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    Winter Tires Question

    Hey All,

    Super noob here about tires. I'm picking up my friends I believe 07 BBS STI wheels 5x114.3

    Wanted to know what kind of tires would fit on these wheels and also what else is everyone is running?
    I was looking and wondering if these tires (I like meatier tires with a larger sidewall for the winter) would fit these wheels

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

    Thanks for all your insight, again I'm a noob lol
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    If those are 17x8 wheels, then yes those will fit. Also, yes those are good winter tires. I ran them.
    However, let me warn you, they are NOT performance winter tires so don't expect a GREAT dry road performance from them. They do tend to be a little floaty. They're fantastic in rain and snow though.

    What is the stock tire size for your WRX? You have to factor in the sidewall size for speedo accuracy.

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    If you're in north NJ, I'd question the need for full snow-tires as opposed to performance winter rubber.

    235/45/17 will fit well.
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    If cost is an issue, but you want better dry performance with good winter capability check out the Blizzak LM32 tire as well. I think in your size it should still be around $160-$170 per.

    If cost is not as important, you can look at Michelins selection of Pilot Alpin tires. Those are generally very highly rated.

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    Look at Craigslist. You might want to check this set of Blizzaks in NJ. They are 245/45-17 while stock tires are 235/45-17. I'm sure someone here on the forum will comment as to whether they would fit okay or not. Good price though at $111 each compared to ~$170 each new and IMO would be better tires than the General Altimax Arctic for all around winter use.

    snow tires 245/45r17 Bridgestone Blizzac - $111 (Hopatcong,NJ)

    Here is another set -- Michelin Michelin Xi3 winter snow tires 235/45R17 for $500... and they are the right size!

    4 Michelin Winter Tires - $500 (Paramus)
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    Literally just bought 07 BBS wheels today. Very good condition. Looking into these tires too.

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    https://www.google.com/search?q=07+s...79MQ6KpznFM%3A

    Thanks everyone for the input. These are the wheels I will be buying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaySin View Post
    If those are 17x8 wheels, then yes those will fit. Also, yes those are good winter tires. I ran them.
    However, let me warn you, they are NOT performance winter tires so don't expect a GREAT dry road performance from them. They do tend to be a little floaty. They're fantastic in rain and snow though.

    What is the stock tire size for your WRX? You have to factor in the sidewall size for speedo accuracy.

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    Stock size I believe is 235-40-18
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    If you're in north NJ, I'd question the need for full snow-tires as opposed to performance winter rubber.

    235/45/17 will fit well.
    I am in north jersey. Remember all the snow we got 2 and 3 years ago? snowed twice a week, 4+ inches for like 7 weeks!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subie365 View Post
    snowed twice a week, 4+ inches for like 7 weeks!!!!
    Where I'm from... we call that "April"

    With all the bats**t insane NY/NJ drivers by you. I wouldn't think twice about getting dedicated winter setup.
    I ran Altimax's back when I lived in MinneSNOWta and they were incredible. But as Jaysin pointed out, the tend to be a bit floaty on try pavement.
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    be careful with General Tires. On my LGT I had Gmax all seasons and they didn't hold up well to potholes in the winter. One I destroyed on a nasty dip in the road doing 45, and another one 2 years later going 15 mph (it was also an extremely cold night) The price is appealing but the quality sure isnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruffffiooooooooo View Post
    be careful with General Tires. On my LGT I had Gmax all seasons and they didn't hold up well to potholes in the winter. One I destroyed on a nasty dip in the road doing 45, and another one 2 years later going 15 mph (it was also an extremely cold night) The price is appealing but the quality sure isnt.
    If you get new, put road hazard coverage on them. Cost is a lot less than replacing a tire.
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    I never buy road coverage. Here's my rationale:

    If the tyre is new then I'll only replace one and pay for one. This cost is comparable to road hazard protection for four, that I won't buy.

    If the tyre is even a touch older I'll have to buy four. Road hazard would only cover the cost of one.

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    When i bought those General tires, I didn't buy them from a tire shop. The garage who did all my service work got them for me but didn't offer a road hazard coverage. Although, I have a wheel and tire road hazard coverage from Subaru good for 5 years/100,000 miles on the stock wheels and tires

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