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Yea the offset will vary depending on rim width, but they basically position the same as wrx/STi rims. Perhaps even a little bit further out.

The rounded lug nuts are larger than the cone type. You can see in the picture in my first post how the Subaru nuts sits well inside the rounded taper. I wouldn't give the slightest consideration to machining it at all. You're better off paying / carrying around a spare set of washer adapters than risk losing a rim off the car. Especially with the offroading we do, which was why I decided to go a bit all out and get the proper wheel nuts and hub rings.

Shipping for the wheel nut adapters is a bit of a killer. It's basically the same for 5 or 50. So i'd suggest if anyone is considering ordering some to ask on here first if anyone else is interested in doing a bit of a group buy. I know i'm keen to get 5 so i have some spares.

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...and before anyone goes racing off to ebay to buy any, I saw the ones in Maidstone Vic first, and I am trying to talk a deal with the seller. Please don't mess that up.
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the only concern I have about these is running them without dust caps. Thoughts?
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Do you have any specific concerns about running without them? Maybe a little bit of extra dust ingressing into the driveshaft spline bit and maybe bearings? Ergo for the wheel studs. Probably not so much an issue with later Subaru's where the wheel bearings are separated from the driveshaft.
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Do you have any specific concerns about running without them? Maybe a little bit of extra dust ingressing into the driveshaft spline bit and maybe bearings? Ergo for the wheel studs. Probably not so much an issue with later Subaru's where the wheel bearings are separated from the driveshaft.
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I'm a bit concerned about the outer edge of these. the lip seems to extend a lot higher than the inside of the rim. I think this would be an issue with BFG AT tyres which have a rim protector. If my thinking is right, the edge of the rim would cover the rim protector on the tyre. This could cause problems with the tyre bead not sitting properly.
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They also look very effective at trapping mud.

They do look cool and I'm sure they're light... but definitely not appropriate for offroading anywhere there's mud.
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I'm a bit concerned about the outer edge of these. the lip seems to extend a lot higher than the inside of the rim. I think this would be an issue with BFG AT tyres which have a rim protector. If my thinking is right, the edge of the rim would cover the rim protector on the tyre. This could cause problems with the tyre bead not sitting properly.
The edge of these rim sits in the exact same spot as any other, it's just the different shape of the rim that gives it that illusion. I had the kumho's KL71 with rim protector on these wheels and the tyres sat perfectly. They're no different to any other wheel in that regard.
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The edge of these rim sits in the exact same spot as any other, it's just the different shape of the rim that gives it that illusion. I had the kumho's KL71 with rim protector on these wheels and the tyres sat perfectly. They're no different to any other wheel in that regard.
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Just bought a set of 5 of these. Have collected one and will pick up the other 4 next week.
Have also sourced some ball seat conversion washers from Mr Lugnut in Lilydale for about $1.50 each.
Will have to get the centre conversion rings , but should have them fitted for June long weekend.
On first impressions they are incredibly light.
Thanks for your help Rhys.
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