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Old 07-06-2005, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default what offset okay for 05 hubs?anyone try evo rims?

Everyone recommends not going lower than 40 offset on the older(04>)subarus because of the weak wheel bearings. wondering what would be a safe recommendation for the newer 05 hubs and wheel bearings? Anyone try evo rims on their 05 hubs? I think they're a 38 offset. Thanks
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:49 AM   #2
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would the evo rim's center bore even fit the 05 sti hub?anyone?
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:51 AM   #3
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I don't think they'd fit, and not sure why'd you want to? The Evo rims are +38 offset, or something like that. If anything, you might run into rubbing issues because the tire would be much closer to the fender.

If you have a freind with an Evo, try swapping and let us know for sure.
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Old 07-06-2005, 07:49 AM   #4
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Um the wheel bearings are not weak. It isn't a good idea to have an offset that is completely different than stock. It is hard on the wheel bearings. Also, there is a thread that covers this topic already and you could search.
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for the newer 05 hubs and wheel bearings?
...the only 'new" ones are on the '05 STi....nothing else...


Forget it with evo wheels.
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i was going to change the title.I just bought some evo rims for cheap and they're cheaper than getting rotas. I'm going to be doing the 5x114 hub conversion and am using these for temp use.I'm thinking of either going overfenders or a widebody with 17x9s on my gc. My friend mentioned using the 17x9 for the r34 application in a 22offset, but thought i might just get 17x9 in a 30ish offset
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i was going to change the title.I just bought some evo rims for cheap and they're cheaper than getting rotas. I'm going to be doing the 5x114 hub conversion and am using these for temp use.I'm thinking of either going overfenders or a widebody with 17x9s on my gc. My friend mentioned using the 17x9 for the r34 application in a 22offset, but thought i might just get 17x9 in a 30ish offset
Yeah, you should have included that info in the original post. Why are you doing the 5x114 conversion? If you are doing all you said, the wheels might be OK to fill the wider fenders, but will still be hard on the wheel bearings.
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Yeah, you should have included that info in the original post. Why are you doing the 5x114 conversion? If you are doing all you said, the wheels might be OK to fill the wider fenders, but will still be hard on the wheel bearings.
Doing the hub conversion because I'm doing a full jdm swap and thought it wouldn't be that much more difficult to change to the hubs. I can get the lower perches for the 05 for my coilovers. My front rotors already have 5x114 and 5x100 bolt pattern in it.The rears, I'll just redrill them and after selling my volks and buying some cheap 5x114 rims, the cost isn't that bad. Maybe a little more than 1k.
I was thinking that it should be decent until I get a set of rims that I would get while getting the wider body of the fenders because the rims I have now are 17x8 +44 and the evo rims are 17x8+38. Not TOO big of a difference and the 05 sti wheel bearings are stronger. I was just wondering if I can also push it a little more with the offset. Thanks
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