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Old 01-21-2003, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default wheels that will fit over the STi brakes

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at the moment there aren't a huge range of wheels which will fit.

Prodrive do a couple of wheels in an 18 inch size. One is a OZ 10 spoke WRC/P1 style wheel, which is available in a matt gold colour, or silver.

There is also a 7 spoke alloy called the PFF7, which is a lightweight wheel using the latest flowforming technology. This is available in gold, silver or bright flitter (actually like a pweter/metallic anthracite colour).

Speedline also sell the Turini model in an 18 inch wheel which will fit. THis again uses the flowforming technology to make the wheels both lightweight and strong.

The OZ Superlegarra wheels will fit in the 19 inch size, but unfortunately not the 18 inch size.

Other than the standard 17 inch rims which come with the car, I'm not aware of any other 17 inch rims which will clear the STi Brembo calipers without using spacers (which I wouldn't recommend).

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I spoke with OZ and Speedline recently, they are aware of the STI calipers issue and the modified 17 Superleggera (OZ) and Corse (Speedline) in gold will be released shortly, especially for the STI7-8. They should be available in europe until the end of first quarter, for the same price as the 17s for the WRX.

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Old 01-22-2003, 12:13 AM   #2
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Man... what kind of rims we have to use for winter tire ? 18'' ???
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Old 01-22-2003, 12:31 AM   #3
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The JDM STi 17" rims would be a good choice.
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Old 01-22-2003, 12:59 AM   #4
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That's not very cheap for a set of rusty wheels...
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Old 01-22-2003, 08:57 AM   #5
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The Volk CE28N should fit over the Brembos fine since they're spec'd on the s202 which has the same brakes if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 01-22-2003, 09:12 AM   #6
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damn, if the stock 17s are the winter wheels, then summer wheels + tires package (running 18s) will be around $2k+. Oh wow...
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Old 01-22-2003, 09:29 AM   #7
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The JDM STi 17" rims would be a good choice.
What year(s)/version of JDM STi 17" rims are we talking about. Im not sure when they started putting brembos on those cars.

thanks Glenn - STi information guru

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Old 01-22-2003, 09:57 AM   #8
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Default A few that are OK...

These fit - in 17"x 7.5" ET48: WedSports RS-5SS-TSSCs - strong, light and pretty reasonably priced, at least over here.




As do these in 17x8 ET44: Volk CE28N - another strong, light weight wheel (as seen on the S202). Cheap? - er, no...


Volk has a load of other wheels that fit too... but lots of small print suggesting that some will and some won't among the same range - quite confusing.

Then there are these: Tommy Kaira rims...


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Old 01-22-2003, 10:14 AM   #9
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since some 17s fit, it seems as though the overall diameter isnt the issue, its the wheel spokes clearing the caliper that is the problem.
A good place to start would be the wheels confirmed to clear the stoptechs. I am willing to bet most of those will clear the STi brembos as well
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Old 01-22-2003, 10:14 AM   #10
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What year(s)/version of JDM STi 17" rims are we talking about. Im not sure when they started putting brembos on those cars.
MY01/02 in Japan, I think (bug eye).

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thanks Glenn - STi information guru
Nah I just copy stuff that I read.
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Old 01-22-2003, 10:17 AM   #11
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The P1s don't clear?

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Old 01-22-2003, 11:28 AM   #12
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These fit - in 17"x 7.5" ET48: WedSports RS-5SS-TSSCs - strong, light and pretty reasonably priced, at least over here.
any idea if the cd tracers or any of the hollow 5-spoke enkei-made wheels clear the gold calipers?
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Old 01-22-2003, 01:06 PM   #13
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I am hoping to use my 17 inch UK rims for winter. They are supposed to fit over stoptechs, so here's hoping they will fit. I'll let you know as soon as my STi gets here...

I believe they used gold versions of the silver UK rims on the old STi v7 wagons (didn't v7 get the Brembos?), so I think they'll work.

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Old 01-22-2003, 01:26 PM   #14
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The P1s don't clear?
The 18's do --- not sure about the 17's.

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Old 01-22-2003, 04:02 PM   #15
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i was curious about this as well. what happens if you want to hit the trails? 17 is a bit large and they'd be getting dinged pretty bad. or am i the only one that would be sliding around in the dirt with one?
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Old 01-22-2003, 04:26 PM   #16
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I've looked at this site:

reay engineering wheels

And a good portion of the wheels have specific notation of which wheels and offsets will fit over which size calipers. STi specific calipers in fact, as well as GTR, Supra, etc.

The most interesting thing I've seen was a setup for autocross recommending 17x9.5 in the front and 17x8.5 in the back but with a 255/40/17 on both rims, this for the STi GD.

Big Meats!

BTW, that last was from the Racing Hart cp-035 fitment page.
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Old 01-22-2003, 04:32 PM   #17
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I've looked at this site:

reay engineering wheels

And a good portion of the wheels have specific notation of which wheels and offsets will fit over which size calipers. STi specific calipers in fact, as well as GTR, Supra, etc.

The most interesting thing I've seen was a setup for autocross recommending 17x9.5 in the front and 17x8.5 in the back but with a 255/40/17 on both rims, this for the STi GD.

Big Meats!

BTW, that last was from the Racing Hart cp-035 fitment page.
that would be along the lines of an scc article on so and so's lancer in japan. the smaller rim size in the rear bulges the tire more and creates a more predictable breakaway, helping to control tail out maneuvering. also helpful in the tight confines of an autox course.
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Old 01-22-2003, 05:33 PM   #18
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I am hoping to use my 17 inch UK rims for winter. They are supposed to fit over stoptechs, so here's hoping they will fit. I'll let you know as soon as my STi gets here...

I believe they used gold versions of the silver UK rims on the old STi v7 wagons (didn't v7 get the Brembos?), so I think they'll work.

TRS
My two favorate Impreza wheels are both factory items...

#1 UK 17x7 5 split-spoke, which I have a set of in silver
#2 Overseas gold 17" 5 spoke STi 7 rims.

BTW, please do confirm whether your UK's fit. My set is for sale, and they'd be perfect for some STi owner out there, since my car is now retired.

I have some great pics of my car with the UK's, I should post them online.
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I believe they used gold versions of the silver UK rims on the old STi v7 wagons (didn't v7 get the Brembos?), so I think they'll work.
No, the gold JDM STi OEM 17" wheels are different to the gold JDM WRX OEM 17" wheels.

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Old 01-22-2003, 07:23 PM   #20
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To add to Glenn's comment:

The UK WRX 17" wheel (which was originally the Legacy B4 and GT-B wheel, but superseded a while back), and the JDM STi Wagon (RIP ) 17"s are one and the same, just painted gold (and the STi wagon missed out on the Brembos, among other things). These wheels most certainly do NOT clear the Brembos.

The UK STi 17" and the JDM STi 17" (in fact that is the std. STi wheel around the world) are one and the same.

The 9 spoke BBS 17"s are part of the optional pack for the STi here that includes RE070 gumballs - and it looks as though the US is going to see that combination too. They are not identical to the bugeye STi RA Spec C wheels - some detail work was done to stiffen them at the model update.

Phew, hope that doesn't over inform y'all. As I said there are lots of wheels that do clear the Brembos, you just have to be a bit careful Keep on enjoying the run up to the release
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i would really like to keep my volks, and then sell the bbs wheels, so would anyone know if volk le-37k's fit, 17x7.5 48+ ? if so ill keep them and put them on.
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Old 03-18-2003, 02:49 PM   #22
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From the looks of the Ray's Engineering site, its seems as though the Gram Light 57Pros in 17x8 +40mm(?) offset will clear the STi calipers. Can either of my 2 favorite B4 owners confirm or deny this? I can't say I am a huge fan of the 10 spoke Spec C wheels, and I have always loved the Gram Lights, so it would be great if they did fit.
If they don't, JDM STi 5 spoke here I come.

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The Spec C BBS forged wheels are absolutely top-drawer. Very stiff and reasonably light.
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Does anyone know if ROH Azzuro's in 18's will fit?
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what happens if you want to hit the trails?


Just a guess: use an appropriate car?

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