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Old 08-06-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default 215/50/16 Fit on Stock WRX Wheels

Found a set of 215/50/16 tires from a local member that were on his Forester. They will fit stock WRX wheels (2002) correct? Any caveats/benefits to this size?
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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Yeah they will fit quite nicely you could fit 225's on but thats a bit big and with it being 50 it means just alittle less side wall play so your good to go it will change your speed but i never noticed a change from when i had 45's and went to 40's so who knows technically it should change slightly.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick info, I appreciate it.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:06 PM   #4
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http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

215/50/16 is slightly smaller in diameter than the stock 205/55/16, so your speedo will read 60mph when you're actually going 59mph.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:21 PM   #5
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The wrx benefits from extra tire width and a slightly shorter tire. Both of these are benefits of 215/50/16 over 205/55/16. They'll work fine.
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