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Old 19 Sep 2006, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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03 sti alloys on classic

willl 2003 17 inch sti alloys fit on my 98 uk impreza as i have 18 inch and aint to keen on them. also doesnt handle as good as 17's.
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think the offset and studs patern are different
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having said that might be telling you complete bollox there cos wrx wheels fit, or are they off the 01/02 bug eye?
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Hi,

Found this reply from Nelson regarding 17" or 18" wheels



Well on the Classic Impreza I do believe that SubaruUK backed up by Prodrive said that the 16inch wheel was the best size for handling etc and was the wheel best suited to the Impreza chassis etc. However one of the upgrade packs by Prodrive on the Classic was to fit 17 inch wheels. They did however recommend altering the geometry of the car to assist the new sized wheels etc....

Now with the Newage (liek you have) they fit 17's as standard albeit with wider tyres and the upgrade Prodrive package is now 18 inch wheels Now the new Imprezas have a wider track etc as standard and the characteristics of the chassis etc have ben altered. So it just goes to show that Prodrive think that 18's is the largest size wheel to go for as to not hamper the handling of the car

For me the price of 18 inch tyres is a bit scarey and on the basis that 4WD Turbo cars eat tyres for breakfast I think 17 inch is a good compromise


(Classic & Newage have the same stud patern)

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