ STi bolt pattern is 5x114.3.
He is running an "adapter" or a 25mm bolt on spacer to make them that flush. The pic was more for reference for the OP to see what they would look like given he did run an adapter. The 04 wheel would look terrible without a spacer
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He is running an "adapter" or a 25mm bolt on spacer to make them that flush. The pic was more for reference for the OP to see what they would look like given he did run an adapter. The 04 wheel would look terrible without a spacer
Bolt on spacer, not adapter lol.

It wouldn't look horrible, it'd look stock.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:12 PM   #13
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Don't the new WRXs come with wider wheels than the '04 STi did? So it wouldn't really look stock.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:58 PM   #14
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Don't the new WRXs come with wider wheels than the '04 STi did? So it wouldn't really look stock.
Yeah, 7.5's on the old Sti wheels and 8's on the current WRX. Tucked in wheels aren't that bad

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:07 PM   #15
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That makes me want to kill a squirrel and put it in his mailbox
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #16
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Don't the new WRXs come with wider wheels than the '04 STi did? So it wouldn't really look stock.
The difference at the face of the wheel is about 5mm. That's visually identical.

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Yeah, 7.5's on the old Sti wheels and 8's on the current WRX. Tucked in wheels aren't that bad

Not even close. However, the 04 BBS will be around 6-7lbs lighter.
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