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04wrxscoobie 01-21-2014 01:14 AM

2004 subaru wrx
In need of new rims for the ride and was wondering if anyone can help me by trying to answer this...-will rims with a bolt pattern of 5x114.3, offset:+38, size 17x8 fit this year 2004 subie wrx because i recently bought 17' sti bbs gold rims for it and they didnt fit i jus dont wanna make the same mistake again.thanx in advance

BLAZE2099 01-21-2014 03:31 AM

04's are 5x100 across the board.
The 05 STi got the change to 5x114
Wrx remained 5x100

the RIOT act 01-21-2014 09:29 AM

Damn 5x100 garbage lol!

I see so many wheels I like in the common (should be on wrx) 5x114 it's not even funny. Why they still run a 5x100 baffles me.

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LW_Black4 01-21-2014 10:20 AM

In 2005 they increased the wheel bearing size to better handle the rigors of competition.

I suspect that 5x100 was a compact car size of wheel hub, but the Impreza chassis was being put in competition that really required a more durable wheel bearing all along.

Just part of the ongoing improvement of the chassis, in response to Prodrive's WRC feedback to STi, I presume.

arewmors 01-21-2014 10:38 AM

I think I read that the 2015 wrx and sti will both have 5x114

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PROImportTuners 01-21-2014 05:22 PM

5x100 bolt pattern wheels are not as easy to find as 5x114.3 for sure. But there are a few options for us 5x100 guys.

VW small cars like the Golf and Jetta use 5x100, as do Audi TT, and Dodge SRT4 weirdly enough... :confused:

So "Take off" Cheap beater winter wheels can usually be sourced from these cars.

As far as new wheels are concerned Enkei actually offers quite a few options that are really good looking, light and not very expensive.

The Enkei RPF1 is actually available in quite and few 5x100 options. The Nt03+m and many other Enkei wheels are as well, including the re-released "Compe" which I think might look really awesome on a rally inspired build.


I've seen a few people with these on the BRZ and they actually look really cool in a retro way.

The EKM3 is has kind of a BBS look to it, and it's offered in the super awesome Hyper silver finish that Enkei does;

the RIOT act 01-21-2014 07:09 PM

2004 subaru wrx
Yeah it's usually the width and/or offset all being within the needed specs that I run into. Everytime I see a wheel I like width wise, it's got an offset too low. Everytime I see an offset within spec, the wheel is a 7-7.5 width lol!

It's a struggle to find them all working together. Subaru's ridiculous 53mm offset doesn't help! That's the real problem when looking. ALL the nice wheels are 40mm- and you should be staying 40mm+ tops.

It be nice if they joined the rest of the world for 2015+ models.

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PROImportTuners 01-22-2014 12:00 PM

^ Yeah I hear you on the offset.

The foresters are a little better with +43 instead of 55 or 53.

My feeling on it is that it's okay to run something +/- about 15mm from stock without any real issues. Yes your scrub radius will be slightly affected but its not that big of a change.

The RPF1 is available in a 17x8 with a +45mm offset which a lot of people find really ideal. Plus it comes in Bling Bling Gold to impress da ladies!


Looks pretty rad on the standard WRB/Gold combo.

brfatal 01-22-2014 01:14 PM

A 15mm change in offset is very drastic and will certainly make a noticeable change. Generally speaking you want to keep the offset as high as possible while still being able to clear the suspension and your brakes. +38 offset is way too low for a Subaru. Not that it matters though because for the 2nd time in a row you're looking at the wrong bolt pattern. You want to stick within the +45 to +53 range (based on common configurations available) for that size.

PROImportTuners 01-23-2014 12:09 PM

The Enkei RPF1 that I posted has an offset of +45

It's specifically designed for the WRX and 2004 STI

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