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    I'm looking at buying some new rims for my 2005 Impreza RS. Depending on the offset and bolt pattern some rims may / may not fit. How do I choose rims and be 100% sure that they fit?

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    here's a link to the FAQ of NASIOC about offset
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335263
    You should also check out the Wheel and tire section of NASIOC
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=88

    I believe the bolt pattern for '05 STi's is 5x114.
    the '05RS may be 5x100.

    here's another link you might want to read.
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...t=bolt+pattern

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    The bolt pattern on the Impreza is 5-100. You should be looking at wheels between 6.5 and 8 inches wide with an offset no less than ET48. Some guys do use lower offsets, but it is generally not recommended. If you have any questions about specific wheels, feel free to PM or e-mail me...
    Bob Blakeborough

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    some cars have big brakes and will interfere with the rim, watch out on that too

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    Originally posted by jarvy
    some cars have big brakes and will interfere with the rim, watch out on that too
    While this is definitely true if you have a Brembo Braked STi, or have upgraded your brakes, the RS should have no issues with this...
    Bob Blakeborough

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