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Old 03-09-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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Hi all,

New to this whole forum thang, so please be patient with moi!

I am wondering what the max wheel size for a 98 Impreza would be? Currently have some 15' wheels with hub caps, but need to snag some new tires and figured now would be the time to beef up the grit of my wheels.

Would 17' be too big?

Thanks for your time!
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:02 PM   #2
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1) Good try with your profile, but they didn't make the impreza in '89.
2) Any Impreza wheels from 1993 to present will fit, including all WRX and the '04 STi.
3) What's your purpose? Are you looking for wider? bigger diameter? racing? rallying?
4) If it's just your daily and you're not looking to spend big money, just get a 16" wheel. Stock WRX wheels from 06-07. Cheap as can be, quality wheel. Tires will be inexpensive as well. When you bump up a size, the tire costs go up a lot as well.
5) 17" diameter would probably fit. Depends on the width. But again, do you really need it?
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:36 PM   #3
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Too good for the wheel and tire section, eh?

17s will probably fit if you don't get to huge sidewalled tires.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:12 PM   #4
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@ Loyale93
1) Fixed that mistake on the 89...98 was what I mean
3) The purpose was to find some wider wheels. No racing or rallying though.
4) Thanks for that suggestion on the stock WRX wheels. It's a shame the 2011-2013 sti wheels wouldn't fit haha
5) Probably don't need 17' - 16' sound great!

Thanks to you both for your feedback!
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:02 PM   #5
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215 45 R17 are a nice summer tire size on your car.

Subaru UK 17'' rims are a nice option, the Subaru Version 7 rims are also very nice but are more money and in higher demand.

If you are deadset on 16'' rims then the Subaru 5 spoke and 6 spoke aluminum alloys that came on the 98-01 Impreza RS are worth checking out for sure.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:07 PM   #6
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17' is too big, 17" will be fine.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:19 PM   #7
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17' is too big, 17" will be fine.
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