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Hey all, I've been trying to figure out what brand wheels these are...it's sooo awesome!!! Do you think they would fit the 04's Sti's? And also do they come in black or gunmetal spokes?
 

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Those do look sharp.... I tried to find them at tirerack... not there... checked a few other sites... nothing... I'd be curious to know too.
 

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Those spokes are so close to the inside of the wheel that I can't see how they'd possibly clear the calipers.

That's an "inny". The STi stock wheel is an "outy". That's the scientific term for it.
 

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RDiamond said:
...That's an "inny". The STi stock wheel is
an "outy". That's the scientific term for it.
:lol: really now?
 

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I'd guess that any wheel with an outer lip like that won't have nearly the clearance needed for the Brembos.

Most normal "no lip" wheels are proving too shallow.
 

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so that means we won't be able to use any aftermarket wheels with lips?...damn...I've always liked rims with lips...

my friend told me that maybe we can get away with it by using "spacers"?
 

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so, i've never purchased aftermarket wheels so i'm confused. is the main issue with wheel fitment that the offset isn't big (deep) enough, causing the spokes to hit the face of the calipers? or is it that the inside diameter of the wheel isn't big enough to clear the back of the calipers? or both? what was the issue with the guy who bought the superleggeras that wouldn't fit? thanks.
 

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The issue is a few fold. First, you want to get the right width of wheel for your tastes and driving style. Next, you need to find the right offset in order to get that style of wheel positioned right under the car. You will have steering and suspension issues arise if your wheels are too far out/too far under the car. Then you have to figure out if the clearance inside will allow for the calipers to clear. This usually isn't a problem of space radially, rather distance from the face of the caliper to the inside of the wheel spokes.

The problem is people seem to think that offset is the only issue. If you go and throw a wheel on with an offset that puts the wheels too far out so that it can clear the caliper, you have those steering/suspension issues. They talk about that over at SPD USA.

I'm not 100% sure that you won't be able to use ANY wheel with a lip, but it just seems to make sense that if we are concerned about having enough space for the huge calipers, you wouldn't have the luxury of having extra wheel/tire hanging to the outside without looking like a roller skate.
 

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so that means we won't be able to use any aftermarket wheels with lips?...damn...I've always liked rims with lips...

my friend told me that maybe we can get away with it by using "spacers"?
Yeah me too, but I never thought about the lip and the calipers.

You realize what that would probably look like with enough spacers to do it? You will look like those idiots with the 12" Team Loco rims that stick way out of the fenders.
 

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You realize what that would probably look like with enough spacers to do it? You will look like those idiots with the 12" Team Loco rims that stick way out of the fenders.
True true...I usually see them on Trackers...I don't know what they're thinkin' it looks sooo stupid IMO!...

I'm still curious to know what brand those wheels are though...maybe they'll have similar rims that would fit the STi's well...Anyone know?
 

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The wheels are called Limix Linea BE5, and they are made in a Subaru only bolt pattern and offset. They are made by Sparco/Crimson racing. You can see them here www.autoimaging.com (although this probably isn't the best price). Under wheels, look at the Sparco section.
 

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Another Option

mochanges,

sweeeeeeet!!! Thanks a whole bunch mochanges!!! And welcome to the forum!
 

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my dealer hosted an i-club meeting yesteraday. only two STis were there, but there were many wrxs. two had those wheels. here are some pics of 'em. they are nice in person. being the new guy at i-club, i was hesitant to say, "hey, let me try one of your wheels on my car."
 
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