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I've searched, but found nothing so far. I'm interested in buying some Subie STi wheels for my i sedan but am worried about the width. The bolt pattern 5x4.5in seems gravy but the wheels are 17x8 with around 53mm offset. I think this would look crazy from behind yet still be lightweight forged wheels. No one seems to running 17's this wide. Any thoughts?
 

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2005+ STI wheels will fit our cars (5x114.3) but if they come from an older model they won't, subaru changed the bolt pattern for the STI in 2005

with that 53mm offset they would fit, people have been running rx8 wheels (18x8) with that kind of offset without any problem
 

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Hub bore is too small. Someone on here is running those wheels, but they had to have the hub bore enlarged. Even then the bore was still too small as there wasnt enough material on the wheel to enlarge to our 67.1mm bore. They had to run spacers to clear the hub. Good looking wheels, but not worth the hassle IMO.
 

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[quote author=LG Paul link=topic=70331.msg1229498#msg1229498 date=1172342961]
Hub bore is too small. Someone on here is running those wheels, but they had to have the hub bore enlarged. Even then the bore was still too small as there wasnt enough material on the wheel to enlarge to our 67.1mm bore. They had to run spacers to clear the hub. Good looking wheels, but not worth the hassle IMO.
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Yeah, the problem I had when looking for my wheels was that the damn subies had too small of a h\b...

STi = 56.1
 

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as everyone has already said about the hub bore, i'll skip to tire size with offset. If you run 48+ offset 225/45 might rub I am still debating whether or not to try, I am running 215/45 which stretches very slightly. So if you find a 8" wide wheel try to get an offset higher then 48 if you would like to run 225's if you dont mind then 48 will be fine and will have to run 215/45s

hope this helps...
 

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Ive got a 45 offset w\ 225 45 17's though, it definately looks like it could rub if I was lowered 2"

Stock suspension or mild drop he shouldnt have any issues. 215 on a 8" wide wheel might look goofy.
 

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there's a brokendown old school subie up the road from me with some gold wheels on it.

i should go jack em. anyone got some cinderblocks i can have?
 

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[quote author=small town king link=topic=70331.msg1230550#msg1230550 date=1172379253]
there's a brokendown old school subie up the road from me with some gold wheels on it.

i should go jack em. anyone got some cinderblocks i can have?
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2x4s FTW!
 

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Thanks for the quick responses, I never even considered the hub bore. The search for wheels continues then...
 

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this reminds me, i'm gonna have some trouble getting good wheels when i buy some.

im lowered 2 inches already as it is.
 

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[quote author=small town king link=topic=70331.msg1231288#msg1231288 date=1172430930]
this reminds me, i'm gonna have some trouble getting good wheels when i buy some.

im lowered 2 inches already as it is.
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you'll only have to keep the offset higher then +45 and you'll be ok!

And for the Sccoby wheels, too much of a hassle IMO, but if you realy want them, make it happen! :)
 
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