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Old 10-30-2001, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Some basic and one stupid question

I've learned that a WRX has a +53 off set, this is mm I assume?

1) Does a have to be exactly 53, or is there an acceptable range?

2) I'm having trouble finding the offset value for BBS RK wheels, I've been to tirerack.com and BBS it self and no luck. Is there another resource where I can find this info?

3) What a good time for the first oil change, I'm at 2,800 km

4) And finally the stupid question, there's black soot in my tail pipe, is this normal
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Old 10-30-2001, 02:41 PM   #2
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for the offset, generally it's best to stay above 50 or so. The offsets don't get much greater than what we already have.

first oil change, well, some say 1000miles, others say 3000. Either way, you'll need to convert that to Km

soot, generally speaking, normal. but if it's a real lot of it, then it may not be.
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Old 10-30-2001, 02:57 PM   #3
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I think the stock WRX 16x6.5 wheels have +55 mm offset. The wheels for MY98-MY01 2.5RS have +53 mm offset.

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Old 10-30-2001, 04:06 PM   #4
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You can get away with +48. But, you may have problems if your car is lowered.

It's normal for the WRX to run rich, that's the cause of the black stuff on your exhaust!
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Old 10-30-2001, 04:15 PM   #5
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Have a Nice Day? It's +55 for the WRX

RichardL. is correct about the offset. The WRX is +55.
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Old 10-30-2001, 04:23 PM   #6
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i changed my oil at 1450 miles.

my tail pipe has some black soot in it. Haven't really investigated to see if it's a ton or not.
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