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Old 07-04-2005, 02:47 PM   #1
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If I wanted to run a 18 x 7.5 with 45mm offset wheel on my 05 STI, could I get away with it if I ran spacers? And is there any downside to using spacers? And if not, then which would I need, a 5mm or 10mm?

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Old 07-04-2005, 03:58 PM   #2
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Spacers can add additional stress to the lug studs. This can lead to them breaking. It does not happen often, but it does happen. In that case, you may have to repay out of pocket, as it is reason to deny warranty, and insurance.
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Old 07-04-2005, 05:27 PM   #3
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Umm spacers on that offset would only lower the offset further pushing the wheel out more. They should fit fine without spacers anyway.
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Old 07-04-2005, 06:57 PM   #4
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Spacers can add additional stress to the lug studs. This can lead to them breaking. It does not happen often, but it does happen. In that case, you may have to repay out of pocket, as it is reason to deny warranty, and insurance.
I have heard of this, but I didnt know if it was with bigger spacers, i figured maybe a small 5mm spacer will get the job done and wont have as big of a risk...
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Umm spacers on that offset would only lower the offset further pushing the wheel out more. They should fit fine without spacers anyway.
so you think a 18 x 7.5 5x114.3 +45mm wheel will work on a 05 sti?
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:44 PM   #6
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A 5mm spacer would make things way worse that would be a +40 offset. Ive seen that size wheel on an 04 fine 05s have more fender clearance in the rear so there shouldnt be any issues unless your car is draggin the ground.
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Old 07-05-2005, 12:19 AM   #7
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no i mean im only dropped on eibach pro-kit so the drop isnt that significant. aside from rubbing, the rim should fit over the brembo's right?
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That depends completely on the rim design. There are 19s that dont clear the brembos and 17s that do, its all in the spoke design.
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hmmm, do you mind if when i do narrow down my rim choice if i can email you some pics of some rims?
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To be honest I have no idea what wheels fit the 05, you have a different bolt pattern than me so you have a larger selection of wheels that I ever will.

There is a running thread that you could ask in http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...i+wheel+thread
the current list of 18s that fit the 05s is
Crimson K6 = 18x8.0_ET49... (Z1 Performance)
Volk TE37 = 18x8.5_ET50... (ScoobyPilot on imprezawrxsti.com)
Volk CE28N = 18x8.5_ET40... (Milan on imprezawrxsti.com)
O.Z. Superleggera = 18x8... (Luke@Tirerack)
ASA CL20 = 18x8... (Luke@Tirerack)
Moda R10 = 18x8... (Luke@Tirerack)
SSR GT2 = 18x8.5... (Luke@Tirerack)
SSR GT7 = 18x8... (Luke@Tirerack)
SSR GT7-H = 18x8... (Luke@Tirerack)
Work Emotion CR KAI = 18x7.5_ET42... (Z1 Performance)
Work Emotion Forged = 18x7.5_ET42... (Z1 Performance)
5Zigen FN01RC = 18x8.5_ET48... (WRXTwiztid)

But that hasnt been updated for 5 months im sure there are more.
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Cool, I appreciate it a bunch afpdl...
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