Originally Posted by Patrick Olsen
He could buy bolt-on spacers, in which case none of that would be necessary. I think on an '06 WRX that 20-25mm bolt-on spacers would work OK with those wheels. (Even with a 25mm spacer, the outer lip of the wheel would be 1/4" inboard of where a 17x9" +42 wheel sits.)
I don't know if those wheels have pockets in the mounting face between the lug stud holes to allow the stock wheel studs to poke through.
those bolt on spacers are quite costly as well.....the cost offset is still quite high for this option
and the poor suspension geometry is still there
the right wheesls are the best option