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Old 09-15-2001, 10:48 AM   #1
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Exclamation 225/50/16...will it fit OK on stock RS rim--car hasnt been lowered

im looking at dunlop sport sp5000..

and i dont want the stock size of 205/55/16

i want a LITTLE lower, so will the 225/50/16 be ok to run on a car that hasnt bneen lowered??

im only worried about rubbing...

and those are the only 2 choices of sizes that they offer so there is no inbetween...

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Old 09-15-2001, 12:36 PM   #2
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Hi John,

I suggest you contact Luke at tirerack ... he would be a very good and accurate source on your question ...

I can tell you that on my 97 legacy gt with stock suspension I was running 225.50.16's on 16.7 team dynamics with no rubbing ... but that may not apply to your RS .. with the DMS golds installed ... my gt is ~ 30 mm lower and I did get rubbing in the rear ... so I've gone back to 205.50 and 55. 16's

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Old 09-16-2001, 09:42 AM   #3
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somebody's gotta be running this size

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Old 09-16-2001, 10:06 AM   #4
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Yep.. somebody might be running that size.. but be aware that there are a lot of factors that come into play when you talk about rubbing. Rim width, rim offset, suspension, tire size, and tire brand.

Not all tires sized at 225/50/16 are going to measure the same. So make sure when you get a "go" or "no go" on these tires, you make sure that they've quoted you with all the other specs you mentioned; stock rim size, no suspension mods, and the dunlop SP5000's.

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Old 09-16-2001, 10:36 AM   #5
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I was running Yokohama 225/50ZR16 R-compounds on the WRX wagon with no problem. I still have two brand new ones left over for sale. Check em out at <a href=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1320781&a=9813000>See my photos of R-compound tires at PhotoPoint</a>
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Old 09-16-2001, 10:28 PM   #6
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Put on a set of BFG G Force KDW 225/50/16
on stock rims, on stock WRX. 1200 miles and no rubbing or problems of any kind. Big improvement in looks and handling.
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I have three of my g-force KDW for sale to fit the subaru. They have hadly any miles and still have the little teets on them. I'd sell them all for $180 obo.
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Link to pictures.... <a href=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1320781&a=13760209>See my photos of Tires For Sale at PhotoPoint</a>
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Old 09-17-2001, 02:11 PM   #9
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Guys he said RS not WRX. There is a big difference in fender clearance between the two. On a 98-01 RS there are just a couple of 225 width tires that will fit. I think one of them is the Kumho 712, and the other is a Yokohama of some flavor (sorry, not sure). Once you mount them they're yours. So if they rub you're hosed. I decided to play it safe and went with 215/50-16 BFG KDW. And am very pleased. I looked into the SP8000 in a 225, but I think some one said they rubbed the strut.
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actually, a "good" tire shop will test mount a couple for you if you are serious about buying them. I've done this in the past. Just let them know what you are trying to do.
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Old 09-18-2001, 05:26 AM   #11
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well, i'm having the 225/50/16's put on this morning, and if they rub, they guy will send them back and order a different size for me

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Old 09-18-2001, 12:15 PM   #12
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Sorry for the late reply. My SP8ks rub in the back on the strut as well as the fender under compression. Size is 225/50 16, car is not lowered. The tire is constantly in contact with the strut. Handles a lot better though, but it's not safe.
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Old 09-18-2001, 05:03 PM   #13
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oh well, they scrub

i'll have 205/55/16's on in the morning though (same kind-SP5k), but i'll get to drive these new ones for now

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