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Old 07-01-2020, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default Will 225/50R17 with WRX rims fit a saab 92x?

buddy of mine got a free set of 225/50R17 tires he said I can have. I want to try and pick up a set of 2011-2014 WRX rims. Those are 17x8 rims. Im unsure if i can run that setup without tire rubbing. My car is stock, and I don't plan on lowering.

My current setup (factory) is 205/55R16. Rims are 6.5 wide.

Anyone gone with a bigger tire? How bad will it affect performance etc if they actually fit?
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Old 07-01-2020, 09:47 AM   #2
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those tires are going to be an inch taller than your stock tire's diameter, which would making rubbing much more likely. this would also throw off your speedo and perhaps cause strain on your diff's. in my opinion, not worth the "free" hassle. 225/45-17 would be a suitable tire size for your saab and those 11-14 WRX wheels.

here's a comparison of those 225/50-17's on WRX wheels to your stock wheels and tires.
https://www.willtheyfit.com/index.ph...h=8&offset2=53

the 17x8 WRX wheels and your 92x 16" wheels both have a 53mm offset.
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=2239019
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I would go 225R4517. That’s what I have on my 04 wagon with +48 offset. No rubs.
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got pics? do you think that setup would look flush to the side of the car as far as width goes?
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cool thanks ill keep an eye out for those tires
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got pics? do you think that setup would look flush to the side of the car as far as width goes?
No pics. Offset is key for flush. My car is is weird because I did an STI control arm swap because of the 04 recall. So my front end is wider like a sedan. So the tires stick out a bit. The rear is not quite flush but good enough.

Search forum. I remember a thread on what fits.
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