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Old 11-05-2001, 01:21 AM   #1
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I was looking into getting the Prodrive P7 for my 02WRX and was wondering if anyone could suggest a good tire. Tirerack sugggests 225/45-17. Is that the size that I am limited to? I live in Atlanta so snow is not an issue rain is a little bit, but I can go for a higher performace tire. If anyone has any reccomendations for good rubber, please let me know.
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Old 11-05-2001, 02:14 AM   #2
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You are limited in that those wheels are only 7" wide, so anything wider than 225 is really not going to fit properly on the rim. If you want wider tires, get wider wheels (at least 7.5" if not 8").


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Old 11-05-2001, 08:25 AM   #3
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I would suggest Firestone Firehawk SZ50EP. Great tire for the price! Bridgestone Potenza RE730s are very highly regarded, also.

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Old 11-05-2001, 12:22 PM   #4
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If you don't need the ultimate in performance, you can't go wrong with the Kumho 712. Great rain performance, decent dry grip, good tread wear, and el cheapo!

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Old 11-05-2001, 01:13 PM   #5
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My P7s are wearing Falken Azenis in 225 45 17. Out in NM we don't get much rain and the tires kick some serious butt at the track. If you want a tire with a stiff sidewall and low cost I highly recommend it.

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Old 11-05-2001, 03:11 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I will take a look at these tires. I guess a different question would be what are the pros and cons of a wider tire? Is there any reason not to go with a wider tire/rim combo? What are the widest tires that you can put on the 02WRX without fear of chafing? I am new at this, but learning more every day. There are some people on here with some fat brains that I highly suspect have Mobil 1 running through their veins rather than blood. Once again, thanks.
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Old 11-05-2001, 04:29 PM   #7
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Chafing?

Sorry... don't mean to pick on you. I think you mean rubbing

Wider tires=more grip in the dry, skinnier=more grip in wet/snow (not that you'll be running anything in the snow). 225 should be fine regarding fitment, but anything wider and you might run into rubbing issues... but I haven't heard of many going wider than that.

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Old 11-05-2001, 04:58 PM   #8
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There are some running 245s, though not on 7" wide wheels.


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Old 11-05-2001, 08:56 PM   #9
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Default Frirestone SZ 50 EP's ...

The SZ50 EP's are a very good summer performance tire and well worth considering ... quite a few I-club members running them ...

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Old 11-06-2001, 03:52 PM   #10
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Default Tire choice with Prodrive P7's

I went with Dunlop SP 9000's 225, 45, 17's on my P7's. Only have 1500 miles on them so far, no real rain time experience, though. They stick pretty well, quite a huge improvement over the stock wheels and tires. Have heard good things about this tire as to performance in the wet and longevity. They were pricey, though.
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