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What size tire do you put on to get anywhere near stock?

It seems like the sidewalls are still too high to get close....


any recommendations and/or pics???


thanks!


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The closest but limited in brands: 215/55/17
The one that makes most of the speedometers read correctly (not under): 225/55/17
The one that most on this board seem to have: 225/50/17

There are, of course, the wider options mentioned above.

I personally am running 225/55/17. I like a more compliant ride and didn't like the choice of tires in 215/55.
 

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Actually, our speedometers are off by 3.X% from the factory and w/ me running 235/55/17 tires my speedo is dead on now, accurate that is.
 

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Hmm.. Interesting. I don't think I can run 235 size tires because of my impreza wheels that I use. Offset is wrong. =(
 

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225/50/17

It comes out to be just slightly smaller than stock:
 

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bullmtnbiker said:
The closest but limited in brands: 215/55/17
The one that makes most of the speedometers read correctly (not under): 225/55/17
The one that most on this board seem to have: 225/50/17

There are, of course, the wider options mentioned above.

I personally am running 225/55/17. I like a more compliant ride and didn't like the choice of tires in 215/55.
Do you have a photo of what the 225/55 17 look like on yours with the silver SDRs? I was thinking of that same setup with Exalto A/S.
 

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So 235/50-17s are 1/2+ in diameter-the closest yet.
 

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That looks pretty good to me. Thanks for the photos.

This is what I have—steel and screaming 'BASE MODEL'.


This is my other option—wheels off an 06 X Premium.


Both are 16 inch.
Hey, I finally posted a photo correctly.
 

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I really like the newer 16" alloys on the XS. I don't realy like the stock '04 alloys... but they make good snow wheels.:)
 
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