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Old 01-05-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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What would be the best size rim and tire combo to put on my 08 wrx wagon.I was thinking an 18x8 or 18x7.5
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:50 PM   #2
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Ok. . . you are going to need to classify what you mean by "best"

its a rim. . . yeah a very straight forward part, but what are your goals with said part?

just looks? better grip what? personally go wider, they give more grip, look better. . . pain is tyres are more expensive.

next time you thread . . . be specific, no more whats the best
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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Depends on what you are looking for. If you want lighter wheels go with 17x8. If you want looks go with 18x8. If you do either of them with 235/40 tires you won't have to roll/cut your fenders.
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wheels

WHEELS

cars have WHEELS

and 17x8 is just great
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:55 PM   #5
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Whatever is just barely big enough to fit around your brakes, anything larger is for people who have a small penis and feel the need to compensate.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:58 PM   #6
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TAWRX,

Please fill our your profile (especially your location). In the blue stripe on the top of the page, it's user cp.

Wheels are a very individual choice. For me.....I know how many times I "find" a pothole and say out loud "boy....I'm glad I've stuck with 17's" because any 18 would be bent. I'm sticking with 17's on my LGT in a 7" width with a bit of offset go get them more outside the car.

This also works well for track. To stay in class, I gotta stick with 17x7 and the offset can't be more than 5mm from stock.

There ya go.

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Depends on what you are looking for. If you want lighter wheels go with 17x8. If you want looks go with 18x8. If you do either of them with 235/40 tires you won't have to roll/cut your fenders.
stop trying to gice advice on any other vehicle other than your own

the op has an 08 which is TOTALLY 100% DIFFERENT THAN YOUR CAR

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW -DO NOT POST
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Some people go with 18 because they are getting a big brake kit and requires a large wheel. However, those people I know usually have Volks because they are light.

Moar tire=moar grip.
That doesn't mean put a 255 tire on a 7.5 inch rim.
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Look ma, theyz spinningz theyz spinningz!
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:17 PM   #10
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To be more specific. The rim i am currently interested in is by axis wheels, the widetrack. It is an 18x8...Will this work?
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TAWRX,

Please fill our your profile (especially your location). In the blue stripe on the top of the page, it's user cp.

Wheels are a very individual choice. For me.....I know how many times I "find" a pothole and say out loud "boy....I'm glad I've stuck with 17's" because any 18 would be bent. I'm sticking with 17's on my LGT in a 7" width with a bit of offset go get them more outside the car.

This also works well for track. To stay in class, I gotta stick with 17x7 and the offset can't be more than 5mm from stock.

There ya go.

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I think this is good advice. 18" wheels look cool, but they bend more often from potholes and give you a harsher ride (due to a shorter tire sidewall).

EDIT: Just FYI, I run 17" x 8" rims on my summer wheels. Come May they will have 235/40 17 tires.

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Old 01-05-2009, 03:45 PM   #12
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i have same care and i go 17"-8" ET48 225/45r17 re070

PS anybaby no 235/45r17 is rubbing on WRX2008? need fander roll or no??
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:45 PM   #13
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wheels

WHEELS

cars have WHEELS

and 17x8 is just great
Ok, I've heard this before. I always thought that rim+tire=wheel. Is that not the case? If not, is there a way to make a distinction between a wheel with a tire and one without?

Thanks!
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:53 PM   #14
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wheels have rims

cars have wheels

road wheels and steering wheels

kiddies think cars have 'rimz' because their bicycles have rimz
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:56 PM   #15
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^now youre just gettin grumpy
discounttire sells rims lol i think at this point the words are interchangeable
maybe im way off base lol
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I recommend 17" for the best daily-drive setup. I've had 18's previously, and would not go back. Just a bit harsher....
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:59 PM   #17
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lol just kidding, get 17x8. u need some rubber
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lol just kidding, get 17x8. u need some rubber
Noob, give the noob a break.

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Old 01-05-2009, 07:21 PM   #19
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wheels have rims

cars have wheels

road wheels and steering wheels

kiddies think cars have 'rimz' because their bicycles have rimz
Not sure what you mean about bicycles . Their wheels have rims too, same as a car.

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Old 01-05-2009, 10:40 PM   #20
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stop trying to gice advice on any other vehicle other than your own

the op has an 08 which is TOTALLY 100% DIFFERENT THAN YOUR CAR

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW -DO NOT POST
Well ok don't get all riled up his profile wasn't filled out, my bad. Op you have to factor in offset also.
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wheels have rims

cars have wheels

road wheels and steering wheels

kiddies think cars have 'rimz' because their bicycles have rimz
So I guess I was correct then. Rim+Tire=Wheel, right?
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So I guess I was correct then. Rim+Tire=Wheel, right?
no

the rim is the outer part of the wheel to which the tire is mounted

the rim has a certain profile including a bead seat to hold the tire in place

in the case of bicycles a wheel is built by lacing a rim to a hub with spokes

in the automotive case the whole wheel is cast / forged or pre-welded

The Wheel and Tyre Bible is an excellent resource for further information.

Now let's get back on topic
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good explanation UkNuck.

OP, you need to be more specific as to what your reasons are for changing wheel size.

example: I went from stock 17x7.5 +52 offset (stock) to 17x8 +48 offset

I wanted: wider wheels so I can mount wider tires, slightly wider track and didn't want to worry about rubbing either the struts or the lip of the fender.

I got all that and am now just waiting for summer/my stock tires to wear out so I can fully justify putting on 235/40 summer tires
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i also wanted a wider stance with more grip. I went with 18x8.5 SVN's w/ a +48 offset. I needed to roll my rear fenders to get those damn 255/35/18's in there
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just get 18x9.5 or 10
be hella flush
put 235-245 on those suckers
and call it a day
oh yeah don't forget to roll/pull front and rear fenders
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