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    Wheel question on my 2013 WRX

    I have a 2013 WRX base model on order and will need to get a set of all season tires for winter driving. Will the factory wheels off a 2010 WRX fit and work correctly for my winter set? The 2010 wheels are 17x7 with 225/45R17 and my 2013 has 17x8 with 235/45R17 tires.

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    If you're getting a dedicated winter set, why put all seasons on instead of winter tires?
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    ^That.

    Just get a dedicated set of winter tires for the second wheels. You'll have summers from the factory, and you'll be all set.
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I'm debating on either putting on a set of Continental ExtremeContact DWS in place of the summer tires when I get the car or buying a set of winter tires with the wheels for bad weather. I've found some great prices on the DWS tires and they're well reviewed. I was concerned that the 2010 wheels might not be the same since they're an inch narrower than the 2013 and have a slightly smaller tire width.

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    GF has dws on her car and hates them. They have a very soft sidewall. While that's good because she's running coilovers and her car tends to be very stiff, it sucks for getting around corners with any sort of expediency. Another local running a '11 sti has them and said in comparison to the factory dunlops (and autox-ing both sets) he said the dws are like quite sloppy.

    The 2010 wheels with a dedicated snow would be the way I'd go personally. Likely that's because I alread have .. I have winter tires in 205/50 on my factory 17's and run a set of '11 wheels with 235 summers for.. well.. summer.

    If you're going to run two sets of wheels you may as well run a dedicated snow tire. The only drawback to that setup is the tpms (if you care about that) and where to store the spare set while not in use.

    fyi, if you want to run a all season.. I had to run a set of Nitto motivo's recently and despite a softer than summer tire feel.. they were very sticky and handled quite well. If I had to use a all season, those would be it for me.
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    Sorry if I'm re-hashing an old topic. I'm in the same boat as the OP. About to pick up a 2013 Base model as well and need a set of winter wheels/tires. Would 2002 factory wheels fit? Specs are: 16x6.5" diameter, Offset: +53, bolt pattern: 5x100.

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