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    I am thinking about a winter set of wheels and tires for a 2014 WRX. I know our lug pattern is 5x100 but what is the offset minimum and maximum offset? I read our offset is 53 mm is that correct?

    I posted locally about wanting a set of steel wheels. A guy said he has a set with the the lug pattern but that they are 83 mm offset. Off of a firebird. These would stick out too far wouldn't they? Looking for some help and info on what the minimum and max offset would be. I'm a wheel and tire noob.


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    Those will actually stick in farther than stock, not out. As far as what will fit your car, i don't know. I don't own that year.

    http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/...jsp?techid=101

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    Okay that's why I'm glad I asked, this stuff can be confusing!

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    Yes, very!! Basically, It's a measurement from the center line of the wheel. Adding offset (going in the positive direction) will move the wheel inwards toward the car, subtracting offset (going in the negative direction) will move it outwards away from the car.

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    I guess another question I have are what vehicles will be a direct replacement?

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    Just a suggestion: Either get yourself a nice lightweight set of summer only wheels & tires (expensive), then us the stockers as winter wheels. Or ... find a decent set of used alloys instead of steelies. I personally could not stand looking at my WRX for 4 - 5 months sitting on steelies.
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    That's a good suggestion. I actually don't mind the look. I think on DGM it doesn't look great but bearable. I also may just trade my summer stock tires in for the new Michelin sport A/S 3's too. I know they won't be amazing in snow but they would be good all around other that. I know some people can't stand the A/S tires but those are getting great reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S20002STI View Post
    That's a good suggestion. I actually don't mind the look. I think on DGM it doesn't look great but bearable. I also may just trade my summer stock tires in for the new Michelin sport A/S 3's too. I know they won't be amazing in snow but they would be good all around other that. I know some people can't stand the A/S tires but those are getting great reviews.
    They may be getting great reviews, but the fact remains: All seasons are no compromise for summer or winter specific tires. Period.

    That said, if you live where you don't have real winters, you might be able to get away with a nice set of UHP all seasons. For me, I'm sticking with a winter set on steelies. Don't care about how steelies look in the winter. The car will be covered in winter grime anyways...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    You can also DIY tyre changes: lay the wheel flat on the asphalt, use a piece of wood as a ramp, and drive a car onto the wood over the bead to "break" the bead. Good times.
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    Haha maybe a few drinks involved in the process too.

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    I found a guy selling some 2002 WRX stock alloys. He said he only wants 100.00 for the set of 4. The only thing is that I have to pay for shipping. Any idea what UPS would charge for this? He said he throught shipping would be 60-70. What do you guys think about this deal. If I got the wheels then I would make them a winter set.

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