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This is a discussion on Winter Set-Up within the Tri-State forums, part of the Regional Discussion category; Originally Posted by jgardiner Smaller diameter rims will not lower your car if you go with a higher profile tire. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgardiner View Post
    Smaller diameter rims will not lower your car if you go with a higher profile tire. For a 16" rim try and find a 70 series tire and you will gain ground clearance as well as have taller tire sidewalls for better bump absorbtion.
    I'd imagine there are (quality) high profile snow tires out there? I don't mind losing the performance if they are only going on the car for the winter months.

    What would I need offset wise?
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    I run a 55 instead of the stock 45.Gives you a bit more height.
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    Tire Rack has 17 and 18 inch wheels listed for the 2011 WRX, but if you select the Winter Tire/Wheel package, they recommend a 215/55R16, which has the same 25.3" diameter as the OEM 235/45R17's.

    I think I'm going to try these 215/60R16's, though. 26.0" diameter (so 0.35" closer to fenderwell). I think with the narrower width, it might just fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamXp View Post
    Tire Rack has 17 and 18 inch wheels listed for the 2011 WRX, but if you select the Winter Tire/Wheel package, they recommend a 215/55R16, which has the same 25.3" diameter as the OEM 235/45R17's.

    I think I'm going to try these 215/60R16's, though. 26.0" diameter (so 0.35" closer to fenderwell). I think with the narrower width, it might just fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgardiner View Post
    Smaller diameter rims will not lower your car if you go with a higher profile tire. For a 16" rim try and find a 70 series tire and you will gain ground clearance as well as have taller tire sidewalls for better bump absorbtion.
    Wonder if that will cause any fender rubbing.. I run 16" Dunlop WinterSport 3Ds in 205/55.

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