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Old 08-30-2005, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default STi rims on WRX - tire size recomendation?

I am going to be putting stock STi rims on my WRX. i was just wondering what tire size would be the best for this application? Keep in mind that i am not planning on using these in the winter.

Should i run a 225/40/17, 225/45/17, 235/40/17, or 235/45/17.

Right now - i am running the stock 205/55/16 - i know that if i run a 40/17, i will be a few mm lower - and with a 45/17, a few mm higher then stock. I doubt a few mm will not throw off my spedo hardly at all, but if anyone has any suggestions, it is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:35 AM   #2
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235/40/17 - a bit wider and a little shorter gearing is great for the WRX. Speedo will be off a very little bit, but nothing worth worrying about. If you are worried about that, get 225/45/17.
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:08 PM   #3
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225/45-17's are the same size as the stock 205/55-16 thay are both about 24.90 inchs diameter. if you go 235's get 40 series to get 24.4 diameter. these are closest to stock but you probably wont even notice.

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Old 09-14-2005, 12:03 AM   #4
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No such thing as a 225/40/17... well except for that one Nitto tire.... eww...
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Old 09-14-2005, 12:31 AM   #5
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If it's the 04' BBS wheel, there's only a limit number of 235/40/17's you could fit b/c it's a 7.5 width. I know the 05' with 8 width can accomodate 40 series. I know this much b/c I tried so damn hard to get 235/40's for mine
But please correct me if I'm wrong.
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