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Legacy tire size question

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#1 monk50


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Posted 29 January 2004 - 09:14 AM

1995 Legacy LS. Question
I am running a set of WRX wheels with Protenza 205/55 RE 16 tires and want to know....

Will a set of Potenza size 225/50 ZR16 run on the WRX wheels?
Secondly can I run the 225's on the rear with the 205's on the front. Problems suggestions?

Looking for help from the experts or who I could call to find out the information.
Thanks for your quick response.


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Posted 29 January 2004 - 09:43 AM

i'm not sure about rubbing issues with the 225's... however those tires will fit on your wrx rims

I wouldn't recommend using 225's in the rear and 205's up front because that will make for some odd handling characterisitcs... also the width isn't the only thing you should take into account, a 225/50/16 tire is taller than a 205/50/16 and this will be bad for you center diff. A 225/45/16 would be very close to a 205/50/16 in terms of height.

use this tire size calculator to figure out what sizes will have the same rolling diameter, you also may want to look into getting your fenders rolled if you run into rubbing issues

good luck

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 11:39 AM

Thanks for your quick response.
I appreciate the help.

Your advise makes sense and will for go the larger tires.


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