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Old 06-06-2008, 01:37 AM   #1
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Default 205/50/16 vs. 205/55/16 tire size

I bought a set of wheels, but realized they came with 205/50/16 size tires as oppose to OEM 205/55/16 size. Are there the implications of having 50 sized tire? pros/cons?

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Old 06-06-2008, 05:49 AM   #2
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The effectively shorter final drive will make your tranny happy.

Just make sure you keep the pressures up in those tires, as they are probably not load-rated for the GVW of your WRX.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:01 PM   #3
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shouldn't be a problem. I run that size on my 2002 WRX. Theres advantages in effective gearing and weight. It looks just a bit goofy with smaller tires but its a blast to drive.
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