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Old 01-23-2006, 01:22 PM   #1
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I could use a little help figuring out what rim/tire sizes I'm limited to and have available.

I'm going to have kind of a rare setup.... 98 Impreza Outback STi. I need to find wheels before the swap happens so I have a way to drive it home.

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Old 01-23-2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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I run different sets of Brembo clearing welfare issue Rotas in 17x7.5 ET48 exclusively on my 97 L wagon. My setup requires me to clear the fenders too as I have the wider GC track. I'm on JDM GC WRX struts/shocks with a circa 1.5" drop all around.

ET53 Brembo clearing OEM STi rims should work fine too if you don't mind being a hair off the rear struts.
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:10 PM   #3
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Nice, i was hoping that rim size would do the trick.... how wide of tires could I go? Probably only 215's?
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
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Since you have the normal GF track, I would say that 215/45's would be a safe choice.


Oops, meant to say in my earlier post that I have the wider GD track... not GC track.

I rub severely with 205/50-17 KDW2 summers... that is with the fenders rolled!

I rub a little with 205/40-17 Falken RT-615's... can't get a narrower/shorter street "performance" tire in 17".

My 205/50-17 Dunlop M2 winters rub a little as well.



What kind of STi swap are you considering?
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:07 PM   #5
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V8 all the way through...

Now I have to figure out if it's worth buying snow tires, all seasons, or going straight for performance tires. I imagine I'll be driving this car by March... hrm.
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:11 PM   #6
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why do all that to your car and not have two sets of tires? go for the summer hi-po and snows
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