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Old 06-20-2012, 12:10 PM   #1976
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Oh, wait. On my VW Golf, the wheel lugs passed through the wheel and threaded into the hub. But on all of my Hondas, the studs protrude from the hub and pass through the wheel.

I assume the Subaru uses an approach like Honda's, rather than like VW's, right?

If that's the case, then I don't think I want to mess around with spacers and extended studs....
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #1977
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Oh, wait. On my VW Golf, the wheel lugs passed through the wheel and threaded into the hub. But on all of my Hondas, the studs protrude from the hub and pass through the wheel.

I assume the Subaru uses an approach like Honda's, rather than like VW's, right?

If that's the case, then I don't think I want to mess around with spacers and extended studs....
Lug bolts vs lugs and wheel studs.

Yes, Subaru uses wheel studs.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:18 PM   #1978
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Those Legacy wheels should fit the exact same as your stockers.

And being that they were painted (and not so well in my opinion) I'd skip on them, unless there is some reason you really need new wheels.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #1979
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Anyone with an 05 STi that has Rota Torques 18x9.5s with a 28mm offset? Looking to pick up a set in Hyperblack to offset my PSM. Prolly gonna run a 245/40 18 tire on the wheel. Got camber bolts for the stock Struts on Prodrive lowering springs. Will I need spacers, and if so what size? Roll/pull the fenders?
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #1980
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Anyone with an 05 STi that has Rota Torques 18x9.5s with a 28mm offset? Looking to pick up a set in Hyperblack to offset my PSM. Prolly gonna run a 245/40 18 tire on the wheel. Got camber bolts for the stock Struts on Prodrive lowering springs. Will I need spacers, and if so what size? Roll/pull the fenders?
Roll, pull. Or flares.

You'll likely need more adjustment than camber bolts can offer.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #1981
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I'm looking to get either Braid or Speedlines, 17x8. Is a +44 offset just fine?

This is for a 2011 STI
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:26 AM   #1982
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If they clear the brakes, sure.
Any reason you are looking to go smaller on your wheel size? Factory wheels are 18x8.5 on those.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #1983
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If they clear the brakes, sure.
Any reason you are looking to go smaller on your wheel size? Factory wheels are 18x8.5 on those.
I want to put a taller tire on, but I don't want to modify my fenders.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:15 PM   #1984
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I want to put a taller tire on, but I don't want to modify my fenders.
No need for 18's except brake clearance anyways.

Call Paul at team illuminata, he'll be able to help you find a wheel that will clear your brakes.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #1985
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Great thread, just getting back in the subaru world so need some help on wheels.

05 Sti, going to run coilovers, not sure brand yet.

Wheels are Enkei RFP1 in the following size: 18x8.5 +40 or 18x9 +35. Any direct no-no's? I'm thinking a slight roll or some -camber.

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Old 07-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #1986
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Great thread, just getting back in the subaru world so need some help on wheels.

05 Sti, going to run coilovers, not sure brand yet.

Wheels are Enkei RFP1 in the following size: 18x8.5 +40 or 18x9 +35. Any direct no-no's? I'm thinking a slight roll or some -camber.
No such thing as a "slight roll". Its either rolled or not. On your car however, the rears can't be rolled as need to be trimmed.

The 18x8.5's will fit easier and give you a few more options for tire sizes.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:12 AM   #1987
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Hey I think I'm going to get the Enkei Imola's 18x8 +50 offset for my 2010 wrx sedan. I just want to make sure I won't have any issues, my suspension is completely stock and I want it to look clean and I don't want to rub. Also should I go with the 225/40ZR18 or would a wider tire be better? For tires I'm either going to get the pilot super sports or star specs. I had to ask here and double check before I drop all this money. Thanks
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:12 AM   #1988
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Fender clearance won't be an issue.

I don't personally know about strut clearance though.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:20 PM   #1989
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It's more than an inch from the strut I'd wager. Clearance is an understatement.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:14 AM   #1990
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I was under the impression your average 3gwrx has less then an inch of strut clearance with the factory setup. It still shouldn't be an issue, especially with sticking with a 225 tire. I had been looking at the wheel size only and not taking the tire size into consideration... my bad.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:32 AM   #1991
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It's more than an inch from the strut I'd wager. Clearance is an understatement.
Hah so your saying I'll be fine?..The offset calculator says it will bring me 13mm closer to the strut and 13mm further out of the fender. I think I have more than 13mm to play with without rubbing, I mean were talking millimeters...but I dont really know....1mm too far and your rubbing...So no one knows for 100%?
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:47 AM   #1992
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You should be just fine. My setup runs about the same towards the strut, and a little farther out toward the fender, no issues.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:04 AM   #1993
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Finally dropped the hammer on a set of 18x9.5 +38mm Work Ultimates in GTS. Getting the local guru to work magic on pulling and rolling front and rears on my 05 STi. With some KW V1s, a good drop and some 2 degrees of camber on 255/35-18, let's see what happens!!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:31 AM   #1994
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Umm... I think 'badass' will happen...

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Old 07-25-2012, 12:06 PM   #1995
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Hey all. Got an 05 STi back in May with only 28k miles.
I'm wanting to go with a set of Rota Grids in 17x9 +42. Also I'd like to get some Star Specs in 255/40/17. So far I'm on stock suspension, but I plan on going with coilovers down the mod road. If I do that, I want to drop the front/rear by 1 inch/0.5 inch respectively. What are your thoughts? Fine with the wheel/tires on stock suspension, no on the coilovers? Sorry if that's a noob question. Been reading a lot on here for a few months now and just trying to gather a ton of knowledge.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:41 PM   #1996
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Hey all. Got an 05 STi back in May with only 28k miles.
I'm wanting to go with a set of Rota Grids in 17x9 +42. Also I'd like to get some Star Specs in 255/40/17. So far I'm on stock suspension, but I plan on going with coilovers down the mod road. If I do that, I want to drop the front/rear by 1 inch/0.5 inch respectively. What are your thoughts? Fine with the wheel/tires on stock suspension, no on the coilovers? Sorry if that's a noob question. Been reading a lot on here for a few months now and just trying to gather a ton of knowledge.
Stretched wheels on stock suspension would look stupid imho, personally I don't like stretched tires at all since its much mor unsafe than proper sized tires, which for 9 inch wheels it would be 245 or 255 width tires.
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Not sure if you read entirely, but I said I was going with 255's. The wheels are only an inch larger than stock size, so it shouldn't look too bad. Plus, the tires won't be stretched since 255 will fit fine on a 9 inch width, so I'm not sure what you mean by stretching here. The wheels may be poking out a bit more, but the tire will not be stretched on the wheel IIRC. But would wheel spacers be needed at this offset?

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Hey all. Got an 05 STi back in May with only 28k miles.
I'm wanting to go with a set of Rota Grids in 17x9 +42. Also I'd like to get some Star Specs in 255/40/17. So far I'm on stock suspension, but I plan on going with coilovers down the mod road. If I do that, I want to drop the front/rear by 1 inch/0.5 inch respectively. What are your thoughts? Fine with the wheel/tires on stock suspension, no on the coilovers? Sorry if that's a noob question. Been reading a lot on here for a few months now and just trying to gather a ton of knowledge.
Might need to trim the rears depending on your camber, and when you decide to lower to might need to roll the fronts but again depends on camber settings.
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On a 2005 WRX Rota Grid's 18x9.5/+38 with Karlton fender flares on both front and rear, probably go with 265/35 tires. Would that work? I don't know much about anything when it comes to wheels..
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You should be just fine with that set up. The fender flares may not be necessary depending on how much camber you're comfortable running if you're more flexible on tires (235 or 245 width instead of 265). With the flares, you shouldn't have any issues at all.
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