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Old 11-14-2004, 11:46 PM   #1
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Why dosent anyone make aftermarket 17(or18)X7.5(or 8) 53 mm offset wheel???? All the wheels on the market end up stressing the suspension ,increase wear and torque steer?
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Old 11-15-2004, 12:17 AM   #2
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Old 11-15-2004, 01:29 AM   #3
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....I don't think so......

I think you are trying to worry about nothing.
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Old 11-15-2004, 07:56 AM   #4
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A quick google search gave:
17x7.5 Allstadt I-3 piece wheel
Team Dynamics Alloy wheels

And others. I'm not saying these are great companies with great wheels (never heard of them, but I am not a wheel expert, either), but they do exist.
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53mm offset is kind of rare; I think Subaru is the only large (loosely speaking) company that uses it. Many aftermarket companies stick with the offsets that will work on more cars.

There are still plenty of choices out there; you just have to know where to look.
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Prodrive uses 53mm offset on a lot of its wheels but only the 17x7's. They still use +48 for their 17x7.5's.
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The problem is only the 18 inch prodrives will fit the sti and all in an 8 inch width ans 43mm offset, which becomes an issue if you lower the car(rubbing)! I thought prodrive was a subie specialist? Sure there are many wheels that will fit but nothing that has the same oem specs,prodrive PFF-7 ,18x8 ,51mm is the closest but it weighs 20.25 lbs. The volks offset to fit the sti is 44mm,etc... Get the drift,Im on the market for wheels and am trying to stay as close to oem specs as possible,I guess Im anal !
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Liar.
Only 4 letters for a post that actually says something, quite an achievement!

Anyway, while big changes in offset could have a negative effect, I don't believe that a few mm's will matter much. It's a really small change if you compare it to the overall suspension dimensions. 48mm is perfectly fine, or even less for wider wheels.
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