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Old 10-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #1376
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Hello all,

I am currently awaiting the arrival of a 2013 Impreza Sport Limited.
Stock Tires: 205/50 R17

Possible winter tires: Blizzak WS70
Size: 205/65 R16
Wheels: Steel, 5x100, 16x6.5
Offset: 48mm

Will I be able to use these wheels/tires on the Impreza? If so, is there anything besides the difference in the speedometer that I should be aware of? Thank you in advance for any assistance anyone may be able to give.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #1377
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That will be a BIG difference at the speedo. Nearly 10%
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:01 PM   #1378
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That will be a BIG difference at the speedo. Nearly 10%
yep, thats about an inch and a half taller.

you'd want a 205/55/16 or 205/60/16.

205/50/17 - 25.07in dia

205/55/16 - 24.87in dia
205/60/16 - 25.68in dia
205/65/16 - 26.49in dia
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:10 PM   #1379
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Oops, I missed the 17" stock wheel. It's more like 5%, still too big.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:33 AM   #1380
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yep, thats about an inch and a half taller.

you'd want a 205/55/16 or 205/60/16.

205/50/17 - 25.07in dia

205/55/16 - 24.87in dia
205/60/16 - 25.68in dia
205/65/16 - 26.49in dia
Thank you both for your quick responses and advice. It is very much appreciated.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #1381
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2012 WRX 5DR
Swift Spec_R Springs (drops .6 inch)
235/40/18 Sumitomo HTRIII
18x8 +40 Axis Wheels

Will this fitment be ok under all driving conditions?
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:38 PM   #1382
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2012 WRX 5DR
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235/40/18 Sumitomo HTRIII
18x8 +40 Axis Wheels

Will this fitment be ok under all driving conditions?
You should be fine, however if you plan on driving through any moderate snow then you should considering get at least some all-season tires.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #1383
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You should be fine, however if you plan on driving through any moderate snow then you should considering get at least some all-season tires.
I'm sorry, by all condition I meant: speed bumps and other harsh roads that may cause rubbing.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #1384
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2012 WRX 5DR
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235/40/18 Sumitomo HTRIII
18x8 +40 Axis Wheels

Will this fitment be ok under all driving conditions?
Nahhh you'll be perfectly fine. I ran the same size on my narrow body 2.5i on factory suspension and only rubbed when I had 4 passengers in the car while turning
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:04 PM   #1385
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Finally got better pictures.

18x9.5 et25 225/40



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Old 10-10-2012, 06:34 PM   #1386
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Finally got better pictures.

18x9.5 et25 225/40
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:45 PM   #1387
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There's a great deal on a set of 18x9 +35 G-Forces! Tires are 245/40/18.

I have a 2011 2.5i hatch with Swift springs and stock struts. I know I will have to roll the fenders, but I wanted to know if and what kind of camber kits I would need?

Or would it look stupid because I am only lowered an inch?

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:00 PM   #1388
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There's a great deal on a set of 18x9 +35 G-Forces! Tires are 245/40/18.

I have a 2011 2.5i hatch with Swift springs and stock struts. I know I will have to roll the fenders, but I wanted to know if and what kind of camber kits I would need?

Or would it look stupid because I am only lowered an inch?
Hmm, I think you may be fine with just the roll but to be safe you should get some camber bolts, camber plates for the front, and the camber bushings in the rear if you really need it. I feel like with stock struts you will be more likely to rub though... Also I think it will look good with the 1" drop.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:29 PM   #1389
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there is no camber bolts for a 2011. you need adjustable LCA's. Maybe whiteline camber kit but idk if that'll give enough adjustment for that much tire.

roll all around too.

thats a fairly aggressive fitment with that tire, especially for the narrowbodies.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #1390
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there is no camber bolts for a 2011. you need adjustable LCA's. Maybe whiteline camber kit but idk if that'll give enough adjustment for that much tire.

roll all around too.

thats a fairly aggressive fitment with that tire, especially for the narrowbodies.
+1 for LCA's. As for the camber bolts what are these then, just for the rear?:http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Eiba...K-Camber-Bolts
The front struts have a camber bolt from the factory
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:18 PM   #1391
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+1 for LCA's. As for the camber bolts what are these then, just for the rear?:http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Eiba...K-Camber-Bolts
The front struts have a camber bolt from the factory
Sorry, i meant REAR camber bolts.

This is the only other possible solution (aside from LCA's) to gaining rear camber adjustment on the 2008+:

http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Whit...8-2011-WRX-STI

I believe those only offer about .75* of camber adjustment though.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:45 PM   #1392
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Sorry, i meant REAR camber bolts.

This is the only other possible solution (aside from LCA's) to gaining rear camber adjustment on the 2008+:

http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Whit...8-2011-WRX-STI

I believe those only offer about .75* of camber adjustment though.
How far can you adjust the strock camber settings without the bolts and plates?

I'm waiting to see how well they fit on my car without any aftermarket camber bolts for now. Hopefully down the line I can buy what I need.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:57 PM   #1393
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you cannot get camber plates for the rear of your car, and there is no stock rear adjustment. you HAVE to get LCA's or the whiteline camber kit....but I doubt the whiteline kit will give you enough adjustment.

you WILL need them in the rear. Thats a pretty aggressive fit for the narrowbody.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:17 AM   #1394
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So many fitments listed, but useless without pics
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:01 AM   #1395
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So many fitments listed, but useless without pics
This isn't a picture thread.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:29 AM   #1396
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Are the Crosstrek wheel specs the same as the base Impreza? I'm waiting on my car now and want to have my winter setup ready to go when it arrives and would like to go with some cheapo steelies.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:44 PM   #1397
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Are the Crosstrek wheel specs the same as the base Impreza? I'm waiting on my car now and want to have my winter setup ready to go when it arrives and would like to go with some cheapo steelies.
its a brand new car......

dont know yet......
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #1398
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Can you guys help me out? I get confused when talking about wheels and tires for what will fit on my car.
I am planning on getting the sparco assetto gara for my 03 wrx
Size: 17x7.5
offset:48
backspacing:6.14
bolt pattern:5x100
I know the bolt pattern will fit my car but will the wheel? will there be any fender rub or any other issues i should be worried about?

Was going to get Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105 to go with them. rec. tire size is 225/45-17 and thats what i was going to go with.

IF i wanted a wheel with some stretch, not a lot but a little stretch what size of tire would that be for this wheel?
If someone could help me out it would be awesome!
thank you in advance.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:33 PM   #1399
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Don't stretch, just don't.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #1400
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okay lol
I wasn't really planning on it I was just curious
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