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Old 01-21-2004, 12:31 PM   #1
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Question Revolution RZX on STI: Anyone tried it?

The 17x7.5" version comes with up to 61mm offset. That would indicate that the spokes are pushed WAY out, and there should be decent caliper clearance with a 48-50mm offset.
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Old 01-22-2004, 12:21 AM   #2
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You got it backwards, the 61mm offset would mean that the spokes would go more towards the inside compared to an offset 50. The higher the offset, the more the wheel goes in
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:22 AM   #3
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Right, Mic. But what Jon is saying is that since they are available in +61mm there must be a lot of brake clearance at the +48 - +50mm offsets.

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Old 01-22-2004, 12:27 PM   #4
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Right. They don't use a different casting for every application. A single casting is used for a range of offsets, and they machine down the mounting face as needed.

If you've noticed in the STI fitment thread, a given wheel in a 40mm offset will fit, while the same wheel in a 48mm offset will not. That's because it's the same casting for both offsets, so there's 8mm less spoke clearance on the 48mm version.

So, if a casting can support up to a 61 mm offset, that is a seriously deep wheel! Assuming it had a modest 25mm of spoke clearance at 61mm, that same casting would have a massive 38mm of spoke clearance in a 48mm version.
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Jon, have you asked Revolutions that question, yet?

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Old 01-22-2004, 01:43 PM   #6
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Jon ... you have an STi now ....
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Old 01-22-2004, 02:09 PM   #7
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Love the RS but time for a different direction.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=488580

Trent, I pm'ed Ken at Rally Performance, who seems to be the go-to guy for Revolution wheels for Scoobies. I'm also looking at Compomotives, as I have a past relationship with usacomp.com from the rally car.
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1-800-872-5894

That's the toll free number for TTRS Racing, they are the US distributor for Revolutions Wheels. Give 'em a shout and see what they say. I bet they fit.

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Old 01-22-2004, 04:14 PM   #9
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Thanks, Trent, but I had an issue with them in the past over a batch of wheels that failed.

Anyway, I really like the five-spoke look on the STI. Here's photoshop of Compomotive MOs. (apologies to the owner of the car...)

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rs-zero look??
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:27 PM   #11
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What's an rs-zero? How about Speedline look? Most Compomotives are replicas of $$$$ Speedline and OZ motorsport wheels. I believe the Compomotive MO is styled after a Speedline magnesium tarmac wheel.
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Hey, Jon. Just FYI, here is Tom's reply to my email asking the question.

"We do not foresee any fitment problem since this wheel was originally
designed to fit the Subaru Tarmac rally cars with 6-pot AP brakes.
However to be sure please go to our web www.revousa.com and fill out the
Brake/Hub fitment diagram and we will plot it against the cad cam drawing of
the wheel. Also let us know which width you are interested in.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you,
Tom Tatalovich"

Oh, and RS-Zeros are a Volk wheel made for Subaru that are 5 spoke design. They don't look much like the MOs, though.

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