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Old 04-10-2021, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hi,

I was wondering if someone with extensive tire knowledge could help me out with a tire selection. Or if there is already a thread that you think fits my requests that would be appreciated as well.

I have a 2019 wrx premium. It has the 18" stock alloy wheels.

What I am looking for in a tire. I think the best way to describe it is in terms of sliders or out of 10 ratings.

1) Comfort 10/10 I want the most comfortable road tire currently available. I daily my car and I am looking for ways to soften the suspension. Tires and soft coil overs are likely what I will be doing to help with that. Coil over are probably a year out so I wouldn't factor that in.

2) Tire Size 9/10 I want to largest sidewall tire or max out side tire dimensions that fits the stock wrx suspension without rubbing. I have the stock dunlop tire that comes with the car. I don't know if the outside dimensions are already maxed out already but I don't think it is.

3) Performance 8/10 I want the highest performance tire (stopping distance only, in the dry and rain, it does not snow where I live) that doesn't hinder ride quality in a real amount. Basically I don't mind sacrificing like 5% ride quality if I would gain a huge permeance bump if that makes sense.

4) Tire Noise 6/10 Quiet as possible

5) Mileage 4/10 Not important as long as its not crazy low like under 10k miles or something like that. I don't mind if its a 30k tire.

6) Price 2/10 Not important but I also don't want something that costs over 2 grand for a set of 4 even though I doubt based on what I am asking that is even remotely possible.

So that is what I am trying to find. If you have a few tires you think fits those please let me know. Also again if you can let me know what the max tire outside diameter is for a stock 2019 wrx is that would also be very helpful.

Thanks again!
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Old 04-10-2021, 05:15 PM   #2
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Take a look at Continental ContactSport DWS or the Michelin Pilot AS3+. Good long lasting performance oriented all season tires. As for size recommendations, I'll leave to someone else as I have a different car and can't guess at what would work within your car.
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Old 04-10-2021, 06:26 PM   #3
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I think you are looking at grand touring tire but why did you buy WRX?

Nothing about wet traction, nothing about snow. Strange priorities.

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Old 04-10-2021, 11:27 PM   #4
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I know I am in the minority when it comes to ride. I am trying to set my car up like a Bentley ride quality. I don't use my car on the track or at a drag strip. I just like the way it looks and it is quick just going around town. Every has different priorities I have just come to realize I would rather set my car up to be the best daily driver and have fun 95% of the time than set it up hard and hardly ever enjoy it. Also I live in south texas so snow performance is well pretty non essential and rain is somewhat important but I drive careful in the rain as it is and honestly compared to my last car just with awd and abs I think you could put the wrx on plastic tires and it would still be better than my last car.
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Old 04-11-2021, 07:32 AM   #5
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If you had led with being from south TX, I would've recommended some sort of grand touring tire as well. Look at Continental, Michelin and Bridgestone.

Though, don't get your hopes up. These cars are fun but never really feel refined in any way
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Old 04-11-2021, 01:09 PM   #6
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What is OE tire?
If you want comfortable summer tire you need premium brand and it seems that Continental ExtremeContact Sport and Pirelli P Zero PZ4 are better in comfort than Michelin.
According to Consumer Reports Dunlop Sport Max RT2 is the most comfortable summer tire. Isnít it OE for WRX?

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Old 04-11-2021, 04:32 PM   #7
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comfort and performance are are inverse. Check out at AS4 and DWS probably the best median tire
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comfort and performance are are inverse. Check out at AS4 and DWS probably the best median tire
That makes sense. What would you consider the most comfortable tire is currently then. Completely disregarding performance?

Also I measured my wheel well. It looks like a 26.5" diameter tire is pretty much the max you could go on the stock rims without rubbing (seems like 27" is the max diameter of the wheel well) and either rolling the fenders or getting a coilover and lifting it a bit. For me that translates to a 245/45. The 245/50 tires on the 18 inch rim are all coming in at 27.7" so I don't think I could run that without coilovers.
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Old 04-11-2021, 06:28 PM   #9
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I know I am in the minority when it comes to ride. I am trying to set my car up like a Bentley ride quality. I don't use my car on the track or at a drag strip. I just like the way it looks and it is quick just going around town. Every has different priorities I have just come to realize I would rather set my car up to be the best daily driver and have fun 95% of the time than set it up hard and hardly ever enjoy it. Also I live in south texas so snow performance is well pretty non essential and rain is somewhat important but I drive careful in the rain as it is and honestly compared to my last car just with awd and abs I think you could put the wrx on plastic tires and it would still be better than my last car.
Here. Buy a Bentley for the price of a new wrx. Your WRX is too light and with too short on suspension travel to ever come close to a luxury car feel. Trying to make it feel like a Bentley is just wasting money when you could actually buy... a bentley

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:52 PM   #10
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It looks like 17" wheels were an option.
You should have bough smaller wheels if comfort was priority.

Quite well liked tire for other applications (minivans, compact unsporty cars) is General ALTIMAX RT43.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...X&autoModClar=

I think it will kill any handling that WRX possesses.

From TR test:

"General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated) (Grand Touring All-Season, 225/50R17 98V)
What We Liked: Leads the test for wet and light snow traction, has a soft ride.
What We'd Improve: The ride might be too soft for some, not very engaging to drive.
Conclusion: A relaxed, well-rounded, and capable tire. "

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Old 04-19-2021, 10:07 PM   #11
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I am currently running the DWS06 and have been very happy with them. Bought these Continental tires last year from 4wheelonline, and so far they wear well. Quiet on the road with great dry/wet traction.
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:54 AM   #12
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I agree with downsizing to a 17 inch wheel. Since it doesn't snow by you, you can still get a summer tire and have relatively little compromise between tire performance and a comfortable ride. Just make sure the wheels are relatively light, at least lighter than your stock 18s. That's just as important.

Regarding street cars, I was always a firm believer that your wheels should only be as big as they need to be to clear the brakes. However one big exception for me was always the current gen WRX. The launch 17s made the car look very cheap and corolla looking, and personally I think the 18s were a big visual improvement. But nice 17 inch wheels do exist that appear larger due to the outer lip and spoke design. Maybe a set of the 17 inchers from the previous gen facelifted WRX? Always liked those.

But regardless of size, I recommend the Continental ExtremeContact Sport. It's a great performing and comfortable summer tire. If you go one size up in width from the stock size, you'll have the best of both worlds.
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