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Old 03-06-2006, 03:56 PM   #1
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What is the widest tire that can fit on the stock 16" rim? I think I am going to keep that whole stock appearance thing.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:19 PM   #2
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Although I cant back this info up:

Plus Zero
225/50-16
245/45-16

Try a Search.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:22 PM   #3
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:34 PM   #4
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Although I cant back this info up:

Plus Zero
225/50-16
245/45-16

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245 on a 6.5" rim? Daaayyuuummmm!

I wouldn't want to be the one running that mounting machine!
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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haha! Im sure its possible, but the steering would be squishy and the tire mounting guy will be screaming and throwing things... but it might be possible.
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:19 AM   #6
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Ya, I will not be running a 245.
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:46 AM   #7
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I am running 225-50-16 on my oem rims, but I wouldnt suggest it. SURE, I love the look and sometimes the handling it brings with it, but there is more to the story than just that. For instance, the tires feelings squishy when making turns and squishy feeling of the steering wheel is somewhat annoying. I tried installing the steering rack bushings to counter the squishy feel problem, but the problem is still there.
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:09 PM   #8
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Ditto. I had Hankook RS-2s in 225/50-16 on stock wheels and they weren't fun at all. Way too squishy.
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:54 PM   #9
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Ditto. I had Hankook RS-2s in 225/50-16 on stock wheels and they weren't fun at all. Way too squishy.
What pressures were you running? I have been considering this for my summer set-up.
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:11 PM   #10
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I was autocrossing, and I think I went as high as 44psi up front for concrete and 40-42 for asphalt. Unfortunately, if I went much lower (to flatten the contact patch) it was like steering in mud. I would guess daily driving wouldn't be bad, but what's the point? I ran Falken Azenis 215s in 205/55-16 afterward and it was much better. I just ordered a new set of wheels and tires anyway, so no longer an issue.
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I am also considering picking up a set of 16x7 aftermarket wheels and slapping my 225-50-16 Toyo Proxe 4 tires on those. Anyone know of any 16x7 oem rims made by Subaru? ?
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:52 PM   #12
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I am also considering picking up a set of 16x7 aftermarket wheels and slapping my 225-50-16 Toyo Proxe 4 tires on those. Anyone know of any 16x7 oem rims made by Subaru? ?
'98 thru '01 RS wheels are all 16x7.
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:25 PM   #13
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225/50-16 Pirelli PZero Nero's on MY2005 16x6.5 rims for winter use...yeah a little squirmy on turn in but hook up and hold damn well and telegraph the slide well, too. Also, they look much better than the stock RE-92's [i.e., beefier]. Summer wheels and tires are going on in April so at this rate the stockers with Pirellis should last 5 years [overkill for Durham, NC as it did not snow one flake this damn year...no ice storms...no sleet...nothing].

I would not have done the 225/50-16 thing on stock rims though if that was my only set of rims/tires.
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Ok, so the biggest you would recommend on stockers is 215's huh?
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215 is stock size, isnt it ? or 205 ?
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Ok, so the biggest you would recommend on stockers is 215's huh?
Yea I got a really good deal on some Kumho's in 225/50/16 for my stockers and would not do it again, they feel very squishy even after I upgraded to new springs and sways. They do grip a little better and look really cool but the performance is not worth it. Next set is probably going to be a set of 215ís.

Here is the before and after

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They do look better, but I will go with 215's.
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