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mcmuda
July 27th, 2012, 02:00 PM
I found a cheap set of the gold BBS wheels that came from the MY05 STi. Same bolt pattern but has an offset of +53.

Would they fit? Would it clear my strut?

They look like these:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p41/brad2009/MY05%20STi/IMG_4609.jpg

B-Spec
July 27th, 2012, 02:07 PM
O5 STI wheels are 5x114 not 5 x 100.. FYI You need 2004 which is what I just bought for my GC8.. I could try to stick a 2004 STI wheel on my SX4 for you if you want to see what it will look like???

ThatGuy
July 27th, 2012, 03:02 PM
i would like to see

mcmuda
July 27th, 2012, 03:33 PM
O5 STI wheels are 5x114 not 5 x 100.. FYI You need 2004 which is what I just bought for my GC8.. I could try to stick a 2004 STI wheel on my SX4 for you if you want to see what it will look like???

From NASIOC:

2005-07 WRX STI BBS
Size: 17x8"
Offset: +53
Bolt pattern: 5x114.3
Wheel Weight: 19 lbs (forged)
OEM-equipped tire size: 225/45R17

They should fit but the offset might not work with the 8in wide wheels..could you do that? I wanna see how the fitment is. Seems that the offset should be the same but .5in thinner.

AdR
July 27th, 2012, 04:05 PM
It's going to be tight on the back for sure. It's about a 0.57in difference from mine.

B-Spec
July 27th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Don't pay any attention to what I am talking about.. I thought the SX4 was 5x100 You are right about the 05 STi wheels.
I'm going to go bury my head in the sand now..

soslow
July 27th, 2012, 05:20 PM
From NASIOC:

Come join us in OT....... :devil:

Crossover Zack
July 30th, 2012, 09:46 AM
they'll fit, i have roughly the same size rims on my car. and i'm running a 235/45 tire on my rims

mcmuda
July 30th, 2012, 03:39 PM
they'll fit, i have roughly the same size rims on my car. and i'm running a 235/45 tire on my rims

So an 8in wide wheel with +53 offset will be okay? No strut issues? How's the clearance with your wheels, Crossover Zack?

Crossover Zack
July 31st, 2012, 09:29 AM
So an 8in wide wheel with +53 offset will be okay? No strut issues? How's the clearance with your wheels, Crossover Zack?

my wheels are +50 offset and there is about 3/8" clearance from the strut. the right front barely rubs the inner fender lining when turning to full lock.

http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv105/zrobinson92/Sx4/0828111104.jpg

clayboy
July 31st, 2012, 11:13 AM
So lets see a picture of these things mounted up!

B-Spec
August 3rd, 2012, 05:32 PM
So lets see a picture of these things mounted up!

Yes for sure!

carcrazy003
August 3rd, 2012, 10:46 PM
definatly in for some pics :)
or even a good photoshop pic

mcmuda
August 4th, 2012, 12:07 AM
I need to meet the guy and test fit them. I think it may hit the strut. That offset is wayy too high..

2010sx4S
August 4th, 2012, 12:59 AM
keen for pics as well...

AdR
August 4th, 2012, 04:32 AM
I need to meet the guy and test fit them. I think it may hit the strut. That offset is wayy too high..

I have more clearance to the struts than the rear fuel filler neck. It shouldn't hit.

whitelightning777
August 8th, 2012, 08:15 PM
The load on your wheel bearings changes when your offset changes because you have an inner and outer wheel bearing.

If the bolt pattern is good, see if the company can get you that wheel with the SX4s offset instead of something else.

AdR
August 8th, 2012, 08:27 PM
The load on your wheel bearings changes when your offset changes because you have an inner and outer wheel bearing.

If the bolt pattern is good, see if the company can get you that wheel with the SX4s offset instead of something else.

They're Subaru OEM wheels. You can't just get a custom offsets on these.
That would be over complicating buying cheap wheels. ;)

whitelightning777
August 9th, 2012, 12:59 AM
The key word here is "cheap".

I'm guessing spacers won't work because its too highly offset the other way, of course.

Wheel bearings aren't rocket science to change, just a PITA.

This happened to a friend's car.

I'd check the aftermarket to see if there are any wheels out there. Why not call some junk yards to see if a sportback rolled over? Its a longshot, but I think it has 17" wheels.

I went low rent on that and got better hubcaps !!

mcmuda
August 9th, 2012, 01:32 AM
The key word here is "cheap".

I'm guessing spacers won't work because its too highly offset the other way, of course.

Wheel bearings aren't rocket science to change, just a PITA.

This happened to a friend's car.

I'd check the aftermarket to see if there are any wheels out there. Why not call some junk yards to see if a sportback rolled over? Its a longshot, but I think it has 17" wheels.

I went low rent on that and got better hubcaps !!

Lol I've run a negative offset wheel before on my car. I've been running a +30 offset for a while now. No problems so far..the offset on the STi wheels is close to the SX4 sport wheels except it's 1.5 inches wider. I haven't been able to test them yet..I dunno when I'll be able to