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Old 05-21-2001, 02:01 AM   #1
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I was wondering if I sould pick up these SSR rims from my friend but not sure how they'll fit. They're 17x8 up front and 17x8.5 out back. Need guidence!

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Old 05-21-2001, 03:50 AM   #2
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You are going to need the off set of the rims in order to get an answer. Also this is an AWD car so you don't want differant width rims front and back.
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Old 05-21-2001, 05:43 AM   #3
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Even with the offset numbers thats still going to be too wide of a wheel, right? I agree with people when they say "when using a 7" wide wheel you will need a +50 to +53 offset". But what I don't understand is when they say that when using a 7.5" wide wheel a +45 offsett is good. Are they only considering the inside of the wheel with rub issues? Because when you get a wider wheel then drop the offsett which effectively extends the wheel even further out won't run an even greater risk for fender rub?

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Old 05-21-2001, 05:45 AM   #4
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A staggered wheel set for an all-wheel drive vehicle is a bad idea
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Old 05-21-2001, 08:03 AM   #5
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I had always heard this before, but why isn't this followed on the Porsche Carrera 4?

The back wheels are much wider than the fronts.

Anyone know?

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Old 05-21-2001, 08:56 AM   #6
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The big rear tires on the 911's balance its extreme rear-heavy weight distribution. On an Impreza, which understeers naturally anyway, the big rear tires would just exacerbate that trait even further.
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Old 05-22-2001, 08:32 PM   #7
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Ok thanks for the help but I got another question. How wide can I go with out defeating the purpose of the AWD and fender rub (inside and out)?
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Old 05-23-2001, 06:55 AM   #8
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I have 17x7.5" SSRs with 225/45/17 PP S -03s on order from Tire Rack. I am still NOT 100% convinced they'll fit the wagon, but the contact patch width varies greatly from one manufacturer to another, and indeed, some 215s may have wider patches than some 225s (i.e. the 225 PP S 02s are 6.8", the S 03s 8.4" if I recall Luke's #s correctly). Mike
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