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Old 12-01-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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Finally putting some wheels on my car ! Im upgrading from the stock 16in wheels with the tires being at 205/55/16.

Just ordered some rotas a couple days ago, 17x8. I wanted some tire advice, obvi I have to go a little wider because of the larger wheel. I didn't want to stretch my tires, what would be good fitment for my new wheels. My car is just a daily driver nothing more. Thanks in advance !
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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225/45-17s or 235/40-17s would work nicely. I've had both sizes on my 17x8s. If you're on stock suspension, I would suggest the 225/45s, as the 235/40s are a little shorter than stock (~1/2"), and that will give the impression of a larger wheel gap, which some find objectionable.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:20 PM   #4
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225/45-17s or 235/40-17s would work nicely. I've had both sizes on my 17x8s. If you're on stock suspension, I would suggest the 225/45s, as the 235/40s are a little shorter than stock (~1/2"), and that will give the impression of a larger wheel gap, which some find objectionable.
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Wish I read this earlier.
235/45s would work to will it? or is it going to be too big?
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:28 PM   #6
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Wish I read this earlier.
235/45s would work to will it? or is it going to be too big?
Called tire rack, and 235 would be a little to big and may cause some rubbing issues. So I'm sticking to the 225 just to be safe.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:54 AM   #7
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Wish I read this earlier.
235/45s would work to will it? or is it going to be too big?
those will fit just fine

they ARE a bit tall....but will fit fine

im contemplating the same issue right now.....

im getting new 17x8 wheels and gotta figure out if i wanna do

225/45 or 235/40 or---less likely....235/45
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:38 AM   #8
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those will fit just fine they ARE a bit tall....but will fit fine im contemplating the same issue right now..... im getting new 17x8 wheels and gotta figure out if i wanna do 225/45 or 235/40 or---less likely....235/45
Do you think it will have rubbing issues?
Tire rack also called me up. However, the stock 11+ wrx wheels I have on right now with stock tires are 235/45 so I figured it would be the same.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #9
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this IS a trick question.....RIGHT??
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this IS a trick question.....RIGHT??
Never mind. Haha. Rereading it now makes me sound silly. I think I answered my own question.
Thanks for the input Scotty. XD
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #11
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Are you lowered? You won't have rubbing issues unless you go like 19x9 with 265s at stock height LOL our cars are monster truck height (but don't put 19s on ffs).

To give you an idea I am running 17x8 with 225/45 and a 2.5 inch drop all around and I do not rub. I can fit my hand through my wheel gap. I might rub on really hard turns but I drive slow anyway. If you think the tire will touch your springs consider that I have around -2.5 camber in the rear and plenty of space.

225/45 is going to be marginally cheaper, plenty of grip for your power level and smoother than anything 2xx/40
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Ah! That was my original fear, the tires might touch the springs. So does adjusting camber fix that?

I am at stock height, but would like it lowered at some point. :-)
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Ah! That was my original fear, the tires might touch the springs. So does adjusting camber fix that?

I am at stock height, but would like it lowered at some point. :-)
The more negative camber you have the closer the top part of your tire will be to the springs. The lower you go the more negative camber you will have because we don't have rear adjustable camber. You can buy camber bushings for ~$130 to get +/-1 deg camber, or rear adjustable control arms ($$$) for more adjustment. I haven't done either.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:42 AM   #14
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rear camber can easily be adjusted if you install the proper parts


BUT lowering the gr chassis more that a LITTLE really ****s it all up as you end up witn no suspension travel...unless you spend a LOT of $$$$ to fix that
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