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Old 03-05-2003, 04:50 AM   #1
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Old 03-05-2003, 08:04 AM   #2
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Default depends what you want

Bling? 19's <<but they will ride like crap, and are going to rob you of HP
Performance? 16's <<<lighter, smaller diameter=less weight far out on the rotating unit
Best middle ground? IMHO and genral concensus is 17's, they look good, and ride resonably.
I myself want to give 18's a try, because if you shop carefully for a light wheel, and light tires, they dont rob you of much power (if you already have 17's, which I do) but I hear they ride REALLY harshly
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Old 03-05-2003, 10:42 AM   #3
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If you're using stock brakes.....I vote for none of the above. 16". Cheaper, very light if you use RS wheels, easy to get and replace. WRX stock 16's are even lighter, cheaper and easier to get.

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i have a wrx with 16s already they dont look good and racing wheels are lighter im gonna go forged
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Old 03-05-2003, 09:41 PM   #5
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Lightweight 16x7
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Old 03-05-2003, 09:55 PM   #6
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Default Re: what size rim is the best 17 18 or 19

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16, 17 or 18s I don't really see anybody having any problems w/ the wrx... except for people trying to fit wider tires.

for wagons i recommend going w/ 215 width... and 225-235 for the sedan.

other then the tire choice i think you'll find harsher rider as you go up in diameter of rim. Less tires = Less cushion.

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Old 03-05-2003, 10:18 PM   #7
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SB thank you for the info
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Old 03-05-2003, 10:19 PM   #8
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sd too haha my bad
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Old 03-05-2003, 10:21 PM   #9
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Old 03-05-2003, 10:28 PM   #10
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10's are the best on the WRX like the classic mini
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I think if you must upgrade sizes, 17" is definitely the best all-around choice. Especially if you want any kind of practicality, unless the roads you drive on are smooth as glass. 18"s are probably the ultimate insofar as performance goes, that is if you combine them with a great suspension, good tires and roads without a lot of potholes. ScoobySport said a while back that the "WRX belongs in 18"s" but hey, that's just one opinion.

Personally? 16" with 205/50-16 on 16x7" lightweight, forged wheels is a killer combo. 50-series tires were used overseas, and even on the US Imprezas many years back... But I think the US/Canada market went to 55-series several years ago to add to the "cushy" factor. Or that's what I hear, anyway.

I can tell you that 205/50 yields a more accurate speedometer reading. Talk to North_Ursalia in NESIC... he tested it.

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i am getting rims to and i think i am going to go 18's i heard they dont ride that well but i figure if i dont like them i can sell them for enough to get some 17's easy.

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what is up with having to run so much offset that is kinda annoying oh well if it was any other car i would complaining
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what is up with having to run so much offset that is kinda annoying oh well if it was any other car i would complaining
What do you mean?
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its hard finding rims that are perfect for the car cuz of the dimensions
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i have 18" p1's with a 35 series tire, i don't think the ride is that bad, but i am still kind of young so i can take the bumps
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20's baby! I think you could get some 20's on a WRX! Bling B-L-I-N-G!!!!

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no way dub duces hack out the wells
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What do you mean?
I think he's reffering to the high offset needed +48 ~53
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yeah thats what im reffering too it isnt too common for the wheels ive been looking for (daytons aka hundred spokes) oh well
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