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Old 12-01-2013, 03:22 AM   #1
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Question WRX 2014 Wheels and Snow

Just wondering if anyone knows if the 2002 WRX stock wheels which are 16 inch will fit the WRX 2014 with 17 inch wheels.

Have access to the 16 inch wheels and would like to put snow tires on them. I currently have the OEM Dunlop summer tires on the car. Thanks for any feedback.

Also if anyone has advice for second set of wheels and tires for snow if the 16 inch should not fit. Thanks.
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:36 AM   #2
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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Same setup as mine, got those rims on a 2013 wrx.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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as long as you don't have something like a big 6 pot brake kit
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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Fits, but looks funny though
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:39 AM   #6
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They fit just fine. Caliper clearance is just over 1/4".
It does look a bit silly, but they ride nice.

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Old 12-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #7
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'14 Outback


nothing wrong with some meaty tires in the winter. I'm on 16's by choice (2005 wrx wheels), I'm selling my stock 17's.

They ride much smother on rough roads. Around here, we get potholes left and right in the winter. I have hit some seriously deep holes and have been very glad I had the flexibility of 16's over the stock 17's, I'd have popped a tire and bent a wheel for sure.

Plus, 16" winter tires are generally much cheaper.

It's that same reason I still use 17's in the summer instead of going up to 18's.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:33 AM   #8
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i live in new york, had some snow fall. my 2014 wry with the summer tires actually handles ok id say. was thinking of getting some 2004 sit gold bbs rims, not many are selling I'm pretty sure their 5x100 just looking for someone to trade
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