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Old 04-09-2004, 03:49 PM   #1
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My friend is gonna sell me his Enkei RS5 rims which he currently has on his 2002 WRX. They fit his car fine.

Im gonna put them on my 2000 Legacy GT Sedan.

they are size 17x7 and 5 bolt lug pattern x100

the offset is 40. Will they fit? They DO come with a little spacer thingy that goes between the rim and the rotor, so it should fit my car right>? I mean, it fits his WRX w/ no problems at all..


Tire size: 225/45/17 Azenis
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Old 04-09-2004, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 04-11-2004, 05:30 AM   #3
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that's a really low offset. Does your friend have a sedan? Is it lowered? If it's a sedan, then he'll have more clearance for the low offset. If it's not lowered, that'll help with clearance as well.

Bolt pattern is fine. That lil spacer is prob the hub ring. That's fine as well.

I'm gonna go for a crapshoot here and say for sure that they'll won't fit due to the low offset. Sorry...
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:17 AM   #4
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that's a really low offset. Does your friend have a sedan? Is it lowered? If it's a sedan, then he'll have more clearance for the low offset. If it's not lowered, that'll help with clearance as well.

Bolt pattern is fine. That lil spacer is prob the hub ring. That's fine as well.

I'm gonna go for a crapshoot here and say for sure that they'll won't fit due to the low offset. Sorry...
He has a 02 Silver Sedan, WRX


I put the rims on yesterday with snow tires on them, and they fit FINE, we went out for a test drive, and didnt notice any wheel rubbing on the hard turns...so it seems fine! Remember, I drive a Legacy, so the wheel area is a bit different..
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Yes, they fit, but ET40 is still pretty low. The Enkei's made for our cars come in ET45, ET48, and ET50 depending upon the model. Too low of an offset could lead to premature failure of the wheel bearings.

I hope your friend made you a good deal on the 17x7 Enkei's. Nino's is selling 17x7.5 Enkei RP02j wheels for $725 the set. They weigh less than 16lbs - nice wheel.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=508334
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There is an sticky offset thread at the top of the wheel & tire forum list that you might want to read. TireRack also has good techincal articles on wheels.

Offset is the distance from the center of the wheel to the hub mounting face.

OEM offset for the Impreza is from 53-55 mm.

A lower positive offset moves the wheels further from the centerline of the car. A higher positive offset moves the wheel inward toward the center of the car.

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Assuming you have the same width wheel, 6.5" on a 2002+, and same width tire 205:

A lower offset will move the tire closer to the wheel lip on the fender and also give you more clearance for the brakes.

A higher offset will move the tire closer to the strut and less brake clearance.

Both of these are clearance issues. If it rubs, it's no good.

A more long term issue is that OEM wheels are usually designed to put the center of the wheel in line with the wheel or hub bearings. Changing the offset from stock can increase wear on these bearings and may cause premature failure. The further from stock offset the greater the chance and/or rate of bearing wear.

There is also an issue with scrub radius, but I don't fully understand it.

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As long as you stay with the 205, you might be OK on the rubbing issue. Start moving to 215 or 225 and I'll bet you start rubbing.
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As long as you stay with the 205, you might be OK on the rubbing issue. Start moving to 215 or 225 and I'll bet you start rubbing.
I AM putting 225/45/17 Azenis on the rims, thats the size of the snow tires which were on there, and they didnt rub at all....seemed fine.
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Which snow tires? The Falken Azenis is the widest of all 225/45x17 tires, with a section width of 9.1 inches. Tire Rack sells the LM22 and M3 in that size, and curiously there are no specs listed for either tire on their website.

With an ET40 wheel you're going to be very close to the fender. But I guess you can always roll the fenders if you have to.

The Azenis is a great tire - good luck.
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Which snow tires? The Falken Azenis is the widest of all 225/45x17 tires, with a section width of 9.1 inches. Tire Rack sells the LM22 and M3 in that size, and curiously there are no specs listed for either tire on their website.

With an ET40 wheel you're going to be very close to the fender. But I guess you can always roll the fenders if you have to.

The Azenis is a great tire - good luck.
What exactly IS rolling the fender? how is this procedure done? lol
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Here's the link on rolling fenders, courtesy of Luke@TireRack:

http://www.andrews.edu/~johnsonm/howto/rollfender.html

You know, this is the third time I've copied and pasted this link in the past week. At least it was easy to find...

Of course, you can - and perhaps should - have a professional do the job, but it can run over $200. And no, they don't use a baseball bat - there's a specific tool for the job.

If you do the job yourself, you might want a second pair of hands to aim a hair dryer or heat gun - on low - at your paint to keep it from cracking.
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