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Old 01-09-2004, 06:39 PM   #1
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i'm getting a silver STi but it has the stock silver bbs rims. I will be most likely selling those and purchasing some type of gold set of rims because im stuck on the silver w/ gold rims color scheme.

does anyone know some good rims that are gold, fit over the brake pads of the sti and how much are they? preferrably 5,6,or 7 spoke rims but any will due 17in 7.5in width

another question...anyone know how much a set of gold bbs stock STi rims are from the dealer or where to get them for a good price? thank you
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Old 01-09-2004, 06:52 PM   #2
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Default did I hear someone say,..gold bbs sti wheels for s good price????

Ihave a set of 1 month old stock STi gold wheels with 6 month old tires,..perfect condition....$ 1500.00 worth of forged ,..16 lb bbs state of the art wheels,...I'll even throw in an Impreza DVD !!

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Old 01-09-2004, 07:13 PM   #3
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I would think you could find someone to trade with for sti golds (maybe kick in a few bucks), without much trouble.
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Old 01-09-2004, 07:19 PM   #4
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OEM STi wheels cost $750 each from the dealer.

Finding a wheel in 17" to cover your calipers isn't too hard, there are a few Rota's that fit, as well as some JDM Advans, etc... Look around, find what you want, and just ask.

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BTW - why didn't you just get the gold BBS wheels in the first place?
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Old 01-09-2004, 07:51 PM   #5
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its really hard to find a dealer with a silver sti w/ gold rims...and the dealers dont wanna switch rims :/
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Old 01-09-2004, 07:52 PM   #6
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hey 944 turbo guy ill give you a call sometime if i decide to get those rims! thx
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Old 01-09-2004, 09:39 PM   #7
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No problem,..soon they will sitting collecting dust,..but ,..yeah keep me in mind,....

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will advan RGs 17x8.5 fit on a stock 04 STi? or should i just stick to 17x7.5 rims?
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Old 01-09-2004, 10:25 PM   #9
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im starting to like the SSR type-c wheels....ah 6 spoke gold ones.. 17x8.5

does anyone know what offset i need to clear the brake callipers on an 04STi? and where i can purchase a set of advan RG and SSR type-c wheels?
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Old 01-09-2004, 10:35 PM   #10
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It's not the offset that helps clear the brakes, it's the design. Many 17x7.5 wheels with 48 offset don't clear the brakes.
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the offset depends on the wheels. the stocks are +53 but for most after market wheels, the offsets seem to be anywhere from +37 to +48. i'm pretty sure that 8.5's won't fit. I think even 8's will be tight. i don't even think i've heard of someone running 8.5's on a STi or WRX with out having a widebody and putting spacers on there. i'm also unsure whether those SSRs will fit. i know most things advan, volk, and rota will fit. I have 18X7.5 volk LE28N's (gold with polished lip) with a +37 offset. with 5 people in my car, the back tires rub the inside of my fenders over bumps.
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What offset should be chosen for the 2004STi for the Advan RGs? 17x7.5
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What offset should be chosen for the 2004STi for the Advan RGs? 17x7.5
The fitment for the RG's for an STi goes as follows: Advan RG = 17x8.5_ET43__(16.5 lbs)

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Old 01-10-2004, 01:36 AM   #14
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sweet 8.5 width...more grip!
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offset should be 48mm - 53mm

the SSR Competition is

17x8.5 48mm and will fit perfectly

but, no gold version in the states at this time

the SSR GT7 is

17x7.5 50mm and is available in gold for the STi

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Old 01-10-2004, 10:22 AM   #16
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the offset depends on the wheels. the stocks are +53
That's the stock offset for WRX and RS's, with 6.5" wheels, not stock for STI's.
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+53 is also the stock offset for the STi stock rims.
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Old 01-11-2004, 03:31 AM   #18
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so your saying that the offset for the STi should be 48mm - 53mm
the advan RG 17x8.5 +43 won't fit?
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Just installed the STI USDM wheels on my 04 wagon and the offset was 53.
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Yep, just confirmed that, my bad.
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so your saying that the offset for the STi should be 48mm - 53mm
the advan RG 17x8.5 +43 won't fit?
In actuallity the Advan RG = 17x8.5_ET43 will fit, it's just Tirerack's reccommendation to not go below the 48mm (one affect is that a lower offset may ruin wheel bearings later in time). But I guess it comes down to, anything Tirerack doesn't carry won't be right .

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