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K2e2vin 11-14-2012 03:17 AM

WRX(02-04?) wheels on a '05 LGT
 
So I've read that the WRX wheels do not fit...but I already have them(picked them up a couple months ago with intentions of throwing snow tires on them). The current 17s on my LGT have jacked up lips so I don't want to throw new tires on that(I bought the car with those wheels so I do not have the original LGT wheels). Does anyone know if WRX wheels will work with spacers or is the radius of the brake caliper too big?

Thanks!

EJ25subie05 11-14-2012 06:35 AM

only one way to find out is go take one of your rims off (in the front) and mount the wrx wheel. it'll bolt up but as for clearing brakes I'm not sure. it won't take you no more then 10 min to find out.

Drift Motion 11-14-2012 10:31 AM

arent the WRX wheels 16"?!

PDX Flat-4 11-14-2012 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drift Motion (Post 4158550)
arent the WRX wheels 16"?!

Depends on which ones but yeah 16 "and 17" they should bolt right up WRX are 5x100

.:Catalyst:. 11-14-2012 10:49 AM

16s won't clear LGT brakes.

Drift Motion 11-14-2012 11:03 AM

I believe only 06+ WRX had 17" wheels

EJ25subie05 11-14-2012 02:07 PM

i thought the older ones came with 17" as well but i guess they are 16" after looking, the 2006+ are 17"

K2e2vin 11-14-2012 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by .:Catalyst:. (Post 4158582)
16s won't clear LGT brakes.

I know this, but that's what I was asking about. Do they not clear due to the dimater/radius of the disc/caliper or is it due to how far the caliper sticks out?

K2e2vin 11-14-2012 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EJ25subie05 (Post 4158178)
only one way to find out is go take one of your rims off (in the front) and mount the wrx wheel. it'll bolt up but as for clearing brakes I'm not sure. it won't take you no more then 10 min to find out.


I won't have time to mess with the car until maybe Friday. I go to school and work full time(I'm only home from 3:30am-11am). If someone could provide some feedback it will save me some time and hassle.

Drift Motion 11-14-2012 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K2e2vin (Post 4159156)
I know this, but that's what I was asking about. Do they not clear due to the dimater/radius of the disc/caliper or is it due to how far the caliper sticks out?

diameter

LGT brakes are NOT that big...lol
but is bigger than WRX

I've also heard people notching the brake caliper to clear the 16" wheels

K2e2vin 11-15-2012 05:43 AM

Ended up taking a nap and waking up just to try it; I managed to get the wheels onto the studs but there's interference with the calipers as suspected, but not too much(offset *looks* fine). I'm thinking about looking for a cheap pair of calipers and just grinding them down if I can't find someone that'll trade wheels.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...IMAG0329-1.jpg

Back to bed for me!

Claw 11-17-2012 10:36 PM

EDM/JDM WRX 17s will fit the Legacy... They come in 17x7, 53-offset, 17.5lbs, and 5x100.

Here they are on a 04/05 WRX:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...k/IMG_2299.jpg

And here they are on a 05 LGT:
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/...404_134112.jpg


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