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Old 06-16-2008, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default difference between 5x100 and 5x114.3

my question is besides the spacing of the studs why would subaru not put the same wheel bearings on all impreza models?
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:21 PM   #2
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The 5x114.3 bolt pattern has a higher load rating. IMHO the SVX used it and it was 3500 pounds, the STI is only 150 pounds less and if driven "properly" will generate a higher load.
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:48 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by redrex2002 View Post
my question is besides the spacing of the studs why would subaru not put the same wheel bearings on all impreza models?
How are we going to know the answer to that question?

Its probably cheaper to keep using the 5x100 hubs...considering they haven't changed since '89 or so.

All I know is that the 5x114 bearings are better. Plus they bolt in. (instead of pressing in) So if they do die, its that much easier to fix.
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