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Old 01-11-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default enkei rpm2 fit 06 wrx?

will these fir on my 06 wrx?
http://www.1010tires.com/wheel.asp?w...heelmodel=RPM2

edit: just saw that scoobytuner sells them for 219 each? sounds like an ok deal. are they reliable?
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:26 PM   #2
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17" x 7" 5/100 +48 16.9 .

18" x 7.5" 5/100 50 18.9


You didn't specify which size you wanted, so I picked both 17s and 18s i'm pretty sure will fit.
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:47 PM   #3
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woops. ye i wanna get 17's
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:02 PM   #4
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Default Should fit, they fit on 02 wagon

These should fit the 06 fine, since there aren't any suspension geometry changes between 02 and 06 (I think!).

I had 17" RPM2 on my 02 WRX wagon ( ), with 225/45/17 P-zero Nero M&S. Really liked the look of the rims and handling of tires. I think the Enkei RPM2 looks better than the BBS RGR - the spokes near the hub have a scalloped center which looks better that the plain spoke on the BBS. The Enkei's are only a bit heavier (1 lb, IIRC) and a LOT cheaper. I think Maddad has them, also. The offset of the 17" RPM2 pushed the tires out a bit, to almost even with the edge of the fender wells. No rubbing on my 02 (stock ride height)and the look was great, much more aggressive that the then stock 16 with 205 tires.

The Enkei are not hub-centric for a WRX, tho. Probably not a big issue but I think it's worth getting the centering rings (73mm outside dia to fit Enkei RPM2, and 56.1 mm inside dia to fit 02 WRX wagon; need to check if the 56.1 mm is still the same on 06). I had some very minor high speed (75+) vibration that might have been cause by lack of rings.

If you want, I can e-mail/post you some pictures of those rims on my 02 Black wagon.
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:13 PM   #5
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The Enkei are not hub-centric for a WRX, tho. Probably not a big issue but I think it's worth getting the centering rings (73mm outside dia to fit Enkei RPM2, and 56.1 mm inside dia to fit 02 WRX wagon; need to check if the 56.1 mm is still the same on 06). I had some very minor high speed (75+) vibration that might have been cause by lack of rings.
crap now im nervous. i always get my heart set on a mod then i find out theres allways a catch, lol im such a noob. anyway what the hells hub-centric and where do i buy rings and how do i install them. ive never heard of this in my life.
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:21 PM   #6
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Unhappy They're also pretty tough!

There is only a small mark on the passenger side rim after going underneath a pickup truck bed and bouncing back out again, off that wheel. Tire is sliced but rim was in good shape.




I like them so much I'll probably put them on the new car, after I wear out the RE-92:

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Old 01-11-2006, 10:32 PM   #7
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Default Don't sweat the hub centric thing

I'm just a noob too but hub centric means that the inside diameter of the rim, where it fits around the axle hub, is the same as the outside diameter of the axle hub, so that the wheel is centered (aligns the center of the rim/tire with center of axle). On the 02 and probably 06, the hub outside diameter is 56.1 mm.

A hub centering ring is a cheap (< $25 for four) ring of aluminum or plastic whose inside diameter matches the hub, and outside diameter matches the rim, so it aligns the non-hub-centric rim (e.g., Enkei RPM2) with the axle hub. They look like this:




If you search on hub-centric, you'll see threads on geo-political-religous arguments about whether it matters or not. [Here's two non-NASIOC links:
SCC: http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/te...cc_wheelguide/
Tirerack: http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/....jsp?techid=91

my opinion is don't sweat it too much. I was comfortable with RPM2's not being hub-centric, since the lug nuts will center the wheel. I torqued the lug nuts to spec and checked them every now and then. In over a year and 25K of driving, they were never loose - the torque wrench clicked right away. My free advise is get RPM2s and the centering rings, with good tuner style lug nuts.

My rim order was supposed to come with the rings but had vendor issues. I was luck to get rims & tires, others got nothing from that vendor. I can PM you with details.

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Old 01-11-2006, 11:47 PM   #8
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how do i find the size and where do i buy em? hoppfully scooby tuner will have em with the wheels
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Old 01-12-2006, 09:22 AM   #9
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Find out if anyone every had those wheels on a WRX w/four-pots b/c I believe the four-pot calipers are a bit more bulky and there -might- be clearance issues.
(and your '06 now has the same four-pots that used to come on other "market's" car but not ours)
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:25 AM   #10
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry6710/4.0.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

Good point - take a look at the Maddad site. They have RPM2 on their big brake kits and (I think) a clearance drawing.
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:38 AM   #11
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shyt. i doubt therees any1 on this site with rpm2's on an 06

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Old 01-12-2006, 02:04 PM   #12
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Here's a question. Do they fit over the 06 brakes? Most likely they would, but it's worth checking.
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:27 PM   #13
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ye thats what im tryin to find out. i emailed maddads website a few hours ago. hoppfully they respond soon.
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i'd like to know if they clear 4-pots too
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shyt. i doubt therees any1 on this site with rom2's on an 06

...but I'm SURE there is somebody with them and 4-pots IF they fit
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:39 PM   #16
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im assuming 4-pots are the type of calipers that come on the 06's?
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Yes. The 06 wrx's come with Subaru's 4 pots. STI's come with Brembo's 4 pots which are much larger.
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to get the trashed RPM2 rim off my old car as a cheap test rig and see if it fits the 06 wagon. Will let you know.

Also found an old thread on i-Club asking about which BBK will clear RPM2, that says RPM2's will clear 4-pots (can't get a link to work so here's a quote and the user name, so you can search over there. I PM'd him to, to confirm):

From user: detroitwrx
"You are basically stock with the not really BBK kits like the TWR and stuff that still fit over the stock wheels. Before I mounted my RPM2s I looked and accepted the fact that I could not get a large BBK and would have to stick with something on a stock rotor size. I have race pads and ss lines and at this point this is good enough for me at the track. The 4pots still fit and this would probably be my upgrade if I ever wanted to.

This is the only bad thing about the RPM2s I love how they look and the strength and weight but you can't have it all."

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Old 01-12-2006, 09:28 PM   #19
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^ye man if u could see if they fit on ur car that would be clutch.

anyway i got this response from scubytuner:
"Hi Chris,

Unfortunately I just found out this week that our supplier no longer
has Enkei. They totally revamped their lines. In reference to
clearance I would say you will have issue. I have an 02 WRX but I have
Enkei RPM2's in my car in association with a 4-pot Wilwood kit we did.
The Wilwood kit has better clearance than most but I still needs a 3mm
spacer. For the 2006 I image a 5mm spacer would be needed, but you
would need to confirm this. We're going to search for another Enkei
supplier but this may take a few weeks so you may want to ping some
other vendors in the meantime.

Rich"


so can any1 confirm this? i guess if worse comes to worse i would need to get spacers. how much do they run? lol it sounds costly to run these RPM2's...first the hub rings and now spacers. if i buy these i better cherish them.
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thats BS. almost any 17x7+ wheels will clear the Subaru 4 pots.
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That's what the i-Club thread says too!
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i have rpm2s and i didn't need hub rings or spacers, but I don't have a bbk either.
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I searched online for a while and finally ended up calling americas tires to see if they would price match. Gruppe-s was the cheapest at $182 each, and next highest was edgeracing at $204 each.

America's tire will order them for you for $142 each!.

Mine are coming next friday 17x7.
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