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post #16 of 25 Old 10-27-2011, 10:01 AM
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I have an 08 wrx sedan and I put the v12 on mine. I went from the stock 205/50/17 to a 215/50/17. For the cost overall these tires are awesome. Great handling even in the rain. Even going with a 215 body roll was cut a bit but Im still gonna go with a strut tower bar.
I would recommend going with 215/45R17 (stock 06-07 size) over 215/50R17. Also, both sizes are narrow for your car. You could also go 225/45R17 (stock 09-10 wrx, 04-07 STi size) or if you buy wider wheels, the usual WRX recommendation of 235/40R17. Getting off of a 50 sidewall tire will often stiffen things up considerably with an all season type tire.

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I absoletly agree with you that I need sway bars but for a complete rear and front kit its a little more than just the strut tower bar lol. Help me out here what well the strut tower bar help with?
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I would recommend going with 215/45R17 (stock 06-07 size) over 215/50R17. Also, both sizes are narrow for your car. You could also go 225/45R17 (stock 09-10 wrx, 04-07 STi size) or if you buy wider wheels, the usual WRX recommendation of 235/40R17. Getting off of a 50 sidewall tire will often stiffen things up considerably with an all season type tire.
See I was really wanting to go with the 225/45/17's over the 215/50/17's but the tech at discount tire said they would rub. What I didn't understand is why they went with a 205/50/17 on the 2008 wrx to begin with. Well thank you for the advice and my next tire will be a 225!
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^A 225/45/17 will NOT rub on a stock suspension setup... Heck, not even on a mild drop will a 225 rub.

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I absoletly agree with you that I need sway bars but for a complete rear and front kit its a little more than just the strut tower bar lol. Help me out here what well the strut tower bar help with?
Swar bars reduce body roll. A front strut bar reduces chassis flex and not very much either because the strut mounts are right next to firewall. The only thing a strut bar bar will noticeable do is give a minimally better steering feel.
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I can't believe they would tell you 225/45R17 would rub on an 08 WRX. Those fenders fit more than my fenders and my stock size is 225/45R17 ffs.

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thanks for the quick tip on the sway bars and strut tower bar. Yeah he was having a hard time just selling me the 215's. Hey with the 225/45R17, what would be a good rim to go with as far as rim with. A 17'7 or 17'8 etc? Sorry if these questions are being asked over and over.
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225/45r17 requires a 17x7 to 8.5 width wheel. Wider is better just make sure the offset is 48 or more and 5x100 pattern. And for a/s or summer I'd recommend 235/40R17. Requires 17x8 min though

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235/40/17 seems extremely wide but thanks for the advice. Next set of tires well defi be a 225/45/17 at min.
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235 is the stock width on the 2011 WRX and narrower than the stock 245's on the 08+ STi. Your car actually came with narrower tires (205) from the factory than the previous 07 year (215) or the year after in 09 (225).

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