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Old 04-01-2014, 01:39 AM   #1
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Just wondering if I would be able to use my existing 2012 rims/tires setup on the new 2015 WRX?

These are my 2012 Impreza winter rims: 15x6.5 5x100 Steel Wheel, 195-65-15 Michelin x-ice 3

Specs of 2015 WRX:
Tires: 235/45 R17 94W Dunlop® SP Sport Maxx RT tires
17" x 8" aluminum alloy with gunmetal coating, 15-spoke design

I'm not really familiar with all the terminology, so I thought I would ask here first. Thank you for the help.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:40 AM   #2
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New rex is 114.3X5 or whatever the sti one is currently.

Google is your friend. Search for wheel sizes in whatever you can think to phrase and end it with. "Nasioc" and youll find like 10 threads.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:41 AM   #3
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New rex is 114.3X5 or whatever the sti one is currently.
I thought it was going the other way, the STi back to 5x100...
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:46 AM   #4
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New rex is 114.3X5 or whatever the sti one is currently.

Google is your friend. Search for wheel sizes in whatever you can think to phrase and end it with. "Nasioc" and youll find like 10 threads.
I'm not even sure what you mean by 114.3X5. But thanks for the help. Tried doing a search but there's nothing specific about the impreza and wrx.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:48 AM   #5
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I thought it was going the other way, the STi back to 5x100...
NOPE,
for the 2015 model year the WRX use the same bolt pattern
as the STI @ 5x114.3

Call me cheap , but I am gonna wait till I there is a better selection
of after market wheels before I ditch stock wheels...
IMO its not bad due to the color scheme.

What I really want but they don't seem to make is...
the Enkei RPF1 that is both hub centric to Subaru @ 56.1
and at 5x114 bolt pattern.
(( currently there is only the 18x8 GOLD RPF1
that is 56.1 but at 5x100 bolt pattern ))
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:53 AM   #6
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NOPE,
for the 2015 model year the WRX use the same bolt pattern
as the STI @ 5x114.3

Call me cheap , but I am gonna wait till I there is a better selection
of after market wheels before I ditch stock wheels...
IMO its not bad due to the color scheme.

What I really want but they don't seem to make is...
the Enkei RPF1 that is both hub centric to Subaru @ 56.1
and at 5x114 bolt pattern.
(( currently there is only the 18x8 GOLD RPF1
that is 56.1 but at 5x100 bolt pattern ))
hubcentric is irrelevant....you can use or not use the 'spacers' and it wont matter a bit
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:14 AM   #7
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I'm not even sure what you mean by 114.3X5. But thanks for the help. Tried doing a search but there's nothing specific about the impreza and wrx.
5x114.3 is the lug pattern. Your current wrx is 5x100. You will not be able to use them without an adapter, so waste of time.

If you need more help understanding wheel fitment. Google it.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:22 AM   #8
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hubcentric is irrelevant....you can use or not use the 'spacers' and it wont matter a bit
I remember instances when a plastic hub centric ring broke on me
when I had my rpf1 on my previous car, and while metal hub centric
rings are more durable there had been issues which can lead to the
wheels locking up..

please correct me if I am wrong or is there a better solution ?
other than waiting/searching for hub centric wheels.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:57 AM   #9
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I remember instances when a plastic hub centric ring broke on me
when I had my rpf1 on my previous car, and while metal hub centric
rings are more durable there had been issues which can lead to the
wheels locking up..

please correct me if I am wrong or is there a better solution ?
other than waiting/searching for hub centric wheels.
Sounds like you have zero idea how to properly mount wheels

Wheels locking up how? Why???

You don't need hub centric rings to mount wheels up to the car. Regardless if you have them or not, the lug nuts need to be properly seated into the wheel and tightened down to the hub BEFORE torquing the lug nuts. The lug nuts center the wheel for you.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:58 AM   #10
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U might be able to get the adaptor. Bought then in past four my cousins chrome rims. But for his truck they were $400. So probably not worth it, since u could get proper tire rack recommended -1 or -2 215's for about 400
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:18 AM   #11
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Short answer is no. Your old wheels are the wrong bolt pattern and are too small... wont even clear the calipers. Im assuming you bought a CVT?
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:14 AM   #12
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NOPE,
for the 2015 model year the WRX use the same bolt pattern
as the STI @ 5x114.3

Call me cheap , but I am gonna wait till I there is a better selection
of after market wheels before I ditch stock wheels...
IMO its not bad due to the color scheme.

What I really want but they don't seem to make is...
the Enkei RPF1 that is both hub centric to Subaru @ 56.1
and at 5x114 bolt pattern.
(( currently there is only the 18x8 GOLD RPF1
that is 56.1 but at 5x100 bolt pattern ))
What has a better selection than 5x114?!?!?! You'll be waiting some time.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:53 AM   #13
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if i get steel rims will my 2011 wrx snow tires fit my 2015 sti?
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:57 AM   #14
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if i get steel rims will my 2011 wrx snow tires fit my 2015 sti?
If you buy wheels that are the same siE, yes the tires will fit?
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:06 PM   #15
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If you buy wheels that are the same siE, yes the tires will fit?
you mean 17 rims with the correct bolt pattern?
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:10 PM   #16
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you mean 17 rims with the correct bolt pattern?
That was supposed to say size - but yes.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:14 PM   #17
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That was supposed to say size - but yes.
cool wasnt sure if it would fit over caliper
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:45 PM   #18
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Not all 17" wheels will fit over the STi's large brakes. You have to check each wheel individually.

My 17x8" RPF1s just baaaaaaaaaaaaaarely clear the brakes. Depending on the profile of the face of your steel wheel, you might find it doesn't fit - don't buy unless you can check in advance or someone has GUARANTEED it will fit your car.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:48 PM   #19
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Not all 17" wheels will fit over the STi's large brakes. You have to check each wheel individually. My 17x8" RPF1s just baaaaaaaaaaaaaarely clear the brakes. Depending on the profile of the face of your steel wheel, you might find it doesn't fit - don't buy unless you can check in advance or someone has GUARANTEED it will fit your car.
Thread title. Read it.

We're talking about the wrx.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:51 PM   #20
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Thread title. Read it.

We're talking about the wrx.


I was replying to someone who asked

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Old 04-01-2014, 12:56 PM   #21
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Thread title. Read it.

We're talking about the wrx.
You answered the STI question earlier too.

You ok sc00by? Have another cup of coffee and join the conversation.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:56 PM   #22
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Alright thanks for the reply all. Love all the drama.

I like how on forums, they are made to ask questions, but when you ask a question, people get so worked up and have to reply with a smart ass answer instead of helping the member. No wonder this world is so messed up. People don't even hold doors open for others anymore. Geez.
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Alright thanks for the reply all. Love all the drama.

I like how on forums, they are made to ask questions, but when you ask a question, people get so worked up and have to reply with a smart ass answer instead of helping the member. No wonder this world is so messed up. People don't even hold doors open for others anymore. Geez.
You could have avoided this by reading the stickies in the Tire and Wheel forum or googling wheel fitment.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:32 PM   #24
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Reading the stickies won't hold the door open for him, though :sadbananas:
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See what you've done, Hinshaw? You've messed up the world. Are you happy?
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