Tire width questions for '11 WRX sedan
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    Tire width questions for '11 WRX sedan

    I haven't posted much since I got my WRX because I wanted to get a feel for the car. I FREAKIN' love it! Anyhoo, my question is I'd like to score some new wheels for my subie for summer wheels but I'd like to get a wider wheel. I know the the stock wheels are 17x8. I was wondering if there were any problems associated with going with a wider wheel like a TSW Interlagos that is 17x9 and what offset is recommended to ensure no problems with the wider wheel. I like that wheel since it's lightweight and I can get a 9" wide wheel that weights around 18 lbs. Plus, I think it would look good on it. Any thoughts?

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    go for it. currently on an 18x10 with 275s and a minor rear fender roll. if you stay around a +38 on a 9" wide you will be golden.


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    Ok cool. I found some with the offset at +40, so I should be ok. I don't want to roll the fenders since I'd like to keep the car at current stock height. Also, should I keep the tires the same size at stock with the wider wheels?

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    I'd go wider tires. At least 245. Otherwise you are going to be looking at some stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I'd go wider tires. At least 245. Otherwise you are going to be looking at some stretch.
    Agreed. You could probably fit a 255 with minimal fender roll if any at all, as long as you pick a correct offset as Torque suggested above. I think a +40 would be ok.
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