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Old 08-20-2009, 02:04 AM   #1
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im runnin on factory tires still on my 02 wrx with stock rims and suspension. im plannin to get new tires for daily driving. what do you guys recommend? whats the biggest and widest tire size i can get for the stock rims so i can somewhat get rid of the fender gap? i was told to look into falken ziex. any suggestions? im also on a tight budget so i need something cheap!
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
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You need all seasons or is where you are in socal warm enough where you don't need to worry about snow? The size I'd recommend is 225/50/16. You don't want too tall a tire, it's not good for your gearing. Also your springs and struts have a lot of throw and you'll get rubbing if you go much taller. I also wouldn't go wider than 225/50/16 on those rims.

I guess theoretically you could do 245/50/16 on those rims. They're wide enough. Those tires are quite tall though (25.6") and they'd be pretty close to your strut. Also, if you have a wagon, forget this completely. Your rear fenders are too tight.

For cheap, tirerack has some good deals:
no snow: Dunlop DZ101 225/50/16 - $44 each.
with snow:Continental ContiExtremeContact 225/50/16 - $87 each

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Old 08-20-2009, 12:02 PM   #3
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it never snows in socal. go with 225/50/16 UHP/MP/EP tires.

mosc you'd put 245s on a 6.5" wheel?
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50 sidewall should handle up to 50% wider tire. A 245/50/16 tire should work 6.5" wide. I wouldn't put a 45 sidewall tire at that kind of stretch though. 245/45/16 which is actually a more appropriate size height wise would need 7.5" of wheel width.

Not every tire though I guess. You'd need something with a soft sidewall to do that. I looked at Bridgestone and 245/50/16 requires a 16x7.0" or wider rim for the 960 A/S and RE750. Regardless, it's closer to spec than a lot of people suggest around here shoving way too wide tires on skimpy rims. 50 sidewall should take a lot.

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Old 08-20-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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it never snows here in socal. im just tryna get the biggest and widest tire that will work with my car and rims and wont damage anything or throw anything off. so can i go 245/50/16?
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:27 PM   #6
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also, the factory tires that my car came with are fkn tiny. they look like gocart wheels. their 205/50/16. i want them ****s as wide as i can go and a bigger sidewall so i can someone rid the fender gap!
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:17 PM   #7
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i forgot where i got this picture, but i want my tire size just like this
http://i32.tinypic.com/xgiv7.jpg
i like how it has a big side wall along with it being really wide.
now this is mine with its gay ass go cart wheels haha
http://i28.tinypic.com/ofa7ur.jpg
yeah i think 245 are too wide, so ill give 235/50/16 a shot or 225
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Do you think your wheels are homosexual? Do you think Homosexual is synonymous with stupid or lame? Please don't use "Gay ass" as a pejorative. It's offensive.

Any proper tire and suspension setup for your car will have wheel gap, especially in the front. That's the way the car is designed. You can try to get rid of it by throwing on lowering springs or by using oversized tires but neither will really help anything beyond looks.

The WRX actually benefits from smaller tires than stock since it's gears are pretty tall.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:50 PM   #9
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i like how it has a big side wall along with it being really wide.
now this is mine with its gay ass go cart wheels haha
yeah i think 245 are too wide, so ill give 235/50/16 a shot or 225
You can't be for real. Is this Uncle Scotty goofing on us?
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Also, if you actually find a 235/50/16 tire you'd want to use I'll give you a cookie. Many sizes although sounding pretty common are extremely rare.
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