I got me a set of 16' inch wrx rims for my 03 sunfire off the local trade site and the rears fit great but the fronts won't stay tight and wobble and I was reading on here the bore on the center of the wrx wheels is smaller. Can the rims be modified to work or am I out of luck?
short answer, yes
long answer, I'm not gonna find a machine shop willing to do it for you in your area.
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Maybe before u do that check to see if ur rims require the hub centric ring to keep things in place. Sometimes they fall off or just get worn
Has anyone of you tried using KMC tires and rims? I'm planning to check out new rims.
J bodies have a 57.1mm hub bore front and rear. Subaru is 56.1mm so they technically won't fit without some "massaging" of the wheel hub bore diameter.
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As roofy said, it's 1mm difference. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes by hand with some high grit sandpaper to remove enough for them to fit.
I'll check that out. Thank you for mentioning it!
Diana roofy and I were talking to the op about subaru wheels on a jbody.
I'm not familiar with Kmc wheels but most aftermarket wheel companies have a larger hub bore (typically 73.1mm). You would want to run hubcentric rings to fill the void between the wheel bore and the hub on the car. I would suggest starting your own thread on here if you have a question that doesn't necessarily pertain to the original post. That way the information you get is geared towards your question and not somebody else's post.
Agreed with Blue2000 regarding wrx wheels