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Old 05-19-2013, 10:16 AM   #2151
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You'll need to roll fenders for sure.

You need to find out the center bore of the weeks though....Toyota uses a narrower hub bore than Subaru, so there's a high chance the wheels still won't fit.

That fitment and stretch will look pretty stupid at stock height.
Yeah I went to get new centering rings that shouldn't be an issue anymore. But I figured that much. I'll save for some coilovers before putting them on.

If I were to only get something like Tein S Techs instead would you have a suggestion as to what tire size would be better to fill in the wheel gap? I don't mind meaty tires.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:02 PM   #2152
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Yeah I went to get new centering rings that shouldn't be an issue anymore. But I figured that much. I'll save for some coilovers before putting them on.

If I were to only get something like Tein S Techs instead would you have a suggestion as to what tire size would be better to fill in the wheel gap? I don't mind meaty tires.
Hub rings won't work if its too small to fit over the Subaru hub bore....
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #2153
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The rings are not the issue. they fit thats all good. forget about the hub bore.
I just want to know what is a good tire size for a subaru lowered on s techs for that rim size. If anyone has a suggestion since my 225/40/18 are too stretched/would look funny
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #2154
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Default 17X9 +45 rpf1 myth buster..

A lot of people say with the flat face rpf1 on a +45 offset 9 inches wide you will barely have any brake clearance. I purchased some anyway, hoping to get away with some 3 mm spacers.

I drive a 9-2x aero with a wilwood 4 pot bbk. My rpf1's came in the mail today and I'd like to say I had plenty of clearance WITHOUT a spacer. The wilwoods stick out a half inch from the wheel mating surface of the hat.

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For those interested tires are nexen n7000 235/40's

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Old 05-20-2013, 11:07 PM   #2155
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Looks great.

And I think most of the brake clearance issues are with OEM type Brembos, which I'm pretty sure take up a lot more space then your sexy Wildwood kit.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:25 PM   #2156
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Well from what I've read a lot of people claim this size and offset barely clear stock wrx brakes (2-pots not 4's)
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #2157
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Ok I have read this whole thread but was wondering if I could put 18x8 with a 40 mm offset on my 2005 subaru sti. It is also on H&R lowering springs. If so what tires could i use. Any help would be great
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:02 AM   #2158
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Im trying to get a flush fitment on my 05 wrx wagon. What size wheels and tires should i be running? Ive seen ppl say 18x9.5 or 17x9 but i really need help! lol Im gonna be on bc coils with front and rear camber plates.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:31 AM   #2159
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If you want to run 17x9 I'd highly suggest a +42 fitment, or a 45 with a 3mm spacer. That will make you flush in the rear, the front however will poke, slightly. But that can be cured with sedan fenders. I'd run a 245 or 235 40 17 on those
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:52 PM   #2160
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:32 PM   #2161
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Would anyone like to help me splurge? I have a $4k-$5k budget. I own a 2008 WRX Sedan and would like to upgrade wheels, coilovers, rotors, brakes. I am currently rocking stock all around. Stock wheels are in good shape and wouldnt mind keeping on the car. New rubber is extremely necessary.. Dimensions for stock wheels are 17" x 7", 5 Lug, 100mm Bolt Pattern, 55mm Offset.
If anyone wants to help, email me @ erikengland13@yahoo.com
I figure this may save me time from having to navigate this massive forum site.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #2162
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What's in it for us? Why don't you have to spend the time searching when we did?
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:23 PM   #2163
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Default 2005 Sti bbs to 08 Sti Oem rims

Am I able to put 2008 Oem rims which are 18in
With a offset of 55 on my 2005 Sti tht is lower and Oem rims without needing to rolling my fenders
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:06 PM   #2164
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Am I able to put 2008 Oem rims which are 18in
With a offset of 55 on my 2005 Sti tht is lower and Oem rims without needing to rolling my fenders
Should work. What tires and what's the width of the wheel?
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:41 AM   #2165
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OEM GR wheels are 18x8.5 IIRC
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:46 PM   #2166
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Hey guys def a rookie to all all of this so pardon if this is a dumb question...I'm looking to put some 3sdm .01 on my 05 legacy wagon 2.5 gt ..the guy I was going to buy them from said The Legacy is listed to use a ET35 offset but on an 8J rim. These are 8.5J so they may catch on the arches..does anybody know if this is the case? And if it is what will I have to do to make it work? And I have tried to research I'm just not really up on the lingo so i don't understand much..another question is if it does catch the arches why?? (Just for my understanding) thanks
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #2167
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Hey guys def a rookie to all all of this so pardon if this is a dumb question...I'm looking to put some 3sdm .01 on my 05 legacy wagon 2.5 gt ..the guy I was going to buy them from said The Legacy is listed to use a ET35 offset but on an 8J rim. These are 8.5J so they may catch on the arches..does anybody know if this is the case? And if it is what will I have to do to make it work? And I have tried to research I'm just not really up on the lingo so i don't understand much..another question is if it does catch the arches why?? (Just for my understanding) thanks
You've posted this already.

You're information on stock legacy wheel specs is still wrong.

Take a ruler and go do some measuring.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:06 PM   #2168
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17x7 off set 55..I see a bunch of ppl putting wheels on there cars that don't match stock specs..what I need to know is what exactly I would have to do in order to fit these wheels..
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:55 PM   #2169
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His point was that the information you were given about stock Legacy wheels was wrong.

All the recent ones have a ET55 offset. Not ET35.

And I'm not sure about the newest generation, but the 05-08 Legacy's ran a 17x7, not a 17x8.

So, it makes it hard to give you any advice as the information you have is incorrect.

It sounds like you are looking to put a 8.5" wide wheel (unkown diameter) with a +35mm offset on a '05 Legacy. My understanding is that is a somewhat aggressive fitment and would likely need some fender work depending on tire size, ride height, etc...
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:59 AM   #2170
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Ok thanks
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #2171
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Hey guys, just purchased some 225/45/17 size tires for my 08 wrx hatch (this is stock size for 09-10). The reason I went with the wider stock size is because I'd like to pick up some 17x8 or possibly 17x8.5 wheels. My question is what sort of offset is needed to get a wheel of that size to fit?
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Hey guys, just purchased some 225/45/17 size tires for my 08 wrx hatch (this is stock size for 09-10). The reason I went with the wider stock size is because I'd like to pick up some 17x8 or possibly 17x8.5 wheels. My question is what sort of offset is needed to get a wheel of that size to fit?
That tire will fit 17x8 and 17x8.5...It will be stretched some on the 8.5 not much though.. within spec probably..

If you have an 08 I would get an 8.5 wide at least with 45 offset minimum but that's just me..
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:21 PM   #2173
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Probably anywhere from +55 - +40 wouldn't require fender work.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:10 PM   #2174
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11-12 wrx as a +53 offset with stock wheel, STi as +55. Anything between +55 and +40 on an 8" or 8.5" width wheel will fit easily.
Yea. After searching through 100 pages I found my answer, assuming this is correct. I don't just want a good fit, I also want a stock appearance. I was concerned that stock is 53 but most of tire rick's 17 x 8 rims are 45 or 48.
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Great info
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