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Old 01-22-2004, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default 225/45/18?...already did a search...

Looking to get a set of 18's for my "new" wrx....everywhere i look though, i see 18's with 225/40's but nowhere can i find 225/45's....i plan on stock hight for now mabye Eibach prokit in the summer...will this tire size fit? any rubbing...anybody have any pics or links to pics...any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks!

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Old 01-22-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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225/40/18 is the right size for WRX or STI... This will maintain within +-1% of diameter compare to stock size so that your speedo will read right.

I don't think any car would use 225/45/18.... At least, I am aware of any cars with that tire size....
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:48 PM   #3
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I don't think any car would use 225/45/18.... At least, I am aware of any cars with that tire size....
G35 coupe runs 225/45 r18 in front OEM.
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:56 PM   #4
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running larger than OEM tire diameter raises your car - do you really want to do that? i think cars look silly with oversized wheels/tires, but maybe it's just me.
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Old 01-23-2004, 06:46 AM   #5
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As well as makes your car geared higher (numerically lower). You will notice a slight performance drop. Why do you want a larger than stock diameter tire? 225/40s are closest to stock, as was mentioned.

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running larger than OEM tire diameter raises your car - do you really want to do that? i think cars look silly with oversized wheels/tires, but maybe it's just me.
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Old 01-23-2004, 10:19 AM   #6
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All good points....Thanks for the info!!! Anyway, The roads suck here in CNY and i was concerned with the 40 series profile being too small/rough ride with my wife and kid in the car (sometimes)...A few years ago i had 215/40/17 on an Impreza L and did'nt like them too much and upgraded to a 45 series which was MUCH better...with the new wrx, the fender gap looks a lot bigger and i was thinking (hoping?) i could get away with a 45 series tire and 18" rim without sacrifing all that you guys mentioned above...So how is the ride on a 40 series tire in a wrx? any problems? Thanks again for the info!!!

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Old 01-23-2004, 10:25 AM   #7
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It's not that bad, but if you are concerned with ride, why not just go with 225/45/17s? Plus, it's all in the tire. The stiffer the sidewall, the rougher they will ride. V series or lower won't ride as rough as Z, for ex.

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All good points....Thanks for the info!!! Anyway, The roads suck here in CNY and i was concerned with the 40 series profile being too small/rough ride with my wife and kid in the car (sometimes)...A few years ago i had 215/40/17 on an Impreza L and did'nt like them too much and upgraded to a 45 series which was MUCH better...with the new wrx, the fender gap looks a lot bigger and i was thinking (hoping?) i could get away with a 45 series tire and 18" rim without sacrifing all that you guys mentioned above...So how is the ride on a 40 series tire in a wrx? any problems? Thanks again for the info!!!

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Old 01-23-2004, 02:03 PM   #8
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I think a 17" aftermarket wheel looks a tad small on a wrx...18's look really good, as shown in a thread in the members car gallery...I am debating still between the 17's and 18's....still 2 feet of snow on the ground here so plenty of time to decide...Thanks for all yer help!!

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