The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

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Postby GT4165 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:58 am

hey what size adapter did u have t get for the wrx wheels?
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Postby ChrisD » Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:28 pm

Just installed 16x7 w/ +33 offset TE37's on my car. The fit is great. Inner clearance is fine, front is flush and back sits just far enough I don't think it will rub. I have only driven it for 5-10 minutes though, but didn't notice any issues. Tires are 205/50R16.

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Postby Tiki_man » Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:06 am

Thank you sir you just helped me decide my size and offset the TE's look mean. Think I'm gonna go with a set of RPF1's 16X7 +35 with 205/50's if you don't mind me copying lol.
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Postby ChrisD » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:39 pm

No worries, that should work perfect. I have found that I will have to roll my front fenders tho. Ho hum.

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Postby phate1229 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:59 pm

has anybody tried those st185 17x9s on the rockeeter site? I'm thinking about running them on the track with some wider front and rear fenders
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Postby Toxygene » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:13 pm

phate1229 wrote:has anybody tried those st185 17x9s on the rockeeter site? I'm thinking about running them on the track with some wider front and rear fenders


From everything that's been written so far on this thread, I think it's safe to assume that running anything beyond 7 inches wide will require an after market suspension and different offset for the front and rear. In addition, you might even have to dial in a little negative camber to squeeze in 9 inch wide rims if you can fit them at all.

Anyone have pictures of their 8 inch wheels from inside their wheel wells?
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Postby xcesive » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:43 am

16x7.5 40mm wheels with 215/45/16 tires with lowering springs and 25mm spacers on the back.
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took some banging/masaging on the fender lips to stop the rubbing and some moding of the front fender liners. seems to be some more room behind the wheels so i'd say a 8" wheel with a 45 offset would fit without too much modification.
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Postby Tarmac_St165 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:15 pm

why is nobody running 9j's?
i plan on running somewhere around 15x9 +25
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Postby xcesive » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:44 am

Tarmac_St165 wrote:why is nobody running 9j's?
i plan on running somewhere around 15x9 +25


because it would take quite a bit of modification to get them to fit. I plan on running 9's eventually myself, but i think that might require more than just rolling the fenders.
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Postby 88st165 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:37 pm

15x9?!! I have trouble finding 15x8 in 5x100 with the proper offset.
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Postby Tarmac_St165 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:02 am

yeah pull the fenders its really no big deal i saw someone on here with sport max's 8j +0 and it didnt seem too rediculous at all.
i havent really check clearances but is the problem that the inner lip/tire will rub the struts?
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Postby Tarmac_St165 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:18 am

ok so i think i found my wheels
http://www.falkentire.com/Wheels/Passen ... s/Hanabi-3
17x9 +20 ill make em fit :D
im waiting on what sizes Kosie K1 wheels come in because tire racks website sucks.
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Postby Toxygene » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:36 am

There is a group buy for Volk Racing TE37s in any size, width and offset.

If you all can come up with a size, width, and offset that will fit flush and maximize your grip then you can start a group buy for a TE37 wheel with your particular specs.

Get in touch with Kami Speed: http://alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=36026

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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby Rawbz » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:20 am

So what's the verdict of the sizes and offsets the 165 can run. Comming accrosed this thread ruins my plans. I was hoping I can use same offsets as the 185. I was looking at getting some 17x9 25f and 3 rears.

Or maybe I'll still get them and try it any ways

I geuess if it dosnt fit sell them to someone with a 185 or put them to the side for one day I'll get my own 185.
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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby Tarmac_St165 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:24 pm

You can fit those sizes. People in here are being REALLY conservative with there sizes. Just buy wheel put them on pull and roll fenders. done.
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