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Old 07-10-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
ScoobyDooKC
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Location: Overland Park, Ks
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2003 Impreza WRX
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Default So, I'm going to be buying tires this weekend....

....and here's some things that I came up with:

1. First off, the tires that are currently on my car are the wrong size. Period. According to several places, the stock WRX tire size is 205/55/16...and the tires on my car now (a worn set of Hankook H714s) - 205/65/16. WTF???

2. I'm thinking about going up to a bigger tire size. Would a 225/50/16 tire work on a stock '03 WRX rim? It's for a wagon with a stock suspension/ride height.

3. Here's some of the tires that I was looking at:

Hankook V4ES - like it alot, looks like a good tire - $105

HP259 - its a generic NTB tire, but it's made by yokohama and its cheap - $80

Potenza RE960AS Pole Position - expensive (to me) at 135, but looked good

Potenza RE760 Sport - $115

Fierce UHP - Goodyear generic, made by Kelly. Looks like it would have zero snow traction (even with awd, lol), but its $96... eh.

Bridgestone G019 Grid - not exactly a HP tire, but its still v-rated and has a 50k mi warranty. $95

I'm going to be putting these on in my auto tech class at a community college I attend here in the KC area on monday (woohoo!) so any advice would be way appreciated.

Thanks,

-Adam
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