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post #1 of 5 Old 03-24-2009, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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245/45/17?

Ok here's the thing. I just found out about the Potenza RE-01R close out and the only size left are 245/45/17. I was wondering if those would fit on a 17x7.5/8" rim? On a stock 05 Wrx? Thanks.

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Short answer: No.

Longer answer: The reason those are the only size left is because they are not a popular size. The 245/45/17 tire size means it's too tall for a WRX. The stock tire for your car is only 25" tall. As for the rim, a 7.5" or 8.0" rim would work. Bridgestone stays 7.5-9.0" for that tire size. Note that is not your stock rim size. Also, aside from being too tall, it's also too wide to fit without other modificiation for most suspension setups.

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would they fit on an 09?
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09 is basically the same answer as any other year except that your stock rims are a little wider. Still no.

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That is a good summer tire but one thing I think people dont take into consideration is that when you buy a discontinued tire like that, chances are that you have to buy a different brand tire as a replacement if you get a blowout or a flat. I would just let the deal go. You might be able to fit it if you are willing to roll your fenders, but that's a whole other story which i wouldn't recommend unless it was a track car or something like that.

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