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i have a 2008 impreza 1.5r, having 15'' steel rims with hubcaps. i'm switching to 17x8 OZ superleggeras.. my question is which will be better for me, 205/50-17 size or 225/45-17?
 

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I have seen 215 sized tires on a 17X8" wheel, it is NOT pretty. The tire looks like it's in pain from being stretched. 225 minimum on a 8" wide wheel. And yes, 245 fits a 8" wide wheel too, but I am not sure if 245 will fit the non STi Impreza without rolling the fenders.
 

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i have a 2008 impreza 1.5r, having 15'' steel rims with hubcaps. i'm switching to 17x8 OZ superleggeras.. my question is which will be better for me, 205/50-17 size or 225/45-17?
i've fitted 17x7.0 on mine and they look nice, yes they are sticking out the fenders but no problems i think they should fit if the offset was right
 

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IMO 235/40 would be best for a 17x8 wheel. It's a perfect size, not stretched at all but not ballooned either. However, the 225 will not be stretched too much.
 

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what about stock rims on the WRX. 17x7, whats the widest I could go with the 7in?
 

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I have a question too about size... I'm about to buy new rims too and i'm wondering about 18" or 19" ??

Is there a big difference between those size except the price? ( Eventho it's not a big different )

Are 19"s too big for 08 2.5I?
 
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