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Old 10-01-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Was going to buy a whole new winter package, when I came across 4x General Altiman Artic's for $175. (205/50/17) Used only one season. Was going to just have a local shop mount them on stock wheels, but with a price of $80 per time, think its better to buy some winter wheels. I came across these on amazon. Im 99% sure these will fit, just looking for a conformation on the specs.

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Old 10-01-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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$80 per tire to swap or 20/tire each time the season changes?

The fitment will be fine with that size.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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I assume you're talking tire fitment for the width of the wheel?
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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To take the stock tires off my stock wheels, mount and balance my new winter tires, run about $80 total. (fall,spring) $160 year. So I figured I would just buy some wheels, for winter use. Thing is, there's so many variations that I'm just making sure everything fits. Have no idea what +offset means. I know I need 17x7 or 17x7.5 with 5x100. But alot of the time I see what I need to have, plus alot of other info. Dont wanna buy the wrong stuff.
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Yeah I do 3 sets of wheels for each car, one stock to sell, one summer and one winter.

Offset, as simple as I can make it, would be to say your stock wheel is a +53 for example. The same width wheel with a +33 offset will stick out 20mm more towards the fender, with 20mm more inner strut side clearance.

Hence xx mm spacers.

Not sure entirely which wheel you have for your package, I know my sisters impreza 2.0 is a 17x7 package.

The specs for this wheels are, what I would suspect to be, close enough.

We ended up fitting factory 11+ wrx wheels on it, without issue, 17x8 +48, 235/45.

So less width, higher offset, and narrower tire should make you all set on the three wheel fitment points of concern.
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To take the stock tires off my stock wheels, mount and balance my new winter tires, run about $80 total. (fall,spring) $160 year. So I figured I would just buy some wheels, for winter use. Thing is, there's so many variations that I'm just making sure everything fits. Have no idea what +offset means. I know I need 17x7 or 17x7.5 with 5x100. But alot of the time I see what I need to have, plus alot of other info. Dont wanna buy the wrong stuff.
just giving you more food for thought... what if you kept your stock 7" wide wheels to mount winter tires... then when spring rolls around, pick up some better (lighter, wider, perhaps taller) wheels and sticker tires for warm weather?
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #7
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I came across these on amazon. Im 99% sure these will fit, just looking for a conformation on the specs.

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Yes, they'll fit, but I'm not sure Ninja wheels () is a brand I'd want to put on my car.

Isotopesope offered a good suggestion. Alternatively, you could go with 16" winter wheels, which will allow you to spend less on those winter tires (looking at tirerack.com, 205/55-16s are typically $15-25/tire cheaper than 205/50-17s). You can buy 16" steel wheels, or find some 16" alloys for cheap - there are always plenty of OEM 16" wheels for sale in the Classifieds here and on RS25.com and other Subie forums.
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