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#1 Old 12-16-2013, 07:16 PM
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Will these tires fit!?

So I have a 2014 wrx and have been searching around for some snow tires and rims. I found a set online with the size of 245-40-18. Would those fit on my car?
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How would we know? You didn't post anything relevant.
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They won't fit your stock wheels... because your stock wheels aren't 18". If they're attached to some 18" wheels already then your answer is "maybe. How's about finding out something about the wheels?"

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Sorry for the lack of info but the rims are 18 by 8.5 and they were on an 09 sti
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245-40-18 snow tires? Are you swapping tires but keeping the same wheel? Not criticizing, but just a bit surprised considering what I thought was conventional wisdom for snow tires. It was my understanding that, typically, a (relatively) narrower tire is better for snow.

Many people who use a separate set of snow tires for their WRX also use a second set of wheels (such as the stock wheels just as an example).

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245/40/R18 is the OEM summer size for the '08+ generation STi, so the tire size is not an issue for the wheel wells of your '14 WRX.

However, STi wheels have a 5x114mm bolt pattern and the WRX has a 5x100mm bolt pattern so wheels from an STi won't fit. Here's a reference link to specs:
WRX Wheel Info - Reference Info

It is typical to run a smaller set for winter tires for economy and because width is only an advantage on dry asphalt. I ran 215/50R17 winter tires on 17x7 wheels on my '09 STi. So I'd look for some of those (with the 5x100mm bolt pattern) instead.

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As mentioned wrong bolt pattern. Wheels won't fit.
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OP for a winter wheel set there is a lot more to think about than just fitting on your rims. I assume you already have the 18 inch rims installed? otherwise they wont fit your stock setup.

Your location and the harshest weather you plan on being out in are hugely important, so is knowing if your local transit authority salts the roads. most guys run steel wheels and thinner than normal rubber that's rated for snow. I would hate to see a set of STi 18s get torn up by salted roads all winter.

If I were in your shoes and had to grab a snow wheel set Id look for something with a smaller rim diameter, slimmer tread width and a snow rating.

Hope that helps : )
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Go with a wheel that's preferably 16" as they'll allow for more sidewall on the tire which is good in a winter app. Also keep it closer to 7" rather than 8" wide, and with a 5x100 bolt pattern.

And go with tires that are either 225/50R16 or 215/55R16 but nothing wider IMO.

An 18" wheel should in no way even be considered....


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^ trying to get other 3GS into your 16" gang I see... Fol
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I have 16" steelies with blizzak snow tires. Purchased them off tire rack as a set together, wheels and tires. Definitely agree with the riot act.

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^ trying to get other 3GS into your 16" gang I see... Fol
Yessir, Randy lol! But honestly 16's are the best wheel size for winter tires OP. 17's are ok too but def not 18's for a winter setup. I've seen other guys with 18" winter setups around me in MA. They immediately get the...

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Thanks fellas. Helped a bunch. I was trying to do it the cheap way but I ended up just ordering up a full set up on tire rack
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What wheels and tires you go with?


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