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Old 12-01-2013, 10:19 PM   #4276
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #4277
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year: 2006
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #4278
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Damn none of my local suppliers can get the continental ewc. The one guy is going to try one more time tomo. I guess I'm going to get the general arctics instead if not the ewc. The prices he gave me for both mounted n balanced was $146/tire
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:03 PM   #4279
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Seriously, check the goodyear ultra grip ice. For me it was the same price as blizzak and ewc and boy, they are on par with the blizzak, better in some areas actually, less mush. Also better than the altimax for the same reasons plus better snow performance, mind you I didnt stud mine.

Finally started snowing and getting cold here, -3 this morn and snowed yesterday. I give the goodyears an A or A-. Very pleased with them.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:07 PM   #4280
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I would downsize to 16's and get 205 55 or whatever size is recommended by tirerack, maybe 215 55. They should have plenty of cheaper alloys that clear your brakes, you can just have them shipped mounted and balanced. Id go, in descending order, michelin Xi3, goodyear ultra grip ice, conti ewc, general altimax. Hopefully you can find rims that clear without buying rpf1's pr something. Otherwise, you might just throw 225 45's on your stocks and get aftermarket rims for summer instead

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Old 12-04-2013, 12:12 PM   #4281
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I have a 2013 WRX. I just wanted to run the rim and tire specs for a winter set up by you guys just to make sure these will fit ok.

16x6.5 rims with +42 offset using 205/55r/16 tires

Thanks in advance.
I would seek out the rim with an offset closer to the stock 53, otherwise, for my ex's '12, 215 55's were the size equivalent. The 205's will be just enough smaller to where youll notice a difference in appearance, cruising rpm, and mpg
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:16 PM   #4282
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Hey folks, i drive a STi 05, and was wondering if mounting a set of tires 225/50R/17 on my stock GD BBS would be ok.
Before I had 225/45r/17. Btw I'm still running stock suspension.

Any input will be appreciated.

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Old 12-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #4283
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Too tall, theyll fit on the wheels, but probably not your car. Run the sizes through the tire size calculator
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:28 PM   #4284
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I would seek out the rim with an offset closer to the stock 53, otherwise, for my ex's '12, 215 55's were the size equivalent. The 205's will be just enough smaller to where youll notice a difference in appearance, cruising rpm, and mpg
ya, I was told the spedo would be off a few percent. I hope the mpgs won't be too bad....
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:41 PM   #4285
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Too tall, theyll fit on the wheels, but probably not your car. Run the sizes through the tire size calculator
Alright. Thanks bro
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:48 AM   #4286
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Ok done procrastinating! Ordering the general arctics at 8am today. I think he is charging me $155/tire mounted and balanced. I called around all my local suppliers and I got prices from $146-189/ tire.
How's $155 sound per tire mounted and balanced? Going with them because they're the only place that told me they can get them in the same day.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:44 AM   #4287
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Ok done procrastinating! Ordering the general arctics at 8am today. I think he is charging me $155/tire mounted and balanced. I called around all my local suppliers and I got prices from $146-189/ tire.
How's $155 sound per tire mounted and balanced? Going with them because they're the only place that told me they can get them in the same day.
pretty good i'd think. $10ish per wheel? i paid $25/wheel for crappy RF numbers so there is a benchmark for you...

You'd be wise to get an alignment at the same time
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:21 AM   #4288
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pretty good i'd think. $10ish per wheel? i paid $25/wheel for crappy RF numbers so there is a benchmark for you...

You'd be wise to get an alignment at the same time
Yea I'm just going to wait untill spring to get an alignment with new wheels nd tires. I barely drive lol I just want snow tires just so I know I can go out if its bad weather
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:56 AM   #4289
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I would downsize to 16's and get 205 55 or whatever size is recommended by tirerack, maybe 215 55. They should have plenty of cheaper alloys that clear your brakes, you can just have them shipped mounted and balanced. Id go, in descending order, michelin Xi3, goodyear ultra grip ice, conti ewc, general altimax. Hopefully you can find rims that clear without buying rpf1's pr something. Otherwise, you might just throw 225 45's on your stocks and get aftermarket rims for summer instead
The car had 225/40/18r
With summer tires when I bought it.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #4290
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I would still downsize at least to 17 myself. the price difference alone makes it a good choice. Besides, you want more sidewall ideally.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:52 PM   #4291
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Just got a new 2013 Sport Premium 5dr Impreza, and just had my first encounter with snow/ice in salt lake city (i have a steep driveway). Lesson learned, need some snow tires!

I see that tirerack's recommended winter package includes 15 inch tires and wheels. Since my car is 17 inch stock, should I be worried about going minus two for the winter?

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Old 12-05-2013, 05:26 PM   #4292
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Just got a new 2013 Sport Premium 5dr Impreza, and just had my first encounter with snow/ice in salt lake city (i have a steep driveway). Lesson learned, need some snow tires!

I see that tirerack's recommended winter package includes 15 inch tires and wheels. Since my car is 17 inch stock, should I be worried about going minus two for the winter?

Thanks!
I have the same model as you, and went with the tirerack 15inch combo. No regrets, little "softer" feel on dry roads, but I like that there is more give for when it is rough.
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General arctics installed!!!
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:01 PM   #4294
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I would still downsize at least to 17 myself. the price difference alone makes it a good choice. Besides, you want more sidewall ideally.
Drag DR-34
17X7.55-100/11445GML (22823)
Would these work
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Drag DR-34 17X7.55-100/11445GML (22823) Would these work
With 225/40/r17
Blizzak sw70 tire
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Drag DR-34
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Would these work
Yeah, dunno what the offset is on those, but the closer to stock the better. You can go 205 50, 215 45, or 225 45. run the sizes through the tire calc to match the stock tire od as close as you can.

After 3 sets of various blizzaks, Ill never buy them again. Not bad, but overrated and others are just as good if not better for the same price.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:41 PM   #4297
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General arctics installed!!!
Nice, youll be stoked. Did you go studs? Dont be tempted to overinflate due to softness, theyre a soft sidewall tire.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:44 PM   #4298
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Nice, youll be stoked. Did you go studs? Dont be tempted to overinflate due to softness, theyre a soft sidewall tire.
Na no studs. I won't need them where I live. I don't even think I need snow tires where I live haha. But I want to take full advantage of awd since its my first awd car.
We are supposed to get 1-2inches tonite with a mix of rain and sleet. So ill see how they do tonite on all surfaces.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #4299
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Has anyone experienced w/ Semperit Speed-Grip 2? It seems to be popular in Europe & Canada, but not in U.S. I searched but only found reviews of orig. Speed Grip & pretty old info.
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Has anyone experienced ...Semperit Speed-Grip 2? It seems to be popular in Europe & Canada, but not in U.S. I searched but only found reviews of orig. Speed Grip & pretty old info.
You can buy Semperits in San Francisco?

"7th: Semperit Speed Grip 2
Total: 44 / Dry: 5 / Wet: 6 / Snow: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Comfort: 7 / Noise: 7 / Wear: 3
Positive: A balanced winter tyre with short braking distances and balanced handling qualities, pleasant ride comfort, fuel efficient rolling resistance
Negative: High wear, excessive price/performance ratio
Overall: Recommended"


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