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    Wheel Compatibility Question

    I have an '06 STi and am thinking about buying a winter tire/wheel setup on Craigslist. The guy has a '13 STi and is selling the following setup:

    MSW Type 19 Black 5-Spoke Design (17x8)
    Blizzak WS70 (235/45 R17)
    TPMS Sensors Installed
    Tread depth measures just over 11/32 (new is 12/32)
    Bolt Pattern is 5-114

    I know the bolt pattern is compatible but I looked up the wheels and they have a 40mm offset compared to a 53mm offset on my stock BBS rims. Will this pose a problem? And would these tire/rims be compatible?

    Any help/knowledge/wisdom on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    The offset shouldn't hurt, they'll probly stick out a little farther than your BBS but only by 13mm I presume. Make sure the four tires are worn evenly with respect to each other. You don't want a shallow tire and a deep tire, could spell trouble for your diffs lol.
    Last edited by wreckingball man; 11-11-2013 at 02:00 PM.

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    40mm offset is about as low as you can go on a GD STI...you may encounter some rubbing, especially since he went with a 235 width tire over a 225.
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