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Old 07-22-2004, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default 235/45 17 tires on a wrx wagon?

Does anyone have experience with 235/45 17 tires on the wrx wagon?

I want to use the stock take offs from my evo on the wifes wrx wagon but the largest tire on the discount tire fitment guide is a 235/40 17. What do the guys at tirerack say? Where and when will they rub? Any other problems?

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Old 07-22-2004, 10:39 AM   #2
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Is your wagon lowered? Even if it's not, you'll probably get rubbing in the rear. What wheels are you putting the tires on? Plus the 235/45-17 size is a larger diameter than stock so your speedo will show slower than what you actually travelling.
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I am currently using 225/45 17's on the wagon. I don't know the width of the plus 1 Technomagnesio rims.
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Oh and the wagon is not lowered.
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If the wagon is not lowered it would work. I have a friend with a non lowered wagon that has run 235 45 17 at autox before with no rubbing. It would work. He was running these on the stock STI rims.
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The STi wheels have a very friendly +53 (I think) offset, so you're less likely to rub with those wheels. If the Technomagnesio rims are +48 offset or lower, you're more likely to rub.
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Does anyone have experience with 235/45 17 tires on the wrx wagon?

I want to use the stock take offs from my evo on the wifes wrx wagon but the largest tire on the discount tire fitment guide is a 235/40 17. What do the guys at tirerack say? Where and when will they rub? Any other problems?

Thanks for the help.
When I read 'takeoffs' I think wheels, not tires... if it is wheels...
Any wheel that fit's on/made for an EVO is the wrong offset for a WRX. I would stongly suggest against using these wheels as the offset is wayyy off and can cause premature wear to the bearings. (Stock evo is around 30-32ish, right?) Stock Subaru wheels offset is 55-52 and wider (7.5") wheels made for Subaru specific offset are around 48 offset.

That said, just tires, you may get some rubbing in the rear against the strut or lip, especially if the car has passengers in the rear.

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Old 07-22-2004, 02:05 PM   #8
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Not to mention the Evo wheels are 5x114.3 bolt pattern. I believe the offset on them is 35.
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