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Old 07-16-2004, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default 225/45 or 215/45 for 17x7.5 torques on wagon?

Hi, i would run a search but as most of you know the search function is down.

i need to get new tires asap cuz mine are almost bald...and i need some help on deciding what size tires to get.

I have a wrx wagon on prodrive springs.

I know this question has been asked a bajillion times...but i need to make sure b4 i place my order from subydude.

should i get 225/45 or 215/45?

anyone have any experience with a wagon on prodrive springs? will i have rubbing issues with the 225/45?

i plan on getting the falken 512s. either that or the yoko es100. since i would prefer all season tires. but i live in Socal...so im thinking about just getting summer tires instead since it barely rains here.

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Old 07-16-2004, 09:14 PM   #2
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The SSRs have a better Subaru offset. 50 if I remember right.
You should be able to run 225 on a wagon with that setup.
Go for the 7.5 in wide wheel.

There are many people who run 225 on wagons using rota wheels with the 48 offset with no problems. On the other hand, there are a few who have minor rubbing with that size tire. I always err on the side of caution and I run the 215 on my Attacks.

The extra 2mm should protect you from rubbing. I someday want the SSR Comps with 225. $$$$ is the only thing holding me back.
Torques have the same offset as the attacks (48mm).

As for the effect of prodrive springs, I have no clue.
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Old 07-17-2004, 12:34 AM   #3
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my wagon has prodrive springs with 17x7" wheels with a 50mm offset and 225/45 kumho mx's and no rubbing. there is plenty of clearence between the tire and the strut. before i bought my tires i rolled my rear fenders but i think i probably couldve gotten away without it, i just did it to minimize any fitment issues. my only real concern was clearence between my perrin rear swaybar and the inside of the tire. due to the fact the wagon has a narrower track than the sedan and the perrin bar mounts on the outside of the endlinks that was the tightest clearence area. about .75" of clearence on each side. i also have rear camber bolts which can effect whether or not the inside of the tire will rub the strut.

all rotas have a 48mm offset
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Old 07-17-2004, 05:23 AM   #4
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thanks for the info...keep it coming!
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Old 07-19-2004, 05:16 PM   #5
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:42 PM   #6
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I've heard that if the wheel width is 7, you can get away with 225's. If the width is 7.5, you should go with the 215's. But that's just heresay from another fellow wagon owner.
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Old 07-20-2004, 08:09 AM   #8
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