Originally Posted by shibbi3
Hi all, new owner of a 2012 WRX STi. Loving it so far even though I only drove it home.
I need to get winter tires on it and every shop is specing 225/50R17 tires.
I'm new to all this so go easy. I looked at the door frame and the specifications for tires should be 245/45R18.
Why am I getting specced 225/50R17?
Also, another shop is speccing 215/50R17, which I am thinking about getting since it is the best deal right now... will there be problems on the car if I put on a 215/50R17 package?
Definitely stick with a 17" wheel cuz tires r alot cheaper than for an 18" wheel. U will be fine with either 225 or 215 but highly suggest making sure the tires r speed rated like H rated or better hope this helps.