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Old 30 Dec 2010, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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lucky spin, need winter tyres

Hi, sorry for this post as I'm sure this information is here somewhere but I can't find it.

What is the width (J) of the standard 16" alloy wheels fitted to a 1999 WRX wagon? I'm not sure of the name but they are a 5 split spoke design.

I've just driven to Poland (here now) and need to get some winter tyres for the way back. Turns out 205 50 R16's aren't a very common size so need to know what alternatives I can fit.

Managed to do a 720 degree spin down a sheet ice hill, lost traction, steered into the verge to slow down, spun in the snow twice and landed back on the road with no damage and in the right direction!

Considering this to be extremely lucky I wanted abit of extra grip for the way back.
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: lucky spin, need winter tyres

Go for some 195's
Thinner tyres cut through the snow better
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Old 30 Dec 2010, 02:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool so if they have them 195 50 R16's? They do have 205 55 R16's.
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Re: lucky spin, need winter tyres

Not sure about a 55 profile, might start to rub the arches
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Re: lucky spin, need winter tyres

Cheers for comments, just found some Nokian winter tyres of the correct size now for 70 a corner fitted, think I'll go for them. 30 cheaper than in UK, will be interested to see how good they are.
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Nice one mate, 70 is a good price too
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