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Old 08-18-2019, 08:37 AM   #8257
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Location: Front Range, Colorado
2019 WRX STI
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Originally Posted by rst.ack View Post
OEM for my 2015 WRX is 17x8 +55.
Oops, I quoted the spec for my STI, not your WRX. But the that doesn't change anything in my answer. The +55 is the most significant number.

Originally Posted by rst.ack View Post
Yes it's small but it could be the difference between rubbing and not.
Actually a 9.5 inch wheel with the same offset as a 9 inch pokes out 6 mm farther. So actually the 9.5 +38 pokes out 3mm more than the 9 +35. It is the tire that will rub. The shape of the tire on a 9 vs 9.5 could vary by more than the 3mm.

Both your choices are very close in all aspects, both performance and fit. They are both at the limit of what will fit without rubbing. It may come down to actual tire chosen to determine if it rubs.
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Last edited by MountainMan10; 08-18-2019 at 08:48 AM.
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