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Offline JustD

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02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« on: October 03, 2010, 04:37:07 PM »
so I bought 02 04 16in  wrx wheels for the winter to my surprise they didn't clear the Font brakes needs maybe 1 or 2 mm.    I was under the impression that they should fit. I bought the car used,  I am wondering if I might have the sti Calipers on the rex the bolt pattern is correct,  the calipers are red and have Subaru on them.

in any case, I have on order 5 mm wheel spacers  for the proper lug pattern,  but was just curios.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2010, 05:54:31 PM by dcruse »
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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 05:53:46 PM »
Wrx's have the 2pot fronts on the 06/07's.  If you had STi calipers they would be gold and say BREMBO on them. 

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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 06:01:15 PM »
The reds are 4 pots IIRC.  I never heard they would not clear.
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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010, 06:01:28 PM »
Thanks, sounds like they just don't fit without spacers,  Spacers are not ideal, but it will still be nice to have more rubber then what the 17s could provide with the crappy pot holes that will be coming,  and 5mm. shouldn't be that much to add.
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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2010, 06:07:21 PM »
The reds are 4 pots IIRC.  I never heard they would not clear.

LOL.  thats what i meant....need to read what i type.

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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2010, 06:20:11 PM »
Thanks, sounds like they just don't fit without spacers,  Spacers are not ideal, but it will still be nice to have more rubber then what the 17s could provide with the crappy pot holes that will be coming,  and 5mm. shouldn't be that much to add.

I have had 1/4" spacers on my car for years..

I m just over 1" now.  :)

Not sure what I will go down to for winter.
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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2010, 06:21:04 PM »
Thanks, sounds like they just don't fit without spacers,  Spacers are not ideal, but it will still be nice to have more rubber then what the 17s could provide with the crappy pot holes that will be coming,  and 5mm. shouldn't be that much to add.

I have had 1/4" spacers on my car for years..

I m just over 1" now.  :)

Not sure what I will go down to for winter.
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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2010, 07:48:35 AM »
Lug patterns are the same on WRX's, but 06+ WRX have 17" wheels stock.  05- WRX have 16" wheels stock.  I want to say they went to bigger calipers for the later year WRX's too.  Could be your issue.
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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2010, 11:44:23 AM »
Ya, I was moving to 16s to get more rubber on the road for the winter,  the Brake Calibers are in the way,  but not by much I have 5mm Spacers on the way should clear them with no issues, ill update the thread when they get in ( prolly not till next week)

I got a good deal on the wheels and tires, I am still super happy with the purchase  and still under budget :)
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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2010, 07:51:06 PM »
As promised ,  here is the fitmit, looks pretty good to me .   I actually am really glad I found the 02 Wheels,  Makes me go back to the days when I had my first 02 rex)
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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 07:52:53 PM »
Pics of the studs too.
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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2010, 08:08:12 PM »
Looking good sir!
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Re: 02 03 wrx wheels on 06 wrx ?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2010, 06:02:41 PM »
Pic of the studs
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