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Old 04-21-2003, 02:19 PM   #1
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I'm looking at getting a set of Enkei Bortex RPM2s for my Aspen White WRX, but I'm wondering about sizing. I know that 17x7.5 is common, but the Enkeis aren't available in 17x7.5. Is 17x8 too big? Will I have to modify my fenders to get it to fit? I think a .5 increase in width would fill out the flares a little better... What's the stock size? 16x7.5?

I'm not looking at lowering, so is there anything I should be concerned about?

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Old 04-21-2003, 02:27 PM   #2
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Hi,

Not sure if 17x8 is too big, but I think that RPM2s in that size only come in a 5x114.3 bolt pattern anyways.

So your choices are:
- 17x7.0 ET48
- 18x7.5 ET50
- 18x8.0 ET35

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Old 04-21-2003, 02:40 PM   #3
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Hi,

Not sure if 17x8 is too big, but I think that RPM2s in that size only come in a 5x114.3 bolt pattern anyways.

So your choices are:
- 17x7.0 ET48
- 18x7.5 ET50
- 18x8.0 ET35

Cheers.
Ah, what is the bolt pattern on the WRX then? I like the RPM2s alot but I'm worried that 7.0 is too narrow...

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Old 04-21-2003, 03:33 PM   #4
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5x100

Whether or not 7" is too narrow really depends on what size tire you want to run and what you're going to do with the car.
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I was thinking about getting Potenza S03s or some other high performance tire.

As far as what I'm going to do with it, mostly just canyon carving and maybe some AutoX.

I don't want to lose the tires/wheels in the fenders though... Which is why going narrow bothers me a bit.

And I'm not willing to go 18"s.

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Usually when people worry about "filling the fender" they are talking about the height of the tire and how much of a fender gap there is between the top of the wheel and the bottom of the fender. I dont know of anyone who has considered width to "fill the fender" The stock wheels are 16x6.5....

If you are just going for looks, get the 17x7 and put some 225/45 or 215/45 on them (its not the perfect size, but it will fit fine and handle fine too). Anything wider than 17x7.5 will probably require the fenders to be rolled.
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so the stocks are 6.5?

Wow, so 7s won't look too bad then...

Now I'm not so worried

I don't want to fender roll, so maybe I'll go for 7s then. Thanks for the info!

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