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This is more of a call for someone who has better researching skills than myself.
I just purchased my WRX and I live in New England. As such I'd like to get a set of winter tires and wheels, but would also not like to spend 500+ on a wheel and tire package, + tpms. A gentlemen on ebay is selling 215/55/16's. I've calculated that this tire size would match up perfectly with my stock spedo. I've got 17X7 Nissan Sentra Spec V wheels from my previous car. If I could mount the rubber on them and recycle them as winter wheels for my Subaru I'd be a very happy panda...

I've tried my best but I haven't been able to find the offset and or lug patter... Can any one please assist? I will even accept snarky remarks and nudges in the right direction.
 

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Even if the bolt pattern is correct also confirm that the offset and other measurements are correct.
 

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I believe Nissans are 5x114 and have a different hub bore so I would say no, try tirerack.com, it'll tell you.
 

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Just got off the phone with the dealer. Off set is 53 according to them. Will call Nissan...
 

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Bought a set of 06/07 wrx wheels with ipikes in New Hampshire for 500. I would looks for deals like that. There is a NE specific subaru forum with a large for sale section. PM me for details.
 

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Nice, I'm assuming 16's will clear our brakes then?
 

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Awesome, thanks for all the responses guys. I know it was a really nub question; but having a community to bounce it off of really helped. I found a set of 02 wrx wheels on craigs with all seasons that are 205/55 -16. A 1.8% change in rotation radius.. I can actually live with that. Then maybe next year get some 215/55-16's for a perfect match to the speedo.
 

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I'm surprised no one else noticed that the OP wanted to mount 16 inch tires on a 17 inch wheel?
Ah my bad, I should have clarified this part. I was actually looking at two craigs list postings. One was for 16 inch wheels + tires.. The other was for 17 inch tires alone. If my old Spec V wheels would have been compatible with the WRX I would have just needed to purchase tires.
 
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