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Old 02-24-2017, 12:02 AM   #1
Valarius Starchaser
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Default forester lifted 04 impreza wagon wheel fitment

hey guys I've got a 04 WRX wagon that I picked up a while back now that has been on big general grabber A/T tires since I got it which are awesome offroad and in snow but I want a summer set to do some autocross in and just generally not feel like I'm in a truck for awhile

I have picked out some enkei RPF1 17x8 +45 offset rims and was looking at getting 215/45R17 tires which I found might have needed fender rolling with stock suspension but I have just found out that I actually have forester struts which makes a lot of sense due to just how tall the lift is

my question is can/should I jump up to 235/45r17 or 235/50r17 which is about forester factory sizing (although I was hoping for impreza factory height) to make it fit the height/wheel well area as I'm finding about a inch of lift with the forester struts alone anyone have experience with this?

I'm starting to think I will just need to suck it up and find a scrap tire at work to check it out because I don't think many end up going back this route

Thanks for the read and thoughts
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:18 AM   #2
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Best to check it real world

With time and other weight factors your suspension will fall on its own rate, so doing a real world fitment will give you a better idea on rubbing spots' and or height of the vehicle. Also not all tires are same/same in terms of tread depth, car tires are 9/32-11/32. Some have a lil more rubber or are actually a truck tire with 12/32 or more depth, but are still thought of as a car tire......"General Altramax Artics"
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