Today I was bored and decided to play musical wheels with the two spare sets I have in the garage. Before the accident, I'd planned to mount new summer tires on the Rotas for the bugeye, mount the winter tires to the OE wheels, and ditch the steelies and older summer tires.
With the bugeye gone, I'm left with the Rotas (which have completely shot tires on them at the moment), and the steelies with only a couple thousand miles on the winter tires. I'm trying to decide if I should keep using the steelies, as silly as they look, or buy an all new set of tires for the Rotas, then ditch the steelies. All photos are taken with the car on the ground at stock ride height.
Stock: OE 17x7 wheels with 225/55R17 Falken Ziex all-seasons. These tires came with the car, and are pretty much new. Note the dope ride height as well.
Rotas: Rota SDR 17x7.5 wheels currently mounted with bald 225/45R17s. While not in good enough shape for summer tire duty, they'd be great winter wheels, but I'd need new tires for them. I'd upsize the tires too, as the 45s look pretty silly in the enormous Outback wheel wells.
Steelies: 16x6.5(?) steel wheels plasti-dipped red. Mounted with Yokohama Ice Guard 205/45R16s. While not really a "performance" winter tire, they had fantastic traction with the WRX in snow.
According to Clubdub tradition, bewbs must be an option, so here's some wheel bewbs of unknown size: