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Old 04-09-2016, 03:52 PM   #1
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So I'm currently running a winter tire setup on my 2016 WRX. But with the weather starting to warm up, I need to switch my summer rubber back on. I just can't stand the looks of the OEM slate gray wheels. I've been looking into new rims to fit onto the stock summer rubber which only has about 2,000 miles on it. The stock Dunlops are 245/40/18 in size and I've been looking at some Wedssport sa10r rims. These rims come in 8.5 and 9.5 width. I know if I went with the 9.5's it would be stretching the stock Dunlops which are size 245. The stock OEM rims are 8.5's and they just don't seem to poke out from the fenders as far as I would like. I think I am leaning towards the 9.5's but would like some feedback on running this setup.
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:29 PM   #2
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you are all over the map. read the technical forum. only you can decide what you like.

and the stock sti size is 245/40/18. big difference.
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:10 PM   #3
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Got my rims from Tire Rack. Having my rims installed and one of them has a bend in the outer bezel. Come on now... Tire Rack best be sending a new rim overnight.
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:28 PM   #4
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Edited: My bad 40 sidewall is correct.

I'm more concerned about the ride quality/performance of using a stretched tire setup.
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:26 PM   #5
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You need to decide if you want to buy wheels to match your stock tire or not.

18x9.5 +38 thru +45 with 255/35/18 and you will not poke or rub

or stick with your 245's on a 8.5 wide
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:30 PM   #6
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You need to decide if you want to buy wheels to match your stock tire or not.

18x9.5 +38 thru +45 with 255/35/18 and you will not poke or rub

or stick with your 245's on a 8.5 wide
Are you saying that 245/40/18 will poke/rub with an 18x9.5 rim?
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No I'm not saying that.... It will be stretched which you mentioned it being too small.

I was giving you 2 options but it does appear you need to read more.

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Old 04-09-2016, 11:39 PM   #8
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As mentioned before my current OEM Dunlops have ~2,000 miles on them so switching to a 255/35/18 is not an option, I'm not trying to buy a new set of tires when my OEM Dunlops have barely been used. I'm aware that 9.5 rims on 245 tires will stretch, that's my whole question.

I'm just looking for someone's opinion who is running a similar setup and how it is working out for them before I pull the trigger. I'm leaning towards the 9.5's, that way when time comes for my next set of tires I can go with 255/35/18 as you mentioned before, a more practical fit for a 9.5 wheel.
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