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Old 09-02-2005, 01:18 PM   #1
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Ok, ive got an 02 WRX wagon, but it has on 04 sedan front end on it (with fenders). I wanted to know if 215/50/17s or even 225/50/17s will fit under the fenders. I had 45 series on my last subie, and it looked like there was too much of a gap underneath the fender. Has anyone tried 50 series?
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Old 09-02-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
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the taller tires will give you a gearing disadvantage, making the car even more sluggish at lower rpm's. I'm not sure how much it will help your wheel gap problem - most people simply get lowering springs. The Eibach, SPT or Prodrive springs will all reduce the wheel gap and will also work with your stock struts.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ht=215%2F50x17

I'm sure that the 215/50x17 would fit under the fenders - never seen a WRX with that size, no pics turned up when I searched the Gallery - but at the end of this thread is some guy who is/has run them:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=215%2F50%2F17
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Old 09-02-2005, 04:29 PM   #3
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The car is already lowered. There just seems to be a bit of a gap in teh front that just bothers me, possibly because it has sedan fenders. And my speedo is already off, stupid RA gears messed it up. So regardless, i need to get it recalibrated.

Well do you think i could fit 225/50/17 under my wagon with Tein S-techs and sedan front fenders?
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:06 PM   #4
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Put 225/45/17 and you should be fine. The 50 is the wrong conversion coming off the stock 16s.
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:15 PM   #5
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Well i want bigger. What do yo umean its the wrong conversion? I mean, im not worried about my speedo, since its already off.
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:28 PM   #6
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Well i want bigger. What do yo umean its the wrong conversion? I mean, im not worried about my speedo, since its already off.


....man....yer pissin' in the wind tryin to change the way it 'looks' with tire size....especially with junk springs, to start with.....you will end up with an ill handling bitch if you arent careful
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:30 PM   #7
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How so? I mean, i dont plan on keepin these springs forever. I just got this subaru last weekend. Will 5 millimeters really make that much of a difference in handling? I prefer big tires, i honestly think they look better, and im not all into racing anymore.
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:48 PM   #8
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...you don't understand what the tire numbers mean....it 'aint 5mm....and you really don't wanna increase the rollout or add the mushieness of a 50 series tire...really.....and the RA gears shouldn't have messed up the speedo if done properly....
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You probably want to keep your overall tire diameter as close to stock as possible. 225/45/17 is really darn close. If you want more contact patch, go wider and lower profile to even it back out. Stepping up the wheel size from 16 to 17 will increase steering response and NVH.
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Old 09-04-2005, 01:19 AM   #10
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ok, settled at at 225/45/17.
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Glad we changed your mind.
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Old 09-04-2005, 06:11 PM   #12
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