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Old 07-29-2005, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default Need Wheel Dimension Suggestions!!!

Hey guys, we have been making some pretty big accomplishments here the past few weeks with some big names over in Japan. Recently we are in cooperation with a large wheel manufacturer to produce a Subaru Specific wheel for track/daily use. What we need is your opinion on sizing, specific offsets, colors and anything else you guys want to see in a wheel specifically designed for your Subaru! Right now, we are in the process of designing a wheel that ranges from 17x8 all the way up to 17x9.5. The offsets will vary depending on how wide the wheel is, also to go above 8.5" wide you would need to roll your fenders and run extreme amounts of camber. We need to know which sizing you guys prefer and what would be most practical to make for the Subaru owner/driver. Here are the different sizes that we are choosing from:


What we need from you guys, is which width would you guys prefer most? Also if you guys have any offset suggestions, just remember the higher the offset, the less clearance for big brakes, but the lower the offset, the more rubbing issues. Lastly, we need to know what colors you guys are interested in. We know that gold is probably the most popular choice for wheels on Subaru's, but we want to know what else you guys want to see. Remember, this wheel is only going to be produced in a 17" size for track/daily use. The wheel will be EXTREMELY lightweight, and very durable. The wheel will be produced in the 5x100 bolt pattern, as well as the 5x114.3 for all you 05+ STi guys out there. Please let us know what you think about this. Thanks from everyone here at W1.

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Old 07-29-2005, 03:38 PM   #2
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17x8 for the STX autocross crowd. 45mm offset. Gunmetal type color.
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Old 07-29-2005, 05:16 PM   #3
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I am thinking that 17 X 8 with a 53 offset might still work for the wagons.

We get hosed in the big tire deptartment.
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Old 07-29-2005, 05:37 PM   #4
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I know it's not on your list...but I want a 16x8, 45mm offset.

There is a serious lack of light 16" rims available.
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Old 08-03-2005, 06:43 PM   #5
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Agree with all of the above with a 5x100 bolt pattern.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:38 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by WorldOne
..we are in cooperation with a large wheel manufacturer to produce a Subaru Specific wheel for track/daily use...
it would be nice if they are hubcentric. thanks for asking...
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:51 PM   #7
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1. 17 x 9 or 9.5
2. +48 or so
3. hubcentric
4. under 17 lbs.
5. under $400/ea.

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Old 08-08-2005, 03:40 PM   #8
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17x8.5 or the widest that will fit with out having to change anything on the car.
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