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Old 08-13-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default 18x8 with 245 tires...Problems?

I just got new wheels in and was wondering the widest tires i can fit on it without causing too much issues.

They are +47 offset on an 03 wrx. 245 or 235s?

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Old 08-13-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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Wagon or sedan ?

235-??-18, 245-??-18 ?

Without that info just about any answer you get will be useless.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:13 AM   #3
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235/40/18 or 245/40/18

im running 245/40/18 on 18x8.5 right now
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:22 AM   #4
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you wouldn't want 245/40/18's on your WRX... going to be an all around bad choice... for fitment and for acceleration.

The 235/40/18 would be a better choice, but something closer to the height of 245/35/18 would actually suit the WRX better.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:20 AM   #5
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245/35/18 will work. 245/40/18 will not. Course, you don't have much tire selection for 245/35/18 but there are a few...
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:25 AM   #6
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I use a 245/40/18 with not one issue...
works fine for me...pm me for pics...
I do have lateral links and camber plates all around but even on my old wagon I ran 245/40/18 with zero issues...but that one I kept stock at all other ends....
It is truly only a benifit if you want to get taller gering without the hassel...
It works well if you have the power....
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^ and it works Better if you have the power and the right diameter tire to begin with

I wouldn't suggest 245/40/18's to people... especially with a WRX.
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Looks like he is running the 245/40/18 now. Not the best choice, sell those tires to a MazdaSpeed3 guy and start over.


Agreed, that's a tall tire. That tire is over an inch taller than stock and would raise the ride height 14mm.
Like it was said above, the 245/35/18 or 235/35/18 would be nearly perfect.

IMHO - Ditch the 18" wheels and get back to a 17" wheel. Lower weight, better selection of tires, cheaper wheels, cheaper tires. Looks is a matter of taste, but I don't care for 18" wheels on the WRX.
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