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Old 01-03-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default 17" Bronze Wheels with perfect offset for a WRX Wagon - What's out there?

What's out there in the ET55 range? If not exactly 55, what is in the 50 range? Most important to me is no rubbing as the car will be lowered on coilovers. If 225's worked that's a plus, but I'm farily new to Scooby land so I figured I'd ask the experts.

I'll soon be the proud owner of an 06' White WRX Wagon, which will promptly be new suspension and wheel treatment. This thing will be my surf/ski/track day machine, can't wait!

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Old 01-03-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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>original post deleted<

Nevermind, the wheel I had in mind isn't available in the finish I thought it was in a Sube offset...



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Old 01-03-2006, 05:10 PM   #3
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The Sport Edition wheels that Tire Rack sells have offset in the 50 range I think in the 17" size for the Sub. (no bronze though).
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Old 01-03-2006, 05:12 PM   #4
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Nevermind, the wheel I had in mind isn't available in the finish I thought it was in a Sube offset...



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As the options might be limited, I'd still like to hear what you found. . .
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:22 PM   #5
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im on prodrive STi springs with volk te37 17x7.5 +48 with 235/40/17 and no rubbing.

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Old 01-03-2006, 09:25 PM   #6
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^ rolled fenders?
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Old 01-03-2006, 09:32 PM   #7
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As the options might be limited, I'd still like to hear what you found. . .
I originally suggested the Kosei K1-TS available at Tire Rack. It comes in a darker gold, which looks pretty good to me, but might not be close enough to bronze for your tastes. But it doesn't matter anyway, since apparently the gold finish is not available in the Sube-friend 50mm offset.

Again, sorry about that. If the bronze finish wasn't a requirement, it's a great wheel. 14 lbs and 50mm offset. I like mine...

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Old 01-04-2006, 08:32 AM   #8
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suspension setup will be a bigger issue than offset when running 17" wheels on the wagon.

But if you're wanting higher offset wheels... SSR seems to be the only ones over +48 at the moment.

Comps & GT2's are both +50 - neither come in bronze.

I've successfully run 17x8" +48 wheels on an '03 wagon without issue, but my suspension wasn't stock or just some springs.

With only prodrive springs & swaybars I ran 17x7.5" +48 Rotas with 225/45-17 tires.

Lots of options. Figure out what you're going to do for suspension before you worry about what wheels fit.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:57 AM   #9
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suspension setup will be a bigger issue than offset when running 17" wheels on the wagon.

But if you're wanting higher offset wheels... SSR seems to be the only ones over +48 at the moment.

Comps & GT2's are both +50 - neither come in bronze.

I've successfully run 17x8" +48 wheels on an '03 wagon without issue, but my suspension wasn't stock or just some springs.

With only prodrive springs & swaybars I ran 17x7.5" +48 Rotas with 225/45-17 tires.

Lots of options. Figure out what you're going to do for suspension before you worry about what wheels fit.
I'm going with coilovers and possibly swaybars down the road. My first choice would be Gram Lights 57S which are 48ET, with a low car I was worried that offset wouldnt be enough, althought he coilovers will provide some camber.

I guess I can roll the fenders if need be. . .
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:09 AM   #10
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned them yet, but there ar ea lot of Rotas in Bronze that will work on the wagon. All 17x7.5 +48 offset.

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