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Old 07-02-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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OK, I'm ready to order my MX's and Tire Rack is back ordered on 225/50/16. Besides being 20 mm wider what does +1 sizing get me. These are my summertime daily driving and auto-x tires on an 04 WRX with factory wheels.

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Old 07-02-2004, 02:22 PM   #2
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To go +1 you will need 17" rims.
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Old 07-02-2004, 02:25 PM   #3
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that generally means a bigger rim size, +1 would be 17s from your stock 16s. +2 would be 18s etc.

16s vs 17s vs 18s ?

i dont want to tell you to get any one size or i might get flamed for it. it depends what your goals are with your car. if you are gonig to keep the stock 16s. 225-50-16 is a good size to get. retains the stock diameter and is wider. the only thing i would worry about is that the stock rim width is 6.5", and 7" width would be more ideal for 225-50-16, but many people have done this on the stock rim without problems. just something to watch out for.
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Old 07-02-2004, 03:01 PM   #4
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My bad, didn't really mean +1, just the benifits or drawbacks from going from 205/55/16 to 225/50/16 on the stock 6.5" rims.
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Old 07-02-2004, 03:26 PM   #5
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many have done it without complaints. a few say 6.5 is too narrow but even on the tire manuf websites it says 6" minimum for a 225-50-16 tire. so i guess it should work out fine.
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Old 07-02-2004, 10:27 PM   #7
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the stock WRX rims will work my buddy has them. THEY KICK ASS!
Get the 225/50R16 Kumho MXs they are great. They are the best value going right now. They stick as well as any non R comp tire out there and they get stickier the harder you push. Wonderful tire for the money.
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if you go from 205/55/16 to 225/50/16, your braking will improve as well. much more rubber on the ground

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Get the 225/50R16 Kumho MXs they are great. They are the best value going right now. They stick as well as any non R comp tire out there and they get stickier the harder you push. Wonderful tire for the money.
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Old 07-03-2004, 12:44 AM   #10
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Question on the 225 +0 sizing....

Isn't there rubbing on GC Imprezas at least, with this particular size?

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