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Old 01-02-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: san jose ca
2000 2.5rs

Default Wheel fitment on gc8

Ive been doing a lot of research and gained a lot of info, but now I am worked about the setup I was going to run on my 2.5rs

I already acquired a lot of things and am stuck on what to do.

I wanted to run 17x8 +53 rims (have the rims)
With 235/45r17 Dunlop tires (have these tires)
I was thinking of getting 15-25mm studded spacers, because the rims would rub with the starts otherwise, right??
I am looking to run my stock suspension for now

I am really bad with wheel fitment, but the questions I have are:
First, is this a do-able setup without any crazy custom work?
Will the tires cause any issues?
If I use spacers, say 20mm, with my rims poke out like crazy?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:26 AM   #2
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Location: Monticello, Iowa
99 2.5rs/wrx


I'm running 20mm spacers on the back of my 01 impreza L and it doesn't stick out crazy. If you want I can take a pic of it granted I'm running stock 08 WRX rims
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:26 AM   #3
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2006 STi, 16 Outback
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Those tires are a bit tall, but they should fit without spacers.
You WILL rub with 20mm spacers.
There isn't much room on the GCs to run wide tires and/or low offset without doing a lot of fender mods.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:48 PM   #4
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Location: so cal
2007 STI
99' RS 2 door


Originally Posted by Grim Ghost View Post
I'm running 20mm spacers on the back of my 01 impreza L and it doesn't stick out crazy. If you want I can take a pic of it granted I'm running stock 08 WRX rims
Do it! I have a 99 rs and I really want to see the fit and finish.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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Location: Lynnwood, WA
2000 2.5 RS


I'm assuming you're wanting to run the '11-'13 WRX wheels and tires by the wheel and tire size given. I have the exact same setup on my 2000 RS right now and it took me a little bit to get it to work. I have coilovers and needed atleast a 2 mm spacer in the rear to clear the strut while pulling on the hub to give me a little more clearance. I am barely clearing the coilover and I rub occasionally in the rear (have unrolled fenders right now, but will roll them soon). Here are some pictures of my car that I posted in another thread if you want to check it out:

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