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Offset of EA82 rims & comparable 6 lug 15" rims


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#1 BeefaRu

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 06:54 PM

I need to know if anyone has researched the available aluminum 15" 6 lug rims that have a similar offset to stock EA82 rims. I'm running Peugeot 15" turbo sedan wheels (the 505 sedan - 1986). They've done a pretty good job of chipping up the paint on my wagon with the wider offset. They're also wobbly and very hard to find straight.

I've seen toyota 6x5 or 6x5.5 (not sure which size) mentioned quite a bit, but there's no word about how much of a difference there is in the offset. I like this one:http://www.buycarwhe...Y69305U1026.JPG
this one looks less "dated"
http://www.buycarwhe...69346U10N26.JPG

I did another search and found this http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=59657 but I don't want a vintage brat or ea82 look.

This page mentioned this rim, http://webmaster.bev...s_rearwheel.jpg which has more of a look I'm after, but it's an Australian company and the offset still has the tire jutting out similar to mine, but its not an EA82.

Anyway, thanks in advance. --E

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 07:36 PM

So far, I'm digging up that legacy and newer subaru tends to run in the +50's mm positive offset due to the design of drivetrain. However I've found no figures on the actual offset of stock EA82.
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 07:52 PM

, I like this http://www.buycarwhe...Y69305U1026.JPG


I have the exact toyota wheels you show above on my 88 Wagon.
They actually stick out about another half inch more then the 15" Peugeots which you mentioned.

Another pain with using the stock Toyota Alloys, is they require special toyota lugnuts which are a different thread then the stock Subaru, so when you do a 6 lug hub conversion you will have to replace all 6 studs on each hub.

I'm running the 27" Radial Swampers, and have a 6" lift, which works well for my car but it does throw more mud and rocks onto the body.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 08:58 PM

I have the exact toyota wheels you show above on my 88 Wagon.
They actually stick out about another half inch more then the 15" Peugeots which you mentioned.

Another pain with using the stock Toyota Alloys, is they require special toyota lugnuts which are a different thread then the stock Subaru, so when you do a 6 lug hub conversion you will have to replace all 6 studs on each hub.

I'm running the 27" Radial Swampers, and have a 6" lift, which works well for my car but it does throw more mud and rocks onto the body.

Rollie


When you replace the studs, is there any extra work besides the drilling of the 4 holes? such as changing the original two used for the template? or do you just mark and drill the 4 holes then knock out the old studs and pound in the new?

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 04:42 PM

When you replace the studs, is there any extra work besides the drilling of the 4 holes? such as changing the original two used for the template? or do you just mark and drill the 4 holes then knock out the old studs and pound in the new?


Sarge,
Just mark, drill, knockout, and pound or press in the new studs.
It was just an extra pain for me, because I had already changed the first four out using other Subaru studs, picked up the toyota wheels and then found out I couldn't get the proper lugnuts with the Subaru thread pitch, so then I had to remove all 6 on each hub again and put in all new ones. By the time I had knocked out and pounded in new studs a couple times, I found that some of my new studs fit the holes a little looser then they should and some even spun when I tightened the lugnuts, so I added a tackweld on the inside of few to hold them from spinning.

I just like to do things the hard way. :)

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 10:11 PM

bump for anyone who knows the offset.

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 10:48 PM

Offset is a messurement made from the very center of the wheel to the actually plate that bolts to your hub.. So basiclly just messure the width of your rim, find the exact center, then messure to the bit that fits to the hub... and wha lah, you have your desired messurement. I am pretty sure possitive offset means the plate that bolts to the hub is closer to the outside of the car, and negative offset ("deep dish") means that it is closer to the middle of the car.

Although, I could be wrong.

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 10:06 AM

Offset is a messurement made from the very center of the wheel to the actually plate that bolts to your hub.. So basiclly just messure the width of your rim, find the exact center, then messure to the bit that fits to the hub... and wha lah, you have your desired messurement. I am pretty sure possitive offset means the plate that bolts to the hub is closer to the outside of the car, and negative offset ("deep dish") means that it is closer to the middle of the car.

Although, I could be wrong.

Yep that's the idea......except..... I don't have original rims laying around which is why I started this thread. With that figure, I can shop for the 6x5.5 rims with a similar offset and convert my hubs. Just trying to save a trip to the junkyard.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:29 AM

I tell ya what, tomorrow morning I will go do the messurements for you, and post back here.. Remember I'm in Aus, so there is like 12 hours of time difference. I'll post back tomorrow.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 09:52 PM

The offset on my EA82 stock wheels is about 58mm. Hope that helps.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:03 PM

The offset on my EA82 stock wheels is about 58mm. Hope that helps.

Thanks! That's what I needed.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 10:07 PM

Thanks! That's what I needed.

No problem mate.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 11:03 PM

I just read somewhere else that it is 54mm... so I guess somewhere around 50 to 60.. lol.




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