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Since you guys were quick to help with my last thread. Any recommendations for sizes of tires for a 17” wheel. Not going for anything other than a smooth ride, durability, and style. Anyone had a package combo on both tires and wheels that worked for you?
 

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1st pic is 215/50/17 on 15-17 Suby Forester wheels (17x7 48mm offset), 2nd pic is 225/45/17s on Konig wheels. (17 x 8 40mm offset). I liked the 215s much better, they're a little taller and smother riding.
 

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I have some pics in this thread

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of some 17" OEM WRX wheels I got for $150 for all 4 on the local Subaru FB page. If you are not in a rush it's worth looking around. I haven't gotten tires yet but I want these for my winter wheels so I'll be getting dedicated shows eventually.

Something that was helpful in my wheel decision was this guide here:

Rim & Tire Size Calculator. Custom Offsets

pretty comprehensive, pay attention to the scrub radius as it relates to the offset. There is a little wiggle room with offset but depending on how far off it is, it will change the steering dynamics. Too far out and you will stress the wheel bearings too.
 

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pretty comprehensive, pay attention to the scrub radius as it relates to the offset. There is a little wiggle room with offset but depending on how far off it is, it will change the steering dynamics. Too far out and you will stress the wheel bearings too.
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Absolutely, the 8 inch wide wheels I got with 40mm of offset made my steering wheel feel like more of an on/off switch while the wheels with 48mm offset felt almost as good as stock. I thought I wanted that "Poke" until I actually got it. I thought I learned that lesson 20 years ago but apparently I forgot my wheel buying experience with my Civic Ex.
 
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