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Old 06-01-2006, 09:08 PM   #376
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i really want these for my sti but according to the offset guide, it is not going to clear the brembos...



17"x8" +42
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:09 PM   #377
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:54 PM   #378
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i really want these for my sti but according to the offset guide, it is not going to clear the brembos...



17"x8" +42
You have an sti and you want to put those ghetto wheels on

I have rotas so don't think I'm acting all high and mighty, but my car didn't come stock with BBS's.
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:46 AM   #379
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i really want these for my sti but according to the offset guide, it is not going to clear the brembos...

17"x8" +42
It is not the offset, it is the design of the spokes.
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:11 AM   #380
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What's wrong with A-Techs? Those things are a real JDM bargain, or didn't you know?
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:21 AM   #381
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i'm buying a second hand set of rims however, the owner doesn't know what the offset is on his rims nor the what model and brand. will it say inside the rim? or on the side? it came from a 98 integra type R.
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Old 06-07-2006, 07:27 AM   #382
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It will say on the wheel.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:39 AM   #383
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does anyone know if BSA rims model # 304 will fit my 2005 STi? they are 17x8 with a 5x114.3 bolt pattern and a +40mm offset. I am pretty sure that the rims I have on now are 48mm offset. Can I get 8mm spacers to make the rims fit correctly if they don't fit with the 40mm offset
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:03 AM   #384
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ET40 = 8mm further out from the hub than ET48
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:13 AM   #385
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does anyone know if BSA rims model # 304 will fit my 2005 STi? they are 17x8 with a 5x114.3 bolt pattern and a +40mm offset. I am pretty sure that the rims I have on now are 48mm offset. Can I get 8mm spacers to make the rims fit correctly if they don't fit with the 40mm offset
....an 8mm spacer would give you an offset of +32mm on a +40mm wheel (not 48). .....as UkNuck mentioned, the further out you push the wheel, the lower the offset.

I have 17x8 +40 wheels, Prodrive springs and 225/45 Pirelli PZero Neros on my '03 WRX without rubbing issues (camber = -1.1 front & -1.4 rear). However, this offset puts the tires quite close to the fenders. Tire choice becomes an important consideration. ......I don't know what differences there would be on your STi in regard to fitment.
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:43 AM   #386
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Semaless Link - they won't work at all as the WRX is a 5-100 bolt pattern, the Integra is 5-114
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:51 AM   #387
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the biggest problem I have encountered in finding rims is that they don't fit over the brembo brakes. The sti is a 5x114.3 bolt pattern
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Old 06-14-2006, 02:56 PM   #388
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ANyone have any input on Work Emotion's in 18x7.5 +42 on an 06 Wagon. I've heard people say "hell those will rub like mad" and "should be no problem at all" Anyone have a better view on this?
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:31 PM   #389
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Hi all - need some advice.

I run a 2004 WRX. Looking to purchase a set of rims with a +38. Is this going too far? Will it scrub?

Car is stockish atm, stock shocks with H&R springs.


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Old 06-20-2006, 09:36 PM   #390
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Hi all - need some advice.

I run a 2004 WRX. Looking to purchase a set of rims with a +38. Is this going too far? Will it scrub?

Car is stockish atm, stock shocks with H&R springs.


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what size? 17x8, 17x7.5? more info....
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:02 PM   #391
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Sorry guys - 17 x 7". They are CE28N replicas.... something you don't come across in Sydney everyday....
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:40 AM   #392
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the offset is low, if you can deal with that they might "fit" (not correctly, but they will) might have a little bit of rubbing in the rear.
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Old 06-23-2006, 02:23 PM   #393
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If I find a wheel in 18x8 with a +38mm offset, can I use a 5mm spacer to get within the recommend zone of 43-47? ( 43 obviously ).

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Old 06-23-2006, 02:37 PM   #394
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No, because a spacer reduces your offest. You'd be running a +33
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...unless you have a spacer made out of antimatter and are moving faster than the speed of light while using the dark side of the Force. Use the Force. You must use the Force, I can't stress that enough.
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Old 06-24-2006, 01:27 AM   #396
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Its all so clear now. So I'd have to machine 5mm off the hub, which manufacturers tend to frown on.

Would a 5mm greater offset just be a simple as rolling the fenders to clear?

The guide at the beginning it great, but doesn't include tire or wheel diameter/sizes, is there a guide like that ie. 18x8 with 215/40/18 with fit with 43-47 etc etc.

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Old 08-12-2006, 03:22 PM   #397
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So I can't put 17x8 wheels with a +35 offset on a 2004 wrx? I know a few people that have that size on their 2004 sti's.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:24 PM   #398
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Depends what tire size you want and how much you want to work on your fenders and what suspension you have and how much you like your wheel bearings.
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Depends what tire size you want and how much you want to work on your fenders and what suspension you have and how much you like your wheel bearings.
LOL, How fast would the wheel bearings go bad? My car is lowered about an inch and a half all round, but i wasn't planning on doing anything to the fenders. I'm just looking for new wheels and 17x8 +35 seem to be popping everywhere.
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I run 235/40s on 17x8 +48 and they fit..but that same tire on a +35 would most likely rub the fender.
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