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#46 Old 03-13-2012, 10:25 PM
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actually, tried that. Put 215/55R17s on. They rubbed the wheel wells on the rear, not always, just big bumps.
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I just have a quick question, I have a 2010 WRX and I have a set of Rims that used to be on my 95 Talon TSI AWD, they are 16"x7 offset +38mm tire size is 225/50 R16 the diameter seems okay but the offset is way lower than stock, I was just wondering if I mounted those and used them if any problems would occur and would handling be better or worse? From what I was told handling would be better cause the wheels would be further out and it would ride a bit wider. Please let me know if any of its correct. Thanks!
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If the are the correct bolt pattern, the offset is too low and the wheels are narrower than stock. This will reduce tire options and hurt performance. Don't.
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Wider suspension is better, but changing wheels doesn't change the suspension. The best offset is the stock offset because it's the offset for which the suspension was designed to work. Reducing offset to "widen" the stance of the car does not generally improve handling. The suspension geometry is adversely effected. To correctly widen the track of the car, the suspension would need to be modified. And not just by changing parts, the entire geometry would need to be redone.

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