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Old 06-06-2004, 06:16 PM   #1
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im planning on getting some wheels real soon and i want a good stance, i dont drag race my car at the strip but i want it to handle good if i go to the mountains or around town ,and no rubbing.
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Old 06-06-2004, 06:50 PM   #2
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The most popular sizes for a WRX sedan are 17x7.5" (or 17x8") wheels with 225/45-17 tires. No rubbing problems if your wheels have the right offset. IMHO, the only reason for going 18" is that some people think they look better. They will be heavier, more expensive, and you also have a much smaller selection of tires.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:20 AM   #3
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The most popular sizes for a WRX sedan are 17x7.5" (or 17x8") wheels with 225/45-17 tires. No rubbing problems if your wheels have the right offset. IMHO, the only reason for going 18" is that some people think they look better. They will be heavier, more expensive, and you also have a much smaller selection of tires.
I agree on the part about the 18" wheels. I'm running 17X7.5 +48 Offset wheels with 225/45 tires. No rubbing at all and IMO 45 series tires are better on the confort of driving you wont feel every little rock or bump as much as you would with a 40 series tire.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:23 AM   #4
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I love my 225/40/18's. they look much more aggressive
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Old 06-07-2004, 08:09 AM   #5
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18s are not daily driver friendly and 17x7.5 rims with 225 45 17s looks big enough on such a small car. besides the wrx is not about bling, it's about performance, 17s look they are right at home on the rex.
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:01 AM   #6
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i have 18s...love em...but still agree with what others have said. 17s'll ride better, probably cost less, and tires'll cost less. 18s look nicer tho IMHO.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:03 PM   #7
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I love my 225/40/18's. they look much more aggressive
Is the difference between a 40 and 45 series the profile of the tire?
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:30 PM   #8
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Is the difference between a 40 and 45 series the profile of the tire?
It's a percentage of the tire's width. An aspect ratio/series/profile of 40 would be 40% of the tire's width.
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:02 PM   #9
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im planning on getting some wheels real soon and i want a good stance, i dont drag race my car at the strip but i want it to handle good if i go to the mountains or around town ,and no rubbing.
If I were you, I'd go with 17s w/ 225/45 tires. 18s will help out on the street because of the smaller sidewall, but there's greater risk....there's not as much cushion for the rim, especially if there are potholes. Also, if you're gonna go up to the mountains, I think 17s would be a better choice. Don't worry about rubbing...only if you get 245s.
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215/17 tires on 17 inch wheels... i autocross this setup with no problems.. however i am stock, and abuse tires pretty good. two autocrosses on used tires and they are shot now.but that is just me.. 17 inch icw wheels, and 17 inch general tire uhp tires. i do pretty good grip even though the tires are not real expensive.
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:00 AM   #11
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How about 17x7.5+45 offset on stock tire (235/45/17) would that be a good setup?also would 8" wide be better then 7.5?
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