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Old 19 Apr 2013, 06:49 pm
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Default Wheels/tires on Craigslist. Updated ?s post 4

I found some 16x7 with 40 offset wheels on craigslist that sound promising.
I know the pt has a "high offset". Is 40 high enough?

Also, I forget, does a higher offset push the wheel out or pull it in?

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Old 19 Apr 2013, 06:52 pm
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Default Re: 16x7 with 40 offset?

Offset is correct. I believe the stock 16" wheels are 40. Just make sure they are 5x100. High offset pushes the wheel in. Most front wheel drive cars have high positive offset.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/...jsp?techid=101

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Old 19 Apr 2013, 07:24 pm
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Default Re: 16x7 with 40 offset?

Thanks! And good link too.
I really wanted some 17s or even 18s, but if I can grab theses cheap I might.
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Old 23 Apr 2013, 11:06 am
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Default Re: 16x7 with 40 offset?

New Craigslist find...
How about 17s with 225/50 tires?
According to seller they have a 3" back spacing.
I figure an offset of 38-45 based on vehicle info.
Overall diameter will be about .9" taller.
Will I have issues?

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Old 23 Apr 2013, 12:39 pm
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From what I can find they will fit with no rubbing but your speedo will be off several mph.
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Old 23 Apr 2013, 02:24 pm
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Default 225/50-17

Yeah. I'm not worried about speedo being a little off.
I'm just concerned with rubbing.
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Old 23 Apr 2013, 06:46 pm
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Default Re: 16x7 with 40 offset?

Turns out the wheels I'm looking at are 17x7.5 and +45 offset.
Think I'm ok?

Also, what exactly is "high offset"?
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Old 23 Apr 2013, 09:17 pm
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Default Re: 16x7 with 40 offset?

Also, I read in another thread that the wrx has a smaller hub than the pt.
probably doesn't matter with an aftermarket wheel, right?
If so, anything I can do?

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Old 23 Apr 2013, 10:31 pm
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What does the wrx have to do with this ? The wrx uses 5 x 114,3 wheels and those don 't fit the PT.
And all your other questions will be answered if you simply do a google search...
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Old 24 Apr 2013, 06:10 am
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What does the wrx have to do with this ? The wrx uses 5 x 114,3 wheels and those don 't fit the PT.
And all your other questions will be answered if you simply do a google search...
The 02-04 WRX's are 5x100 but yes the hub bore is different which can cause issues. But if it is an aftermarket wheel then it will have a large bore and you will need a set of hubcentric rings that will adapt them to your bore size. This explains things. And I don't mind answering your questions.

http://www.justforwheels.com/hub-centric-rings.jsp

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