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Old 09-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
bobmirko
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Default 2012 STI with 245/45/18 winter tire???

I can get a nice deal on some 245/45/18 tire to put on my 2012 hatch with stock wheels and stock suspension.

Will it fit? I did lot of search but did not get a definitive answer...

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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I can get a nice deal on some 245/45/18 tire to put on my 2012 hatch with stock wheels and stock suspension.

Will it fit? I did lot of search but did not get a definitive answer...

Thanks in advance for your help!
It's pretty tall. 245/40 would be better.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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It's pretty tall. 245/40 would be better.
That 1 inch of diameter taller. But I cannot get a deal on 245/40
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:24 PM   #4
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That 1 inch of diameter taller. But I cannot get a deal on 245/40
Which is pretty big.

If you're only buying what you "get a deal on" then do whatever you want.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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Oh man do not put any 245/45 winter Tires on stock 18 wheels u might as well keep the summer tires on lol.

For one even if they do fit when u get ice and slush build up in the wheel wells there will be no room and can cause damage. I have a 11 sti and I went with a smaller rim 177 and tires were 225/40/17. U want tires that r skinny for winter = better grip in ice and snow plus having a smaller wheel gives alot of space for snow and ice buildup. Also easier to knock off snow and ice buildup in the wheel wells. Hope this helps
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:19 PM   #6
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Yeah Trev you have some good points. Actually I have some 235-40-18 to put on my second set of wheels. I will pass on it...

Thanks for the helps guys!
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:06 PM   #7
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Default I'm curious...

Did you end up getting them?

If you are not dropped, that 1 inch won't matter...
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