Thread: Tire Selection
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
CIATexan
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Location: Freiburg, Germany
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2002 WRX Wagon
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Default Tire Selection

Hi all, I'm looking to purchase some new tires for my car, and wanted some input and advice about selection.

I've got 18x8.5 Rota Grids on a 2002 WRX Wagon thats lowered on Epic Engineering Wagon Springs, currently running a 235/40ZR 18 Direzza, but I get light rub on the rear fenders in hard cornering and large bumps at speed.

I've heavily rolled the rear fenders, so thats not going to get any better.

I'm thinking about going to BFG G-Force KDW's but i'm unsure wether to go with the current 235/40, or try going to a 225/40.

Any clue how much more clearance I might gain by going with this?

Is it worth the tradeoff of a smaller contact patch/slightly stretched tires performance wise?

I do drive this car hard, and would like to get into some AutoCross and Trackdays soon.
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