Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Car Year: 2008
Car Model: Forester Sports XT
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So I'm getting in on the STI wheel action. Long time lurker and researcher, ordered/owned my Foz back in fall of 2007. Anyway, picked up some 2015 STI BBS and some Black ISC 25mm Adapters.
Let me premise this with my project was temporarily derailed by a head gasket job :(
So 125K+ on the car and I'm about to abort the conversion in fear of bearing destruction and the costs that come with it. I'll be on stock or OEish replacement struts and going for Swifts springs regardless of the wheels. Mounting these wheels will put me at +30. Am I just asking for it?
Can anyone provide long term usage info or wisdom?
Experience premature bearing failure?
Can I scale back the spacer size w/o cutting the studs?
I do realize, based on my leading tire size choice that at least the rears may have to be rolled, (feeling 245/45/18 ATM).
I appreciate any help or light that can be shed on this.