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Size help with Gold OZ Alleggrita HLT's on 03

Hi, im new to the forums and i've been doing some research but need some definitive answers. I've got a blue 03 WRX and i'm really likin the Gold OZ Alleggrita's. I'm unsure of which to get 18'' or 17''. I think the 18's will look funny cause they would look too big for the car but i don't have any idea. Plus not sure about which width, 8'' or 7.5'' and tire width and offset size to get to give me that nice flush look. i don't want them sticking out from the fender. Or if anyone has any other ideas of other rims that are gold, light, and look good, i'm open to anything. THANKS!
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17 x 8 is a good number to go by. 30 plus offset is good, not exceeding 48. I've seen a bugeye sedan with 18's before, didn't look BAD, but i personally found that the wheelbase looked shortened and kind of 'hot-wheel-y' in my head.

your call tho. the Allegrita's are wicked cool wheels.

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17 x 8 is a good number to go by. 30 plus offset is good, not exceeding 48. I've seen a bugeye sedan with 18's before, didn't look BAD, but i personally found that the wheelbase looked shortened and kind of 'hot-wheel-y' in my head.

your call tho. the Allegrita's are wicked cool wheels.

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I would recommend ignoring this guy.

Your stock offset is +53. Stay near that. +48 is good, but not ideal. Stay at or above it. +30 is moronic.


7.5" is an awkward width, but it's perfectly fine. 17x8" or 18x8" are more useful. Both are easy to find in +48.

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I would recommend ignoring this guy.

Your stock offset is +53. Stay near that. +48 is good, but not ideal. Stay at or above it. +30 is moronic.


7.5" is an awkward width, but it's perfectly fine. 17x8" or 18x8" are more useful. Both are easy to find in +48.
Ya I know that stock rims are 16x6.5 +53. Just wasnt sure what offset for the wider rims but from what I've seen and from you, +48 is good and that's what offset they come in. I don't have a clue where that guy got +30 from hah so a 17x8 w/ +48 wouldn't have rubbing issues at all? What size tire is the best? I was thinking 225/45 but I'm not really sure
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Is your car a sedan or wagon? The wagon doesn't have much fender clearance. 17x8" +48 would not preset rubbing issues for either car, with reasonable tires. Doesn't rub inside or out, not even close. If you have a sedan, I'd recommend 235/40R17. They're a little shorter which is good and also a nice increase in width. They're also pretty square with the 8" width. Unfortunately, they're just too wide for the rear fenders on the wagon. If you have a wagon, I'd go with 215/45R17. 225/45R17 would work on either, I just think the WRX is better off with a shorter tire. I'd actually recommend 225/40R17 over 225/45R17 for the WRX though cost may rule that choice out.

If you want a lot of tire width, offset is key. There's a lot of clearance between your stock wheels/tires and the struts. Fitting the maximum width tire will require a high offset wheel.

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Is your car a sedan or wagon? The wagon doesn't have much fender clearance. 17x8" +48 would not preset rubbing issues for either car, with reasonable tires. Doesn't rub inside or out, not even close. If you have a sedan, I'd recommend 235/40R17. They're a little shorter which is good and also a nice increase in width. They're also pretty square with the 8" width. Unfortunately, they're just too wide for the rear fenders on the wagon. If you have a wagon, I'd go with 215/45R17. 225/45R17 would work on either, I just think the WRX is better off with a shorter tire. I'd actually recommend 225/40R17 over 225/45R17 for the WRX though cost may rule that choice out.

If you want a lot of tire width, offset is key. There's a lot of clearance between your stock wheels/tires and the struts. Fitting the maximum width tire will require a high offset wheel.
Definity sedan hah sorry I didn't say in my first post. Ok I see what your gettin at but why shorter tire? I'm guessin it has to do with the smaller circumfrence taking less to get them going for faster acceleration? I'm just throwing that out there, I don't really have an idea. Just for more info I use this car as my work car which ill be driving around 30k miles a year so I need less rpms on the highway. Sorry if I sound like an idiot but hey,only way you learn is by asking questions
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30k miles a year you probably don't want 40 sidewall (235/40R17) tires, they will be more expensive than 225/45R17 tires. I'm assuming you won't be buying nice rubber because it probably wouldn't last you a summer.

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I'm not guna get junk tires but not the best. Ill have these on like half the year cause i'm guna be using my stock rims and putting all season or winter tires on. So if i go with the height of 45 i should go with the 225? Why not 235?
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235/45R17 is too tall. Note the middle number is a RATIO, not a sidewall height. For example a 205/45R17 tire is a mere 24.3" tall where a 305/45R17 tire (if it existed) would be 27.8" tall.

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Ahhhh, ya, i forgot that it was the ratio. i was just thinkin it was a set height. Brain fart... Ill just go with the 225/45 then. Thanks, youve been loads of help!
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