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Old 01-08-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default 225/50/16 fit on stock rim?

do 225/50/16 fit on a 6.5" wrx rim?
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Old 01-08-2004, 02:00 PM   #2
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Yes, bit of a pinch but it does fit.
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Old 01-08-2004, 02:16 PM   #3
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plenty of people running that with no problems. do a search for 225/50. i did that before with some luck.
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Old 01-08-2004, 02:22 PM   #4
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works well ..........do it!!
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Old 01-08-2004, 05:31 PM   #5
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i put dunlop sp5000's in that size on the stock wrx rims. looks a bit chubby but fit. nothing a little more air pressure can't cure. there are pics in this forum somewhere.
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Old 01-08-2004, 09:02 PM   #6
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check tire specs for recommended wheel width requirements. I'm sure not all 225/50/16s can be mounted on a 6.5" wheel, but most of the popular ones do.
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Old 01-08-2004, 09:12 PM   #7
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check tire specs for recommended wheel width requirements. I'm sure not all 225/50/16s can be mounted on a 6.5" wheel, but most of the popular ones do.
this is true because some tires' sidewalls are too stiff to shoehorn onto rims that are a tad too narrow. 7" wide rim is the narrowest width for 225mm tire, according to recommended specs. so, in short, you just have to try it.
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Old 01-08-2004, 09:45 PM   #8
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Has anyone run 225/50 16's on Rota Slipstreams on a wagon? I found a really nifty tire calculator in another thread that indicates I would be looking at an extra 1/2" of tire on the outside (because the offset on the slipstream is 48mm).. I'm just wondering if they are going to rub.

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Old 01-09-2004, 05:08 AM   #9
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I am running 225/50 16 on my WRX, but they are mounted on 98' gold RS wheels(16x7), I love em, great fit on 7" wide wheel. I think you pushing it with a 6.5" wide wheel!
They look great and I am loving the wider tires, makes car look meaner and oh yeah, better grip!!

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Old 01-09-2004, 06:35 AM   #10
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I run 225/50s on the stock wheel for winter use. Won't be doing that again. 205/50s for me.

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Old 01-09-2004, 07:30 AM   #11
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Default Re: 225/50/16 fit on stock rim?

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do 225/50/16 fit on a 6.5" wrx rim?
Victoracers fit with no problem in that size. I've torn them a new a-hole in the dry at Road Atlanta and never had a problem.

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