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Old 11-12-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Hey everyone for a 2013 wrx hatch I'm looking at getting a set of wheels with summer tires and then for winter was contemplating the stockers or getting maybe something smaller and lighter and trying to sell the stockers.

Edit: keep stockers or am I better off getting something else.

What are people opinions on this ?

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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It's really just what you like. I used stockers as winters for 8 years before I bought some used prodrive p1s as my winter setup. It comes down to how much cash you have.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
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Very true. I guess a better question is are people who are selling their stock wheels doing so quickly or is it taking them a while?
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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I have a 2012 wrx. I'm using the stock wheels and just buying some winter tires. General arctic max, they're cheaper than most others and I ran them for 4 seasons, over 20000 miles on my previous vehicles and they performed great and the tread wore well.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:24 AM   #5
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Hey everyone for a 2013 wrx hatch I'm looking at getting a set of wheels with summer tires and then for winter was contemplating the stockers or getting maybe something smaller and lighter and trying to sell the stockers.

Edit: keep stockers or am I better off getting something else.

What are people opinions on this ?

Thanks
The right tires on any wheels will be good. Whatever u do will Be fine
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #6
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I lurked on the classifieds for awhile before I found a decent looking set of 16" steelies with Altimax Arctics for under $700. I considered running stockers but I personally really like the stockers and wanted to keep them nice. I didn't want to continue to swap over tires on the stock wheels also
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #7
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Stock for winters and lighter wheels for summer use? That was my plan until I figured out how much cheaper 17 inch tires are than 18s
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #8
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Stock for winters and lighter wheels for summer use? That was my plan until I figured out how much cheaper 17 inch tires are than 18s
not always.....
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #9
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cheap wheels in the winter may be better due to possible scuffing, although the the finish usually holds up the best on stock and higher quality wheels when it comes to road salt.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:58 PM   #10
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Sell stockers and get Cheap 17s off Tirerack or Discount tire with tires for winter.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #11
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I looked around and bought 16" steelies off TireRack and some hardly used Dunlop winter SP together for $450 last week. If you're really bored and have the time you can find some deals out there.
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