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Old 09-08-2004, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default will SSR comps that fit an 03 fit on an 05 wrx?

Just curious before I commit. They are 225/40/18. If I get Eibach Prokits, will they fit no problem?

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Old 09-08-2004, 06:29 PM   #2
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Yes, they both have the same bolt pattern.
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Old 09-08-2004, 07:00 PM   #3
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shoot, i didnt even realize it typing it but will the 225/40/18 be a little on the thin side? Not only do I hate how thin sidewalls look, I drive into the city often and potholes are everywhere. I'm generally very careful but if it's thin then I'll probably throw on new tires when I get them. What's the highest sidewall tire I can throw onto these rims with an Eibach Prokit drop on the 05 rex?
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Well if you up the Side wall you'll throw off your speedo, but you may be able to squeeze 45/18's under the fenders but that'll be cutting it close. If you stay with the 225/40/18 you'll fit ok. Its almost the same size as a 225/45/17 which I have with a 1.5" drop in front and 1" drop in back.


Just checked a 225/45/17 has an overall diamater of 25" while a 225/40/18 is 25.1" so it'll fit just fine. Any bigger and you might run into issues. Good Luck!
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Old 09-08-2004, 09:23 PM   #5
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wait are you guys just talking about tires cuz your post said ssr comps so please remember that 05 wrx come with 5x114.3, not the normal 02-04 5x100
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I thought only the 05 STI's had the bigger bolt pattern? The bolt pattern of the 05's looked the same as the 02-04's at my local dealer.
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wait are you guys just talking about tires cuz your post said ssr comps so please remember that 05 wrx come with 5x114.3, not the normal 02-04 5x100
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I thought only the 05 STI's had the bigger bolt pattern? The bolt pattern of the 05 WRX looked the same as the 02-04's at my local dealer.
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Only the 05 STi has the larger bolt pattern
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:39 PM   #8
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sorry, i was curious if ssr comps in 18x8 that was previously on an 03 wrx with kuhmo 712's in 225/40/18 will fit on an 05 wrx with eibach prokits. I realize now that 225/40/18 is actually the perfect size to be as close as stock correct? Anyway, if they fit then I'm golden but if the ride isn't as good, then I might think about a softer tire. I don't know. Either way, 18's on NYC roads might not be the best idea but I'll think about this one. Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:23 AM   #9
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yes they will fit a 2005 WRX but, not a 2005 STi
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Old 09-10-2004, 06:46 PM   #10
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thanks for the confimation luke. One last question, do u guys sell the actual stickers that come with the wheels? I plan on painting them bronze but I really like how they looked with the SSR logo on the spoke. Thanks.

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