Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday March 23, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Tire & Wheel

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-24-2017, 12:02 AM   #1
Valarius Starchaser
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 459312
Join Date: Dec 2016
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
2004 WRX Wagon

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
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Valarius Starchaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 02-24-2017, 08:18 AM   #2
Scooby Guru
Member#: 70710
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Quakertown/AREA1320 391whp
2002 04STi Swaped RS
w/PPGS & 02 Wagon w/PPGs


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"
dangerousatom is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.