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Old 05-20-2002, 10:17 PM   #1
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Default Wheel/Tire sizes for WRX Wagon

I know that a 225 45 17 on a 7.5 inch rim will go on a WRX sedan but will it fit OK on the wagon with the narrower fenders?
If not, which size / offset will fit best? especially if the car will be lowered (just a bit)
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Old 05-20-2002, 10:33 PM   #2
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17x7, at least 48 offset, 215/45 tires.

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Old 05-20-2002, 10:57 PM   #3
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Also, 225/45 17 should be fine. I run it (55mm offset on 17x7 UK rims) on the stock suspension every day and have tried it on the SPT/STi setup--no problems.

May have problems with lowered suspension.

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Old 05-21-2002, 12:36 AM   #4
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17x7.5 Rota Subzeros with 215/45R17 Kumho 712s fit fine for me on stock 02 TS suspension.
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Old 05-21-2002, 08:27 AM   #5
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I have 225/45/17 azenis on 17.5 with 48 offset on my wagon. Stock suspension no problem. Lowered you will rub
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Old 05-21-2002, 04:46 PM   #6
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Default 225s

My WRX Wagon came with 17" Konig Imagines which are 40mm offset if I remember correctly and 225x45x17 tires.

They have aways rubbed slightly in the rear with someone in the back seat..

I was at the tire shop just this morning where they were purchased and they are exchanging the tires for 215s for me.

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Old 05-21-2002, 05:27 PM   #7
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There are a lot of factors to take into account.

1.) Wheel Offset. The lower the offset, the more chance you'll rub the fenders.
2.) Suspension. If you have the car lowered, obviously there's going to be less room to play with. Also, be careful about rubbing on the coilovers if you run them with high offset wheels.
3.) Tires. I have 225/45/17 Falken Azenis on Rota Subzeros (17x7.5 +48mm), and they rubbed in the rear with Tein Wagon suspension, and the car lowered ~1.75 inches. Had to get the fenders rolled to stop the rubbing. I also just got a set of 225/40/18 Yokohama Parada Spec-2 tires on 5Zigen Fighters (18x7.5 +50mm) and they are noticably thinner than the Falkens. I'd say the Azenis are about .5" wider than the Yoko's, even though they're both a 225 width tire.
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