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n8mcd 03-27-2014 01:36 AM

225/50/17 on a 2002-2005 wrx
 
I just wanted to report back my findings, I did some searching and I wanted to get beefy tires for my 17" wheels, from what I was finding a 225/50/17 with a 40 offset on 17x7 would fit.... I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the posts that state that are WRONG, my car is lowered 1.5" so I was expecting a little rubbing maybe, but from what I read the tires would fit a stock suspension 02-07 wrx without a problem.... Nope... Bought the tires, had them mounted on the wheels, brought them home and put them on the car and.... No.... Just no.... The rear fenders sit on top of the tires, even with stock suspension they would rub so bad even if you ran over some sand... Now I'm going to have to get my fenders rolled, and possibly even put the stock springs back on the rear..... Ending on a positive note... They look pretty awesome

brfatal 03-27-2014 10:31 AM

225/50/17 is the wrong size. 225/45/17 is the correct size. Not to mention +40 is much too low of an offset for a 7" wheel performance and reliability wise.

That being said, even on a wagon, which has less fender space than a sedan, you shouldn't be rubbing (close, but it shouldn't) with what you listed. You're not running spacers are you?

n8mcd 03-27-2014 04:56 PM

No no spacers, and the tires are used and only have about 60-70 percent left.... I'm lowered 1.5 inches and if I put those tires on the car it is not even driveable at all it will destroy the fenders

brfatal 03-27-2014 11:02 PM

Wagon or sedan.

n8mcd 03-28-2014 01:17 AM

2005 wrx sedan.

brfatal 03-28-2014 12:23 PM

You shouldn't be rubbing then.

People run 235/45/17s on 8" +45-48 wheels that have similar fit and don't rub at all with a 1.5" drop in the rear.

mosc 03-28-2014 01:36 PM

He's at +40 not 45 or 48 and he picked a tire that was needlessly tall.

225/40R17 would be perfectly fine. Tall tires are not better. Tall tires are to go around big brakes which your car doesn't have (you can clear them with 15" wheels) or provide clearance and cushion neither of which you want.

n8mcd 03-28-2014 01:54 PM

Yeah I think if I had 8 mm less offset they might fit... Guesse I'm gonna have to find a fender roller... Or a baseball bat...

I actually could use more clearance... It will raise it up but not have the ugly ass wheel gap.... The road I live on is horrible

brfatal 03-29-2014 12:00 AM

[quote=mosc;444065]He's at +40 not 45 or 48 and he picked a tire that was needlessly tall.

225/40R17 would be perfectly fine. Tall tires are not better. Tall tires are to go around big brakes which your car doesn't have (you can clear them with 15" wheels) or provide clearance and cushion neither of which you want.[/quote]

I know that. I was saying that 235/45/17s on a standard mid +40s offset won't rub at all with that much drop and they have similar fit to what he has. 1/4" of extra tire above the wheel isn't going to be a huge difference for a drop that size. Yes, they are needlessly tall, but he should have enough room for them to clear.

[url]http://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=225&aspect=50&diameter=17&wheelwidth=7&offset=40&width2=235&aspect2=45&diameter2=17&wheelwidth2=8&offset2=45#content[/url]

Proper size would have been 225/45/17 or 215/50(or 45)/17.


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