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Old 19 Jan 2012, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Max Wheel Size for 2005 WRX?

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Anyone know what maximum size to comfortably fit on an 05 WRX? Is it 19 or 18??
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Old 19 Jan 2012, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Think 19 will fit with the right width offset and tyre but ride quality will be absolutely ruined
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Old 19 Jan 2012, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for that, will save myself some money and stick to 18"s. You know how it is, start looking then gradually go up the scale......

What tire size do you suggest? stick with stock 225? or 235 worth it?
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Old 19 Jan 2012, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Max Wheel Size for 2005 WRX?

I agree with the above, but you may be better with a nice set of 17`s to maintain handling and ride, its the elastic band tyres that cause the issue.
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Old 19 Jan 2012, 09:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Would the tires need to be that much smaller on 18"s too??

Confused now, as the Prodrive documents claim 18"s will produce the best performance....is this not the case?
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Old 19 Jan 2012, 09:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I changed to 18 with 225/40 and slightly regret it. Unless you are on smooth roads it compromises ride quality and handling as Brett has stated. I've spent so much money putting good years on them I'm stuck with them now.
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Old 19 Jan 2012, 09:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys,

Very glad i asked now, have learnt a lot. Now my next question......is there any reason a set of alloys wouldn't be suitable if has correct studs, size, width, etc? Only ask as some websites say the Alutec Ecstasy 17"s will fit....others say they won't....
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Old 19 Jan 2012, 10:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If they're 5x 100 pcd they will fit the bolts. How wide are the and what offset are they?
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Old 19 Jan 2012, 10:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Diameter / Width: 17 x 7.5"
PCD / Offset: 5 x 112 ET35

Not looking good.........
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Old 19 Jan 2012, 10:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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5 x 112 is VW/Audi/Seat etc pcd, also some vx`s
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Old 19 Jan 2012, 10:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Max Wheel Size for 2005 WRX?

ANother lesson learnt, don't trust websites!!!! Was meant to be for Subaru Impreza 2005 WRX.......not even close.

So.....just looking at 17"s now, and for that pod and offset, not much I like!!!

For a 7x17, is 215 maximum i can have?

Can anyone recommend some decent alloys with looks and performance?
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Re: Max Wheel Size for 2005 WRX?

225/45/17 is fine
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Old 19 Jan 2012, 10:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thats good news, now to find a website willing to put those size tires on the Rims, most are only offering 215, sure i'll get there

Thanks Guys, been massive help
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225/45/17 is fine
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