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#31 Old 08-12-2010, 01:23 PM
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WoW, thanks for that posting, now i understand.. thank you mosc
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Thanks mosc for all the info. Its a big help as I am looking for new rims and tires on my 09 wrx. I was thinking of going with Konig Illusions 17 x 7 5-100 40bcb. with this info, how ever, is the 40bcb the offset? Cause if it is and I'm understanding your info right a 40 offset is too much and that's no good for the car. Thanks again for your time and patience.
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It probably is the offset. Yes, you should find something with more offset. Also, 7" is pretty narrow for your car. If you get something wider, you could use wider tires.

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I caught the 7" part as i was looking at the specs to type the question. Up to that point it slipped by me. Kind of an idiot mistake since that is an important part of looking for a rim. I am wanting to go with 8" to give each tire just a little bigger foot print with out rub or needing to change out any other parts. back to hunting for a different rim. Thanks again for the help, info and your time.
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I have 2004 wrx wagon (no modification) with stock 16" wheels. I wanted to upgrade to 225/45/17 tires. I checked tirerack and it looks like I have two options regarding rims: 17x7 50mm offset or 17x7.5 48/50mm offset. Which wheels would be a better fit for the car? I would go with 7.5" wide wheels as they seem to be a better match for the tires, but I do not want to deal with tire rubbing issues, fender rolling etc. Can anybody tell me if 7.5" rims with 225/45/17 tires will fit in the wheel wells with no problems? Thanks.
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edit: sedans and wagons are different....stay within offset specs!!!!!!!
I cant believe that you cant find a rim thats 8 wide on there either????weird.

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Blaze, the wagon has FAR less rear fender clearance than your car does. Please keep that in mind when talking about stupid low offset wheels like +38

mrfreddie, any of those wheel choices will work fine. Pick one you like the look of, is cheap, or low weight. 17x7.5" or 17x7" aren't too different on a WRX.

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Thanks guys!
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had no idea...my bad... but very good to know, thanx for the education once again mosc!

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I ended up ordering these wheels (17x7.5", +48mm offset):
Focal F02 Machined w/Anthracite Accent

in a package with 225/45/17 Hankook ventus v12 evo K110 tires.
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your link doesnt seem to be what you thought it would be..?...But im glad to see you found something that works for you
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Just ordered some 18x8.5 +48 offset wheels for my 07 wrx. What tire size should I go with? Will 245/40/18 fit ok or should i do 235 or 225. Suspension is stock struts with swift springs.

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245/40R18 will NOT fit OK. They're much too tall. I'd go 225/40R18 or 235/35R18 or if you want to roll your fenders 245/35R18 or 255/35R18.

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Thanks so much!! This actually answered my questions!!! Had just put Forester struts on my '07 WRX wagon, with new 17x7.5 +48 wheels, and wanted to know if I can go up to a 225/45R17. Think I'll do that soon!!
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Yes you can, but with Forester struts I'd probably put taller tires on.
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