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Old 14 Mar 2004, 04:31 pm
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I will be lacking my wheels for about a week (wait till you see em... *evil grin*) and my friend with a WRX offered me his stock wheels to ride on. Good? Found this bit of info: "The recommended offset of replacement wheels on the WRX (and most modern Subarus) is between 48 and 52 mm for best results without vehicle modification or added stress on axles." Otherwise Ill be borrowing someones ride...
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Sakigt,

The stock chrome 16" wheels on the Non-Turbo has an offset about 44mm. To tell the truth, I don't know if having more offset (like your friends WRX) means that you CAN use the wheels or not. I would think you'd be OK, but not really sure. Any way to try one on?
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quote:sakigt Posted - 03/14/2004 : 2:31:52 PM
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(wait till you see em... *evil grin*)
Oh, this should be good.....everything you've done to your ride looks so sweet, I just know your wheels are gonna rock! Can't wait.......
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I've read excess offset can eat wheel bearings, but 4-8 mm is so small an amount that I can't believe it's an issue. Unless my math is way off, 4-8 mm is around a quarter inch.
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Plus its only a week...I think Ill just throw them on and see how it goes. From 18s to 16s....bah
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Are you powdercoating them or something?

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My wheel spec book shows the 2 cars share the 5x100 bolt pattern, but PT has a 57.1mm hub while the '93-'03 WRX has 56.1 hub... [V]

The larger the offset number, the more the wheel moves inward. Wheel bearings get munched on those kooky "deep dish" rims (ultra negative offset).
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One thing nobody mentioned is will the brake rotors clear the wheel. The reason the GT has 17 " wheels is the brake rotors are larger than PT's that come with 16 " wheels. I would be allot more worried about that then the offset.
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All you can do is try one on the front to see for sure. I really doubt they'll fit over the brake calipers though.
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