Thread: Newbie from NC
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:13 AM   #1
Scooby Newbie
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Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Lenoir, NC USA
2013 Impreza HB

Default Newbie from NC

Bought my first Subaru last week, and I'm really enjoying it! I'm finding myself looking for curvy lines on the map from point A to point B for the first time in many years.

I'm already thinking about a tires and wheels upgrade. It's a 2013 Impreza sport premium wagon, with OEM 17x7 wheels and 205/50R17 tires. Looking at 17x8 wheels with +45 offset. A 225/45R17 tire is slightly smaller in diameter, and lowers the effective final gear ratio and spins the speedometer/odometer just a bit faster. If I go to a 235/45R17, it would be a slightly larger diameter than OEM. Suggestion?

The other consideration is fitment. It looks like the 225's will have plenty of clearance.(?) Am I pushing it with 235's, with everything else being stock?
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