I go fishing/hunting or camping nearly every weekend and there is about 70km of old off road to get there and +-250km to get there..ok % are completly off.. I must admit but..it's a old hunting cabin.
I don't use the car most of the week has I bike to work and use the buss during winter..I still use it for hauling groceries and stuff but most of the time it goes mild off roading for a good 70km
But I do a lot of long drive on old gravel/mud and sometimes flooded roads.. +- 2 feets of water in some sections when the winter end.
And what do you guy's think of "run flat" tires? Has the rim I will run have this capability.
I was mostly looking at the 27.7" General Grabber AT2 but was wondering on bigger size..I guess I should keep my first choise and run 27.7 to make sure there is no issue.
The 15" Team Dinamics Pro Rally 1 rim clear WRX brakes and I have tested them on the car already they clear no problems now it's just a mather of selecting the tire..
thanks for the info
38 offset bring the wheel inside so for sure he would have problem when doing complete lock turns or it hit the spring perch..
I think that setup with 215/75/15 Grabber AT2 will be my selection..
Still looking for more information on tire selection that have the "Run Flat" capacity and that are good On/Off road in that size.
Any input on Run Flat tire would be great..or I could start a specific thread on this.
Neuro has an '09 or '10--I looked at his profile. Hey Neuro, put your year and body style in your posting footer so it's clear to everyone what you're talking about.
38 mm wheel offset means the wheel sticks further outward than the stocker. The stock Impreza/WRX wheels are 53 mm, I believe, which sets the wheels further inward.
Staying under 28" diameter in a 215 width with a wheel offset very close to stock is a sure thing in terms of fit, and the Grabbers or Yoko AT/S's sound like they would be a good compromise (the BFG A/T is a C load range tire, not a passenger tire at all). Another choice might be the Toyo Open Country A/T which is surprisingly light in a 215/70x16 (not sure about 15" sizes).
Actually, if you are concerned about ultimate durability, the BFG A/T's are probably going to have a thicker, heavier sidewall to prevent damage from sharp rocks, etc.
Run flat tires are really heavy, really expensive, and really rare so far as I know. They are not going to be available in a variety of styles--I have never heard of an all terrain run flat. My only knowledge about them is that BMW uses them, and most owners eventually remove them and go with standard tires because of the replacement cost, balance problems, etc. If you anticipate having tire damage, I would go with the BFG A/T's and would also get a full size spare with the same size tire on it. Not sure what the largest tire that will fit in the spare tire well is, though. The BFG A/T will be the worst for ride and gas mileage, probably, but for off road it is a classic. If you need to serious mud, you might even look for a mud terrain tire. Actually the General is a similar tread but probably has thinner sidewalls if it's a P rated tire and not a load range C.
2 feet of water is going to be a problem for a lot of bearings and stuff. Go spend some time in the off road forum for discussion of that kind of stuff. And start another thread on run flats if you want to go further with that, but I'd do some Googling first to see if it's even viable.