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Old 05-12-2004, 11:59 AM   #1
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Well, I am running SM in my WRX wagon and I need to roll my fenders to fit some 225 Victoracers. What class would that put me in? A prepared class I am sure...
This question was posed in the AutoX rules thread. I didn't want to make that any longer, so I thought I would ask my related question here:

I am planning on getting 225 Victoracers on stock WRX wheels for my MY02 sedan. Am I going to run into clearance issues? Did this guy need to roll his fenders because he has a wagon, or is he just misinformed?

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Old 05-12-2004, 12:03 PM   #2
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This question was posed in the AutoX rules thread. I didn't want to make that any longer, so I thought I would ask my related question here:

I am planning on getting 225 Victoracers on stock WRX wheels for my MY02 sedan. Am I going to run into clearance issues? Did this guy need to roll his fenders because he has a wagon, or is he just misinformed?

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wagons don't have flared fenders

I ran 225s on a stock wrx without clearance issues.
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:49 PM   #3
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You won't have clearance problems running 225 on a WRX sedan, and on 16" wheels, I don't think you'd have trouble on a wagon either.

The issue you will have with 225's on the stock wheels is that a 6.5" rim really isn't very good at holding onto all the tread of a 225 series tire. You'd be better off, in my opinion, running a 205 if you want to stick with the stock wheels.
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Old 05-12-2004, 07:57 PM   #4
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I run 225s on my stock wheels with stock suspension with no problems.

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Old 05-13-2004, 01:06 PM   #5
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235 on sedan. no rubbing.
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:18 PM   #6
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It will depend on the tire's true tread width, the offset of your wheel and tire pressures - but on lowered springs, 225's Kuhmo MX on OEM wheels presented no problems on my old WRX wagon. Except for one time when it was way overloaded for a road trip and then all that was needed was about 5 more psi of air in the rear tires to correct it. The rear tires were deep in their wells but no problems on OEM offsets.
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Old 05-15-2004, 02:14 AM   #7
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I'm running 225/50-16's on stock rims on my wagon. I have no rubbing issues at all. BTW it's also on a stock suspension. I plan to AutoX as well with these.
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Do not run 205's. You NEED a lot of tire on the front of the WRX. I have toyed with the idea of running a staggered setup with 225's up front and 205's in the rear. OR 215's up front with 205's in back. I know the tire height is different (we though of doing that on purpose) in order to force the center diff to send more torque to the rear. I figured with AX courses being short I wouldn't burn up the center diff too quickly.

If you want a proven setup go with 225's or 215's. The absolute best tire on a WRX is the Hoosier 215/40/16. It REALLY helps with the gearing. But they are expensive. If you are just running regionally or don't have the budget you can run with 225's.

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