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This is a discussion on which wheels (and tire size) to use to dress up a 08 WRX within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by fkarkvan Don't the 08's need a 50 sidewall for 17's? Stock '08 = 205/50/17...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fkarkvan View Post
    Don't the 08's need a 50 sidewall for 17's?
    Stock '08 = 205/50/17

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    I know that, I thought that the OP said that he was going to get a 45 sidewall. My bad, it was somebody else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fkarkvan View Post
    I know that, I thought that the OP said that he was going to get a 45 sidewall. My bad, it was somebody else.
    a 45 series sidewall would be fine if you went with a wider tire, such as a 225 or a 235. The main reason for worry if you went with say a 205 / 45 /17 is the overall rolling diameter of the tire would reduce, so your rotations per mile would increase and then your speedo would be off. As long as you keep the rotations per mile and rolling diameter about the same you should be fine. Or if you dont care about your speedo being wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amnizu View Post
    a 45 series sidewall would be fine if you went with a wider tire, such as a 225 or a 235. The main reason for worry if you went with say a 205 / 45 /17 is the overall rolling diameter of the tire would reduce, so your rotations per mile would increase and then your speedo would be off. As long as you keep the rotations per mile and rolling diameter about the same you should be fine. Or if you dont care about your speedo being wrong.

    Yep, he should also be fine with 215/45's

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