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Old 03-14-2005, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default 245's on 17x8 wheels on WRX?

I need to know if I can put 245/40/17 Pirelli P-Zero Nero's on 17 x 8's on my 02 WRX? I don't want to roll my fenders and I don't want any rubbing. Will it work or are the tires too big?
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:12 AM   #2
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Try the "Tire and Wheel" forum ... Lots of info there ...
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:57 PM   #3
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As far as the tire, yes, a 245 will work, but it'll depend on your specific wheel offset, or more plainly, where the tire is located between the strut and quarter lip. More than probably you'll be ok, but you won't know for certain without some calculations.
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Old 03-14-2005, 01:51 PM   #4
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As far as the tire, yes, a 245 will work, but it'll depend on your specific wheel offset, or more plainly, where the tire is located between the strut and quarter lip. More than probably you'll be ok, but you won't know for certain without some calculations.

What he said
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Old 03-14-2005, 04:58 PM   #5
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wagon vs sedan is also important
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:46 PM   #6
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225 tire is the best tire choice for a 8" wheel performance wise.
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:51 PM   #7
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225 tire is the best tire choice for a 8" wheel performance wise.


I'd take a 235/40 or 245/40 on an 8" wheel anyday.

225/45 is best suited for a 7.5" wheel, although I'm going to be stuffing a 235/40 on my 7.5's once the 615 comes out in that size.
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:55 PM   #8
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Don't take my word for it just ask Subaru or some of the tire Guru's.
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:58 PM   #9
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how would 235/45/17 be on 17" X 8" rims
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:03 PM   #10
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how would 235/45/17 be on 17" X 8" rims
235/45 would fit fine on the rim...but it's slightly too tall for the WRX. That helps highway mileage, but hurts your gearing for flat out acceleration.


And krazy...I would challenge you to find anybody who will say that a 225/45 will outperform a 235/40 on an 8" rim.
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:08 PM   #11
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235/45 would fit fine on the rim...but it's slightly too tall for the WRX. That helps highway mileage, but hurts your gearing for flat out acceleration.


And krazy...I would challenge you to find anybody who will say that a 225/45 will outperform a 235/40 on an 8" rim.
thanks. reason why i brought up 45s is because i was on 40s when i had 18" X 7.5" rims.. with that combo the rims were very vulnerable to damage. i just got some 17's X 8" now.
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:15 PM   #12
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It is a sedan. I think the offset is like 46 or 48, I can't remember.
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:28 PM   #13
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I have a set on my 2004 STi right now. These will fit any WRX with ease. Lowered or stock height.

My setup:
245/40/17 - Pzero Nero M+S
Rota Torques 17x8 +48mm offset 5x100

no rubbing what so ever.

Oh yeah and they're for sale

1000 miles on the wheels and tires. I bought these thinking I'd be driving the car around all winter and it's been laid up for 3 months because it's under the knife.

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Old 03-14-2005, 11:15 PM   #14
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How much are you looking to get for your wheels and tires? What color are your torques?
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:58 AM   #15
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How much are you looking to get for your wheels and tires? What color are your torques?
Wheels are Hyper Silver

$900 for the set...1000miles on it easily...that's about it.
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:49 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by MauroMotorsports
I have a set on my 2004 STi right now. These will fit any WRX with ease. Lowered or stock height.

My setup:
245/40/17 - Pzero Nero M+S
Rota Torques 17x8 +48mm offset 5x100

no rubbing what so ever.

Oh yeah and they're for sale

1000 miles on the wheels and tires. I bought these thinking I'd be driving the car around all winter and it's been laid up for 3 months because it's under the knife.

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Old 03-15-2005, 12:59 PM   #17
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no harm done
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Old 03-15-2005, 02:06 PM   #18
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$900 is my price but silver is not my color. I'm only looking for bronze. Thanks anyway.
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Old 03-15-2005, 02:10 PM   #19
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all good..just put it on the table since you guys were talking about it
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