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Old 11-28-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Will 225/50/17's fit my 2006 wrx. I bought a set of blizzaks a few days ago and thought they would fit! havent' checked yet. Am i out 500 bucks?

PLEASE SAY THEY WILL FIT.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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of course they fit on the stock wheels.. but they're kinda tall.. unless you're lifted, i don't see why you'd get a 50 profile.. nominally, 225/45 is the way to go

but imo, too tall.. and since you bought blizzaks, i'm assuming it snows where you are and getting wider tires is not the way to go.. so ya, you're out 500bucks
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:44 PM   #3
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Can anybody chime in to whether or not they will fit correctly though? Are they definitely too tall?
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:51 PM   #4
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fill in your profile so we know what car you drive----putting it in the title is useless

also....if the car is not lowered, they will fit

they may rub a bit if you load the car down to the limit...but not likely

your speedometer will be of a mile or 2 per hour...no biggie

there ARE better sizes available for your car

expect squishy handling
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:18 PM   #5
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Uncle Scotty,

Thank you very much. It's nice to know I didn't just blow 500 beans. It's pretty damn expensive to get them mounted so the try and see method is out of the picture. They are for winter so squishy handling won't be that much of an issue. Not crashing is more important. If anyone has actually tried this combination please let me know!

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Old 11-28-2008, 08:27 PM   #6
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Out of curiosity, why did you get such big tires? Skinnier tires perform better in the snow, and it's not as if you got a great deal on a specific size or anything, right?
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:41 AM   #7
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Bought the off family thinking I was doing both of us a favor.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:47 AM   #8
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It'll work as scotty said its just not ideal.

You'll be adding .4" of sidewall over a "45" profile.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:33 PM   #9
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so basically it will be extremely sloshy when i'm driving? you think dangerous sloshy, like swerve for a squirrel and lose it?
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you will be fine...nothing 'extreme'....going from a 45 to a 50 isnt really much

keep the pressures up....start with 35-36psi and that should keep it a bit less squishy
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