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#1 Old 03-08-2008, 01:40 PM
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I just bought a 2008 WRX yesturday and From reading the wheel and tire FAQ i gathered that I could put on 18x7.5 sized rims on my car and use 225 size tires. Can anyone confirm this for me and it shouldnt make the rims stick out only 1/2 inch further correct?
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I just bought a 2008 WRX yesturday and From reading the wheel and tire FAQ i gathered that I could put on 18x7.5 sized rims on my car and use 225 size tires. Can anyone confirm this for me and it shouldnt make the rims stick out only 1/2 inch further correct?
225 is good! i have 17x7.5 and have a 225 wide tire looks great no rubbiong and sticks good.!!
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it should fit fine- pick a suby friendly offset ~ 45-50 mm

the oe rim is 7" and if you choose a rim close to the same offset (see above) you gain width both inboard and outboard (same goes for the tire) so a 1/2 wider rim doesn't equate to 1/2" further out

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you need three pieces of info to determine tire fittment. Height, width, and OFFSET. You didn't give offset.

225/40/18 will fit fine and works on a 7.5" rim without issue. Both, however, are only true if your offset is reasonable. 53 mm is ideal.

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