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Old 11-20-2004, 06:12 PM   #1
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Do you guy know if 15 inch will fit for an 02? I want to reduce the overall gear ratio and be able to buy cheaper tires..
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:29 PM   #2
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ssr comp h's on tirerack

You are very limited in the 15 inch sizes though for tires in my opinion

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Old 11-21-2004, 04:24 AM   #3
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Most of the 15" wheels available that clear the stock '02 brakes are destined for rally duty. They are generally heavy wheels that are good and sturdy but not too pretty.

Try searching Rally Tires or Rally Wheels.

Also there is a thread around talking about the different 15" wheels that fit.

(some that do)
compomotives. TH2's and TH3's (I own a set of TH2's and they would like a 3mm spacer, but its not too necessary.)

Speedline/Raceline 2118's

OZ ( I dont know which model.)
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Old 11-22-2004, 01:08 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I saw the ssr comp on Tire Rack and like it (Weight less then 12 pounds each). If my plan to change the final drive not materialize then I will try the smaller wheels.
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Old 11-22-2004, 01:42 AM   #5
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has anyone found the oz rally wheels for sale anywhere... ive only found the compomotives, speed/racelines and im not a big fan
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:23 PM   #6
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Why not go with some smaller tires on 16" wheels.

225/45-16 would be a decent size. Depends on how wide you want to go.
Falken FK451's come in that size.

If you're thinking pavement, then consider 16" with a 45 series sidewall.

If you're talking rally/off-road, then find some rally 15" wheels
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:46 AM   #7
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15" for the WRX .....SSR CompX ......
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Old 11-23-2004, 09:55 AM   #8
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Luke,

How will the SSR Comp-x handle rallycross duties?

They are light, but how strong are they?
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:54 AM   #9
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they were actually built for that exact purpose
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Old 11-23-2004, 11:11 AM   #10
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There are even some 15" wheels that clear Subaru 4-pots. Mark Utecht runs them on his rally car I think.
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:42 PM   #11
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All 15" that will fit the WRX 2pot brakes will fit the 4pot better. All the 15" wheels that are built to fit are built for rally. (At least as far as I can tell. There really is no point in building a 15" wheel for the street these days. IMHO)
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:48 PM   #12
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All 15" that will fit the WRX 2pot brakes will fit the 4pot better.
I don't know that thats true. The 4pots aren't as tall as the stock 2pots, but they are wider so you're more likely to have spoke clearance issues. I think that the 15" SSR comps have that issue (someone please correct me if I'm wrong).

And for the original poster, if you want the lower gear ratio and to save money I'd definitely look into lower profile 16s as then you don't have to buy new tires. You'd have to buy a lot of tires for the decreased cost of 15" tires to recoup the price of the new wheels. 205/50 16 or 225/45 16 would probably both be at least a step in the right direction.
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Old 11-24-2004, 09:22 AM   #13
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driggity- you may be right. I do know that the TH2's and the racelines and the revolutions RFX fit the 4pot. the TH2's should have a 3mm spacer to fit the 2pot.

Some links:
http://www.rallyperformance.com/competition_parts.shtml

http://www.fourstarmotorsports.com/C...motive_118.htm

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/arch...p/t-22185.html
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Old 11-24-2004, 11:56 AM   #14
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I know, for a fact, the SSR CompX will 'NOT' clear the 4-pot brake caliper
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Old 11-24-2004, 03:20 PM   #15
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I know, for a fact, the SSR CompX will 'NOT' clear the 4-pot brake caliper
The only reason I don't have a set of these It seems a shame they made a wheel just for the US two pot sliders, when the rest of the world gets the four pot. Looks like a dandy wheel.

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