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Old 08-12-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default If 8" Rims fit a STi will they fit a RS?

I got my 05 RS Sport about a month ago and after having read up this forum since before then, I've decided that rims/tires will be my first mod.

On top of that, I'd really like to get 8" width rims since it seems as if that's the widest wheels that can fit on Impreza... on an STi anyway.

So any feedback on if it's possible to toss 8" rims on an 05 RS would be totally appreciated! (=
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
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yes you can.
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:56 PM   #3
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While the rear fenders on the 05 STi are different from those on the 05 RS, the 04 STi fenders aren't. Nor is the WRX. The front fenders (as far as I can tell) are the same on all of them. As such, fitting an 8" wheel on an 05 RS is possible. As an additional data point, I even had 8.5" wheels on my 02 WRX.

Just be careful with the tire size you choose. You're more likely to run into problems based on the size of the tire than the wheel.

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Old 08-12-2004, 03:58 PM   #4
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offset is the key to this problem
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