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    Hey all, Im waiting on a '14 WRX hatch, and by the way it looks there will be snow on the ground by the time it arrives. I have some 215-60r 17 dunlop all seasons. will these tires be too tall for the wrx? will they work with the stock rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejuks2 View Post
    Hey all, Im waiting on a '14 WRX hatch, and by the way it looks there will be snow on the ground by the time it arrives. I have some 215-60r 17 dunlop all seasons. will these tires be too tall for the wrx? will they work with the stock rims?
    I'd get winter tires.

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    I doubt 60s will fit.

    Where are you located? If it gets below 40 consistently during the winter it would be better to run real winter tires.
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    Oh I know, I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we get lots of snow. Its basically ice roads from mid december to the beginning of april. Ive never actually had winter tires in my whole life, but i suppose the new WRX will be cause to do so.

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    Congrats on the purchase. I would spend the money and get some dedicated winter tires. I ordered a set with steel wheels from Tire Rack and it came out to around $600-700.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deejuks2 View Post
    Oh I know, I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we get lots of snow. Its basically ice roads from mid december to the beginning of april. Ive never actually had winter tires in my whole life, but i suppose the new WRX will be cause to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
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    I see alot of people opting for 16 inch steel rims. What tire size is reccomended for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejuks2 View Post
    I see alot of people opting for 16 inch steel rims. What tire size is reccomended for this?
    215/55-16 is a very close match in overall diameter to the stock 235/45-17 tires, and thus what most would recommend running.
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    my 2014 wrx hatch is waiting for me at the dealer. i live in Denver, CO. we get a bit of snow, but not much moisture in it. it dumps for a day, the next day most of it has melted away in the city.
    i will get winter tires for it - maybe even studded. where should i look and what do you recommend?
    the tires that come standard - are they any good for summer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djk5077 View Post
    215/55-16 is a very close match in overall diameter to the stock 235/45-17 tires, and thus what most would recommend running.
    Thanks. What if I stick with the 17 in rims? Would 215/55-17s fit alright? The reason I ask is they dont make Firestone winterforces in the stock size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejuks2 View Post
    Thanks. What if I stick with the 17 in rims? Would 215/55-17s fit alright? The reason I ask is they dont make Firestone winterforces in the stock size.
    If you want a 17" size tire in a profile other than stock, I'd go 205/50-17. That's what I'm running for my winter set. However, mine are mounted on skinnier '09-'10 wrx wheels. The 8" wide '11+ wrx wheels would probably not work well with 205 width tires.

    Does it have to be a firestone tire? The General Altimax Arctic is offered in the stock 235/45-17 size, and is a very good tire. I'd suggest downsizing from the stock size to either the 215/55-16 or 205/50-17 for two reasons. The narrower tires work better than wide tires in the winter, as they "cut" through the snow better. And two, smaller tires are generally cheaper too.

    Also, I usually use this site for comparing tire sizes. https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Tire-Size-Calculator
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