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Old 05-31-2005, 01:23 PM   #1
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I have a stage 2, 2003 WRB wrx. Well I'm about to get new tires soon. I live in chicago so we have some pretty bad winters at times. the stock tires treated me really well ( I try to drive safely in winter) no spinning or anything bad like that. so i was wondering what would be a good tire to get size wise, and what brand. I was also wondering if there is any good tire/wheel packages for around 800 that would look good on my car. if there are no wheel packages to go along with them what would be a good tire for around 320-400
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Old 05-31-2005, 02:06 PM   #2
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I would recomend a 225 50 16 for the size. It will be a bit wider than the stock size yet still fit well on the stock rims.

As far as tires there are a lot of tires in that size that will handle what you want very well. To name a few Pirelli P zero nero M&S, Toyo Proxes 4, Falken Ziex 512, Conti Extreme. These are the most popular AS tires that are still somewhat sport oriented, other than the Conti's.

I would not consider a wheel/tire package if 800 is all you have to spend unless you can find a decent set of used rims and tires. Up that price to about 1200 and you could get a set of Rota's with tires from Subydude that would work well.
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Old 06-01-2005, 02:54 AM   #3
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Falken Ziex 512's. i have em and i love em they handle so good and in the rain and snow they are amazing.
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:25 AM   #4
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did you order them offline? and if so where did you find the best price?
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Old 06-01-2005, 08:04 AM   #5
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one of the best place to order falkens would be www.tires.com
the 225/50/16 come in both H-rated ($68) and V-rated ($81)
today is also tires.com's last day for free shipping, it'll save you $40.
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Old 06-01-2005, 08:08 AM   #6
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edgeracing.com also has some good prices.
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Old 06-01-2005, 09:15 AM   #7
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thanks alot, so I may be ordering them today then, what ones shall i get? are the falken ones 99subi suggested good ones, i saw they were all season, but are they good?
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Old 06-01-2005, 10:13 AM   #8
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ok I've been looking at those falkens, but at edge racing they have toyo proxes 4, for 78 vrated, and it would be 352 shipped to me is that a good deal or should i get the falkens from tires.com for 375, w/ the certificate to replace, and 4 valve stems. are the valve stems really necessary?
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:34 AM   #9
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You will have to pay someone to mount and balance the tires anyway which normally will include valve stems, so it's not that much of an incentive. Just for the record, I am going to be replacing the Falken Ziex 512's (235 40 18) that are on my GF's 03 Tiburon with a set of Toyo Proxes 4.
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Old 06-01-2005, 12:23 PM   #10
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i was leaning a little more towards the toyo's anyways, but my uncle can mount and balance the tires at his work. now im starting to think i may just wait and buy the toyo's and use the tires i have no til summer ends, then get the toyo's for winter time, do you think they will stay the same price or around it?
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