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Old 02-19-2002, 10:09 PM   #1
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Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: San Jose, CA
2002 WRX Wagon
Platinum Silver

Default 225/40-18 tire with 18 x 7.5 rim

Who's running 225/40-18 tires on a 18 x 7.5 (Prodrive P1) rim on a WRX wagon? Will I have rubbing problems if I use this tire/rim combo?

I just upgraded my brakes to the StopTech kit. I currently have 17x7 Prodrive P1's with 215/45-17's on the car. There's not enough room between the caliper and the rim so that the balancing weights are rubbing against the caliper and that has torn up the weights. They have deep scratches and gouges in them and I'd like to get a wheel with more room so that I don't have to worry about the caliper tearing off the weights.

Of course, an 18" wheel/tire combo will be heavy as crap...

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Old 02-20-2002, 02:28 AM   #2
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WRB WRX 5 Door
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The wheel will fit if it has at least a 48mm offset.
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Old 02-20-2002, 02:39 AM   #3
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2004 XT
hi-yo silver

Default 18's

i have 225/40/18 pirelli p-zero tires mounted on my Speedline GT-Ones, 18x7.5x48. there's plenty o' room between wheel weight and caliper and they actually weigh less than a 17x7.0x52 Prodrive P7 wheel. i also have the Stoptechs with my gt-ones...

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Old 02-20-2002, 11:53 AM   #4
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2004 2.5 twin scroll 6MT


The P1 is the correct ET for the car and will fit fine.

They and NOT that heavy, they are lighter than the std EU 17" - they are however, very strong.


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