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    New Rim questions.

    I looked up the tire\wheel info for a 2014 wrx sedan.

    Size : 17x8
    Offset : +53
    Bolt pattern : 5x100

    When I look for new rims to purchase tiretrack.com or wheelfire.com
    I'm able to search for rims that would fit my exact car.

    Some sizes of those said rims are either. 17x7 \17x7.5 \17x8
    And some offset #'s are +42\45\48 ect.

    So I'm guessing any of these sizes woukd fit what I have on my 14' wrx sedan?

    Also if anyone knows what does the 17x8 and offset +53 numbers represent ?

    Sorry for nub question, just want to make sure I understand for future projects.

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    17 is the diameter of the wheel. 7, 7.5,8 etc is the width of the wheel. +53, 48, 45 etc refers to the offset (how far the wheel sticks out from the hub. The lower the number, the more it sticks out)

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    Ah ok thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubieLouv View Post
    I looked up the tire\wheel info for a 2014 wrx sedan.

    Size : 17x8
    Offset : +53
    Bolt pattern : 5x100

    When I look for new WHEELS to purchase tiretrack.com or wheelfire.com
    I'm able to search for WHEELS that would fit my exact car.

    Some sizes of those said WHEELS are either. 17x7 \17x7.5 \17x8
    And some offset #'s are +42\45\48 ect.

    So I'm guessing any of these sizes woukd fit what I have on my 14' wrx sedan?

    Also if anyone knows what does the 17x8 and offset +53 numbers represent ?

    Sorry for nub question, just want to make sure I understand for future projects.
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    Haha thanks again

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    Actually 1 other question. Once I decide on the wheels and they arrive. Could I bring them to dealership to have them put the new ones on my tires? Since I wouldn't know how to do that myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubieLouv View Post
    Actually 1 other question. Once I decide on the wheels and they arrive. Could I bring them to dealership to have them put the new ones on my tires? Since I wouldn't know how to do that myself.
    I see I have weened you in the ways of the wheels. lol

    Anyhow, I don't see why not as long as you get a wheel that will still fit your current tire size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubieLouv View Post
    Actually 1 other question. Once I decide on the wheels and they arrive. Could I bring them to dealership to have them put the new ones on my tires? Since I wouldn't know how to do that myself.
    I'd imagine that for enough money the dealer would do anything; I often wonder how much money it'd take to have them wear a gorilla suit and dance for me. However I'd simply call around tire stores instead. Any place you take them could/would scratch your rims when mounting the tires so be careful of that. Otherwise shop for price.

    EDIT: Can the place from which you're buying the rims also sell and mount tires, plus sell you the correct lug nuts, so you're done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubieLouv View Post
    Actually 1 other question. Once I decide on the wheels and they arrive. Could I bring them to dealership to have them put the new ones on my tires? Since I wouldn't know how to do that myself.
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