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fredvibe1
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offset of +48

Postby fredvibe1 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:06 am

Hi guys , I want to buy some OEM brz 2013 wheel on my vibe 2006 , 5x100 17 inch , with a offset of +48. I want to know if it will fit,
Thanks for reply and if you have picture it will be wonderful.
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Re: offset of +48

Postby trb » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:03 pm

I seem to recall seeing some FR-S wheels on a Vibe somewhere, possibly on here. As long as the center hub is the same size as the one on the Vibe it should fit without any problems as the 17" wheel is 5x100, 17x7 and 45 offset. But make sure you use the correct lug nuts if you get them!
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Re: offset of +48

Postby SeattleJeremy » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:51 pm

Yes, the BRZ\FR-S wheels do fit. However, the Subaru Hub bore is 56.1mm, Vibe Hub bore is 54.1. So the Subaru rims will fit your Vibe, but you will need to get lug nuts that have a cone seat bottom so the rim stays centered on the hub. Something like these
http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Automotiv ... 000CMDA1C/
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Re: offset of +48

Postby vibenvy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:43 pm

SeattleJeremy wrote:Yes, the BRZ\FR-S wheels do fit. However, the Subaru Hub bore is 56.1mm, Vibe Hub bore is 54.1.

I thought if the hub bore of the wheels is larger than the hub bore of the vehicle, that you need to get hub centric rings? Lug nuts aren't going to be able to do their job properly if the wheel is bouncing around on the hub. Just my $0.02.
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Re: offset of +48

Postby SeattleJeremy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:59 pm

vibenvy wrote:
SeattleJeremy wrote:Yes, the BRZ\FR-S wheels do fit. However, the Subaru Hub bore is 56.1mm, Vibe Hub bore is 54.1.

I thought if the hub bore of the wheels is larger than the hub bore of the vehicle, that you need to get hub centric rings? Lug nuts aren't going to be able to do their job properly if the wheel is bouncing around on the hub. Just my $0.02.

That is true, that's why I said.
SeattleJeremy wrote:but you will need to get lug nuts that have a cone seat bottom so the rim stays centered on the hub. Something like these
http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Automotiv ... 000CMDA1C/

This makes the wheel center on the lugs, AKA Lug Centric.
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Re: offset of +48

Postby trb » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:47 pm

The one issue about the tapered lug nuts is they are used on wheels that have tapers on the lug holes. I don't know if the BRZ/ FR-S wheels have tapered lug holes or mag style lug holes like the Vibe alloys, so they might not fit quite right. The tapered lug nuts can hold the mag lug nut wheels in place, but I would not mix and match them for the long term. If the wheels are hub centric and use mag lug nuts, using a hub spacer is the safe way to mount them.

And Carrie is correct. Wheels are either Lug centric or Hub centric meaning they are centered by the Lugs or the Hub. Lug centric wheels can have a hub that does not match the hub on the car and are OK, but Hub centric wheels really need to match the hub on the car.
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2004 Satellite Vibe &
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Re: offset of +48

Postby roycet4 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:45 am

Just starting this post up again.. I am looking at 17" wheels off a 2009 Subaru Impreza, 5X100 with a 48mm offset, Sounds like I should be ok, Would folks agree? as long I use the correct lugnuts.. I have the opportunity to purchase 4 tire/wheels for $200 total The tires are 225/45R17's

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Re: offset of +48

Postby petervivian » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:07 am

roycet4 wrote:Just starting this post up again.. I am looking at 17" wheels off a 2009 Subaru Impreza, 5X100 with a 48mm offset, Sounds like I should be ok, Would folks agree? as long I use the correct lugnuts.. I have the opportunity to purchase 4 tire/wheels for $200 total The tires are 225/45R17's

Thanks
Royce

Good deal. I have tsw nurburgring wheels on my 05. They are +35. I wish the offset can be larger especially on the rear wheels.
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