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Old 01-17-2004, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default WARNING : ADVAN RG'S DO NOT FIT USDM STi BRAKES.

Well, atleast i got to be the TESTER! Driving 200 miles ot pick them up, and back, in the same day, sitting in line at my buddy's tire place for 2 hours to have them installed, and they dont clear the brakes by atleast 1/4 inch in the front. Spacers are out of the question.....

The wheels are Advan RG 17x7.5 48mm.

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Old 01-17-2004, 07:24 PM   #2
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man that sux...i was considering those wheels too...
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Old 01-17-2004, 07:41 PM   #3
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They are my fav. wheels of all time (affordable ones anyway). I am heart broken (yes over a set of wheels )
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Old 01-17-2004, 07:59 PM   #4
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I think the 17x8.5 would fit, but don't quote me on that.
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Old 01-17-2004, 08:16 PM   #5
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Sucks man, but you should have read this thread first.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...light=Stoptech

If 17x7.5, +45mm doesn't fit over Stoptechs, +48mm definitely won't fit over the STi Brembos.

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Old 01-17-2004, 08:26 PM   #6
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Actually that is a wrong statement the RG's do fit just not in that size. I noticed you don't have a 04' STi (under your info), so I am assuming you did a brake swap. Nevertheless here is the correct fitment info for the RG's on an STi as verified by WorldOne: Advan RG = 17x8.5_ET43__(16.5 lbs).

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Old 01-17-2004, 08:27 PM   #7
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48mm?..

that's a no no for brembo's...
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Old 01-17-2004, 10:15 PM   #8
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48mm?..

that's a no no for brembo's...
That statement's not entirely correct. A lot depends on the shape/design of the wheel as well. For example, Rota SDRs and Tarmac IIs have a 48mm offset and clear the STi Brembos. The Prodrive PFF7s have a 51mm offset and also clear due to the curvature of wheel.

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Old 01-18-2004, 09:36 PM   #9
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Its all about the wheel design not just the offset and diameter. My +48 and +53 offset 17in wheels both fit over the stis front calipers just fine. But if I got 18 inch sub zeros with a +48 I would need like a half inch spacer for them to fit due to the spoke design.
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Old 01-18-2004, 10:13 PM   #10
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That statement's not entirely correct. A lot depends on the shape/design of the wheel as well. For example, Rota SDRs and Tarmac IIs have a 48mm offset and clear the STi Brembos. The Prodrive PFF7s have a 51mm offset and also clear due to the curvature of wheel.

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PFF7's are 18 x 8.
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Old 01-18-2004, 10:14 PM   #11
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Default Re: WARNING : ADVAN RG'S DO NOT FIT USDM STi BRAKES.

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Well, atleast i got to be the TESTER! Driving 200 miles ot pick them up, and back, in the same day, sitting in line at my buddy's tire place for 2 hours to have them installed, and they dont clear the brakes by atleast 1/4 inch in the front. Spacers are out of the question.....

The wheels are Advan RG 17x7.5 48mm.

I could of told you that. STill sucks though.
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Old 01-19-2004, 02:04 AM   #12
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looks like i'm going to order some Advan RG 17x8.5's i hope they dont rub.
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Old 01-19-2004, 02:37 AM   #13
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PFF7's are 18 x 8.
Yes, I know... I had the wheels. My point in this case is that even with the PFF7s being an 8" wide wheel and having a 51mm offset, it still fits around the Brembos. If the spokes didn't curve out as much as they do, they wouldn't clear (hence, wheel design). I was also trying to show that there are higher offset wheels that also clear, although that choice is limited (the stock BBS wheel is 17x7.5" with a 53mm offset).



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Old 02-22-2004, 01:38 AM   #14
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where is the best place to buy PFF7's?

i unfortunately am almost in the same boat. i have the same wagon as CreoWRX, but i am running 18" +48 advan RG's with sti-4pots and they barely have 1mm clearance between the caliper and wheel spoke. i am converting (hopefully) to a 6spd sti setup and i bought the entire rear end of a wrecked sti, including both front and rear brembos... not sure whether to sell the brembo fronts, or sell my RG's
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Old 02-22-2004, 01:43 AM   #15
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looks like i'm going to order some Advan RG 17x8.5's i hope they dont rub.
You're right. According to the Gruppe-S page, the Advan RG 17x8.5 +43 clears the STi calipers:

http://www.gruppe-s.com/Advan/advan_sub.htm
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Old 02-22-2004, 11:36 AM   #16
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Nevertheless here is the correct fitment info for the RG's on an STi as verified by WorldOne: Advan RG = 17x8.5_ET43__(16.5 lbs).
As I posted last month....

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Old 02-22-2004, 04:01 PM   #17
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where is the best place to buy PFF7's?
You can get them through any Prodrive dealer. I purchased mine through SPIMotorsports.com, and I recently purchased my 18x8" GC-010s from Z1auto.com

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Old 02-22-2004, 06:03 PM   #18
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i know i can get it from any prodrive dealer... what i wanted to know was who has best price. i tried a confusing search of the classifieds section and i'm seeing price differences of as much as $400 for the same thing between dealers
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:34 PM   #19
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Prodrive products are impossible to get at a discount anywhere.
Cheapest price I've seen on the PFF7 is FastWRX.com.....$359 each. But all the other reputable vendors are within $10 of that price. Beautiful wheel though. It's a bargain if you can get them in gold..............very rare.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:42 PM   #20
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has ne1 seen them in gold? every advertisement i see for the PFF7 is in pewter or silver... anything but gold
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:25 PM   #21
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Yes, shoot for a price range of mid-$300 as a decent price.

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thanks mike
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