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Old 01-22-2015, 03:07 AM   #26
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following the advice of this thread I'm about to purchase said wrx bbs option wheels for my 07wrx wagon....this better work!
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:01 AM   #27
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Is it a 3mm or 5mm spacer for the stock wrx 16x6.5 wheels to work?
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:41 AM   #28
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Man it must be small, because it really almost fits without one...

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Old 01-24-2015, 04:31 PM   #29
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Is it a 3mm or 5mm spacer for the stock wrx 16x6.5 wheels to work?
Yes, 3mm.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:00 AM   #30
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I don't understand why if the rs and WRX wheel is 16x6.5 + 55 why won't the WRX clear?
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:26 AM   #31
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Spoke design.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:02 AM   #32
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I don't understand why if the rs and WRX wheel is 16x6.5 + 55 why won't the WRX clear?
98-01 RS wheels are 16x7. Spoke design is just as crucial as wheel width and offset when it comes to clearing the 4 pots.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:07 PM   #33
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ah thank you
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:41 PM   #34
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98-01 RS wheels are 16x7. Spoke design is just as crucial as wheel width and offset when it comes to clearing the 4 pots.
offset has very little, if anything, to do with brake clearance.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:09 AM   #35
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I can confirm that the Spec B 18x7.5 55p do NOT clear JDM Subaru 4 pots... My wheels arrived this morning having bought them based on reading/seeing other 55p rims clearing OK but they need about 5-6mm extra between the calliper and back of the wheel spoke.

I have a number of potential solutions to this problem;

1. swap out the wheels however I do like the style of the Spec B 10 spokes.

2. Grind the calliper down - I'm going to pop out a piston and measure to see how much meat there is to play with, but i don't want to grind the SUBARU lettering completely off.

3. Reposition the calliper. This is my preferred option since I want to mount it lower and further out so I can run a 316mm rotor. There might just be enough clearance doing this but if I can find a 5x100 316mmx25mm rotor with a 55mm hat depth then this should work. I'm designing a custom bracket specifically to achieve this.

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Old 10-11-2018, 08:11 AM   #36
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offset has very little, if anything, to do with brake clearance.
Wrong. Offset has a lot to do with brake clearance, amongst other things. a 55p wheel for example will give less clearance than a 48p, all else being equal.

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yes Stock 17" 9-2x Aero wheels clear.
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