I hate to even bring up the thought of winter already but I see tire rack has a $50 rebate on most winter tire's during September so I figure it's time to make up my mind on what to run.
At first I was just going to order some 16in steel wheels with Blizzak WS70's but seeing as I will be running a winter wheel set up for almost 5 months out of the year I wouldn't mind having a decent looking rim that is pretty strong. I've always liked the older STi wheels so I was thinking about picking up some 04 rims since that is the only year for the 5x100 bolt pattern. For tire's the Blizzak WS70 215/50/17 look to be the perfect choice with an overall diameter of 25.5 inches with the stock 2011 tire's being 25.4 inches.
Tire rack list the stock size to be 225/45/17 but has 215/50/17 listed as an alternate winter size for the 2004 STi so I'm assuming they would not be too narrow for that rim?
Also, I know the 04 STi rims are pretty hard to come by due to the bolt pattern but what would be a reasonable price for a set that's not all thrashed?