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Old 01-07-2004, 05:54 PM   #1
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hey ppl,
tried doing a search but can't find anything. just wondering if i can fit a 215/55/16 on my stock 99 5-spoke cause it seems that if i wanna go 215's there are not many tires that come in 215/50/16, but a bunch in 215/55/16.
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Old 01-07-2004, 07:35 PM   #2
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Actually, the sidewall depth of 55 is the correct one for your car anyway. As far as the wider tire goes, it will fit fine. That rim can go wider than that(225's will fit), too bad your fender can't!
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Old 01-07-2004, 09:15 PM   #3
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so if i get my fenders rolled then i can fit 225/55/16? sweet!!!!
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Old 01-07-2004, 10:40 PM   #4
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if you rolled you fender, arent you better off with 225/50/16 then?

I am so wanting to get 225/50/16 on my RS..but the stupid rubbing (potentially), and my car is stock too!!!

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Old 01-08-2004, 12:10 AM   #5
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if you want em, i have rs wheels (grey) and contiextremecontacts for sale 225/50/16 new unmounted =) bluestonex@hotmail.com
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do 225/50/16 fit on a 6.5" wrx rim?
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Old 01-09-2004, 12:39 AM   #7
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Originally posted by bluestone
do 225/50/16 fit on a 6.5" wrx rim?
d.a.f.s. (i.e. Do A F******* Search) and you will discover that this has been asked and answered at least once a week for the last 2 years.

The answer is yes.
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Old 01-09-2004, 12:56 PM   #8
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Keep in mind that the sidewall on a 205/55 is 112.75mm tall and and a 215/55 is 118.25 - you'll be effectively raising the gearing of the car...and not significantly increasing the grip by increasing the width 10mm.

Just something to think about.
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Old 01-09-2004, 01:31 PM   #9
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oh these tires things confuse me...
so then, if you want to affectively increase grip by increasing the width, then would 215/50 be the best choice?
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go 215/50/16 but not too many tires
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