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Old 11-26-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Will 225-50-16 Tires work on 2010 Impreza 2.5i stock rims?

Its all in the title folks.

The rims are aluminium of course
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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They're less then ideal size for that wheel but they will fit and shouldn't rub as long as you're on stock suspension. Note that you're speedometer will be thrown off a little bit due to the profile change.

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If you can find them, they should fit just fine (sidewalls might be a little squishy with the wider tire on a 6.5" rim, but people have been running 225's on 02-05 WRX rims with no major drama - also - speedo should be nominally identical since the tires are only 0.1" different in circumference (so technically, the speedo will read 0.1% fast - so when you are going 50 on the speedo, you'll actually be going 49.95 mph... so not a concern))
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ran that size for years on my old 99rs on wrx wheels 16x6.5 (for the track) till i got some 15x7 race wheels.
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thanks for the tips guys!

much appreciated.

So there will be no noticeable gain in performance?

If anything, a noticeable/slight loss?

how about mileage?
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Everything should be just about the same, maybe a little bit more grip in the dry. Mileage and the rest should be the same.
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So there will be no noticeable gain in performance?

If anything, a noticeable/slight loss?

how about mileage?
All of those really depend on what you buy for tires... all things being equal, going to a wider tire will increase grip (which is why it's popular for autocrossers), and the bulged sidewalls will result in a little more compliant ride - for fuel economy, I can't imaging there would be that much of a difference. However, you can compensate for sidewall flex by getting a tire with stiffer sidewalls, fuel economy can suffer if you get a higher rolling resistance tire (or get better if you get one with lower rolling resistance), etc.
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Im looking into Bridgestone Potenza 760 Sport

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