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Old 10-05-2004, 04:49 PM   #1
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Just giving you guys a heads up on these wheels for sale locally on Ebay!

They clear STi Brembos!

Great deal..... Click here to go to auction
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Old 10-05-2004, 05:45 PM   #2
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Not to poop in anybody's Cheerios, but the offset is all wrong for the STi. I almost bought these wheels a few weeks ago, and thanks to a fellow STi'er found out they were the incorrect offset. They DO clear the brakes though.
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Old 10-05-2004, 07:03 PM   #3
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beaudawg - nice catch!

On a 7" wheel I would expect an offset closer to +50 instead of +30. They clear the brakes most likely because the offset is too big and the wheels are outside of the intended location.

I would caution anyone interested in putting these on a suby to do some more research and make sure they are what you want.

Sorry if this scares away any potential buyers for this seller, but just because a wheel fits doesn't mean it is the right wheel for the car.

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Old 10-05-2004, 10:25 PM   #4
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What do you think happens when people buy a wheel with a +48 offset, and just to make them fit (An STi), they install spacers and extended lugs.

That +48 offset becomes something lower say around +30...

And who said it's a 7" wheel? It's actually a 7 1/2" wheel.

These Gram Lights where special ordered from Japan so that they would clear the STi Brembos without using any sort of spacer.
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:13 PM   #5
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What do you think happens when people buy a wheel with a +48 offset, and just to make them fit (An STi), they install spacers and extended lugs.

That +48 offset becomes something lower say around +30...
Which means the fitment isn't proper for the STi
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:10 PM   #6
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My mistake.. they are a 7 1/2" wheel, I misread the sticker in the ebay post. Even so, I wouldn't go much below a +47

Either way...

If someone wants to put them on their STI great... my point was simply that they were outside the offset that you might normally expect on the wheel.

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