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ripstik 11-07-2012 11:52 AM

wheels for 2.5GT?
 
ive been searching around and can't find a good guide to what wheel sizes and offset will fit my 2012 2.5GT. i know that the rims that came with the car are 18x7.5 with 55mm offset. im trying to buy a reasonably priced set of rims for snow tires so i wanted to go down to 17"x7.5 if that's possible.
IDK why it has been so hard to find this info. I figured it would be in the manual as its important info but i just had to call a dealer just to get the offset on my rims.
Thanks for any help guys.

Sleepr56 11-07-2012 11:56 AM

Discount Tire Direct

Tire Rack

Ellesedil 11-07-2012 01:28 PM

Yeah, TireRack has some nice winter wheel packages with the recommendation of going with 17x7.5 with a sidewall big enough to be near-stock diameter.

Having said that, it would be nice to know what sizes/offsets we can go up to. TireRack will only make suggestions that results in a near-stock diameter.

TheOneDoubleN 11-07-2012 01:33 PM

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=wheel+offset+calculator

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...l+offset+guide
Look at that, it's even stickied at the top of the wheel/tire forums! Who'da thunk it!

Ellesedil 11-07-2012 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheOneDoubleN (Post 4148968)
http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=wheel+offset+calculator

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...l+offset+guide
Look at that, it's even stickied at the top of the wheel/tire forums! Who'da thunk it!

The only problem with that sticky is it makes pretty much no mention of the 5th gens. It's definitely written from the perspective of the 4th gens, and there's no assurances that things will fit the same.

I've been digging into that thread quite a lot lately while I decide if I want to increase my overall wheel diameter or not, and how wide of a wheel I can fit.

mark5032 11-08-2012 06:28 AM

Get 17x7" rims if possible, and run 215/55/17 snow tires on them. This reduces the tread width a little to help with winter traction, and actually makes the speedometer more accurate. Used WRX rims will also work if they are not STI rims. I run 205/60/16 Firestone Winterforce tires on my oem steel rims, but this would not work on a GT or 3.6R due to rotor diameter.

wacky_woodchuck 11-08-2012 09:06 AM

I just bought a set form Discount Tire Rack. 17x7.5 with 45mm backspacing and I'll be running a 225/50-17 tire on it. This is my winter set up. They are sitting in the garage right now, I just need to install them.

ripstik 11-08-2012 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mark5032 (Post 4149921)
Get 17x7" rims if possible, and run 215/55/17 snow tires on them. This reduces the tread width a little to help with winter traction, and actually makes the speedometer more accurate. Used WRX rims will also work if they are not STI rims. I run 205/60/16 Firestone Winterforce tires on my oem steel rims, but this would not work on a GT or 3.6R due to rotor diameter.

i do have a GT. so will i need the 18" rim? an 18x7" with some blizzaks seem pretty attractive

ripstik 11-08-2012 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheOneDoubleN (Post 4148968)
http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=wheel+offset+calculator

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...l+offset+guide
Look at that, it's even stickied at the top of the wheel/tire forums! Who'da thunk it!

thanks for the snide remark but that post does not fit 5th gens.
my rims are 18x7.5" and he has the stock listed as 17x7" with the same offset so i highly doubt that info will apply to me.:rolleyes:

ripstik 11-08-2012 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wacky_woodchuck (Post 4150136)
I just bought a set form Discount Tire Rack. 17x7.5 with 45mm backspacing and I'll be running a 225/50-17 tire on it. This is my winter set up. They are sitting in the garage right now, I just need to install them.

NICE WACK. any confirmation on how they are fitting?
good luck with them my dude

wacky_woodchuck 11-08-2012 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ripstik (Post 4150191)
NICE WACK. any confirmation on how they are fitting?
good luck with them my dude

I plan to put them on this weekend. From all the information that I can gather, on our GT's, you can fit 17's and still clear the brakes. But 17 is the smallest you can go.

TheOneDoubleN 11-08-2012 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ripstik (Post 4150190)
thanks for the snide remark but that post does not fit 5th gens.
my rims are 18x7.5" and he has the stock listed as 17x7" with the same offset so i highly doubt that info will apply to me.:rolleyes:

Oh, forgive me for thinking that with those two combined resources you might be able to use some higher thinking to figure out the answer. I know better now.

islandborn 11-09-2012 10:06 AM

Uh... here are examples... which were found by searching the fifth gen section - "winter setup".... http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ht=winter+rims :spin:

acumenhokie 11-09-2012 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by islandborn (Post 4151887)
Uh... here are examples... which were found by searching the fifth gen section - "winter setup".... http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ht=winter+rims :spin:

GTFO here with your logical ideas.

TheOneDoubleN 11-09-2012 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by islandborn (Post 4151887)
Uh... here are examples... which were found by searching the fifth gen section - "winter setup".... http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ht=winter+rims :spin:

Quote:

Originally Posted by acumenhokie (Post 4151982)
GTFO here with your logical ideas.

Crazy what a wealth of knowledge 10 seconds of searching will give you isn't it?


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