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Old 02-26-2003, 10:51 PM   #1
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I'm about to return a set of 17" Anthrecite Prodrive P1's to TR. I have a silver WRX Wagon and thought the Anthrecite color would look good, but after looking at the "silver members rides" thread, I'm starting to reconsider.
The only silver P1's at Tirerack are in 18". Should I hop up to 18"? What's the advantage of 18" to 17". More expensive/flat tires?
If anyone has a WRX Wagon in silver with either 18" wheels or the Anthrecite Prodrive P1's, could you post some pix? I need to decide soon.
Maybe I've been staring at the upgrade garage windows from TR too long...
Thanks everyone!
T.
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Old 02-26-2003, 11:16 PM   #2
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Sorry no pics of a silver wagon but I did have 18" wheels and HATED them. I took those BLING BLINGIn boat anchors off immediately after purchasing my wagon used and put on some 17" units in black. I feel the 18" wheels are way to heavy. A sstock suspension setup cannot control the larger/heavier rims IMO.
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Old 02-27-2003, 12:08 AM   #3
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18" wheels make the ride really rough, too. 17" is about a perfect tradeoff with regard to ride and performance. weight is better, too. though if dragracing is all you want to do, it's hard to beat the 16" stockers.

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Old 02-27-2003, 08:49 AM   #4
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I guess that decides it then...I'll just send back the unused 17" package with the wrong tires and hold off until the snow clears...then maybe I'll go with a set of 17"s.
Thanks for advice guys, it helps to know where peoples opinions are.
Thnx.
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