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Old 11-13-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default Will 245/45/17's fit on 04 WRX?

Like title says.
I have an 04 WRX lowered on perrin springs.
Currently on stock 16's with advans.
I'd like to jump up to a 17" wheel with 245/45/17.
Will this fit?

Not worried if it needs fender rolling, I am willing to do that.

I just have a brand new set of tires sitting in the garage never used.
Figured I might as well get 17" wheels and use em.
Probably Torque's or somethin.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:42 PM   #2
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too tall
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:47 PM   #3
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Damn. Thanks Scotty.

I guess Ill have to resell the tires and find new ones.
And as an afterthought, any main differences between a 17" and 18" wheel on subies?
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:50 PM   #4
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i have no use for 18's

tires(and wheels) are more expensive.....and heavier


no thanks
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:57 PM   #5
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Thanks again.
That was my thinking as well.

I also think the 18" tires look too skinny. Kinda like a hot girl thats anorexic.
Its just no good. :P

Ill stick to 17's and find some new rubber for em once I move these ones sitting in my garage.
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:51 PM   #6
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my momo 18 7.5's are sexy on my 04 on tein S springs with light fender roll!! i got a set of 2010 wrx rims to put on they are 17, 7's it will be sweet!!
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:18 PM   #7
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too tall
For what? Is it tall enough that it rubs on the strut/spring perch? I can't imagine the proper offset wouldn't fix that problem...albeit with a bit of fender rolling required.

EDIT: ok, nvm...they're taller than I thought! lol. I run 255/40-17, which fit fine, and are ~1/3" taller than 245/40. The 245/45 would be almost 2/3" taller than mine...or .97" taller than the 245/40.
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:22 PM   #8
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my momo 18 7.5's are sexy on my 04 on tein S springs with light fender roll!! i got a set of 2010 wrx rims to put on they are 17, 7's it will be sweet!!
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For what? Is it tall enough that it rubs on the strut/spring perch? I can't imagine the proper offset wouldn't fix that problem...albeit with a bit of fender rolling required.

EDIT: ok, nvm...they're taller than I thought! lol. I run 255/40-17, which fit fine, and are ~1/3" taller than 245/40. The 245/40 would be almost 2/3" taller than mine...or .97" taller than the 245/40.
Neither of you really understand tire tire fitment.

a tall tire is just that...too tall. if a tire was hitting the strut, either the offset is too high or the tire is too wide (usually...the offset is too high and that can be fixed with a spacer.

in neither case would a fender roll be required or even necessary.
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:45 PM   #9
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Neither of you really understand tire tire fitment.

a tall tire is just that...too tall. if a tire was hitting the strut, either the offset is too high or the tire is too wide (usually...the offset is too high and that can be fixed with a spacer.

in neither case would a fender roll be required or even necessary.
I understand "tire tire fitment" perfectly fine. I simply didn't realize the tire was THAT tall.

Go look at the shape of the spring perches...you'll notice they slant up. Thus, if the tire is just a hair too tall, spacing it out (where the perch is higher) would allow enough room. If that were the case, a minor fender roll would likely be ideal. A 245mm tire is just about as wide as you can go without a fender roll....BUT if you had that same 245mm tire spaced out 10mm more than "proper" offset, you'll rub.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:56 PM   #10
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my momo 18 7.5's are sexy on my 04 on tein S springs with light fender roll!! i got a set of 2010 wrx rims to put on they are 17, 7's it will be sweet!!
no...no they are not sexy

car parts and subarus are NOT sexy

and s tech springs are total junk and should be banned from sale as such
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:03 PM   #11
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Neither of you really understand tire tire fitment.

a tall tire is just that...too tall. if a tire was hitting the strut, either the offset is too high or the tire is too wide (usually...the offset is too high and that can be fixed with a spacer.

in neither case would a fender roll be required or even necessary.
bull****....perrin springs are slammer springs and the damn thing would rub like mad
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:18 PM   #12
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I had 245/45/17 on my 2005 STi. They fit with plenty of room. It was on stock springs though.
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I had 245/45/17 on my 2005 STi. .
then your post is meaningless here and you should not have posted

you are just adding useless noise to this thread

stop
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:15 AM   #14
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I had 245/40r17 on my 04 wrx wagon. I had to roll the rear fenders hard but the fronts wouldn't tuck unless I had the sedan fenders. If you have the sedan you shouldn't have to do much but if it's a wagon it's a pain. Good luck.
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