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Guest Message by DevFuse

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2.5 RS tire size increase

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Posted 14 June 2003 - 01:15 PM

My calculations show a 225/50 16 will be <span style="text-decoration:underline">almost</span> the same rolling dia. as the factory 205/55 16
Has anyone had any major rubbing issues with this increased size

car MY00 2.5 RS

#2 Guest_Legacy777_*

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Posted 14 June 2003 - 03:27 PM

what offset? stock subie rims?

225 may be pushing it a tad too much. 215 would probably work fine. You may want to ask on nasioc since there's a ton more imprezas over there.

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Posted 14 June 2003 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for the reply Josh, the rims are a set I got from Teagues, I believe they are factory offset
<img src="http://www.westol.com/neper/ARSE.jpg"/>
The 215s were coming up short.

#4 Guest_Legacy777_*

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Posted 15 June 2003 - 12:49 PM

what do you mean the 215's were comin up short? Smaller overall diameter?

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Posted 15 June 2003 - 09:25 PM

My guess is that it will work. My 03 wagon has 225's on it (non factory rims though) and they fit fine at stock ridehight. Since the bugeye wagon and GC8 share suspension specs....

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Posted 16 June 2003 - 08:04 PM

According to this tire calculation site. www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
Those 2 sizes are identical

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Posted 22 June 2003 - 05:51 AM

Thanks for the replies, I'm going with Witte
Guess we will see, I ordered them and will be getting them this week.
<img src="http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires/kumho/ku_ecsta_711_ci2_l.jpg"/>

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