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Old 12 Apr 2005, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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17" or 18" question

Guys,

can anyone say yay or nay on what size alloys to go for ?

Is there any definate reasons for either ? handling etc etc ?


Ive got a bugeye


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Old 12 Apr 2005, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The only thing im really aware of is the cost of tyres :shock: There is a clear increase in cost over 17"

I cannot comment on handling as have 17s myself :wink:

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Old 12 Apr 2005, 01:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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one thing i do know mate is if you get 18's you've got to get your geometry done
for deffinate ...................... 8) 8)
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 04:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Really ? !!!

how much does that cost ?

I'd like 18"s just to fill the arch really !
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 07:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Have a read throuh: http://www.subaru-impreza.org/subaru...pic.php?t=3695 should help
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 08:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like 18's but the price difference is a big turn off :cry:
Although, I'm first in when Mr Freeze decides to sell his :P
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 08:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I like 18's but the price difference is a big turn off :cry:
Although, I'm first in when Mr Freeze decides to sell his :P
Bugger :P :wink:
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 08:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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how about some 19"'s... ??
car belongs to the lad i got my magnex off....think they are khans.



http://www.cumbrianscoobs.co.uk/bbs/...fe/wheels1.jpg


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Old 12 Apr 2005, 08:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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8) yep 19's are good as well , i've seen a set of 19" turini's on a P1 & they look
soooooooooooo good ........... :wink: :wink:
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8) yep 19's are good as well , i've seen a set of 19" turini's on a P1 & they look
soooooooooooo good ........... :wink: :wink:
Sell me them 18's then u can have some 19's :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 09:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well ont he Classic Impreza I do believe that SubaruUK backed up by Prodrive said that the 16 inch wheel was the best size for handling etc and was the wheel best suited to the Impreza chassis etc. However one of the upgrade packs by Prodrive on the Classic was to fit 17 inch wheels. They did however recommend altering the geometry of the car to assist the new sized wheels etc....

Now with the Newage (liek you have) they fit 17's as standard albeit with wider tyres and the upgrade Prodrive package is now 18 inch wheels Now the new Imprezas have a wider track etc as standard and the characteristics of the chassis etc have ben altered. So it just goes to show that Prodrive think that 18's is the largest size wheel to go for as to not hamper the handling of the car

For me the price of 18 inch tyres is a bit scarey and on the basis that 4WD Turbo cars eat tyres for breakfast I think 17 inch is a good compromise
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cheers for the info guys,

I've been going mad for months trying to decide what the hell to do about some new alloys, I can't stand my gold STi ones at all, I had the OZ supperleggera 18's on my last newage scoob but It never felt too good under handling, maybe the bloke I got it off upgraded to 18" without a geometry setup ??

Im split between another set of superleggeras or maybe some rota tarmac2 or Pff7 replicas,

each of em look better or worse when in 17" or 18" plus the prices are a killer.

Its proper doing my head in now, Im going insane

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