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Old 12-14-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default 17x8 with 47mm offset on 2006 WRX wagon. Any issues?

I have searched here and found lots of useful info on tire/wheel/offset sizes but I've not been able to confirm whether of not this will fit my 2006 WRX wagon without problems.

I'm looking at putting 225/45-17 Dunlop Sport 01 tires on a 17" x 8" rim with a +47mm offest.

As far as I can tell the tires should fit the rims just fine and the offset looks acceptable. I'm just wondering if there will be any clearance issues going to an 8" wide rim. I'm not set on 8" rims (7" would be fine), but I've found a set of rims I like at a decent price and they happen to be 8" with no 7" or 7.5" option.

I can get something similar in a 17x7.5" size with a +45mm offset, but I like the design of the 8" better.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:48 PM   #2
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With the wagon, you have very little rear fender clearance. If you want even 225 wide, especially on lower springs, you need high offset. +50 to +55 would be very helpful in fitting decent sized tires.

Rim width doesn't effect clearance that much, it's just that width often comes with wider tires and less offset which are factors that more directly relate to fitment. There's nothing wrong with 17x8 or even 17x8.5" rims for your car as long as you have the right offset and tire choice. That said, as you go wider, your high offset choices become more and more limited.

Lots of people report rubbing on 17x8" +48 rims with 225/45/17 on even stock ride height wagons. Even more common on lowering springs. Adding offset will help this. Generally though, a small fender roll at most and these sizes work fine. If you never load it down, stick stock springs, and don't really turn hard, you might not notice any rub at all. IMHO too many if's

If you want some cheap rims to run 225/45/17 pain free, you can get 06-09 WRX wheels, 17x7 +55. Your stockers can also handle 225/50/16 pretty well because they're high offset. 17x7.5 another popular choice is 04 STi BBS wheels which are +53.

What would I do in your shoes? I'd roll and pull my rear fenders and get some 245/40/17 tires on 17x8 +48 wheels.

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Old 10-26-2010, 09:08 PM   #3
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Stock '05 wrx wagon. I'd like to go to 225/45-17's (plus 1). I've been all over the web looking for 17x7 (7.5/8) rims with enough positive offset. 45's are common. 48's not too bad. 50's are just a handful, and the only 55's are the Suby OEM wheels that will run me a grand for the set.

Are the wagons really that narrow in back? How much body mod am I looking at to fit the 225/45's on +48 rims? I've read up a bit on fender rolling, which seems to have some risk as far as paint cracking. Really don't want to go there.

I'm looking at rims in the $150 range.

A. Why yes, I am cheap
B. While my suby is fun, it's not my only cash sink.
C. I'm not tracking the car, although I occasionally like to get frisky on the twisties.

I know this gets discussed a lot

Thanks in advance
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:21 PM   #4
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17x8 is WAY-WAY better than 17x7 and I like a 235/40 better than a 225/45 on the wrx


and just forget any offset issues as long as it is +45 or more....+42 will work, too....but that is up to you...a couple mm isnt gunna kill all yer gerbils and harbils
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:56 AM   #5
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and just forget any offset issues as long as it is +45 or more....+42 will work, too....but that is up to you...a couple mm isnt gunna kill all yer gerbils and harbils
To confirm +45 is fine for pure stock 04 WRX wagon? I purchased an inexpensive used set of ASA 17x7.5 +45 offset mounted with 1/2 worn 215/45/17 LM-25 Blizzacks.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:08 AM   #6
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:22 PM   #7
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here is my parent's wagon on 17x8 +48, and a 215/45/17 General Exclaim UHP. i provided you an angle so you can see the clearance, which is similar to the impreza wagon (my brother owns a bugeye wagon) They also had a continental 215/45/17 on it before, which was slightly stretched so it depends on tire manufacturer.

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Old 10-30-2010, 12:51 AM   #8
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235/40r17 and 225/45r17 with 8" and +45 will require fender rolling in back. If you don't want to roll, get 215/45r17 or a higher offset, or a narrower wheel.
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