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Old 03-05-2006, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Can I run 225/45/17 on my OEM WRX 17's

I'm looking to pick up a set of STI tires and I know they're slightly wider. I'm pretty sure it'll run but just wanted to confirm that
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:10 PM   #2
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Fits no problem. IMO the stock WRX tires look like crapola...too narrow for the wheels.
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:41 PM   #3
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Fits no problem. IMO the stock WRX tires look like crapola...too narrow for the wheels.
They grip like crapola too
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:47 PM   #4
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Hmm...are the 06's still using the RE92's?
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:59 PM   #5
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yup they are. Subaru must have gotten one hell of a deal on these things
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:59 PM   #6
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well nobody else is gonna buy those things...
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It's a little funny Subaru would put RE92's on our cars. If they wanted to advertise how well our cars handle in the snow, they'd go with something a little (ok...a lot) better than the RE92's.

Then again, it all boils down to keeping the car at a minimum price. These pieces of crap can't cost too much...but i have a feeling i'm wrong. I bought my Falken ZE512's for $89/tire

Ok, I just looked at TireRack and they are being sold for $152/tire. YIKES!
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:36 PM   #8
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I think they're even more then that since mine are the 17" version. The thing that really gets me about the RE92's is they have a wear rating comparable to most high performance tires. I've used mine in the snow but that was more out of desperation then anything else.
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Re92s are quiet when new. I believe that is why Subaru uses these tires. There's a bunch of other manufacturers that also use these tires. Nissan is one of them. Noise is a big deal when selling cars and these things are adequate for average Joe. My sister has a 9-2x with those things and she thinks the car grips very well. I made no comment when she said that. Ignorance is bliss
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