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Old 09-04-2009, 03:51 AM   #1
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I apologize if this has already been answered somewhere, I don't want to search because the internet is pretty slow here in Iraq. My buddy got rid of his evo and he has a set of lightly used 235/45/17 blizzacks for sale. Does anyone know if these will fit on an 07 WRX with stock suspension without rubbing? I have 17X8 RPF1s so I know they fit my wheels fine. Thanks to anyone who can answer my question.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:28 AM   #2
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If it helps out any, I had 235/45/17 RT-615's with a 17x8.5" +48 wheel installed on a 2006 WRX with stock suspension and stock sways. I had no tire rub.
Once I moved to STi suspension (slightly lower), stock sways, and started tracking the car I mildly rolled the rear fender lips just in case. Still no tire rub.
Now I'm on RCE blacks (slightly lower yet), wider 255/45/17 RT-615's, stock sways, same fender rolling, but no track time yet. I have had no rub yet.

You'll have to look at were your wheel width and offset places your outside tire edge in relation to the fender lip. I bet you will have more room to work with than I do. I'm not sure how square or wide the Blizzak crowns are though.

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Old 09-04-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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are they the +45 or +35 flavor 17x8 RPF1s?
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They are the +45 offset RPF1s.
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you'll be just fine. RPF1s would serve better as a summer setup
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