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Old 12-01-2005, 07:21 PM   #1
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04 WRB WRX 98 RBP 2.5 RS

Default tires fitment question

hey guys
i am wondering what size of tire would fit a 18x8 rim on a 04 WRX
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:18 PM   #2
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You want to keep the ratio as close to the stock 205-55R16 diameter as possible.

Here's the link to your friendly neighbourhood Miata Tire Calculator site:

235-35R18 is pretty close to the 205-55R16 diameter. Only 1.6% off which is within acceptable limits.

Whether you will rub or not is another issue, and is also related to the offset of your wheels.

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Old 12-01-2005, 08:26 PM   #3
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It will also depend on the tire. I have seen 245/35's and they work fine, also 225/40. 235's seem to be in the middle. For an 8 inch wide wheel assuming offset is correct I would get at least a 235 wide tire....225 looks a little slight IMO. But fitment of a 225/40 is probably best.
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