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Old 07-14-2004, 10:52 PM   #1
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Subaru Stars Will a 42 offset work on a 17x7 wheel?

If you want to know, the wheel is the Enkei RS7 in Anthracite. Heres a link for the specs.

http://www.enkei.com/PerfSpecPAGES/rs7Specs.html

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Old 07-15-2004, 08:37 AM   #2
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THey would be close to the fender, but should clear. Those 18x7.5 ET 45 would fit fine.
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Old 07-15-2004, 09:10 AM   #3
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They should fit, but the offset is far from ideal. Unless you really need to have them for their looks, I would look for a wider wheel with a better offset. 17x7.5" or 17x8" with an offset in the 45-48mm range.
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:18 AM   #4
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Enkei has wheels that are very similar to those that are wider and in a more Subaru friendly offset.
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Old 07-15-2004, 02:21 PM   #5
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I haven't seen anything similar to those, I really like them. Would those 18x17.5 45 offset really fit fine? I would probably go with those if they do.

What would happen in the long run if someone was to put a bad offset on?
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The 18x7.5would fit fine. In the long run the wheel bearing may die prematurely, but that is it. That probably would not happen with a 45 mm offset on the 18x7.5. I wouldn't worry about problems with that size.
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Do 18" wheels look good on a WRX? Am I going to have to drop the car? Any pics?
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Old 07-15-2004, 07:33 PM   #8
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THey looks good, but will slightly hinder performance. I think with any wheel the car needs to be dropped. Remember, the purpose of upsizing your wheels is to give you the right look, but you want to keep the diameter correct.
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