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Old 08-31-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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Default Will 2008 WRX rims/tires fit on a 2011/2012 WRX?

I searched but couldn't find the answer. I know the 2011/2012 tires are 235 opposed to the 2008 of 225. But will rims from a 2008 fit on a 2011/2012?

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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yes...same bolt pattern 5x100. They arent as wide so they might be set in the wheel well a bit more
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #4
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^^^ this, but why would you wanna do this? The newer wheels are much nicer and an inch wider.... plus I have a 2010 and HATE these wheels!!! care to trade? lol.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I was actually looking for winter rims/tires and I saw 2008 ones for sale.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #6
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So to confirm as I continue to look for winter tires/rims. Can I get steel rims/tires 205/55/16 that were on a 2008 WRX to fit on the 2012 WRX?

Any caliper clearance issues with 16"?
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:15 PM   #7
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They'll fit fine.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:38 PM   #8
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^ correct, as long as you haven't done any brake upgrades they'll fit just fine
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:15 PM   #9
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I'm looking to buy a 2002-05 WRX wheelset to fit on my 2012 WRX wide-body for winter. It comes with 205-55-16 studded winter tires.



I've look at the Master thread of OEM Subaru Wheel Specs:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2239019

2002-05 WRX
Size: 16x6.5"
Offset: +53
Bolt pattern: 5x100
Wheel Weight: 16.5 lbs
OEM-equipped tire size: 205/55R16

2011 WRX
Size: 17x8"
Offset: +53
Bolt pattern: 5x100
Weight: 22lbs (verify?)
OEM-equipped tire size: 235/45R17

Everything looks like it would fit since I have the WRX OEM brakes.

Just want to make sure before I go and buy them.

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Old 08-22-2013, 10:44 PM   #10
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Everything looks like it would fit since I have the WRX OEM brakes.

Just want to make sure before I go and buy them.
Yes, they will fit. Note that they would NOT fit over the larger brakes on the 2006-07 WRX.

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Old 08-23-2013, 07:02 AM   #11
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Yes, they will fit. Note that they would NOT fit over the larger brakes on the 2006-07 WRX.

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Ok excellent! thanks a lot!
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