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Old 10 Apr 2006, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm upgrading my stock 2002 WRX 16" rims for a set of 17 X 8 j front and 17 X 9 j rear tires. Their are a rare set of rims and they would look bad A$$ on black WRX. However, will this creat a problem? if so what? how big of a spacer do I need to fit these bad boy?? thanks
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Old 10 Apr 2006, 03:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My original set wre sold so these are the ones I have in mind in order

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Rim1.)FAKER IDEAUE 7JX17+50/100・114.3/5H 4/4 MJ01002
RIM2.) bridge stones BS ERGLANZ 17X7J +40 100/114.3-4H ( i will neet a a 4-5 lug conversion on this one
RIM3.)VolkRacing C-ULTRA 7JX17+44/114.3/4H 4/4 MJ03110 also 5-4 conversion
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Old 10 Apr 2006, 05:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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TBH mate i'd try to look at other rims,i dont kow how much they'd cost you but have a search through the gallery at newage cars to get a feal of the rims other people have bin picking.Try this link first
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Old 10 Apr 2006, 06:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My opinion and only mine. 3 spokes won't look right and will not have the right offset as I do not know anyone that makes a set specificly for the impreza...

try and find wheels that are made specificly for the scooby. The offset is important as you could end up snagging the calipers or rubbing the arches
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Old 10 Apr 2006, 11:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I 'm not to worrry about the rubbing th arches. I was planning to do a little modification on them. but i really don't want to mess with issues due to the offset. For education purposes; What mod can you do to bring the offset within range if I were to get one of these rims ??? Thanks
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Old 19 Apr 2006, 09:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I 'm not to worrry about the rubbing th arches. I was planning to do a little modification on them. but i really don't want to mess with issues due to the offset. For education purposes; What mod can you do to bring the offset within range if I were to get one of these rims ??? Thanks
Mate 3 spokes are a definate no no on a scooby if u were over here an you put 3 spokes on you would get laughed at in a big way you couldnt give them away for free if you wanted to ! sorry for being so blunt but 3 spokes died a death over here about 10yrs ago as for spacers forget it get a different wheel that fits and looks right.
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Old 20 Apr 2006, 04:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I only had one wheel that I thought suited my car, so I bought basically P1 wheels. Shame really cos they rub a little when going around corners at speed which is a real pain.. But I do mostly motorway driving so its not such a problem for me..

Never liked 3 spokes personally, never will...
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Had to trim rear arches on mine phil but fronts are ok.
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I need to do something to mine, I think the tyres are too wide, but also too higher profile... I have a black trim underneath my arch that when I go fast around a corner or catch a bump wrong, you can hear it rub.

I've had 4 people in the car with a boot full of bags and so on (when I was going to Pontins) and it never rubbed once..

Any thoughts mate?
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Old 20 Apr 2006, 08:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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225's will rub the arches Phil. Mine has 225's and rubs but only when I'm giving it some and a bit of rear weight.. 215's next time...
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I'm gonna get the arches rolled at the front, but I'm gonna try a change of tyre first Lower profile should hopefully not give me the problem..

With 4 people in the car and a boot full, I had no rub!!
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Old 20 Apr 2006, 08:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have 225/35/18 and they rub....
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Toyo's mate? If something similar, I'll just ask for 215's instead... All the way around mate or just the fronts?
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Usually get new wheels when I buy tyres anyway..
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