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#1 Nizza

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

ok as the title suggests, this is really doing my head in :dash2:

need 17' wheels to clear brembos, i really rreally like these BBS.



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^^^ these are from yahoo japan and are from an 'optioned sti' 17x7 with an ET48. which sti??? GC8 or GD, SF5, Legacy???

does anyone know anything about these rims? where they actually an STi option?

there also listed as 'RG 345' NOT RG-R or RK or watever.

Theres also a basically identical rim which comes in 17x7.5 with an ET53 (clears 4pots but not brembos)

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Any info will be GREATLY appreciated

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

The s401 came with the same look rims i think, and it ran brembos...though im sure theyre an 18inch rim

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

yeh they're 10 'y' spoke the ones im looking at are 8

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:01 PM

Just checked s401 rims are 18x7.5 so its not them

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

A 17x7" rim wont clear brembos unless it had a nice offset.

I just sold my black 17x7.5 light as Posted Image rims for $450 which clear brembos with a 5mm spacer
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

these are from yahoo japan and are from an 'optioned sti' 17x7 with an ET48. which sti??? GC8 or GD, SF5, Legacy???

does anyone know anything about these rims? where they actually an STi option?


17" x 7" ET48 won't they'll clear brembos

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:13 PM

Why don't you just grab some GD sti rims Nizza?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:09 PM

Yes STi option, no dont clear Brembo's.

For the price to clear Brembo's GD 17's would be my pick even if theyre way too common..... :P

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

if i could find DG sti's id have them right now, i cant find them with 5x100 PCD

i reckon they look sweet as, even if they are common (not that ive seen then on a GC in real life)

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:18 AM

I m only just off loading a set now to a fellow member ;)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:03 AM

Multiple rims like that were used by STi. S201 had the 17x7s, S202 had a different style, and were a 17x8. S203 I think went back to that style, but used 18x8 to clear the brembos. S401 had a slightly different style (12 spoke rather than 10, and a little bit of dish) and were a 18x7.5. S402 were that style, but 18x8. Most late model factory STi wheels are a +55 or +53 offset though. Its the factory BBS in-house wheels that are the +48 offset (ET48).

STi used BBS as their manufacturer, but gave them specific figures to work with. So a regular BBS wheel may not clear brembos on a suby purely because the offset isn't designed for subies. It may look identical, but they are not the same deal.
This is why STi factory wheels are so damned expensive from Subaru. They are limited production runs essentially. The B4 BBS wheels were exactly that. The wheels on the B4 here were ordered by Subaru Aust, and were never released in Japan. There was a similar set made for the JDM, but they were a 16x7 rim, not a 17x7.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

Theres a sweet set of GDB STi rims on IM freshly painted in hyperblack for approx $625 landed (for me).

They look sweet. Same seller i bought those Gen5 GT 18's in the same finish from.

http://www.importmon...4.jpg&title=STi

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:09 AM

Theres a sweet set of GDB STi rims on IM freshly painted in hyperblack for approx $625 landed (for me).

They look sweet. Same seller i bought those Gen5 GT 18's in the same finish from.

http://www.importmon...4.jpg&title=STi


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

Oooohhh! Need a new set of spare rims too... They look very nice...

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

Anyone wants just let me know. Cost price landed plus courier to your door.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:48 AM

I'll pass on them Cruisn, I like them, but I'd be shot if I actually got them.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

fyi, those 17x7 +48 bbs are standard sf5 st/b sti ii and type m fitment

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

I have them on my Lib, they dont Fit Brembo's
and Waali is right.. they are from STI foz, afaik thats the only thing they came on.. S203/4 are similar but different size and have more dish in the centre cap
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:36 AM

I just found this old thread.. and i want to update the info.. 

they DO yes DO fit brembos.. how do i know.. I now have brembos..

no spacers.. no issues.. they clear with more space than 17in Enkeis! 


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:47 PM

I just bought a set of the B4 BBS 17x7 55 offset thinking they will fit straight on my 05 wrx cus the stock wheels I already had on were the exact same dimensions but they hit the brakes (stock brakes). Is it possible to get them to fit with just a spacer or not?




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